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Yuengling Premium Beer - Yuengling Brewery

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497 Ratings

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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 2.87
pDev: 21.6%
Wants: 22
Gots: 29 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2000)
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4.75/5  rDev +65.5%

chrisdexter, May 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +56.8%

OCdrummer7271, May 20, 2013
Photo of psugrad98
4.43/5  rDev +54.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers to drink from draught. Though on bottle it isn't quite as strong a brew. This is definately a beer one should try from a bar room tap to get the full effect of this fine beer.
Its clean, crisp taste is a welcome change from so many other mass produced beers.
I has a good balance of hops and malt, with a slight hint of the grain adjuncts used in the brewing. Clear yellow, nice formed head with small packed bubbles. Goes down easily and smoothly. Very drinkable.

psugrad98, May 22, 2002
Photo of PerroGrande
4.33/5  rDev +50.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours to a straw yellow with a decent amount of foam. The foam endures very well.

Smell: A nice, malty, almost lager-like aroma. Nothing overpowering in the aroma. I detect a hint of some grain in the aroma

Taste: A smooth refreshing brew. A little light on the hops, but there is a nice almost lager-like sweetness that hangs around the edges with this brew. There is more character to this beer than a typical BMC swill-fest.

Mouthfeel: Not heavy, of course, but not watery. Carbonation is present but manageable.

Drinkability: This is one of my favorite session beers or "game with friends" beer (wish I could get it regularly in Ohio). Refreshing and not overpowering on the ABV, this slips down easily.

Yuengling's offerings are among my favorites.

PerroGrande, Aug 24, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +48.1%

probert, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of AtlasBrew
4.22/5  rDev +47%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It's a 12 oz bottle poured into a Yueng pint glass.

C: Pale yellow/Straw

A: Sweet corn and mild hops

T: Tastes sweet with a corn flavor, mild hops and good carbonation. Not bad

O: Premium is a great summer beer, drink it when cutting the grass or working on the car to quench your thirst.

AtlasBrew, Feb 19, 2009
Photo of Walsar
4.05/5  rDev +41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

$11.29 for a case of Yuengling - less than $.50 cents a can.

Value - can't be beat

Brewed locally - can't be beat

Taste - better than the national competition at this price point - can't be beat

A light colored lager with some hop "kiss" - nice drinkability - refreshing - smooth - a session beer at its best.

Walsar, Sep 22, 2007
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4.03/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here we go aCAN!

A finger-plus of off-white head with decent retention. Col.or was a lemony, sunshine-yellow with NE-quality clarity. If nothing else, it looked like sunshine/summer in a glass. Nose had a solid lager sweetness, none of that adjunct B. S. Mouthfeel was full with a lot of carbonation scrubbing away all of the B. S. on my tongue as I swirled it around. Taste was light, but clean. Again, this was more like a real Lager than their own Lager! It had a refreshingly mild sweetness along with a palatable flavor. I think that I was poisoned as a kid when when I heard adults sneer about it as "Coal Country Beer" while swigging Rolling Rock. What was that? "Steel Country Beer" woulda been Arn, ya jagovs! How would yinz have characterized Rolling Rock back inna day? Coal, Shmoal, it is a decent lager. Hey, take this to the beach in place of TenFidy and you'll only be thanking me. I still want to have Lord Chet in a CAN before I make my final pronouncement from on high in CANdom Come. Finish was lager sweet, but sans adjunct flavors. A nice, simple, German-style lager from PA. I am starting to doubt my own prejudices.

woodychandler, Aug 17, 2009
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

hohnx012, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

j_hollings13, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

DonLamps, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

BBlov, Jul 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

kgrichards, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

suavitaer, Sep 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

Powerstroker90, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

knoturbassist, Sep 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

jdpphotography, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

chucksim, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

chcfan, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +39.4%

Methical, Oct 13, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap into 16oz pint glass.

No point in describing this one in great detail as it's the same as any other AML. Golden hue, thin fizzy light head, light grain in the aroma, and sweet bready grain in the flavor. This one was a little darker than Miller or Budweiser.

However, this one was rather refreshing and enjoyable. Although it doesn't have the complexity of the top rated beers on the site, it servers its purpose, and does it well. If you're mowing the lawn or out on a boat with non-craft beer friends, there probably isn't a better beer (although you can probably find another AML that's almost the same). Recommended, in its place.

BeerSox, Feb 25, 2008
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3.98/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz CAN into a 20oz imperial pint. Special thanks to woodychandler for this from our recent trade!

A: Pours a really pale, yellow hue with one finger of creamy, bright-white foam on top. Carbonation was quite active.

S: Suprisingly clean. Mild citrus, toasted grains, and a kiss of hops. Pretty classic and unfussy.

T: Exactly as above. Quite enjoyable due to the lack of any off/mis-placed flavors. Exceedingly clean and tidy.

M: Smooth and a bit oily with a slight bite at the end from the hops.

D: This is a supremely drinkable summertime beer. I, just very recently, drank a metric shit ton of their Trad. Lager down in the FL keys and that is nowhere as enjoyable as this. I understand that this sells for about $12 for a 24-pack. You can't beat that!

GbVDave, Jul 04, 2010
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3.98/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have this beer offten and I like it very much. It is more to my taste then their Lager I really don't care for their Lager. I have had it on draft,bottle and can and it awalys has a nice grainy smell. It pours pale yellow and has a small head and light lacing on the glass.To me it tastes great smooth and refreshing, and easy to drink they made their fortune on this one way back. You can sit down and drink a few and not feel full or like you had too much. In your mouth it gives a nice refreshing feel and you can enjoy a few of these doing stuff like the lawn whatever and each one is enjoyable till your done no after taste. If you have never tried this one give it a try.

Schmidts, Mar 14, 2008
Photo of Kwak
3.88/5  rDev +35.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yuengling Premium Beer
Head : It was thin white almost tasteless.
Body :Was clear crisp almost sparkling.
Color :Nice yellow tint .
Taste :lighty hops a littel malt coming through in the end.
Aftertaste :clean and dry.
I recomend this one its like beer flavored bud!

Kwak, Nov 18, 2002
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3.86/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer regardless of what others say this beer taste better than Coors and Budweiser beers. The beer is used to drink as my regular beer and I still but six pack now again. A good drinking beer when you don't want a lager or a Ale and just want a plain good beer to drink.

jamesg60, Jun 07, 2013
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Yuengling Premium Beer from Yuengling Brewery
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