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Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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5,492 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,492
Reviews: 1,591
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 124
Gots: 918 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

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Photo of TWStandley
3.19/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squirrelsheriff
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ajkent92
3.16/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorZombies
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dark gold/copper color with thin white head and good clarity; floral notes; lite floral and bread with sweet malt finish; very drinkable lager.

Photo of TheHip-HopMobBarley
3.05/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HopticalDeployment
2.78/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Old faithful. When you want a beer, but don't want to get craft twisted.

Photo of shaunzy
4.18/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Since I live about 45 min. from where it's made, every bar around has Yuengling Lager on tap,and at a good price. It's normally referred to as "Lager" I.E.(I'll have a Lager please.) I'ts a really good overall beer, lots of flavor, goes well with most food. Definitely a good go to beer!

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.07/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wtkphoto
3/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBrewo
3.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

We poured this beer from the bottle into generic tasting pints. It appeared a glowing amber coloring and held a quarter finger head of bright white bubbles. This retained only briefly before disappearing into a singular ring of lacing circumferentially. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be active and pervasive. The aroma was a blend of Styrofoam plastics, celery salt, label adhesive, pale and chalked wheaty graininess, filthy glass, white sugar, printer ink, wet white rice, raw garbanzo and navy beans, amber and crystal malts, raw but hot and melty plastics, and heavily metallic cereal grain grit. Following simply through the taste were notes of big toasty amber, caramel, and pale grain, crystal dust, wet wheatiness, chemical and Magic Marker phenols, raw vanilla extract, fresh cotton, hot corn, oat, lime rind, coiny metallics, smoky Spam water, savory yeastiness, adjuncty corn, and whey flour. The body was medium, but full stylistically, and the carbonation was medium. Heavy slurp and smack accompanied each sip, but this transitioned poorly to cream or froth. The mouth was left coated and wet, with little more to speak of. The abv was appropriate, and the beer sipped fine.

Overall, for some reason, people love this beer. At least amongst more commercial drinkers, and especially those hailing from any corner of Pennsylvania, people can’t seem to get enough. I guess you’ve gotta root for the home-team, right?! Ehh. For your more craft-tilted consumer, you will find little to hang your hat from in either major area, from aroma to taste. This is your classic, basic, simple adjuncty beer, with a slightly danker and toasty twinge due to its “amber” background. Thinking honestly here, most of you reading this have probably had a Yuengling or two in your day, as it is certainly a stepping stone into the craft realm. Having rated everything else available at our hotel bar in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, we took this as a rating nightcap, as we’d realized we hadn’t yet written it up yet. We’ll probably grab this at a wedding if there is nothing better to drink, be it either malted beverages or spirits, but it otherwise won’t soon meet our palate.

Photo of AndyEdgar
2.88/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Fievel
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BB1313
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Shared a pitcher while bowling. This really isn't a bad beer at all, considering the style. I'm not going to go into depth describing this one, but it's way better than BMC options. It's a great choice when the options are very limited.

Photo of EverettHervey
2.02/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Taste is practically non-existent. Background lager flavor at best.

Photo of mj81
3.26/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lager_stout_87
3.01/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

My goto beer when I don't have any craft brews or homemade. Better than cheap miller or bud any day

Photo of LakerLeith
3.33/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Big_V
3.17/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrew_Rios122
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nigeldazooman
2.73/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of lzepplin01
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeauxAbita
2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kjkinsey
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dbizzle71
4.8/5  rDev +41.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Great lager. One of my favorites.

Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 5,492 ratings.