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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

1,935 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 1,935
Reviews: 626
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 18.01%
Wants: 23
Gots: 142 | 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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Reviews by WillWillows:
Photo of WillWillows
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.

WillWillows, Jun 15, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one pours a deep brown with a light head,the aroma is a little fruity and roasted.The taste is lightly malty and a little chocolaty not much complexity but straight forward.A little thin for the style but for a cheaper beer its a pretty good buy when you dont have much cash but want something darker.

oberon, Aug 18, 2003
Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

beerhunter13, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of Fear4Beer
2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

I drank this one time and that night my body was sore. I had aches on my muscles, it was the strangest thing. It felt like I worked out and my body was exhausted. That can't be good since I've never gotten that feeling from any other beer.

Fear4Beer, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of brownbeer
2.93/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours reddish-brown with a thin, light brown head.

Cocoa and semi-dirty roasted grains with a sandy smell.

The taste kind of falls apart where the aroma wasn't bad. It's slightly metallic with more dirty roasted malts, a hint of sweet caramel in the middle, before a medium finish that leaves a little chocolate and not a lot to look forward to in the next sip. At least it's priced accordingly?

brownbeer, Mar 03, 2010
Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black and Tan, Yuengling Brewery 4.7% alcohol content. 12 oz. brown bottle with dark label and tan lettering. Poured into a 22oz. pint glass.

A- Pours a dark fluid with a mildly tan head that fades to a frothy top and light lacing that graces the glass ever so slightly.

S- The brew shines here with notes of brown sugar, toasted coffee beans, cream and faint bourbon cask.

T-M- Taste is of dark malts. Caramel, burnt coffee and creamer. Very porter like upfront flavors with smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A nice all and all black and tan mixture.

D- Better than average drinkablity make this one a session beer and a great keg beer for a BBQ. Cheers!

wesbrownyeah, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of markallmon
3.61/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured vigorously into an English pint glass, puts off a thick, light-tan head, two fingers or so, which dissipates rather slowly. Color is very dark, but not opaque like a porter. Hints of red highlights. very beautiful appearance. Smell is slightly bittersweet, with a slight hint of alcohol and roasted malts.
Taste is sweet and rich, yet light on the palate. Oddly refreshing for such a dark beer. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, but not in a bad way. Very nice beer from Yuengling.

markallmon, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of BYAHHHHHH
2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

BYAHHHHHH, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of BK2084
4/5  rDev +24.2%

BK2084, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Jpinoniemi, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of TTripp725
2/5  rDev -37.9%

TTripp725, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of generallee
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has no other info.

Appearance: From the pour I got a small finger of light tan head which quickly fades to just a light ring of foam. This leaves a light lacing where the head once stood. Its body is dark brown with caramel colored highlights inside of it.

Smell: The aroma is fairly light overall but offers some toasted somewhat burnt malt notes with some bitter dark chocolate.

Taste/Palate: True to its aroma I pick up its heavily toasted character with some burnt notes, bitter dark chocolate. A light caramel like sweetness just barely comes though along with some pale bland Lager maltiness that just seems to thin out the darker half. The palate feels light and snappy but a little thin with mellow carbonation.

Notes: Overall its easy to drink with no off flavors but a little boring and very average.

generallee, Mar 25, 2011
Photo of ValpoExpo
3/5  rDev -6.8%

ValpoExpo, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

nstroup, May 18, 2012
Photo of dgfool
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Fcip78
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Fcip78, Wednesday at 11:52 AM
Photo of Jason
2.83/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Not much of a head with soda like carbonation. A little too harsh on the palate, astringent with both grain and burnt flavours. The crispness helps not bring these faults out too much but they are there. An odd sweetness is in the middle, some dextrins that lost their way? Average at best.

Jason, Jun 11, 2002
Photo of mtyrrell
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a nice dark brown, almost black, small tan head and a tiny bit of lacing

S - coffee, malt, nothing special

T- Water, I was very disappointed with this beer. Malts are there, its kind of sweet, but overall its very watery

M- Not much carbonation, light, and again, watery

D- Could drink a few of these, but I probably wounldnt want to

mtyrrell, Jan 14, 2010
Photo of merlin48
3.35/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark red mahogany, with a small, tan head that collapses almost instantly. Some patches of lace are left behind.
Aroma is dominated by mild, roasted malt, a hint of chocolate, and a faint presence of floral hops.
Mouthfeel has lots of carbonation, but seems light bodied.
The taste is very malty, with balancing hops bitterness. Chocolate comes on toward the finish, and dominates the aftertaste.
This is one of the better, American bottled Black&Tans. It's better on tap, but the bottled version has fine drinkability, even though it seems slightly watery at times.

merlin48, Mar 10, 2004
Photo of tigg924
2.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: 1 inch head, dark brown in color, high carbonation, clear

Smell: caramel and cocoa

Taste: caramel, dark chocolate, and slight char

Mouthfeel:sweet with slight roastiness, light bodied with medium carbonation

Overall: An average to slightly below average black and tan. Since Yuengling has been reintroduced to Massachusetts, I have been thinking there beers have been better than I remember them being. That is not the case unfortunately with this one. It is not a bad beer, but just one that does not stick out. I would not turn it down if it was offered to me, but would not pick it up either.

tigg924, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this can.

The beer pours a brown color with a white head. The aroma is a lot of toffee. The flavor is toffee, earthy hops and some dirt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not very good, but not as bad as other black and tans I have tried.

Mora2000, Aug 05, 2010
Photo of donunrue
3/5  rDev -6.8%

donunrue, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of BluFenderStrat07
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

BluFenderStrat07, Sep 19, 2012
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Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 1,935 ratings.