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Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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5,533 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,533
Reviews: 1,609
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 130
Gots: 969 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

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Photo of chinchill
2.67/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pint on draft at a local pizza parlor.
Pours with a well-sized, creamy and durable head over a clear deep amber body. Very good looking but it is downhill from here. The feel is OK, with a smooth creamy but overly thin body. The aroma has earthy hops which also bring a modicum of spiciness, plus a hint of baked bread from the malts. A suggestion of a metallic character that, fortunately, is missing in the taste.

Flavor: mild but earthy hops with a rather minimal malt base.

O: a bit more hoppy than the standard AB/Miller/Coors lager but, despite the darker color, lacking in malts.

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.12/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My go to any time beer. A truly attractive lager.

Photo of Beric
3.47/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Can
Served: 7 April 2014

Apperance: Had this one from the can, so can't really comment. Good looking can though, very traditional.

Smell: Smells sweet and somewhat corny, much like a PBR.

Taste: Not bad for a cheap beer. Definitely sweet but it's a malt sweetness, not an adjunct sweetness. The malt notes are rather soft, but are sweet and caramelly. No hop presence in the taste or in terms of bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Lively and carbonated.

Overall: An American classic, and a beer I've really been looking forward to trying. If this was distro'd in my area, I would definitely use it as my go-to cheap beer or party beer. This has much more flavor than BMC macros, but is competitively priced with those sorts of beers. A beer everyone should have at least once, if just for the history of it.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of itsscience
3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours an amber color with vigorous carbonation, like a champagne. There's a two-finger soapy white head that settles quickly. It smells of banana, caramel malt, and bread. No off flavors are apparent from the nose alone. Tasting it, I again get sweet caramel malts, but it's followed by corn and wet cardboard, and this is where the beer falls apart. It's so watery that the high carbonation barely helps.

This is the best American macro lager I've had, but it falls short of greatness.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

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2/5  rDev -41.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of DrunkenSwine88
3.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The appearance has a golden amber color with lively champagne bubbles. It is crystal clear and hosts an impressive three fingers of head

Smells of strong yeast and hints of stone fruit. Strong white wine aroma

No real depth of flavor. There are peachy notes and a playfully citrus sourness. A green grassy hop aftertaste.

Strong carbonation gives a crisp refreshing mouthfeel. Lively bubbles give way to watery feeling.

Overall the beer is a super refreshing lager. Light hop presence in taste and smell.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
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