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Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Traditional LagerYuengling Traditional Lager

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4,584 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,584
Reviews: 1,494
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.3%
Wants: 87
Gots: 357 | 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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001)
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

12-09-2012 20:46:14 | More by VaporDome
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3/5  rDev -12%

06-12-2014 04:38:43 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

05-10-2013 16:21:43 | More by pcsnyder
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-25-2013 03:23:30 | More by yuenglingade
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3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this at the Rum Boogie Cafe on Beale Street in Memphis.

A: From bottle, clear amber, puffy head.

S: Malty, sweet. Maybe some hops.

T: Sweet, malt, finishes with a hop flavor at the end.

M: Very clean, refreshing.

D: Great! Did drink several of these while listening to some blues music..Wrote review notes on a napkin, non-BA friends just shook their heads-I loved it!

Much better than pounding a macro lager all night, now, if they would just distribute in St. Louis.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2008 21:06:25 | More by KI9A
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4.5/5  rDev +32%

12-19-2011 01:27:44 | More by wertschy
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

10-06-2012 18:23:45 | More by JVoyager
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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

10-07-2012 01:20:06 | More by GiantMidget
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2013 16:14:05 | More by Duvel
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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

09-04-2013 03:36:27 | More by JoeLacy
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +10%

09-22-2012 22:13:53 | More by nyrblue2
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3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Sampled on-tap, poured into a pint glass.

A - Pours a semi-clear amber-brown with good carbonation and a 1-inch off-white head; minimal retention.

S - Mildly-caramelized malt lends some sweetness to the aroma, which is otherwise dominated by bready & earthy tones...this is what I expect from a lager.

T - Nothing spectacular ever matriculates...dominant flavor is of the malty tone with lingering backdrops of caramel, grain, and a slight twang spice. It goes down very light with little aftertaste.

M - Body is on the thinner side, feeling slightly watered down.

D - This beer does the job...its exactly what I expected, and there's nothing wrong with it at all. I'm not about to bash it because of the size of the brewery...personally, I don't care for these lighter lagers, but as far as being a good representation of the style, this fits like a glove.

Serving type: on-tap

03-18-2007 13:29:17 | More by JohnnyM2002
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -12%

04-03-2014 01:51:10 | More by devilfluff
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

12-13-2011 02:02:55 | More by riored4v
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2.95/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Reviewed a bottle of this and found it slightly more interesting. The bottled version had a bit of complexity to the smell, but was pretty average, otherwise. On-tap, it seemed 100% macrobrewed, despite the fact that it is a small town brewery with low-medium production level. I'll choose it over the true macro brews out of respect for the smalltown tradition, but will avoid if I have a decent choice of micros.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2005 22:33:24 | More by pweis909
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4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-01-2014 06:16:55 | More by heerboth
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3/5  rDev -12%

01-07-2014 23:57:04 | More by Skillz
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3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A light copper color with hints of a golden hue. The aroma of bread and some spicy hops are the most prevalent scents. The taste starts with the malt, which give it a mild flavor, then a nice hop finish comes in, that lasts for some time. In the mouth it feels watery at the beginning and gain some weoght as it reaches the back of the palate. There is also a strong sensation of carbonation in every swallow. Drinkability, it is very easy to drink and is very refreshing. For me though, it is not something I would grab consistantly.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2006 16:03:41 | More by cameraman
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New York

3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap and served in a pint glass.

Look: pale orange body with a thin, white head that doesn't really have any retention nor does it leave any lacing.

Smell: husky grain, reminiscent of a macro lager, and a little bit of hops.

Taste: follows the nose with a husky grain flavor standing out with a little bit of grassy hop in the background. Not a whole lot going here, but at least since its on tap I don't have to deal with the skunkiness of the bottle.

Feel: light body, crisp carbonation, easy drinking and conceivably a good session beer.

Overall: a step above macro lagers but woefully inadequate for an American amber lager. When better options exist that are easy to find, like Boston Lager, Brooklyn Lager or Blue Point Toasted Lager, I can't see myself ever choosing this over them. Cheers!

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2011 12:08:02 | More by SkunkWorks
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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

07-23-2014 01:46:18 | More by DeFaz
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3.75/5  rDev +10%

01-05-2014 07:31:17 | More by mpenske
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3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a GOOD beer, not a great one though. I have no problem paying the 15.50 for a case of bottles that is common around me but i would never pay the ~22+ for it where my girlfriend lives in NY. If im going at yuengling one evening i tend to buy the premium, its a few bucks cheaper and its 99% as good (i heard somewhere the difference is just a lil food coloring and the negligible taste difference is just palcibo with paying a few bucks more).
head it pours is light, fluffy, and small....evaporates quickly...leaves no noticeable lace...typical amber brown...average appearance...taste is mellow with no noticeable hopiness and primarily mellow malts, strong element of sweetness and some alchohol taste to it as well...carbonation is also very light but body of beer does have a substance to it. An average beer with a slightly above average taste and drinkability

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2002 19:40:03 | More by allboutbierge
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Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber with a soapy white head, some lacing.

Not much of an interesting aroma, smells like a lager...some slight citrus, and breadiness.

Tastes decent, nothing terrible, but nothing special. Pretty sweet, bready, not very many hops at all.

Thin, watery mouthfeel. Overall I wasn't expecting much from this beer and it was better than I though it would be.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2009 21:28:23 | More by GodOfBeer
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3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to my lovely wife for smuggling some of this back from a trip to D.C. My perfect pour glass was filled with a light copper-color beer capped with a fingers of bubble foam. The aroma was lightly malted with some yeast, not much there. The flavor was much better than others of the style I've have before. The taste is the aroma plus a tiny hint of citrus. The body is good and it goes down with just a bit of twinge on the tongue. Overall it's okay for the style but doesn't pack the punch of my regular beer lineup. If your looking for an easy beer to enjoy at a BBQ or bowling, this will fit the bill.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 18:09:21 | More by DesMoinesMike
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New York

2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

02-28-2014 04:56:48 | More by jpd026
Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
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