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Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Traditional LagerYuengling Traditional Lager

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5,435 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,435
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.6%
Wants: 119
Gots: 837 | 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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2/5  rDev -41.3%

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3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A – Decent copper color with a small off white head that leaves some mild lacing.

S – Mild hop aroma and some good malt backbone, there is an almost rye character to the nose.

T – Crisp and refreshing which is surprising, usually beers this dark in color aren’t of this profile. Good sweet malt character, some light hops on the citrus side of the things than the pine/grass. More flavor than others in its class.

M – Good carbonation and decent mouth feel, more so than others that are over carbonated or on the super thin side. This isn’t like drinking water.

O – This was my first interaction with Yuengling, and I know now what all the hype is about. This beer really is good and I would prefer this over other mass produced lagers, but this doesn’t make it to CA, ever.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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2/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of Onenote81
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer on draft many times, but have never reviewed it. Here goes...

Decided to start with an old standby as I watched my Packers put a beating on the Vikings. Came out a pale amber/gold with a thin wispy head capping it off. The glass was not frozen as I had expected. Kudos! The nose is grainy at best, mild leafy green aromas. Simple.

Smooth and refreshing are terms that come to mind as I gulp this one. Easy drinker here. Nice mellow flavors of grains, light bitter bite, and a sweet finish. This beer itches me where I scratch time and again. Whether it's draft, can, or bottle, this is a beer I will continue to revisit. Simple. Refreshing. Tasty.

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

Photo of Hophead717
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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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BranfordBound
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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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 5,435 ratings.