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Yuengling Premium Beer - Yuengling Brewery

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BA SCORE
67
poor

488 Ratings
THE BROS
69
poor

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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 21.6%
Wants: 21
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2000)
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Photo of Todd
2.95/5  rDev +2.8%

Presentation: 12oz brown twist-off bottle.

Appearance: Extreme pale yellow, very thin (any thinner it would be clear), hazy with a thinly foamed white ringed lace.

Smell: Soft grains, floral and grape aromas.

Taste: Light in body. Malt profile is thin and dry. Hop flavours are a bitter sharp, citrusy, salty, steely. The brew seems to have an alcoholic character, which pulls the dryness upfront more. Beer finishes grainy, dry and with a bit of dextrin/grape sweetness. Corn notes, more in the sweetness and alcohol.

Notes: Interesting American Lager. Bitter than most. Thinner and paler than most. It's a really nice beer, but I keep on thinking "corn" ... this brew must have been brewed with the addition of corn as an adjunct ingredient.

Thanks to my neighbor Sandra for the donation, and for bringing the Yuenglings all the way up from Philly.

Todd, Sep 21, 2000
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
1.98/5  rDev -31%

Bought this in a quart bottle at the pizzaria around the block,what a waiste of $2.50.Poured a yellowish color with some head,not much smell out of this at all maybe a little breadlike?Taste was almost skunky,very bitter and nothing really stood out but the bitterness in my mind.I'll make sure not to make the mistake in buying this again.

oberon, May 07, 2003
Photo of tectactoe
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Pours a straw-yellow color, very pale, nearly clear, slight clarity, a bit more haze than expected. Thin, white head lasts only for a few seconds, no lacing left behind. Aroma filled with crisp grains and some lightly toasted malt (but not much). Light floral essence, a bit metallic on the nose, too. Taste is very light and crisp, thin bodied with a dry malt character; grains and corns are abundant, but still too weak to give a big flavor. Apple skins and grape sweetness comes to mind with the crispiness of the brew; hop flavor is low, although there is a slight bitterness that can be detected; however, it comes and goes without much taste at all. Some slight sweetness and a dry, crisp grain flavor in the aftertaste.

Overall, not an awful beer - certainly more flavorful and tasty than Bud, Coors, etc., but I still would venture to believe that better choices can be made wherever this is available.

tectactoe, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of Tiernan
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

Tiernan, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev +4.5%

TimoP, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of JohnnyBarman
2.23/5  rDev -22.3%

On tap at my resort bar in Orlando.

Pours a pale straw colour, thin, but durable head. Some lacing.

Nose is straw, honey, light hops and tin.

A bland, unappealing lager with a particularly unpleasant finish. No different from any typical BMC product. Stick with the traditional lager if you can, this stuff is pretty bland.

JohnnyBarman, Jul 27, 2010
Photo of Ceej1978
2.7/5  rDev -5.9%

Pours a light golden color with very little head. I even tried pouring one fast to see if I could create one but it dissipated quickly.

The nose is slightly hoppy. Hints of corn. About par for a light lager.

The taste is not quite what I expected from the smell. It seems a bit light but overall the taste is about average for a light lager.

The mouthfeel seems light bodied. Nothing special. Good carbonation.

Drinkability is decent. I poured two at a time into a 32 oz. chilled mug. Six were gone before I realized it then I moved on to the Black and Tan.

Overall it's a decent beer for the price. I'm a fan of traditional Yuengling and I haven't ever had a "bad" beer from those guys at Pottsville, PA.

Ceej1978, Jan 26, 2011
Photo of hohnx012
4/5  rDev +39.4%

hohnx012, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of Milkysunshine
3/5  rDev +4.5%

Milkysunshine, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of TheKwameYeboah
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%

TheKwameYeboah, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of briandaube
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

briandaube, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of williamjbauer
2.75/5  rDev -4.2%

williamjbauer, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
2.93/5  rDev +2.1%

Spotted this one out at Chicken Chuck's been meaning to give the premium beer a whirl since I have had all of Yuengling's other products. Besides the bottle is a short stubby quart that just looks vintage and classic at the same time. The appearance of this beer is a golden yellow with a very bright white head decent head retention going on here. The aroma though is of faint malt sweetness along with semi harsh slighlty cooked vegetable tones mainly corn and rice. Very similar to other macros in appearance and aroma, but the taste is much better than most. Very clean and refreshing crispness that does of some malted barley somewhere and there no off flavors attempting to induce my gag reflex. So, all in all this beer aims for mediocrity and comes out a winner. This is nothing special just good ol' American light lager compares with Iron City to me. Lighter bodied beer designed to be drank on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn, I enjoy this beer for the time. I just can't picture wasting to much time with a beer of that's just alright..

WVbeergeek, May 02, 2003
Photo of mrosenfeld32
3/5  rDev +4.5%

mrosenfeld32, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of schoon
3/5  rDev +4.5%

schoon, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of j_hollings13
4/5  rDev +39.4%

j_hollings13, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of JIMTRK16
1.75/5  rDev -39%

JIMTRK16, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of acurtis
2/5  rDev -30.3%

acurtis, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of Brenden
2.95/5  rDev +2.8%

About halfway through this beer, I know this review will be short because there's just so little to write. Not bad for the style, but what is that really saying?

An average look starts it off, just a bit of head then a wispy foam that stays around and leaves spotty lacing. The brew itself is the unsurprising pale gold.
This beer is almost the definition of nondescript: some grains (expected) underneath, slight pale malts, slight hops, a touch of skunk and a bit of yeast. The skunk in the nose if off-putting, but not so much in the flavor. It's nothing I wasn't expecting.
Crisp and refreshing, as most light lagers can be, but clean with a body actually veering toward medium.

Brenden, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of alesaram
1.75/5  rDev -39%

alesaram, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of ksiazewski
3.75/5  rDev +30.7%

ksiazewski, May 19, 2012
Photo of dacrza1
1.9/5  rDev -33.8%

DATE TASTED: 9/4/2014... GLASSWARE: Ommegang 10-year pokal...OCCASION: the NFL begins again... APPEARANCE: white, fizzy, foamy head that fizzles quickly; clear golden yellow body--random lacing... AROMA: sharp doughy cracker malts and roasted toffee melt together with a rust copper aroma--oddly familiar but, under scrutiny, not so desirable... PALATE: fizzy and slightly oily/buttery; easily drinkable, as it no doubt is designed to be...TASTE: sweet, malty and metallic, as remembered...a distinct central PA lemongrass and hard water combination...OVERALL: familiar but significantly less frequented than the traditional lager, the premium carries less weight than the lager but has a little more taste than the light--but not enough to elicit comparison or deeper analysis...

dacrza1, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of HeyJim
1/5  rDev -65.2%

HeyJim, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Mando603
2.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Mando603, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of thefireman
3.5/5  rDev +22%

This is my "go to" beer when I want something cheap and refreshing on those hot summer afternoons.

I have been drinking this beer since before Schmidts of Philadelphia went out of business. Long before anyone ever even heard of Yuengling outside of the Pennsylvania coal region. This was the mainstay for the Yuengling brewery for many decades. For years referred to as "coal region cooler". Long before "Lager" was born.

A light golden appearance with a three inch fluffy head that sticks around a while. ( a "beer clean" glass is essential for this to occur) Smells of straw, wheat and maybe a little corn.

The taste is crisp with a little bite. The alcohol makes its presence known a little. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but alright for a beer of this caliber.

Drinkability is real good. A great lawnmower beer. Solid. Yes, I love my Victory Lager, Brooklyn Lager and my Saisons on a warm summer day. But I still keep some Yuengling Premium in the fridge as well. Old habits die hard.

thefireman, Jun 20, 2009
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Yuengling Premium Beer from Yuengling Brewery
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