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Yuengling Black & Tan - Yuengling Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

2,040 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 2,040
Reviews: 643
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 25
Gots: 202 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Black & Tan |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-07-2001

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Photo of taters21
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of halo3one
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of njtmayhem
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Blah... What a waste, if you want a good black and tan... Just make one.

Photo of mickmanhattan
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ryguy17
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rogacks
2.82/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of epyon396
3.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmgeng
3.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

My Brother-in-Law was ranting an raving about this beer that they got in Tennessee and he gave me one for the road.

A - Deep brown color. A very deep mahogany color in the light. Light khaki head with no staying power. Almost no lacing.

S - Very light porter character with some chocolate, roastiness, and some light lager tones. Less burnt roastiness than a Guinness but not as deep.

T - The beer has a start like a low abv porter (imagine that!). The light chocolate and gentle roasted character are at the fore tongue. In the middle there is some traditional light lager flavor with some light graininess and a generic sweet lager flavor that is typical of domestic commercial beers. The finish is crisp with a light toffee, caramel sweetness and the remnants of a lager beer.
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M - Light mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation. Very watery and thin/soft on the palate. Similar to a Guinness black and tan but with less roasted bite and more of a lager beer finish.

Overall, not a beer that I would consider "Craft". It's thin and doesn't have much flavor but the flavors that are there are ok. I would suggest they just cut the water in half and try again. I bet the beer would be a winner at 9% ABV and the same flavor profile. If you are just trying out dark beers and think that something like a real porter or stout would dissuade you then this would be a good baby step in the right direction.

Glass- SA Perfect Pint Glass

Photo of Pintwacky
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ejane
3.82/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Jeffreysan
3.14/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with strong aromas of bready, roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly toasted dark bread, ground coffee beans, dark chocolate, dark molasses, and brown sugar.

Taste: Pretty good, but not great. Strong flavors of bready, roasted malt up front, followed by some brown sugar and caramel-like sweetness and finished by some slightly sour, slightly vinegary, corn or rice adjunct-like flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium to medium/thin, and slightly effervescent. With an ABV of 4.6%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is a decent beer, possessing some nice roasted malt flavors, mingled with some semi-sweet and semi-sour (due I guess to corn adjuncts). It’s pleasant, but very forgettable. I’d much rather have a traditional Black & Tan (half and half of Guinness and Newcastle) or a Yuengling Porter or Oktoberfest over this beer, but I wouldn’t turn it down if offered.

Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of carrwoo
4.16/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smooth and flavorful. Has nice sweet tones. Not bitter at all.

Photo of kaiyote
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shane7
3.2/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMitch
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've had this a couple of times. Never did really like it.

Photo of joegallows
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of anthonymac22
2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Molecules
3.86/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like this beer except for that sweetness in the middle. Price makes this a high value beer and the low alcohol content (4.7 on this site) is a bonus for me.

Photo of masonstorm
3.41/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ian_B
2.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kjkinsey
3.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Paulieblaze
4.09/5  rDev +27%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I love this beer in cans only.

Photo of danlib21
2.94/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 2,040 ratings.