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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

751 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 751
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 2.81
pDev: 22.78%
Wants: 9
Gots: 48 | 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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5/5  rDev +77.9%

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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +77.9%

12-28-2011 19:39:45 | More by thatdirtymick
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4.75/5  rDev +69%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +60.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +60.1%

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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +60.1%

02-15-2012 19:14:01 | More by PeteRiz
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Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

03-12-2014 20:13:26 | More by nado68
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Josiah


4.25/5  rDev +51.2%

03-11-2012 01:27:36 | More by Josiah
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garak99

New Jersey

4.23/5  rDev +50.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It's got a nice color that leans toward amber as oppose to most American Beers that are just a light yellow and the most important thing is it taste good.. It's funny because the Yuengling Lager taste bad I don't like it one bit but this I recomend

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 00:11:58 | More by garak99
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zymurgy4all

New York

4.18/5  rDev +48.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

I admit, this is my favorite American light lager beer. I had this tonight at Buffalo Wild Wings in Opelika, Alabama. I am happy Yuengling is spreading out, and I can find it now on tap in Alabama!

It tastes a little different on tap, and most notably, I didn't get the hop flavor as much, but I got a maltiness, that reminds me a little of Sam Adam's malt bill. I would have to brew a batch of Sam without the hops to compare the malts.

It pours a nice color, slightly darker than the usual American fizzy yellow beer. It has a slight aroma of maltiness, and a little alcohol smell. It doesn't retain much head.

The best part of this beer is I can drink it all night. It is smooth, has some flavor, and is cheap.

Great beer, great price.

Serving type: on-tap

02-05-2007 00:56:11 | More by zymurgy4all
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mempath

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +47%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

for what it IS (a light lager...), not bad at all! actually, GOOD (compared to the superMacros). still has a bit of red and that makes it a little more unique than other 'lites'...i've had these before but never focused on it.

smell is not sweet at all...a bit of sourness, very appealing, though of course, i'd like more intensity. that's not what this was designed for. i have to remember that (to be FAIR and not compare this to hot rods and hop rides....that just explode...) this is a small MACRO offering.

taste/mouthfeel is very refreshing, a sort of sour dough (light...) that is AT LEAST 'flavorable'...went really well with my dad's pasta fasul zuppa...quenched my thirst, washed down that pleasant overdose of homegrown and grinded red pepper.

all in all, i wouldn't normally buy this (i just don't DO light beers unless offered one or it's in a variety pack). easy to drink for sure. still, light beers are almost an oxymoron and are, by nature, handicapped. and that's ok. they serve a purpose like decaf coffee...and even NA 'beers'....but this is a fine and standup brew. will have to compare this to Sam Adams Light whenever i get offered one.

edit addendum note: an A- here is not the same as an A- elsewhere...this is judging it as it is as well as keeping in mind what a LIGHT beer 'is'...for what it is, this is pretty darn solid.

also, i will try and review the CAN version of this...can versions are simply NOT the same beer. never has been for me.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 00:48:34 | More by mempath
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vacax

California

4.05/5  rDev +44.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Beer from the can into a glass. Pours a deep golden with slight orange hues. Not quite as dark as the Traditional Lager but surely darker than the average light lager. The head grows rapidly, quite fizzy, moreso than the regular lager, and retention is worse, quite low, with a spot or two of lace. Yet for a light lager, this is visually quite a good brew. The scent has straw and citrus hops to it, very little malt, which is actually a positive here as there is not a cereal quality to the nose.

The taste echoes the nose, no malt to be had, allowing the hops to pop here, this actually tastes like a pretty decent pilsner (even if it is supposed to be a light amber lager - a category which does not actually exist). No real off flavors to be mentioned, this is surprisingly good. The ABV is also truly sessionable (though this may or may not be good for the light lager crowd). The body is expectedly light, and fizzy like sparking water. This is almost like a hop soda.

Overall one of the most appealing light lagers I have had. Hats off for this one, I think it is better than the Traditional Lager.

Serving type: can

01-27-2010 03:02:39 | More by vacax
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j_hollings13

Ohio

4/5  rDev +42.3%

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WesMack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +42.3%

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jboles5472

Ohio

4/5  rDev +42.3%

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nshorvath

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +42.3%

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Sagehawk

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +42.3%

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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +42.3%

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mooseisloose

Florida

4/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Smells a little nutty like peanut butter with a surprising maltiness. Pours to a light golden color with hardly any head that dissapears fast. Taste is malty but light with a slightly tarty and crisp hoppiness but really no bitterness to speak of. Has good body and the carbonation gives it a fizz but still a little thin. This is a tastier beer than I was expecting when I saw it was light. Being a 3.4% beer I am even more impressed. You can drink this stuff all day long. Great flavor. For the style it is incredible. This blows the doors off any BMC light, or BMC for that matter. For the price its a steal.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2008 05:37:14 | More by mooseisloose
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homerbunker

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +42.3%

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ReggieWeiss


4/5  rDev +42.3%

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keeganfrank

Ohio

4/5  rDev +42.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tea-colored beer with a light head that dissipates quickly. Grassy, sweet aroma with light citrus notes. Crisp, fresh, leafy flavor. Creamy texture, but doesn't feel heavy at all. The only way I can tell this is a light beer is the slightly watery body, but even that isn't unpleasant. Hard to believe this is in the same category as the BMC lights. I'd drink this stuff all the time if it were available in my area.

Serving type: can

06-07-2011 15:46:38 | More by keeganfrank
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Yuengling Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
66 out of 100 based on 751 ratings.