Yuengling Light Lager - Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Light LagerYuengling Light Lager

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Ratings: 891
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 2.82
pDev: 23.05%
Wants: 13
Gots: 95 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Light Lager |  3.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-22-2002)
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3.9/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(no freshness info - poured into a fluted pilsner glass)

A: light, golden honey in color, filtered clear... sudsy, off-white foam forms, slowly fades out to almost nothing, no lace

S: smells a lot like their classic lager - unbuttered popcorn and a wort of mostly pale grist

T: also tastes a good bit like the trad. lager as well, only with a notch or two less malt depth - it's noticeably drier, less perception of sweetness (which in the trad. lager likely comes from the alcohol), but not by much... has that vague yellow grapefruit overtone and sort of lingering, beach grass and citrus pith bitterness... still, all about the bready malt here

M: rounder, fuller body than the lot of macro lights, however, just about as bone dry... more akin to a Helles than an adjunct lager

O: in a blind tasting, one might mistake this for their flagship lager - a few sips in, a dedicated fan may begin to notice something off... a (not-so) surprisingly great light beer

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3/5  rDev +6.4%

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2/5  rDev -29.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -20.2%

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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.

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3.48/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 5/10/14

Appearance: Crystal clear, color is somewhere between golden copper and light amber - nicer to look at than a typical, hyper-pale light lager - average amount of carbonation - white head fades to a few unimpressive wisps of a cap, doesn't really leave lacing (typical for the style)

Smell: Not much in the aroma department, but still above average for the style - some hints of pale and amber grains - light aromas of bread and biscuits, with a faint suggestion of caramel sweetness

Taste: Just enough flavor to be interesting - reminiscent of their "Traditional" lager, just subdued - lightly grainy, pale and caramel malts - bready and lightly biscuity - low level of sweetness (which is actually an improvement over its bigger brother) - light spiciness, finishes clean and dry

Mouthfeel: Light body, nice level of carbonation, definitely drinkable

Overall: If you're going to drink a light beer, you could do a lot, lot worse

Criticizing the light lager category is easier than shooting fish in a barrel. It's more like insulting fish in a barrel. For what it is, Yuengling Light Lager is decidedly above average. The hints of amber keep things interesting. I'd place this at the top of my list, for cheap light lagers, alongside Narragansett Light.

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3.01/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yuengling Light Lager brewed by Yuengling .The brew pours out a nice dark amber color with a small white head. This brew is light it has an abv of 3.2.The smell is rich with flavor. There is nothing bad about the smell of this brew.The taste is light and crips. Not much to this brew as far as taste. There is some flovor at first but it goes away fast. The after taste is like water. I was hoping for more this brew but it is not there. Yuengling Light Lager is a good drinking brew nothing bad at all. I just thought there would be more flavor. But I guess it is smooth because of it's low abv. I would get this brew again.

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Yuengling Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
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