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Yuengling Black & Tan - Yuengling Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

1,774 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 1,774
Reviews: 613
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 18.01%
Wants: 21
Gots: 96 | 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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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -68.9%

04-16-2012 16:35:33 | More by cclark67789
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trioxin


1/5  rDev -68.9%

05-05-2012 01:34:53 | More by trioxin
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -68.9%

01-24-2012 08:09:38 | More by bmcduff2
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Kberman

Ohio

1/5  rDev -68.9%

02-05-2012 04:56:48 | More by Kberman
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stomioka

New Jersey

1/5  rDev -68.9%

07-20-2014 20:55:34 | More by stomioka
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Schade

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -68.9%

01-13-2012 21:58:57 | More by Schade
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Bigcat21

Ohio

1/5  rDev -68.9%

06-08-2014 06:17:46 | More by Bigcat21
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jriggins6

Colorado

1/5  rDev -68.9%

12-17-2012 21:32:09 | More by jriggins6
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Drk93TT

Michigan

1.25/5  rDev -61.2%

09-12-2012 02:37:24 | More by Drk93TT
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crossovert

Illinois

1.25/5  rDev -61.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Yeungling, disgustingly overrated by people from Pittsburgh, one of the crappiest macros out there. Anyways, the Black and Tan and Porter seem to be the only two beers by them that are popular in craft circles, we will see how good it is.

Pours with a small head that quickly dissipates and a cocacola colored body. Nothing special.

Smells metallic, with some malts, nothign special.

Taste is a little good, mostly crap. On one hand there is a bit of tasty roasty porter in there, on the other hand there is a nasty vomit like water over-carbonated shit tasting lager, pardon the profanity. I definitely would want to at least try the porter after tasting this but it reaffirms my knowledge that Yuengling lager is horrible beer that should not be praised. Too much off flavor and sourness in this one to give it any recognition.

Just avoid Yuengling brews in general.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2009 01:04:47 | More by crossovert
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -61.2%

11-26-2012 00:22:03 | More by brez8791
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hustlesworth

Ohio

1.38/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

thanks to my homegirl terry who brought me this from a recent trip to PA.

A- pours a clear dark mahogany with orange highlights. sticky khaki colored head holds nicely and leaves some chunky crusty lace. understandably a 50/50 mix of yuengling lager and their easy drinking porter. i don't believe i've ever had a premixed b&t but this one has started off just fine.

S- i can definitely pick up the yuengling original in the nose. adjunct/macro aroma. grass, hay, corn, and a bit of b.o. sadly no roasty cocoa porter aromas.

T- starts slightly tart transitions to something that tastes like my dirty armpits, and finishes metallic. not what i was looking for. a faint hint of smokiness is percieved in the otherwise clean finish.

MF- thin, fizzy, cardboardish.

D- not appealing to me whatsoever. tastes like a f***ed up bud light. regular yuengling and yuengling porter are far better on their own than this frankenstein amalgamation, emphasis on the mal.

...seeing a bladder of a portuguese man-of-war floating near him he said "agua mala, you whore"...

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2010 09:28:06 | More by hustlesworth
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welldigger888

South Carolina

1.43/5  rDev -55.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Looks nice with the tall off white head and all, Garnett hued clear elixer With descent lacing.
Less than entertaining nose on this at just under room temp. This elixer REEKS of adjunct grain in my opinion, corn for sure in this.
Flavor is weak and watery some malty hop but not near enough.
Mouthfeel is very thin and lame.
UNDRINKABLE!!!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2011 04:04:27 | More by welldigger888
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Keith_R

Georgia

1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

08-15-2012 01:52:08 | More by Keith_R
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nyyfanatic213

New York

1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

07-08-2013 22:51:28 | More by nyyfanatic213
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JKV96

Massachusetts

1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

03-15-2014 18:13:02 | More by JKV96
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FebruaryBlue

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

02-13-2012 16:53:16 | More by FebruaryBlue
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Newenglandcraftbrew

Maine

1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

07-31-2013 07:39:35 | More by Newenglandcraftbrew
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ManekiNeko

Virginia

1.53/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 oz. bottle served chilled in a pint glass.

Appearance: Reddish and clear with a small beige head that quickly dissipates to little more than a ring. Leaves scant amounts of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Weird vegetal aromas, kinda sour.

Taste: Sour toffee malt flavor, not all that great. Did they just add food coloring to the lager?

Mouthfeel: Very light in body.

Drinkability: Not so great. Lacks any redeeming flavor to make me wnat this over an authentic black and tan. I wouldn't try this one again.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2003 14:59:04 | More by ManekiNeko
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ghostmech007

Virginia

1.53/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

12oz bottle poured into a pint.

No head, nothing.

Smells like... junk. Lots of dextrose.

Taste's even worse. Very hard on the tongue with burnt flavors and a weak carbonation. Very crisp but doesn't hide the fact that this brew sucks. Sweet at the finish but that doesn't help at all.

I had this one ice cold and it still tasted horrible. Ever again.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2007 18:42:52 | More by ghostmech007
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bobhits

Kentucky

1.53/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

Rare I get the chance to have Yuengling and I still don't understand why craft beer drinkers are so excited to buy this stuff?

Pours dark with a tan head that doesn't last or hold long at all. Very large bubbles in there that don't hold and the color is reddish when held to the light.

The beer has a very "macro" oder to it. Perhaps just the smell of adjuncts? There are hints of coffee, toffee and caramel as well in here. Still a very off note in there I can't qualify.

Put to this point there's nothing wrong with this beer, just a touch boring. The flavor however is just wrong. I get plaster, puddy, plastic, coffee, caramel, earthy hops, and maybe some burnt plastic?

With all the odd flavors the lighter nature to this beer makes it stay drinkable despite some rather off putting flavors.

I certainly won't come back to this one, but I suppose there are worse beers? I can't really name any off the top of my head though.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 08:59:25 | More by bobhits
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Osiris9588

Ohio

1.7/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

12oz bottle, not date. Pours the color of watered-down cola, with rusty caramel highlights. The thin, offwhite head is only around for a second.

The smell consists of roasted grain, caramel, and sugar. The flavor is a sweet grain, toasty and sweet, yet there is very little weight or depth. The mouth is watery and shows zero complexity. All carbonation is lacking and this brew just seems to slide off the palate without leaving any impression.

This underwhelming brew reminds of the awful Honey Brown: grainy sugar water. The Black and Tan in a bottle gimmick just doesn't work.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2007 19:21:11 | More by Osiris9588
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JayS2629

Alabama

1.7/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A- An opaque dark brown with tan foam and light lacing.

S- Caramel, hint of coffee and dark chocolate. Some skunk. Burnt notes.

T- Matly with coffee hints and bitter chocolates. Burnt cardboard; ash. Metallic with a bitter end. Like someone put a cigerette out in cold coffee.

M- Medium with high carbonation.

D- Ok for this style.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2010 15:19:25 | More by JayS2629
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gonzo46and2

Florida

1.73/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a deep dark color with a small head that fully diminshed.

Smell was syrupy sweetness and dark malt tones.

Taste was too sweet and syrupy. Didn't taste natural. Really don't like this beer.

Mouthfeel is too thick and sweet.

Not a fan of this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2009 01:22:40 | More by gonzo46and2
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

1.75/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours black on the top half of the glass and a golden straw color on the bottom half. Thin fluffy tan head.

There was a faint scent of roasted malts.

The taste was very watery and almost unflavorful, there was some notes of roasted malts and burnt coffee.

Light bodied, thin and crisp, moderate carbonation.

This was tough to drink, I took 2 sips and wanted nothing more to do with it. I think the Premium is to blame. I may try the old recipe of Porter and Lord Chesterfield on my own. It couldn't be worse.

Serving type: on-tap

07-07-2010 20:34:17 | More by BeerCon5
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Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 1,774 ratings.