Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery
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Reviews by TheHammer:
3.1/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Got this can from my brother when he went down to the states. America's oldest brewery eh? Well maybe the US's but I believe in America as a whole, Molson's been around longer. That's enough of the history lesson, lets see how this one fares.
Appearance: Good clarity and carbonation and it did produce two fingers of head. However lack of lacing and retention bring this one back down to earth. As a Red/Amber Lager this one is certainly walking the line as it seems to be more of a light orange.
Smell: Slight scent of roasted barely, and that is it. Nothing bad, nothing exceptionally good, nothing all the strong either.
Taste: Well, it tastes like how it smells, the entire beer has the taste of roasted barley which then ends with a light dusting of refreshing hops. There is a certain charm this beer has in it's simplicity.
Mouthfeel: Nothing much to complain about, but nothing really exceptionally noteworthy. It seems to do everything decently. The carbonation is a little high but not excessive. There isn't really much in the way of aftertaste or transitioning, but it doesn't really need either.
Drinkability: Much more light and refreshing then you would expect from an Amber Lager which is good, and it adeptly avoids the hay like taste that other Lagers suffer from. Just a nice, smooth drinker.
Final Thoughts: Well, as I commented about Molson earlier, this beer seems to be very similar to Molson Canadian, in that it is a marker beer. When you think, what an average generic beer should taste like, this one fits the bill. It's not bad, it's just...well what it is. I'd pickup a six pack for the right price of course, but it's not going to knock your socks off.
Serving type: can
05-28-2010 16:35:19 | More by TheHammer
More User Reviews:
3.74/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
From my attempt at a non-biased perspective, it's too good to be called "okay", but not good enough to be "great." From my biased perspective as a Pennsylvanian, I'm proud to have grown up around such a fine old-school, family-owned, Pennsylvania-made lager.
Nice appearance. I know green bottles are supposed to be possibly skunkier, but Yuengling has a classy look and a nice logo. It's got an American bald eagle on it, man. Amurika! This stuff just screams, "Drink me on Independence Day while booting unionists in the face and listening to Merle Haggard!"
Upon pouring, it is immediately distanced from Budweiser and other mass-market lagers by its deep amber color. The head is not terribly impressive, but it's decent, and honestly, this is, again, a decent no frills beer.
It smells hoppy and citrus-y, but not overwhelmingly so (or not strong enough; your choice).
Yuengling Traditional tastes good. Look - a common American lager with noticeable hops! Fairly dry, but very, very creamy. Rather malty. Not much of an aftertaste. Very clean-cut stuff. Crisp, crisp, crisp.
This beer will never knock one's socks off, but the thing with Yuengling is that it isn't trying to be anything other than what it is; a decent beer that is pleasant to drink. Though it's made to be no frills, it's really quite a nice beer.
My most recent drinking experience was from a bottle, poured into a glass, but I personally seem to prefer this beer from the tap.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 22:22:11 | More by ReadingRambler
4.64/5 rDev +36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
One of the first beers I remember Actually Enjoying. These days, on my trips back to PA, I find myself drinking Yuengling out of a can. I grew up drinking Yuengling in a bottle, but the can seems to have a better taste. It may be time for Yuengling to switch to a Brown Bottle. Summer in a Can.
Serving type: can
07-23-2014 19:52:06 | More by Knobs303
Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 4,596 ratings.