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Yuengling Black & Tan - Yuengling Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

2,081 Ratings
THE BROS
67
poor

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Ratings: 2,081
Reviews: 656
rAvg: 3.22
pDev: 17.7%
Wants: 27
Gots: 243 | 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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Ratings: 2,081 | Reviews: 656
Photo of Oldmankeebler
5/5  rDev +55.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I like the darker beer and this was great. Strong beer flavor. It wasn't that heavy either.

Photo of colbster92
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregoriousMaximus34
2.47/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

There is nothing really special about this one. the lager is so much better.

Photo of Tsar_Riga
3.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A - Nice moderate tan head over a dark brown, opaque body. Lacing is major.

S - Grains and roast notes. Pretty subdued.

T - Following the nose, with caramel and meal, mingling with a bitter roast bite in the middle, resolving to a sweeter, doughy element at the end.

M - Light and abrasive. Not great.

O - Not a favorite. Too light for a good porter.

Photo of SudReyCzar
3.51/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My go to. Good all around decent flavors, drinks like a porter. Heck @ $4.99 six pack! Bring them on! Nice & kool!

Photo of DamienI
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of frankie818
2.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Liked this as a nice cheap every-day type beer as I always enjoyed black and tans. Then made the mistake of drinking one after having some very good IPA's. It's exactly what the ratings give it, an ok alternative to a black n tan draft.

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.71/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mj81
2.74/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bgillespie
3.34/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Dark brown with a thick beige head that dissipates to a lacing.

Smell: Roasted malt, some chocolate. Smells mostly like a porter.

Taste: Like the smell. Roasted malt with caramel and chocolate. A hint of the yuengling lager.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, but very carbonated.

Overall: A nice change from the typical yuengling beer. I would have it again.

Photo of Dada100
3.41/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
2.59/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
2.84/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Not an easy drinker or exciting flavor profile.

Photo of Tarheel219
3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stckhndlr
3.03/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

this is really a go to beer for me when I need a break from hi octane craft brews. It's not the greatest beer in the world, however, for an everyday affordable beer this is definitely one of my favorites.

Photo of taters21
3.23/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of halo3one
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Blah... What a waste, if you want a good black and tan... Just make one.

Photo of mickmanhattan
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ryguy17
3.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rogacks
2.82/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of epyon396
3.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dmgeng
3.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

My Brother-in-Law was ranting an raving about this beer that they got in Tennessee and he gave me one for the road.

A - Deep brown color. A very deep mahogany color in the light. Light khaki head with no staying power. Almost no lacing.

S - Very light porter character with some chocolate, roastiness, and some light lager tones. Less burnt roastiness than a Guinness but not as deep.

T - The beer has a start like a low abv porter (imagine that!). The light chocolate and gentle roasted character are at the fore tongue. In the middle there is some traditional light lager flavor with some light graininess and a generic sweet lager flavor that is typical of domestic commercial beers. The finish is crisp with a light toffee, caramel sweetness and the remnants of a lager beer.
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M - Light mouth-feel. Moderate carbonation. Very watery and thin/soft on the palate. Similar to a Guinness black and tan but with less roasted bite and more of a lager beer finish.

Overall, not a beer that I would consider "Craft". It's thin and doesn't have much flavor but the flavors that are there are ok. I would suggest they just cut the water in half and try again. I bet the beer would be a winner at 9% ABV and the same flavor profile. If you are just trying out dark beers and think that something like a real porter or stout would dissuade you then this would be a good baby step in the right direction.

Glass- SA Perfect Pint Glass

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Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 2,081 ratings.