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Yuengling Light Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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BA SCORE
66
poor

813 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 813
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 22.7%
Wants: 12
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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5/5  rDev +77.3%

Yoopermk, Oct 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +77.3%

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5/5  rDev +77.3%

thatdirtymick, Dec 28, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +68.4%

JohnEricaLawson, Sep 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +68.4%

Yuengling Light Lager 3.2%ABV 12oz. bottle.

A- Light amber colored pour, with good half inch white head that leaves OK lacing.

S- Scents of light corn, little malts, decent sweetness.

T- Taste is mostly a lightly sweet malt with hint corn and a bit of hops. Smooth and simple mouth feel, even though good carbonation. Fuller bodied than most light beers., but quite refreshing. Minimal after taste.

Very drinkable, especially on a hot day. Only 99 calories!

Best in the readily available, light category.

JOT, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +59.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +59.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +50.7%

nado68, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +50.7%

Josiah, Mar 11, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +50%
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

garak99, Feb 18, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +48.2%
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.

zymurgy4all, Feb 05, 2007
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4.13/5  rDev +46.5%
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.

mempath, Mar 22, 2009
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4.05/5  rDev +43.6%
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.

vacax, Jan 27, 2010
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4/5  rDev +41.8%

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4/5  rDev +41.8%

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4/5  rDev +41.8%

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4/5  rDev +41.8%

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4/5  rDev +41.8%

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4/5  rDev +41.8%
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.

mooseisloose, Dec 06, 2008
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4/5  rDev +41.8%

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Yuengling Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
66 out of 100 based on 813 ratings.