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Yuengling Traditional Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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BA SCORE
78
okay

5,350 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 5,350
Reviews: 1,541
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 17.6%
Wants: 109
Gots: 721 | 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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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This isn't usually available in my area but my uncle brought some u for a party. Nothing too special about it but I would rather have this over any of the other big beer companies offerings. Good taste all the way though with a nice body and mouthfeel. Would like to try this again, although a tad low in ABV though.

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of wrightst
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of GClarkage
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

09/02/09- Had on tap at TGIF's in Mount Holly, NJ.

Presentation- Via the tap into a 24oz tall glass.

Appearance- Deeper amber colored pour, nice fluffy white 3/4 inch head with some nice lace streaks left behind.

Smell- A touch of grain, but mainly some strong bready and buscuit notes. Smells pretty sweet.

Taste- Sweet, but just the right amount. Heavy..really heavy on the buscuit malt notes..maybe some light hops in the back.

Mouthfeel- Carbonation is a bit brisk, but still fairly easy drinking.

Drinkability- Finally got to try this beer. About what I expected..easy to drink and fairly tasty.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, thanks to my friend Haatsari, I finally get to try this legendary PA beer,

A: Pours a dark amber, with a mild white head.

S: Red malt and corn, nice malty nose.

T: Nice malty, dark corn flavour. Carbonic acid, but it works with the malt flavours, quite enjoyable.

M: Light/medium-bodied, soapy/fizzy feel.

D: If this is selling for the same price as Bud back east then they are getting a true deal. This is good stuff, I'm glad I finally got to try a beer from the oldest brewery in the US.

Photo of Gavage
3.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This lager was light amber in color with a thin white head. Not much aroma was present, as some slight sweetness was barely noticeable. The flavor leans towards the malts, as the hop level is on the lighter side. The sweetness rides the tongue, but then does develop into a slight bitter aftertaste. Very drinkable as it is relatively light bodied and flavors are not overpowering.

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of yourefragile
3.55/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle with no freshness date.

A: A light golden amber color, perfectly clear with a quickly disappearing off white head that leaves more lacing than expected.
S: Pretty strong, but nothing special, grainy, slightly metallic, nothing bad, nothing great, I've had this enough that I'd describe it as smelling like Yuengling (not so descriptive I suppose).
T: A pleasant earthy, malty, grainy taste. While not necessarily strongly tasting like it, reminds me of bread. No real hop flavor present, finishes with a non-bitter grainy aftertaste. Just a pleasant lager, again, nothing offensive going on here and nothing too strong.
M: Moderate carbonation and a slightly watery tasting medium body. It's refreshing, doesn't leave me with feeling of drinking a beer (not that that's bad, but not great)
D: While this isn't an exceptional beer, is very easy to drink and has a very distinct flavor (at least to me) and is very enjoyable. Given low abv and pleasing aftertaste this is very easy to drink and enjoy. I add an extra .5 in this category for it's price and availability where I'm from as I would happily drink this over any BMC product. Also, it's America's oldest operating brewery or whatever, that counts for something, right??

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of woodychandler
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am nearly at bottle # 400 which will free me up to refocus on what really matters, namely The CANQuest (TM). In the meantime, anything in a bottle will do.

A bit of nostalgia involved in tonight's beer for yours truly. I have been up to the brewery numerous times and I have drank this beer more often than I care to remember, but I simply never bothered to review it out of a bottle.

My pour created a finger of eggshell-white head with low retention, fizzing its way out of existence. Color was a deep coppery-orangish amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like pure, unadulterated lager - slightly sweet with a mild maltiness that was pleasant to take in. Mouthfeel was medium with a lager sweetness on the tongue. It seems pretty unobtrusive to me these days, having been a self-avowed hophead and then getting on The CANQuest (TM) kick, which led to a LOT of AmeriCAN Adjunct Lager consumption. This struck me as a nice, easy-drinking beer that I could easily use to fill a cooler for a picnic or a barbecue. The ABV is reasonable and the taste is not going to put anybody off. The finish was slightly dry and nicely pleasant.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that reduces to a thin film over the entire surface of the beer with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate lacing is observed.

S: Light aromas of caramel and brown sugar contribute to the sweetness in the smell. There is a heavy aroma of generic maltiness and some light notes of grassy hops.

T: The taste is very similar to the smell with light amounts of malty sweetness. There is a subtle hint of the grassy hops in the flavor as well. Very little bitterness.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation.

O: Probably one of the better mass production beers and likely what I would choose at a largely BMC place or a venue like a wedding/conference where there is little craft beer available. Definitely a sessionable beer.

Photo of weeare138
3.13/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I think I'm just immune to this at this point b/c I used to actually like this beer out of the bottle about 8 years ago.
Appears a light amber color with a small white head that soon leaves the glass. Some spotty lacing is left behind.
Smell is of faint caramel and vienna malts with a mild hop aroma.
Taste is pretty average. Slightly malty lager without a whole lot of character has a mild biscuit taste and a mild zing that makes it somewhat enjoyable.
Mouthfeel is ok at best. Nothing really complicated here, as it leans towards the malt end and lingers on the front of the tongue.
Drinkability is a little better than average. Nothing to really get excited about though.

It's ok, dog.

Photo of Billolick
2.33/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

gave this one a try three evenings in a row on my train ride home.

Cabbadgy nose, light amber in color. Minimal malt, minimal hops, watery. Prickly on the tongue in the finish. Not much to offer here. I'd put this a notch above the Macros, but not up to the level of the comparable brew in the Saranac line.

Photo of Georgiabeer
2.58/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Typical American macro lager, with a tiny bit more taste, color, and aroma than the big boys. Pours dark golden with a head that fades immediately. The smell is light and tangy with lager yeast and smells of adjuncts. Extremely light and even a bit washed-out tasting Slightlt sweet and corny. Smooth enough and about as easy to drink as water- with the same interest level.

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of tempest
3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This reminds me of JW Dundee's Honey Brown, it's a sweet beer with a bit of caramel malted barley flavor thats dominated by sweetness. The aroma hinted strongly at the use of adjucts, I'd guess corn on this one, but I could be wrong. Still, there's a bit of decent malt that makes this an amber. This is a beer I'd accept from a friend and drink, but never pay for.

Photo of barleywinefiend
2.78/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured a reddish amber with a decent white head, no real nose on the pour and some. Taste is light on malt, light on hops and light on TLC in general.Taste was a bit astringent, weak on the malt, no real character or backbone. There is nothing exciting about this beer other than Pennsylvanians love it because its from Penn. Not the best but not the worse either.

Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of ejimhof
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A beer that I have had many times. At bars that only carry BMC this is usually my go to beer.

A: Pours a rather deep amber color with a small white head. The head fades very quickly and leaves behind very little lacing.

S: Light caramel aromas, a pilsner smell, and a little bit of fruit. A little bit of hops are detectable.

T: Light malt, mostly caramel, some light fruit, and a little bit of faint citrus. Slight grainy flavor as well.

M: Rather light, but not watery. It has a nice crispness with lively carbonation.

O: You know what you are getting with this beer. It has a purpose and fills it well. It is an inexpensive session beer that is superior to BMC products. Good for a long day, hanging outside at a BBQ or at the beach.

Photo of BARFLYB
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

this is my 1st review so be easy. being from PA and this being probably the 1st beer i drank i found it fitting for my 1st review.

poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- It pours a copper, amber color with bubbles clinging to the glass. The head comes and goes in a matter of seconds and any lace is thin and barely existent.

S- upon smelling this i got a some malt a bit of corn and a slight undertone of hops which took a while to detect. (not sure which type of hop, i'm not at that reviewing stage yet)

T- The taste is pretty much the same as the smell with the malt and a little corn and barely any hop bite. yuengling also has a slighty bitter aftertaste. there really isn't to much else to say about the taste.

M- A nice amount of carbonation leads to crisp and pleasant mouthfeel which finishes slightly dry.

D- a low abv and a nice mouthfeel makes yuengling very drinkable. i could put back quite a few of these at a bar or gathering with ease but the taste gets old after a few. a great summertime beer with some BBQ and friends. A great choice if you need to bring a case to a party because everybody seems to recognize and love it.

Photo of DoubleJ
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The unofficial official beer of the wedding I went to outside of Philadelphia. Comes in a green bottle, and consumed several times on the trip, on to the beer:

The beer has a slightly waterend down amber color to it with a buzzy head and minimal lacing sticking. Light whiff in the nose, somewhat toasty. Clean. In the taste, it features some toasted malts and some herbal hops. A light fusel kick of alcohol is felt on occasion. Light in the mouth, with light carbonation. Refreshing.

An American classic. It's decent, doable, and I could go for it again if I'm at an event when Miller Lite and Corona are the other only options. This was the beer of choice at the wedding rehersal dinner and afterparty I attended.

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.05/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer is amber in color and appears clear. The head is an inch thick and leaves a nice sheet of lacing on the glass - noticeably different than the draft version I reviewed. The aroma is sweet malts and typical American lager scents. The beer tastes simple and plain with a slight sweetness that grows as the beer warms. This is a decent offering and sometimes the best beer available, as is the case tonight.

Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 5,350 ratings.