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Yuengling Premium Light Beer - Yuengling Brewery

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70
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57 Reviews
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Reviews: 57
Hads: 296
rAvg: 2.91
pDev: 18.21%
Wants: 8
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
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 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 NeroFiddled
2.73/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A crystal-clear, light-straw colored body is topped by a decent sized head of creamy bright white foam. The retention is limited and it drops in size rather quickly; but surprisingly leaves some nice lace as it goes. The nose offers very little more than a generic "beer" character. The body is light and crisp on the tongue. Not unlike the aroma, the flavor offers very little. There's a delicate touch of malt and a backing bitterness, but nothing really stands out. It finishes as short and dry as it begins. It's not a bad light beer in comparison to many others, however, as it's clean and straightforward without any "odd" notes to it. It's simply watered down Yuengling Premium and that's fine. But for the 10 or so calories, I'd rather have the extra flavor in the standard version. (790 characters)

Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
2.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Discovered amongst the cans of Yuengling at the in-laws' house this weekend. What the hell.....it's something different.

Poured a crystal clear bright yellow with a fairly fizzy white head that lasted for an adequate time on the surface. No lacing. Very tough to pick out any aroma (note the strange looks from the wife's relatives while I smell my beer...). What small amount of aroma I could get was mostly a raw, grainy smell. Taste was better than expected. Very clean and crisp. Flavor is on the subdued side, with only a slightly hoppy bitterness kicking in at the end. Mouthfeel is tolerable for a light beer. Drinkability is average, too. Not a bad offering from Yuengling. (684 characters)

Photo of Beastdog75
1.93/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yuengling is a pretty decent brewery, but Premium Light would have to be their lowest offering. I think their Premium line was created to put them in contention with the big 3 and it shows. The regular Yuengling Premium reminded me of Bud, and the light version I believe is on par with Coors Light.

Premium Light pours a bright straw color with a one-finger foam that disappears in about half a minute, leaving some soapy remnants. I instantly associated the smell with Lone Star beer: heavy on burnt corn with some DMS. The mouthfeel is certainly watery, with seltzer/soapy qualities. The initial taste had that Lone Star resemblance as well: burnt corn with a touch of sweetness. Elsewhere on the palette, the beer is extremely watery. The corn and grain tastes barely make their way through the massive watery "flavor". There is a minute amount of hop bitterness in the finish. This beer has about as close to no aftertaste as you could get, if not for a hint of grain and corn, and no alcoholic warmth as well.

This is in contention with Coors Light and Stroh's Light as the most watery beer I have had. Of course I am no fan of light beers in the first place, but I would take Yuengling Light Lager (the light version of Yuengling Traditional Lager) over this. I can't recommend Yuengling Premium Light. (1,315 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 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 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)

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Yuengling Premium Light Beer from Yuengling Brewery
70 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.