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Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Traditional LagerYuengling Traditional Lager

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5,491 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,491
Reviews: 1,590
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 124
Gots: 917 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

Photo of hosehead83
3.22/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Recently available in my area. Had to try though not my favorite style.
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear copper in color, with a rather short head of fading foam.
Aroma-Faint pilsner malt and faint caramel note.
Taste-Lightly toasted malt, faintly sweet caramel note, barely there hop presence. Thin-bodied and best not allowed to warm too much. A step above most macros. A decent "please the masses" brew for a large gathering.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a light amber color with an off-white one finger head.

Nose is slightly grainy, with no hop aroma.

Taste is sweet, and malty with a touch of honey. Low hop bitterness.

Moderate carbonation with a light body.

Overall an enjoyable session beer, but nothing all that special.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3.35/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours out into a pint glass a standard reddish amber in color, translucent and fizzy, a half finger soda bubbled head that dissolved in about a minute, smells of sweet corn and faint caramel malt, tastes exactly as the nose would have you expect, but there is a vague whisper of earthy hop, body is on the thinner side of medium thick, overall this comes across as serviceable workhorse, better than a BMC but not quite by much.

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5/5  rDev +47.1%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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

This beer is pretty much just good. I can't say it's great but there's also not much to complain about. Head was nice, good looking clear color. The taste was bitter enough, nice hop and grassy flavor, a little citrusy. It felt good, though, again not too distinct. I'd have this any day. Very drinkable, I'd easily have a couple.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.38/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yuengling is finally in Ohio, which for those of us from SE Indiana, means it is here too. Picked up a case to take back to school with me, and here's what I think.

A- Pours a light amber/rust color. Three finger foamy head that actually sticks around a bit. Pretty good lacing.

S- I get a slight hint of malts mixed in lesser smells. Corn, and a few other adjuncts in there, but malt and a hint of sweet smell help cover them.

T- Caramel malty tones right off the bat. Then a little lighter flavors notes similar to the macros. Finishes with little aftertaste and a very light crisp flavor to the end. Slight hop character under all of these flavors, but very slight and overall not very satisfying in the bitterness area.

M- Very light and fair amount of carbonation. Almost a creamy feel as it goes down. Weight of this is light enough to have just about as many as you would want at once.

Overall, as hyped as this beer was expanding west, and never having had it before, I was slightly disappointed. Still, this a good alternative to drinking the macros because of the superior flavor and comparable price. I look for this to replace the macros in the new Ohio markets.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- dark amber with a small head that disappeared quickly after pouring into a pint glass

S- malt

T- sweet malt and some citrus. After reading some other reviews I can see why some say grassy taste.

M- not very heavy and quite easy to drink i get moderate carbonation

O- Yuengling was a beer to look forward to when heading to the east coast. Now that we get it in Ohio its great addition (its all I've been buying), however it's also not quite as good as you think it was when only drinking it on occasion

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
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