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Yuengling Black & Tan - Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Black & TanYuengling Black & Tan

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BA SCORE
74
okay

1,875 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 1,875
Reviews: 620
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 18.01%
Wants: 22
Gots: 127 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-07-2001)
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3.26/5  rDev +1.2%

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. Tiny dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, char, and slight cocoa powder aromas. Taste is much the same with roasted malt, grain, and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but nothing very memorable in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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"Porter brewed with premium beer". Ok, what would premium beer be? It's anyone's guess, but I have a 12 ounce bottle to give a guess. On to the beer:

This beer is not black and tan, but dark brown with a hue of dark red. A half-inch of head rests on top this beer, which shows more than fair retention. The aroma takes down my hopes dramatically. I can smell astringent grain and another note of vague grain. There's also an acidic character which should not be there. Not good.

At least the black part of the beer shines. Little bits of dark malts bring a distinct roasty touch to an otherwise pizza chaser beer. Based on its easy drinking character, I suspect that premium beer means simple lager. But like the aroma, the taste has an acidic issue, though it's not as upfront as it shows in the aroma. It's a light bodied beer with buzzy, soda-like carbonation.

Meh. It's drinkable, though it's not a spectacular beer.

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Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 1,875 ratings.