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Yuengling Light Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Light LagerYuengling Light Lager

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791 Ratings

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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 22.78%
Wants: 10
Gots: 65 | 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 biteme398:
Photo of biteme398


2/5  rDev -28.8%

Pours a dark yellow color - maybe halfway between the usual light beer and Yuengling. Small head that recedes fairly quickly, and a thin film left on top. Has a bit of the smell of Yuengling regular, a quite noticeable sweetness. Taste is where things go wrong. Too much carbonation up front, like seltzer water. Behind it there is not much taste, just a watered-down version of the 'normal' beer. The flavor is pushed to the background. I'll admit that this is different than the BMC lights - it doesn't have the skunky and metallic flavors - but that doesn't make it better.

12-23-2010 00:13:44 | More by biteme398
More User Reviews:
Photo of wesbrownyeah


2.15/5  rDev -23.5%

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.

07-09-2011 04:05:04 | More by wesbrownyeah
Photo of tbryan5


3/5  rDev +6.8%

01-16-2013 14:03:11 | More by tbryan5
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3.75/5  rDev +33.5%

03-17-2012 00:43:39 | More by markallmon
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3/5  rDev +6.8%

06-22-2014 00:07:51 | More by jonny1138
Photo of TTripp725


3/5  rDev +6.8%

07-16-2013 13:07:06 | More by TTripp725
Photo of generallee

New York

3/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

03-26-2011 17:39:20 | More by generallee
Photo of dgfool


2.25/5  rDev -19.9%

09-13-2013 06:17:32 | More by dgfool
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3/5  rDev +6.8%

11-25-2011 07:11:50 | More by TimoP
Photo of smptenor


2.49/5  rDev -11.4%

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.

03-07-2014 22:09:54 | More by smptenor
Photo of Jason


3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

02-12-2014 23:10:01 | More by Jason
Photo of merlin48


1.88/5  rDev -33.1%

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.

05-20-2005 20:12:57 | More by merlin48
Photo of tigg924


3.76/5  rDev +33.8%

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.

05-19-2014 13:43:35 | More by tigg924
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3/5  rDev +6.8%

02-20-2012 05:43:11 | More by donunrue
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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

09-19-2012 13:37:18 | More by BluFenderStrat07
Photo of Byeast


2.63/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

08-16-2008 02:26:32 | More by Byeast
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2.5/5  rDev -11%

02-01-2014 02:27:28 | More by asuburbanman
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3.5/5  rDev +24.6%

08-17-2014 11:47:26 | More by IrishGreen
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New York

3/5  rDev +6.8%

02-16-2014 13:04:08 | More by JC333
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4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

07-10-2014 19:58:16 | More by Prospero
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2.5/5  rDev -11%

12-14-2013 19:56:16 | More by dankjohn
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +15.7%

09-11-2013 23:06:23 | More by ImFlyerThanYou
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1.25/5  rDev -55.5%

09-12-2012 15:13:19 | More by wattoclone
Photo of kingcrowing


2.23/5  rDev -20.6%

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.

02-06-2010 02:21:49 | More by kingcrowing
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2.5/5  rDev -11%

08-02-2014 02:22:04 | More by ccurrid
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Yuengling Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
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