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Yuengling Light Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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BA SCORE
66
poor

922 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 922
Reviews: 238
rAvg: 2.83
pDev: 22.61%
Wants: 17
Gots: 153 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-22-2002

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Ratings: 922 | Reviews: 238
Photo of cyclonece09
3.44/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured beer into a pint glass. Beer is straw colored with a small white head. Beer smells of sweet grain but dominated by corn. Beer tastes of corn, but not watery like most light beers. Beer is light bodied and drinkable, but extremly heavily carbonated. Overall, one of the better light beers out there.

Photo of cuvtcuv
2.02/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

too light, toooooooo light, toooooooooooooooooo light

Photo of CHogan17
2.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

This is just a whatever beer that a casual drinker can have.

Photo of mothman
2.3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Nothing stands out with this one. Bland and boring.

Photo of BigH75
2.87/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Is this great beer? NOPE. That is not the important question. The real question is how does this compare to other inexpensive light beers. To that question I would say it is a superior product. Because it is yuengling it has a better color than the flavor would suggest. Has a pleasant and present flavor (not a given in this style). Smooth if not interesting. Very good beer if you want something really light and pretty cheap. Maybe too much for lawn mower beer but perfect for a summer cookout with the boys that goes all day and night.

Photo of hopd3vil
3.2/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Solid light beer, as far as low calorie/taste goes, this is one of my favorites.

Photo of Gmann
2.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a light copper color with a wispy off-white head that very quickly settles into some sorry bubbles.

The aroma is basically non-existent. Some sulfur and grain.

The taste is very light but does have some grain notes. No noticeable veggie flavor which is nice.

The feel is light and watery. Very crisp on the palate. Some sweetness. Kind of resembles flavored seltzer.

Ok for a light macro lager. Much better than the BMC versions.

Photo of Oldmankeebler
3/5  rDev +6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not as good as the regular lager. It is a little more bland. However still very smooth.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.1/5  rDev +44.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It's a tasty beer ( I'm trying to cut calories ) wish the ABV was a little higher. Overall a pleasant light lager

Photo of WillWillows
3.37/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed a couple of these walking around and enjoyed the taste and smell. Mouth feel was good. I could session a lot of these. Not going to get drunk on this. Much better than St. Louis Swill or Rocky Mountain Low.

Photo of N8invacationland
3.88/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A great American light beer.

Photo of buzzarooski
3.31/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Above Average for a LIGHT Beer!

Photo of cheesepuffs
3.74/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Rating this against other light beers, this is quite good. Don't overthink it, just crack open the twist top and enjoy from the bottle. I actually like this better than regular Yuengling because it gets rid of this odd acidic taste I get from the standard Lager.

Overall Yuengling Light is probably the best light beer you'll find and has somewhat more flavor than the Bud/Miller/Coors lights yet it retains the same price point. I'm not a light beer drinker but if I had to pick one I would choose this.

Photo of redhorse107
3.67/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The best light beer I have ever tasted so far! Love it!

Photo of gjoker321
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Solid and tasty. Definitely a light beer also definitely a quality one!

Photo of Aliano
2.75/5  rDev -2.8%

In the bottle this was ok for a light beer.

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.94/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'd have to say as far as widely available light lagers go this is the best option. Although it's a bit low on the abv compared to others in the class, with this beer the consumer will sacrifice about .8% abv for 100% better taste.

Photo of KYGunner
2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

As with Yuenglings lager this doesn't possess the adjunct flavors associated with American lagers. It has a nice barley graininess, slight caramel malt but an off putting metallic watery quality. It also holds a rather harsh sharpness in flavor and taste with a sour after taste. Fan of the standard but this is not worth the dip in taste to save some calories.

Photo of WhiteHillsStore
2.99/5  rDev +5.7%

Pours a light yellow with almost no head. The smell is very light with only some rice scents coming through. The taste is underwhelming with some rice from the malt and a bit of bitterness from the hops. It's not complex but it is a decent light beer for the price.

Photo of predikit
3/5  rDev +6%

Drank this to cap off an evening, drank from a bottle.

Nothing in the scent to remark over, and the taste is just the same.

Hard to find much to say about it, it's a light brew with a light flavor, does what it says on the tin I suppose.

Photo of DrewsBrews450
4/5  rDev +41.3%

For a light beer this is good... It is slightly watery but it is a light.. Nice session ABV easy to knock down a six pack and not feel to guilty about it.. Worth a try on a hot day

Photo of dbrauneis
2.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation streaming from the bottom of the glass and moderate amounts of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a quarter finger tall fizzy white head that reduces a medium sized patch of medium thick film covering about half the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Minimal amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of adjunct grainy malts with just a hint of corn as well.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy malts with a light amount of corn adjunct sweetness. That sweetness is quickly neutralized by a light flavor of grassy hops which impart a light amount of bitterness.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly watery.

O: Slightly better than the mass produced light beers from the big breweries in the USA but not by all that much. Not something I would get with any amount of regularity.

Photo of DuaneTitus
4.5/5  rDev +59%

best light beer i've had in a long time.

Photo of BeardRage
3/5  rDev +6%

It's not what I would call a "good" beer exactly, but as inexpensive light beers go, it's perfectly acceptable.

Photo of pasjc2001
2.25/5  rDev -20.5%

Do not believe the commercials. This tastes nothing like the commercials say. This is a slight metalic taste, and it does not come close to the Traditional.

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Yuengling Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
66 out of 100 based on 922 ratings.