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Yuengling Black & Tan - Yuengling Brewery

Yuengling Black & TanYuengling Black & Tan

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BA SCORE
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1,628 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1628
Reviews: 609
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 18.01%


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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NickPiezzo

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- black with light shining through the edges, almost not head to it

S-not much going on when you smell it

T-i find the taste pretty enjoyable you can find caramel and coffee in it but much more caramel but its still not prominent

M-as soon as you swallow the beer the taste and feel is gone

O- a very enjoyable beer that tastes like yuenglings flagship beer mixed with a porter

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 02:55:11 | More by NickPiezzo
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cbutova

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Woah, haven't reviewed a true Black & Tan in quite some time. Not sure this needs to take up 1/3 of an entire fridge at the local stores but it fit in a cheaper mixed six so we shall see.

A- Poured from the 12oz bottle to a pint glass with a pretty much black body that has some dark brown hues as light pierces the edges. A small foamy cap builds to a finger but dies down just as fast as the retention is poor. The small light tan ring leaves spotty lacing in a few small patches.

S- Most of what I get off the top is the standard Yuengling lager. Light lager yeast, some fruity hints and slight hops. The Black portion of the brew lends some hints of roast, caramel and nuttiness but fairly muted.

T- Porter half of the brew comes out much more than in the nose but feels watery since the other half of the beer doesn't really bring much to the table. Watered down notes of roast grains, caramel, nutty malts, biscuit and sweets. Also light spicy hops, yeast bread, raisins and apple/grape fruit hints.

MF- Light bodied with a foamy, slightly creamy overall texture. Carbonation is moderately high with some agitation of the palate.

The dark half of the beer actually seems to open up a bit with warming but never overcomes the feeling of being watered down with neutral lager. The final product is decent but nothing I would have again with better Black and Tans being made locally.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 02:26:07 | More by cbutova
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tjacobs610

Ohio

2.85/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours a burnt amber color, a tan head. The head is dissipating rapidly... and now it's gone. Smell is fruity, almost like raspberries.Taste is slightly smokey and a little roast, and malt. Just a hint of caramel, thank god that fruity smell has worn off, but I do pick it up a little in the taste. Mouthfeel a thin and fizzy.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 22:11:37 | More by tjacobs610
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swillyg

Massachusetts

2.48/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Picked up some Yuengling Black and Tan since it's new to Massachusetts. I've had their flagship beer before and it was ok. Was not very impressed with this. Poured well but had a very light smell. Upon drinking, I began to wonder if I had come down with a cold because I didn't taste much. It's very light-bodied with only hints of hops and the roasted flavor I would expect. Didn't taste any of the caramel the label promised. Over all, not an awful beer but definitely not a great beer either.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 04:40:43 | More by swillyg
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JoeySarge

Massachusetts

4.84/5  rDev +50.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Yuengling Original Black and Tan. For starters it's very good. Let me tell you what. If you do not like we'll there's nothing I can do. So enjoy that shit. It's not heavy to heavy per say. This beer is smooth. Bottles never cans and always Draft if u you can.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 17:24:18 | More by JoeySarge
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nicholas2121

Ohio

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

Yuengling Black & Tan brewed by Yuengling. This brew pours out a dark brown almost like black coffee. Also has a light brown head on top. The smell is rich with flavor. There is nothing bad about the smell of this brew. The taste of this brew is good nothing bad real smooth. There is a lot of flavor to brew but it is not over powering. Clean smooth finish nothing bad at all. I'm not really a big fan of dark beers but this one I like. I'm more of American style Lager kind of person but this porter is just right.

Serving type: can

03-16-2014 03:31:58 | More by nicholas2121
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JerUrbans

Wisconsin

2.61/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Pours a burnt amber color which is nice, with a tan head that has a lot of tiny bubbles. The head is dissipating rapidly... and now it's gone. Smell is surprisingly fruity, almost like raspberries. OK, I'm officially nervous to taste this. Taste is slightly smokey and a little roast, and malt. Just a hint of caramel, thank god that fruity smell has worn off, but I do pick it up a little in the taste. Mouthfeel a thin and fizzy like drinking soda pop.

Overall, it's ok but you definitely can take a pass on this one. I guess if you were a Bud drinker this may be a great change of pace beer for you.

Serving type: can

02-09-2014 20:51:03 | More by JerUrbans
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Beerwolf666

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Yuengling Black and Tan ~I Really like this Beer,but just like the rest of Yuengling's line up,I Would not want to drink it all the time,Yuengling is like that weird friend you have,you love to see him now and then,Hang out & have a good time and some laughs...but after awhile,he starts getting on your nerves...but why,you really do not know,take Yuengling Bock for instance,it is good,I enjoy it a lot..but by the second or third one,I swear by the Beer gods I taste a strong Grapefruit flavor creeping in! Very strange Indeed for a Bock Beer.
anyway,Yuengling B&T is a Good Beer,Not Great Mind you,But Good,and also priced right,$6.29 a 6er,that is a Deal and a Half for a smooth easy drinking Black and Tan,it won't fill you up or bloat you,it has enough flavor without slapping you across the face with it,it is mellow and highly drinkable,also a nice change of pace for those backyard BBQ's and cookouts,when all the yuppies are drinking coors light or Bud Light,you can have your own cooler of B&T and laugh @ those silly mineral water sipping twats..mwahuhuhuhu! cheers and peace2all;)

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 22:24:39 | More by Beerwolf666
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scratch69

Missouri

3.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Dark brown color with a fingers worth of tan head. Fair amount of lacing.

Smell- Dark roasted malt aroma with some caramel and chocolate notes.

Taste- Sweet with some dark roasted malt and chocolate flavors.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied and smooth with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Pretty good beer. One of the better black and tans that I've had and worth having again.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 01:19:21 | More by scratch69
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manoshandsoffate

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

From a 12 oz. can poured into a traditional pint glass.

A: Dark amber with a tan head, minimal carbonation. Kinda watery! I must admit, upon first glance this does not look like a worthy brew. Tiny head dissolves in less than five minutes. After that it gets better with a little bit of lacing clinging to the glass. Not too bad.

S: Probably the least appealing characteristic of this black and tan. Metallic macro-brew with a malt backbone.

T: Surprisingly malty up front. Nice malts, no doubt from the Yuengling Porter used to brew this. Wheat-y, biscuit-y on the tongue. Only the briefest hint of that macro-brew smell in the flavor of this beer, thank goodness. Simple, light, and easy to drink far too much of.

M: Crisp, light. After-taste has a little astringency, but not crazy. Nothing special, it doesn't take away from the beer but doesn't add much either.

Overall, a decent session beer if you don't want to spend a lot of money and live somewhere in Pennsylvania. I like the cans, personally. I think they are less likely to taste skunked.

Serving type: can

12-15-2013 20:02:11 | More by manoshandsoffate
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bigcat1408

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is probably one of my favorite black & tan's that has crossed my palate. I look for Yuengling in the places I can find it and typically look for this style. Smooth for a dark beer with the elements of dark malts and bitter hops. There is also a pleasant aftertaste which aids in the enjoyment of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2013 02:21:45 | More by bigcat1408
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BeerNewbs

New York

1.94/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

I remember when I used to think highly of Yuengling's Black & Tan. Now, I simply question my judgement as a younger beer drinker - among other things... While it pours thick and presentable, it drinks thin and forgettable. With little to no hops and a lack of roasted flavors, it tastes comparable to a straight forward, low ABV, watered down, and don't forget flat, Lager. The hints of caramel and coffee mentioned on the label, well those ingredients didn't make it into the batch I received. Long story short, don't drink a traditional layered beer from a 12oz bottle. It will always end in disappointment.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 19:53:39 | More by BeerNewbs
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap in a snifter at Woodlands Tavern on 10/3/11

Cracked Rear View Snifter: The bartender started to pour a lager, then dumped it. In the process, he accidentally hit the snifter against the tap and cracked the glass. I asked him to fill it anyway - the snifter needed one last go-round.

A) Deep ruby color; this is pretty dark, especially once outside against the firelight. One finger head drops quickly but leaves a thick-ish ring or bubbly foam. A few patches of drippy lace.

S) The aroma has a similar adjunct-laden presence like the lager but it's rounded out by toasty dark grains; it is quite bready. Smells clean; hoppiness is low. Not particularly roasted either; lightly tangy. Nuttiness emerges as it warms.

T) Tastes tangy; smoothly toasted dark grains with a dulled adjunct edge. A modest earthy hoppiness is had throughout. It isn't bitter but has a twinge that builds with each sip. Earthy and grassy with stray metallic hints. Tastes alright.

M) Medium body, straight up. Carbonation is higher than I prefer; it keeps the beer more than agitated. Toasted grains linger and the finish is a bit coating.

D) First night of Yuengling in Ohio, last night of this snifter intact. I sure hope I didn't swallow any glass.

Serving type: on-tap

09-24-2013 00:46:13 | More by Ryan011235
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jjamadorphd

Florida

4.03/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've had Yuengling's before but their black and tan is definitely a great surprise.

The bottle pours out the blackest of black liquid I have ever seen - very nice in my opinion. It's aroma is a nice mixture of hops and caramel, where I do taste a good amount of bitterness (nothing bad mind you) but unfortunately, no caramel. It's highly carbonated, but swishes around good. Overall, it's rich, it's bold, and definitely refreshing at the beach. I'm glad I still have a few to go through in the fridge.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 16:53:56 | More by jjamadorphd
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Justin23060

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A -Off white 1 finger head that laced but did not cling. Color was very very dark chestnut with red highlights.

S - Sweet chocolate with some mild roast and harsh grass. In an instant only the chocolate remained. Glad to see the grass gone but kinda missing the fleeting roast.

T - Taste is pretty much in line with smell.Starts semi sweet and ends semi dry. Not much of a linger.

M- Thin with adequate carb. A little fizzy.

O - Would be a great gateway beer for someone looking for something a little darker than your average BCM product. Nice warm weather dark. Thin enough to quench, but with a little extra flavor. The price point on this is ridiculously low. I'm always impressed when a cheap beer sticks out from crowd, even if its still one dimensional. Solid brew, if you keep some perspective of what its meant to be... a nonoffensive dark for the populace.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2013 05:31:29 | More by Justin23060
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Smokehole13

West Virginia

3.49/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Yuengling Black and Tan

Appearance - Dark with a nice rich, milk chocolate looking head. It keeps its head just long enough for you to get a couple of decent tastes. I had a couple of Budwiserites tell me it's too dark it couldn't be good.

Smell - Nothing bad here, it has a rich aroma of malt, with some notes of sweet milk. This smells almost like a milkshake to me.

Taste - A nice rich malt taste with some caramel and cream. This is a fine tasting dark beer, that's hard to beat for the price. It's rich without too much sweetness, nor does it fill you up like many similar brews. I can definitely drink several of these without feeling a stuffiness.

Mouthfeel - The Yuengling Black and Tan is heavier than most beers but still there's a light airy feel to it that's makes it less then chewy. The texture is smooth enough that you don't notice it unless it's called to your attention.

Overall - This beer is probably an intermediate step into darker more full-bodied dark beers. I find it very affordable and extremely drinkable when I'm in the mood for a beer of this type. I have found it this week for just under $20. Never has good flavor been this affordable.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2013 21:43:46 | More by Smokehole13
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jlindros

Massachusetts

2.64/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Ewwww.... screw cap!!! Minus points instantly.

Pours a light fizzy off white colored almost 1 fingered head that fades semi slowly, touch of lacing, semi clear for how dark it is, cola brown colored.

Nose is not so great, smells like a poor fermented corn stalk sugar, like a corn stalk or cane sugar that was fermented poorly, cola syrup, earthy like corn I think, touch of molasses like too, and a bit of unhappy lagering.

Taste is just as lame, a bit of a biscuity malt before going into that earthy root flavor, fermented corn stalk again with a bit of a corn like taste perhaps but more like the sugar poorly fermented again, and even that syrup tastes burnt somehow. Syrupy molasses flavors, a bit of a bad root beer syrup, etc. There is a touch of an unhappy lager but not really sulfur or skunk, just poorly lagered. it also brings some of the hops I really don't like, earthy herbal Hedgerow like U.K. style bitter hops, chewy leafy with mild to moderate bitterness. All that and it's still a bit watery. Finish is somewhat clean, and more watery, bit of molasses and fermented corn stalk sugar, more semi bitter U.K. earthy herbal hops, bit sticky.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, pretty lame for a black and tan, decent carb though.

Overall unimpressed, pretty lame beer all around, this didn't really have anything going for it.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 23:28:01 | More by jlindros
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Yuengling Black and Tan

Reviewed from notes from the Spring. Poured into a standard pint from a 12 oz bottle. Yuengling's Black and Tan is a combo of their Porter (actually a favorite budget buy of mine) and their "Premium Beer," which I've never had but I assume is their generic adjunct. Most people buy their "lager" which is a solid adjunct amber, perhaps the best budget macro America has to offer.

Appearance: This pours looking almost exactly like their porter, except the head is slightly whiter. 3/5

Smell: Smells like their porter with a hint of adjunct. Roasted malt meets adjunct grain. 3/5

Taste: Yuengling's Black and Tan isn't bad, but it doesn't taste far from either the signature lager or their porter. It's like a little boy's version of their little boy session porter. Hits you with adjunct first, follows with a surprisingly decent porter flavor. I'd just get the porter though. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Well, the porter is already thinner, so this ends up being like Yuengling Porter Light. A little weird, but not bad. Easily sessionable. I'd like to see if the calories correspond with a light porter. I'd be more interested then. 3/5

This is pretty standard beer. Absolutely nothing offensive about this, but really nothing interesting either. Go for the lager or the porter. 3.25/5

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 00:48:00 | More by ColdWaffles
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: Dark chestnut/amber body; huge frothy tan head

Aroma: Malty; grassy; biscuity; light roasted grains

Taste: Thin malt on start; starts off sweet with slight hop and nuttiness; finishes slightly sweet and thin; pretty unimpressive overall

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 23:18:14 | More by IchLiebeBier
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WillWillows

Ohio

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

I have had better, and worse. This is not like a real half and half where you pour the golden yellow beer and layer the dark. In the English pubs a half and half was draught Guiness and draught bitter and there is little better than that before, during, and after your darts. This beer was slightly bitter, even when poured. Not much kick or punch to it at 4%. If this was kicked up to 6% it might be better. Not bad on the feel, taste and smell and you can drink a lot of these at a dollar a bottle, but pour it. My preference is this with some lighter beer in a real half and half in an English pint. Not too bad that way. Like to hear from other half and half drinkers and what they like.

By the way, the spell checker tries to change draught to draft and it just ain't the same in the US as it is in Blighty.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 23:38:06 | More by WillWillows
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MaltyBob

Pennsylvania

3.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

This beer has a decent appearance and smell. The weak point for me is the mouthfeel, very thin...

This is another Yuengling anachronism: WAY better than Macros, but weak for a craft beer. It is what it is. It drinks pretty good and is inexpensive and works wonders for cooking brats or making
beer biscuits too.

Serving type: can

06-13-2013 02:31:54 | More by MaltyBob
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CloudStrife

New York

3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a deep ruby brown appearing black in the glass with a minimal slightly yellowed head. Leaves some spots of lacing as the head quickly dissipates.

S: Carmel and roasted malt come to mind but with a macro sort of tinge to it. Bit of a grassiness to it as well.

T: Has what you would expect from a black and tan. Sort of a pale ale lightness in the front with a roasted darker finish. Touch of carmel sweetness to it reminds me of an English style. Not an extremely flavorful example here but a light non-offensive approach.

M: Light mouthfeel with average carbonation, has a bit of a watery mouthfeel to it. Finish is a bit sticky but doesnt detract too much from its sessionability.

Overall for the price this one is tough to beat. Provides a bit more flavor than your standard cheap beer. Always find myself coming back to this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 23:43:39 | More by CloudStrife
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Izzybackyet462

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Yuengling has pulled through yet again! First off, drink this beer out of a glass rather than a can or bottle. The pour is great. The beer is darker than I had expected and holds a nice head after pouring. This beer smells similar to the Yuengling lager, but with a hint of roasted malt. The taste is very similar to the Yuengling Porter only milder. I enjoy the Porter's flavor but it is too strong for my preferences. The Black & Tan is more mellow while still having that roasted malt taste. The mouthfeel is slightly heavier than the Yuengling lager but is still very drinkable. Overall I give this beer slightly under a 4. For $22 bucks a case it's a great beer. Good micro-brew type flavor at a very reasonable price.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 21:38:39 | More by Izzybackyet462
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mikeg67

New Jersey

1.83/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

12 oz bottle. Pours brown with short lived, beige head. Nose is of bready malt, ripe fruit and lemonade. Body is medium, smooth and astringent. Taste is of toasted malt, chalk, metallic, very astringent. Finish is long and astringent. At least I did not buy this crap.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 13:17:01 | More by mikeg67
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BigDaddyJohn

South Carolina

2.91/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Got a sixer cause I thought it was time to give it a try. Won't do that again. Expected a little more from Yuengling. Drank from a bottle so not gonna comment on appearance. The taste was a little bland. Thought there would be more complexity. Finish was ok, about the only part of it that I enjoyed. Got less than I paid for.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2013 23:33:20 | More by BigDaddyJohn
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Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 1,628 ratings.