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Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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5,354 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,354
Reviews: 1,543
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.6%
Wants: 109
Gots: 725 | 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:
No notes at this time.

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 ounce bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass.

A: A nice golden brown color, with a one finger head after a firm pour. The head dissipates within a minute or two, leaving a little lacing.

S: There's a very light hop aroma, but mostly you get bready malts with the lightest hints of toasting.

T: Very crisp taste of mostly sweet, but unrefined malts, with some light citrus hops hiding underneath. There's a noticeable metallic taste that isn't too pleasant, but it is very fleeting, giving way to an aftertaste of dry, yet slightly sweet, grains. It's a very nice taste to be left with, especially given the metallic scare you get mid-sip. When it comes to true session beers, this one has a good flavor.

M: Highly carbonated, which works quite well for the beer. The beer explodes on your tongue, with a nice creaminess that is equal parts unexpected and very pleasant.

O: A great session beer if you every want to hang out and have a casual brew. It's a hometown favorite, so I'll grab one whenever I'm out at a dive bar with a poor beer selection and it definitely does the trick. Knowing the type of beer you're ordering, you'll be very satisfied with your choice.

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3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Living in Connecticut, I've never had a chance to try this beer that's from a brewery much closer than many others that can distribute here. Finally had a chance to make a trip to the package store on my trip to Delaware and I picked some up.

Served from a can into a shaped pint. Also at some point I drank it from the can like most folks do, sometimes these beers just taste better that way.

Pours a dark golden, light amber color with decent carbonation and a one finger head that quickly dissipates. Not too much lacing.

Smells of light malt sweetness.

Well the flavor isn't going to blow you away, but considering the demographics of the regular consumer and the price, it's really decent. Crisp, clean malt sweetness with touches of caramel and no off-putting flavors make up the taste department.

Mouthfeel is slightly wet, on the heavy side of light bodied.

Yep, drinkable. I wish this was sent to CT because it would be my replacement for PBR and I would have a friendly alternative beer that I could grab when I go to people's parties. What a shame!

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3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growing up in PA this has been a go to session beer of mine for quite some time. Nothing to brag about. Crisp, Refreshing with a slight Nuttiness.

Overall if you looking for a session beer thats a bit better than MCB, then check this out. Its not availible in the west yet, but I suspect it will get there soon enough.

Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 5,354 ratings.