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Yuengling Light Beer - Yuengling Brewery

Yuengling Light BeerYuengling Light Beer

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Ratings: 238
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 2.79
pDev: 21.51%

Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 05-22-2002)
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Photo of stewart124


3.3/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Deep golden yellow to amber in color. Just a ring of white head. Visible carbonation.

Sweet malty nose with straw and bready characters.

Some decent malt character throughout the beer. Something slightly artificial but I cannot put a finger on it. Easy drinking and hard to tell that it is only 3.5abv.

Less character than the amber lager but it isn't trying to stand up to the amber.

Medium hop bitterness and a clean aftertaste. As far as light lagers this holds up. Nothing to write home about but nothing wrong.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 02:59:03 | More by stewart124
Photo of Knapp85


2.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer poured out as a clear looking yellow color with a fizzy white head on top. The lacing was light not much retention. The smell was sweet, a little grainy some lager yeast in there too. The taste had some corn flavors in there, sweet grains and a faint bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was light, nicely carbonated and very easy to drink. Overall I was glad I got to try this one as I haven't seen this one around much. I feel this one is better than the light lager.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2012 18:09:51 | More by Knapp85
Photo of AdamBear


3.18/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-dark gold with a thin white head.

S-sweet honey and roasted grains. Fresh smelling

T-comes in with almost no taste. Some sweet honey. Some grains. Very crisp. Better than most light lagers. Not much here

M-medium creamy carbonation and a crisp finish

O-pretty good for a light beer. No almost no taste to it, but its quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 15:56:15 | More by AdamBear
Photo of BlurryVisi0n

New York

2.98/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served i a pint glass.

Appearance: Darker gold light bubbles on the body, with a head that dissipates after a few to maybe 1/8" after rising to about 3/4".

Smell: Ehh, dry hops if that but is has a weak (light) smell to it.

Taste: Light yeast with no complaints on my end. Just wish it was more hop flavored but then again it is a light beer.

Mouth: Maybe a little dry but not bad at all with it's medium maybe light carbonation

Overall one of the few light beers out there that has a light yeast taste and for that I do really like it. It is easy on the palates and when your looking for a a go to or a fail safe this just might be it. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2012 21:45:53 | More by BlurryVisi0n
Photo of weller1js

West Virginia

3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Compared in conjunction with Yuengling Premium.

appearance: pours a clear, golden yellow, well-carbonated, with foamy head that leads to a similar lacing; more foamy than the bubbly Premium.

smell: crisp, corn notes and slight hop bitterness, lacking the buttery notes of the Premium.

taste: begins watery, corn malts and light hops bitterness, finishes as such.

overall: light pilsner, nothing to knock, yet nothing spectacular, very good casual drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 00:54:51 | More by weller1js
Photo of MikeRa


2.9/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I had this can of beer in a "Yuengling Porter" goblet

A: This beer pours a pale yellow collor with a fading head

S: This beer has a small hint of barley to it

T: This beer has a tast of corn and malts to it.

M: This beer has no bitter taste and goes down smooth

O: This is a beer that I will buy again

Serving type: can

07-31-2011 17:27:50 | More by MikeRa
Photo of woodychandler


2.3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

I was at one of the local bottle shops today and picked this up as a single. I have had it in a CAN before, so I knew that I would not want more than one.

Once more, we have an example of Greg Koch's "fizzy yellow beer" and I poured it into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. The glass really helped with head retention and I had a little over a finger of creamy, bone-white head. Color was a pale lemon yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled heavily of cereal adjuncts. Blah! Mouthfeel was somewhat thin and the taste was fairly bland. I was definitely not impressed. Finish was likewise bland, watery and dull. This is one of my least favorite styles, even less than AMLs and AALs, both staples of The CANQuest (TM) and this was a pretty light example.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2011 23:25:33 | More by woodychandler
Photo of Cylinsier


2.65/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz.

Pours pale gold yellow with sudsy white head.

Smells of mild barley and corn sugar.

Tastes like corn adjunct. Hints of other malt, maybe.

Medium mouthfeel, bubbly carbonation.

I'll say this, at least it retains a level of flavor on par with the regular version. And its miles better than something like a Bud Light. I guess if you have to have a light beer, I can't think of a better one. But it's still a light beer. Easy enough to drink but not very good.

Serving type: can

07-05-2011 00:15:48 | More by Cylinsier
Photo of matty


3.5/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale yellow colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma and taste are light and fresh.Goes down just like water.Pefect for summer outings or in the fall watching football.Overall a good light beer.I would recommend and will probably be buying it again shortly in the future.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 02:58:43 | More by matty
Photo of Hovellord

West Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +36.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The only light beer I've ever had that tastes like beer. Nice maltiness (not abundant, but more than, say, a Bud Light).

My preference in beers tends toward the British Isles, especially Scotch Ales, so malt is what I crave. I've been forced to drink crap like Bud Light because that's what one of my drinking buddies likes (this is WV, and exposure to real beers is at a minimum), but that's just me being sociable. You don't have to force me to drink Yuengling Light, for when I want lower ABV, so I can spend an afternoon putzing around on the deck, this beer more than adequately fits the bill. Regular Yuengling's is my fav American macro, and the light comes in neatly behind.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2011 18:16:25 | More by Hovellord
Photo of Hopfenpeter


2.8/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poure into a glass mug at a restaurant the color was a medium gold with only 1/4 inch of white head building. disappeared fast and left little lacing.
very little smell, if anything a little grain.
taste very weak and watery. Maybe some bread, grain, little malt, little hops at the end.
very light bodied, a typical mass production lager.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2011 04:09:01 | More by Hopfenpeter
Photo of MirkoCroCough

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.2/5  rDev +50.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Can into Great Lakes pint glass.

White head and very nice golden color. Bubbles racing to the top. Some lacing left on the glass.

Beery. Grainy and a bit sweet.

Taste good. Crisp. Bready with a touch of hops.

Nice and smooth. Good hint of carbonation.

Outstanding. Good flavor and not filling. Low ABV takes it to another level.

Amazing light beer and value. Another workmanlike, good beer from Yuengling.

Serving type: can

02-06-2011 06:48:57 | More by MirkoCroCough
Photo of JayS2629


2.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- pale straw yellow with thin white head, lots of carbonation bubbles, watery, no lace.

S- grainy, corn, cereal, grassy, faint notes of lemony citrus hops. I bumped it up from the 2.0 I was going to give it for being super boring just because Yuengling was smart enough to use a brown bottle to keep the skunk out unlike their premium.

T- Follows the nose, watery, grainy, corn, touch of lemon

M- Light, crisp and refreshing. Watery, thin and over carbonated.

D- Easy to drink, just boring and bland.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2011 17:55:12 | More by JayS2629
Photo of Thorpe429


2.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a very light straw color with a bit of a white head. Th nose brigs some grain, grass, and a bit of corn. Taste is moderately sweet with grass and grain elements. Light feel with fairly high carbonation. His goes down easy and does not have any real off flavors, it is simply quite light.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 22:36:29 | More by Thorpe429
Photo of Chaz


2.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a brilliant straw in color, topped with a white head of good duration. Minimal lacing here.

Nose is, well, lemony, sweet, and a bit fusel all at once. No hop presence in the nose.

First sip is WHOA! Cidery, lemony, and a touch sweet. There's also a cola-like flavor, and it reminds me of Diet Rite(TM).

Average mouthfeel, and in fact this is the best part of this beer.

The flavor detracts from the drinkability here, big time.

This is nothing that I'd pay for, but I've "enjoyed" worse beer from many a brewer in the past, so I'd probably drink this if someone shoved it into my hand : )

Serving type: can

09-30-2010 02:34:41 | More by Chaz
Photo of papat444

Quebec (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Purchased at the ABC store in New Smyrna Beach and "enjoyed" on Sept. 6, 2010 before my supper.

Poured from a 12oz. bottle.

Appearance: Pours a pale gold body with a thick head that gently recedes to 1 finger with no lacing.

Smell: Cereal & corn mostly plus something slightly off. Skunky a bit maybe? Thankfully, it's just a little bit.

Taste: Bland corn taste with not much flavor going for it. Not offensive but not pleasant either.

Mouthfeel: Very watery with a clammy feel to it. Not very good.

Drinkability: It goes down easy like water but the taste or lack thereof made me drainpour the rest.

Overall: Very boring & lifeless. Flavored water with an off-putting taste. Pass!

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 16:53:53 | More by papat444
Photo of russpowell


3.08/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this one from WoodyChandler...

Pours a very fizzy straw color with 4+ fingers of pearl colored head. Below average head retention & even less lacing

S: Sweet bread, some grassyness

T: Slight soapyness, sweetness & light metallic hops up front. Cornyness, slight grassy hops & water as this warms, plus some dryness. Finishes fairly dry & grassy, somewhat crisp as well

MF: Light body, fairly firm carbonation, thins out a bit once warm

Drinks alright, nothing to get excited about, but nothing too nasty either. I could do 1 or 2 on a Summer's day if pressed...

Serving type: can

08-17-2010 02:40:48 | More by russpowell
Photo of MaltyBob


3.23/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

I am reviewing this beer for what it is, a Lite Beer. It isn't a 'rip your face off' IPA or a thick, chewy RIS, it is lawnmower/picnic beer.

It is clear, cold, carbonated, and beats BMCs typical offerings soundly. In my area, south central PA, you can get the stuff for about $13 a case on sale. When the weather turns colder, I'll be happy to turn back to heavier stuff, but right now in this 100 degree heat it is working for me.

Serving type: can

07-07-2010 22:43:33 | More by MaltyBob
Photo of GbVDave


3.15/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz CAN into a 20oz imperial pint. Special thanks to woodychandler for this from our recent trade!

A: Pours a pale yellow color. A 1/2 finger of bright white head stuck around for a quick second before evaporating completely. All that was left was a sticky ring.

S: Slightly sweet, roasted corn and a tiny amount of lemon-y hops. Has an almost damp paper type aroma.

T: Sweet toasty malt and roasted corn along with some citrus hops during the finish.

M: Pretty smooth with a bit of a hoppy prickle. Not nearly as thin as I expected.

D: Drinks pretty good, but with a lager as good as Premium Beer available year round (and not much higher in abv) I'd go for that every time.

Serving type: can

07-04-2010 17:09:29 | More by GbVDave
Photo of bundy462


2.75/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Clean and light golden, darker than most light beers. The head was just strange, almost plastic looking and it disappeared almost immediately.

S: Malty and bready.

T: Grainy, corn, malty. Next to no hops detectable. Not much taste, but not offensive either.

M: Thin bodied, pretty heavy on the combination.

O: All day, no problem. It's very basic and goes down easy.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 01:57:18 | More by bundy462
Photo of tone77


2.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of, well, nothing. Taste is also missing for the most part, some gentle notes of malt and corn. Feels light in the mouth and is very drinkable, good for beer games. Overall this is a very mediocre light beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 15:10:51 | More by tone77
Photo of rdub


2.85/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had to try this PA beer. "Lager" is a staple around here so this distant cousin should be OK, right? Appearance was light and fizzy, somewhat yellow. Smell was almost nonexistant as was the taste. Then again it's light. Mouthfeel was thin as you'd expect. Drinkability was high and this would be a perfect summer yardwork beverage. The 3.5% would make it easy to drink all day and still be able to mow or play volleyball. Would choose this over a mass produced brew just for the PA factor.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 12:51:48 | More by rdub
Photo of WVbeergeek


3.7/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Compared to most light lagers this one drinks like a dream, a really great tasting light drinking beer. It's a lawnmower beer that you don't have to think about it's for hydrating and satisfying the beer craving. Appears a pale golden color with a light fizzy white head forms ample scattered lacing. Aroma has a light cereal note semi sweet with a touch of grassy hops in the background. Clean tasting flavor from front to back with a wimsy light malt biscuit background and a touch of grassy hops, I drank a good bit of this at my father in law's 50th birthday last year. It was hot outside and it just kept going down so smooth. Mouthfeel is light bodied carbonation a little too much pretty unnatural, crisp overall mouthfeel no metallic harshness. Drinkability is up there with the most drinkable brews in number, not that this one will fill your tastebuds with satisfaction as a starter beer these would make great training wheels.

Serving type: can

03-29-2010 20:21:51 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of kdawg105


3.13/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is an interesting light beer. Bout what you would expect from nomal light beers when it comes to appearance. The smell was practically non existant. The taste however is pretty good with a little bitterness from the hops. Mouthfeel is light for sure which makes for a average drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2010 16:26:06 | More by kdawg105
Photo of JunkYardJake


2.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can poured into glass.
Very clear, yellow in color. Plenty of foam. No real nose other than a generic beer smell. Which is better than an offensive smell I suppose. Tastes like it smells. Very boring but safe light malt flavour. Watery mouthfeel. Good amount of carbontion. More drinkable than alot of macro lights but far from great.

Serving type: can

03-12-2010 21:25:43 | More by JunkYardJake
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