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Yuengling Light Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Light LagerYuengling Light Lager

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BA SCORE
66
poor

812 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 22.7%
Wants: 11
Gots: 74 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-22-2002)
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Reviews by DeFaz:
Photo of DeFaz
2.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Actually a bit better in my opinion than their regular lager, this light lager has more flavor than most light beers but offers nothing particularly special. It has flavors of bread, grain, malt, and just a touch of hops, and it is somewhat more bitter than most run of the mill light beers. Where I live this sells for $5.99/6 pack (bottles) and is actually a bit less than Coors Light and some other light beers. While not particularly good, this light beer is very drinkable and a somewhat better choice than other cheap beer options. Also, with its low ABV, it makes for a decent session beer for someone with a low budget.

DeFaz, Jun 30, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of wesbrownyeah
2.15/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yuengling Light Lager 3.4% alcohol tall boy 24oz. can poured into a German Pokel.

A- Pours a light amber colored fluid with nice quarter inch white head that leaves decent lacing up and down.

S- Scents of metallic corn, husky malts, and a dose of sweetness.

T-M- Taste is mostly a lightly sweet malt with watered down corn and a touch of thin hops. Mouthfeel is smooth as water but nothing but a carbonated drink for a hot day not horrible but not the best drinkablity.

Just ok with a no frills design.

wesbrownyeah, Jul 09, 2011
Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev +6.4%

tbryan5, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of markallmon
3.75/5  rDev +33%

markallmon, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of jonny1138
3/5  rDev +6.4%

jonny1138, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of TTripp725
3/5  rDev +6.4%

TTripp725, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of generallee
3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has no other info.

Appearance: The body is a very clear golden yellow color with a tall white head on top from an aggressive pour. This head is loosely packed and fades out quickly leaving nothing behind.

Smell: Its aroma is a basic mix of light cereal grain, hay and touch of hops. The hops have a grassy and slightly citrusy character.

Taste/Palate: Following up on the aroma I get a light mix of dry cereal grain with a thin grassy and citrusy hop acidity and bitterness. This comes on a light palate with moderate fizzy carbonation.

Notes: Overall it's an average light beer with no real flaws for its style. Its light on everything and easy to drink.

generallee, Mar 26, 2011
Photo of dgfool
2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

dgfool, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev +6.4%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of smptenor
2.49/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

I am disappointed with this beer because I love the regular lager that they make. This was far worse than the regular lager. I like the look and color a lot. There was no head but it was a beautiful colored beer. Other than the look, the beer stunk. The task is very bitter. I rather drink a Milwaukee's Best Ice to be honest. The feeling was even worse than the taste. The beer finished leaving your mouth very dry and bitter feeling. I had bout a case of this thinking it would be great like the regular lager but with less calories. I was very wrong and it was a total waste of money.

smptenor, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

Jason, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of merlin48
1.88/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle pours a clear, medium gold body with a one finger offwhite head that quickly dwindles to a thin wisp of collar. Aroma is nearly void, so I can't rate it as awful. Some faint grainess is barely noticed. Mouthfeel is very light bodied, with lots of crisp carbonation. Taste is watery and fizzy. Slight notes of caramel malt are easily balanced by subdued hops bitterness. Clean finish and aftertaste make this a decent "lawnmower" beer, but I don't see any point in trying this one again.

merlin48, May 20, 2005
Photo of tigg924
3.76/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: copper in color, 1 inch head, clear, high carbonation

Smell: toasted malt and sugar

Taste: toasted malt, light caramel, and sugar

Mouthfeel: light bodied, medium-high carbonation, sweet

Overall: For the style, this is surprisingly awesome and would be one that I would turn to if I wanted a light beer. Plenty of flavor, unlike a lot of the beers in this style which seem to be either sugared up and/or watered down. I think I like this better than regular Yuengling. A lot better than I remember it being.

tigg924, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev +6.4%

donunrue, Feb 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

BluFenderStrat07, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Byeast
2.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had one of these tonight because thats whats in ma fridgerator haha. Fairly lackluster appearance , pale, small head. Not much in the nose- some faint grain and also faint sweetness. Flavor is better than most light bmc's but thats not saying much. There is a bite of raw grain in the back , bit of corny sweetness balanced by a touch of bitterness in the finish. Well, it goes down with more ease than bud light or mich ultra, but im just not much of a "light beer" guy. Basicially a watered down version of the original Yuengling Lager.

Byeast, Aug 16, 2008
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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

asuburbanman, Feb 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +24.1%

IrishGreen, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of JC333
3/5  rDev +6.4%

JC333, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Prospero
4.25/5  rDev +50.7%

Prospero, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of dankjohn
2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

dankjohn, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +15.2%

ImFlyerThanYou, Sep 12, 2013
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1.25/5  rDev -55.7%

wattoclone, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of kingcrowing
2.23/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

Pours a clear amber color, very light but kinda nice. No head at all. Nose is bad, think of PBR or something like that.

Taste is like a BMC light lager. Not much here, light hoppines bur really light. Carbonation is a bit high like most BMC lagers. Skip this go for the light beer.

kingcrowing, Feb 06, 2010
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2.5/5  rDev -11.3%

ccurrid, Aug 02, 2014
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Yuengling Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
66 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.