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Yuengling Premium Light Beer - Yuengling Brewery

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Reviews: 57
Hads: 296
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Todd on 05-22-2002

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Photo of MirkoCroCough
4.2/5  rDev +44.3%
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. (413 characters)

Photo of nicholas2121
4.08/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yuengling Premium Light Beer brewed by Yuengling Brewery, with an ABV of 3.50% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. The smell is nice with grains and malts. You pick up a hit of hops in this brew. Now for the taste, it is light, but bold with flavor. There is a lot going on in this light brew. The mouthfeel is nice, clean, and refreshing. There is nothing overpowering in Yuengling Premium Light Beer. This brew has a nice balance to it. Overall I'm going Yuengling Premium Light Beer a 4.25 out 5 I would buy this brew again. (561 characters)

Photo of frank4sail
3.88/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow to gold color and very clear. White head. Malt/hop and very fresh smelling nose. Fine white lace in the glass.A great look (which is rare in a light beer). A persistant white sheen stays on the surface of the brew. Crisp clean taste with a sturdy malt base. The hop finish gives just enough bitterness to leave your mouth wanting more. This is a great domestic light beer. The mouth is solid and smooth for a light beer also... (446 characters)

Photo of mwa423
3.85/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a can of this as a trade reward from Woodychandler. Never before did I think a brewery would sell both a "light lager" and "light beer". Go figure. Keep in mind, my rating is based on style, so it'll be a bit stacked in favor.

A - Pours a light golden head with a finger of white foam that quickly disappeared.

S - Light and sweet malt smell, very little here, but that's not surprising.

T - Very crisp and refreshing simple grain and malt flavor. Very simple but enjoyable flavor to wash down pizza with.

M/D - Mouthfeel is light, the beer gets out of the way and falls down your throat. About what I would expect. This would certainly be a go-to for pizza or a session when I had to drive soon. (704 characters)

Photo of Tallboy
3.8/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I am truely amazed to find a lighter version of Yuengling's Premium. with a little bit Less malt . And not too bitter . The smell is spring fresh with no skunk to ruin your day. and blindfolded I dont think you could tell the difference in the taste from the Premium. {I am becoming quite a fan of Yuengling as one might tell] (326 characters)

Photo of Hovellord
3.76/5  rDev +29.2%
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. (684 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.72/5  rDev +27.8%
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. (937 characters)

Photo of psugrad98
3.57/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The light version of Yuengling Premium. Less malt than it should have. Slightly bitter, but highly drinkable. Smell is clean and fresh. It is sometimes almost undistinguishible from the Premium. This is also good on draught. (228 characters)

Photo of matty
3.5/5  rDev +20.3%
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. (276 characters)

Photo of stewart124
3.28/5  rDev +12.7%
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. (523 characters)

Photo of AdamBear
3.2/5  rDev +10%
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. (333 characters)

Photo of Frozensoul327
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a bad light lager. Poured out to a clear and clean golden color with a nice long lived foamy head. No notes of lacing. Aromas of bread and mild hops were nice, but a bit bland. Something was missing. Taste was middle of the road; some malt, some grain, and some water. No suprises here. Mouthfeel was ok, but could've benefited from better carbonation. Drinkability is fair. I'd go for regular Yuenling first. Thanks to MaltyGoodness for the sample. (453 characters)

Photo of MaltyBob
3.18/5  rDev +9.3%
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. (432 characters)

Photo of aeminter
3.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very clear pale yellow with a foamy white head that dissipated within moments of pouring.

S - Light malts along with a sweet corn (DMS) smell

T/M - Very light in both body and flavor. What flavor is present matches the smell. Very balanced.
Easy to drink...nothing to think about.

For the style I think this beer is a good representation, but necessarily a "good beer." (377 characters)

Photo of GbVDave
3.15/5  rDev +8.2%
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. (695 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.09/5  rDev +6.2%
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... (572 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought it for the wife and decided to have one of the six,pours a clear straw color with a decent head,the aroma is very iron-like with some grainy notes.The taste is crisp and very clean with a light malty biscuit flavor to it,very clean beer.Hey this is one of the better "light" bers out there not real good but would have at a family gathering over AB products any time. (374 characters)

Photo of WesWes
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours a pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that quickly fades to lacing. The aroma is average. It has a light pale malt scent that is slightly sweet and dry with lager yeast aroma. The taste is average as well. It has a very light pale malt flavor with some adjuncts. It is watery, but has more flavor than most light lagers. It goes down easy and finishes dry and a bit musty. The mouthfeel is decent. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is an average light lager and quite possibly the weakest offering from Yuengling (556 characters)

Photo of kdawg105
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
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. (294 characters)

Photo of casualbeerman
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

As beer go this was pretty mediocre. As light beers go, this was awesome though. I'd only rate Amstel Light and maybe Sam Adams Light higher. The taste is IDENTICAL to the regular Yuengling "Premium". How'd they do it? Either they're really good at brewing, or since "Premium" isn't the heaviest beer in the world I guess its also possible the situation is similar to Keystone and Keystone Light where the difference between them is 5 calories. Anyway this is the best light beer I've ever had for the money and I got it by mistake, thinking it was the light version of Traditional (which I've yet to try but I want to now). For the actual review I'm copy-pasting what I wrote about the regular "Premium" since like I said they are identical:

. It turns out that "Premium" is a euphamism for "Macro". That's what this is, Yuengling Brewery doing a Macro style beer, as opposed to Traditional, which is well traditional (That's Amber American Lager, it was a style which was a much bigger pre-prohibition staple in America). Anyway the color is a sort of clear-gold. Not nearly as deep as say Urquell but noticably more amber than most macros. Compared to the Traditional its lighter and clearer. Smell is pretty boring. A little sweet grain and a lot of hops. The hops are kind of hard to describe. I guess I'd call them metallic or typical macro if I found them objectionable, but I don't. They're pretty bitter, but leave no unpleasant aftertaste. They're clean and surprisingly strong for the style, but still not too interesting. I guess the best way to describe them would be typical macro hops if typical macro hops were't disgusting. They are balanced by light malts that are slightly sweet. Mouthfeel is all about carbonation. Maybe this would feel thin if not for all those bubbles, but I honestly can't tell you. I could taste the beer fine, but carbonation was all the mouthfeel I could get. Drinkability is fine. You could definately drink these all night. The hops don't get in my way, the taste isn't bad, nothing is wrong with this except that no store or bar exists that carries this unless they carry the Traditional Lager as well, so why bother? This is obviously what Yuengling brewed to catch the Budweiser crowd. (2,236 characters)

Photo of proc
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

In the world of watered-down light beers, this one stands out. There is a decent hop presence to this beer. While not a powerhouse, it stands up tall and along with Sam Adams Light, proves that a light can be decent (notice I said decent and not good). Nice offering. Yuengling keeps impressing me. (302 characters)

Photo of edchicma
3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium yellow..minimal head. Smell is faintly malty..a tad skunky. Taste is light syrupy malt. Mouthfeel is smooth and it goes down smoothly..to be expected for a light brew. Probably a good lawnmower beer, Definitely a brew to have with something salty. (262 characters)

Photo of ski271
3.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Medium straw with a small, white, foamy, slowly diminishing head. Some light lacing. Smells of light grain and cereal with a light floral aroma and some very light brown sugar. Tastes of light grain and cooked veggie. It has a thin body, lightly slick texture and moderate carbonation. A step up from most macro lights, but nothing special. (340 characters)

Photo of weller1js
3/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (465 characters)

Photo of Ricochet
2.96/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Final Yuengling beverage that I needed to review, bought a case for $13.99. It's as good as Iron City Light for my first impression, here goes the review:

A: Darker yellow with no thickness, almost like soda water. No head, no lace. Fizzy at first.

S: Faint beer scent. Smells like sour beer. Nothing else there. Maybe a little hops, but very little.

M: Well, it's a little thicker than water, has a little bit going down and a corn aftertaste. About average for a light.

T: What seems a little odd, this beer's hops profile was more like the amber light. The taste is, more hops than expected, little corn flavor stronger in the aftertaste. It came back to earth seeming to stop and leave a hollow follow through, just like amber light, but this seems to do light beer better.

D: If you must drink a light, this is tastier than anything from BMC, especially Miller Lite which this beer would be closest too. Still, IC Light in aluminum bottles seems like a bit tastier, which doesn't say much. I love the Y, but I'll have none of these light beers. (1,058 characters)

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Yuengling Premium Light Beer from Yuengling Brewery
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