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Yuengling Black & Tan - Yuengling Brewery

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BA SCORE
74
okay

1,936 Ratings
THE BROS
66
poor

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Ratings: 1,936
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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Photo of Smokehole13
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.

Smokehole13, Jul 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

dixieironfist, Jul 22, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

moodyxc9, Jul 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Jsimansk, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of thorjand
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

thorjand, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of jlindros
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.

jlindros, Jul 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

gpblackgt, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -6.8%

pastramionrye7, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Kahlstrom, Jul 16, 2013
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2/5  rDev -37.9%

TTripp725, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

nakedninjaturtle, Jul 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

ImperatorScab, Jul 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Tyler523, Jul 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

jmw4437, Jul 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

apasternak, Jul 12, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

jbertsch, Jul 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

frank91, Jul 10, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -53.4%

nyyfanatic213, Jul 08, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

geocool, Jul 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

KGK, Jul 07, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

mrfrancis, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

jzlyo, Jul 05, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

dgherm, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of ColdWaffles
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

ColdWaffles, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

BeerForMuscle, Jul 03, 2013
Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 1,936 ratings.