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Yuengling Black & Tan - Yuengling Brewery

Not Rated.
Yuengling Black & TanYuengling Black & Tan

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661 Reviews

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Reviews: 661
Hads: 2,201
Avg: 3.22
pDev: 32.3%
Wants: 28
Gots: 363 | 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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Reviews: 661 | Hads: 2,201
Reviews by carlspeed:
Photo of carlspeed
2.73/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh. That's what I have to say. It's an exact cross between the Traditional Lager and the Porter. It's difficult to say which one I like more, because I, like most of you probably, like different beers for different occasions. I mean, the Yuengling Black & Tan isn't bad, it's just not good at either. It doesn't taste like a real black and tan (obviously), yet it's not light like the lager, or thick and creamish like the porter. I would rather do one or the other. I probably won't keep this in the fridge unless it's the only Yuengling available at the store.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like a porter that has had the rough edges smoothed out by a lager. Pretty much exactly what it is.

Wouldn't seek out and purchase again, but drinkable.

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

for the price there isnt a better black and tan going. the 16oz cans are nice too. the pours a really dark, just like the porter, a little less thick, but equally dark, hersheys brown with a small off white head lastign just seconds. smells chocolatey, i think much more porter in this blend than 50/50, at least thats what the nose tells me, with all that dark roasty malt. the flavor is also favoring porter, but its lighter in feel, and there is a paler malt profile the the look or the smell give away. a little dark cocoa, a little burnt toast, there is a slightly bitter finish on it. smooth feel, maybe a touch heavy on the carbonation, but the body is medium as it should be, and its easy to put a few of these away, especially in the fall. far far superior to the regular yuengling lager.

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Photo of oberon
3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

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.

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Photo of brownbeer
2.98/5  rDev -7.5%
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?

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.27/5  rDev +1.6%
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!

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Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of dandaugherty1221
2.49/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of BK2084
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TTripp725
2/5  rDev -37.9%

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.

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Photo of ValpoExpo
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of dgfool
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Fcip78
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of kaiyote
2.73/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Jason
2.85/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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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

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Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.