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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: 916 | 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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3.2/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This was poured from the bottle into a pilsner flute. It has a light amber color with a decent head that settles quickly. The aroma is mostly toasted malt, not very strong, but enjoyable - no trace of hops. The flavor, like the aroma is primarily toasted malt with a slight hop finish. It's very clean and extremely balanced. The body is light with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall, this is a good macro-lager. It's refreshing on a hot day with enough flavor to keep interest. It has a simple appeal, but is not flavorless.

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3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass

A: The appearance is a nice dark copper with a white fluffy head. The look is pretty dark for a lager...similar look to an oktoberfest

S: The smell however is very normal, tons of bready and pale malts

T: The taste is much more than a normal lager. A pretty good amount of caramel malts and cereal grains

Overall, a pretty good lager that I would take over a macro any day.

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1.51/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Decided to give this beer one last try.
Just as I remember, but this time its out of an amber double deuce bottle, not a 12oz green glass abomination.
Nice deep gold appearance with a decent initial head. Not much lacing to speak of.
Smells like every other cheap, adjunct-filled, run of the mill macro lager.
Tastes mostly of corn up front, with a little sweet malt. Strange metallic/chemical flavor. Finishes with a slightly dry hop character. Terrible flavor overall. Funky weird corn adjunct is dominant.
Feel and body are average for the style.
By the time I approached the bottom of the 22 ouncer, I wanted to dump it. Finished it by sheer force of will.
This beer sucks; wouldn't ever buy it. Appearance is nice, but other than that it's absolutely undrinkable. I'm totally bewildered by it's cult-like following.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Yuengling Lager

Reviewed from notes from the Spring. A Pennsylvania standard, and what you'll get if you order a lager in any decent part of the state. Poured into a 12 oz. Unfortunately reviewed from a bottle. This is much better on draft.

Numerical score compared to mass American beer. Comparing this to craft lager seems silly, though sometimes I'd pick Yuengling first based on tradition. Side bar on this site has me compare it to Brooklyn Lager and that's not fair.

Appearance: A pitch perfect amber color. Has a nice white head, but it dies pretty quick. Looks like a beer, which is great considering its budget status. 4/

Smell: Campy, literally. Smells like a camp fire. If you've had too many, it smells like regret. Sweet, perhaps roasted malts. Not much in the way of hops in the scent. 4/5

Taste: Immediately adjunct, but that gives way to a roasty taste that makes it more than tolerable. Sweet, but not for long. Naturally slightly skunky, possibly because of ingredients, possibly because of bottling. Tastes the same on draft though, so I don't want to hear that noise. Taste closely and you'll catch a nice hop flavor on the middle-end. American mass beer perfect. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Gets the style right. Light, but because it's not the "light" version, it's not super light. Actually, it's really heavy for the style and can be hard to session or get wrecked on. More so on draft, but this is a bottle. This is actually the worst part, style considered. 2.5/5

Overall: An American mass beer classic, and if I had my way, the only mass beer we'd export. 4/5

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Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 5,491 ratings.