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Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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5,530 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,530
Reviews: 1,608
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.65%
Wants: 129
Gots: 965 | FT: 0
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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Ratings: 5,530 | Reviews: 1,608
Photo of gopens44
2.75/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Seems to be the beer of choice for other fellas to pick up during hockey tournaments, or at least for the last few. Sitting at the hotel, BS'ing about the days events isnt' the best time to crack open a ton of crafty brew. So instead I'll join in on this limp nosed yet grainy on the malt lager. Mouthfeel is a little to think to be considered crisp in my opinion and works as a governor for drinking far better than light beers.

Photo of Westyn
2.97/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ALC82
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
2.71/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I have to give a review because my rating was too low. I mean, it's better than your Bud, Coors or Miller....but not by much. It's the go to beer, when you don't want to drink good beer.

Photo of DougT
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zachary_Willis
3.63/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Oldmankeebler
5/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great lager with strong beer flavor. Very smooth with a clean finish.

Photo of cgrunin
3.51/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PaulSlazinger
3.59/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.52/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
1.91/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I know this beer has a long, storied history, but it just is not great.

Photo of Pointblank
3.54/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 5,530 ratings.