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Yuengling Porter (Dark Brewed) - Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Porter (Dark Brewed)Yuengling Porter (Dark Brewed)

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77
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894 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 894
Reviews: 375
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 22
Gots: 46 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-03-2001)
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senttochris

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-16-2014 22:13:29 | More by senttochris
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thestoutmaster

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-16-2014 21:08:05 | More by thestoutmaster
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Skipster

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +33.9%

06-16-2014 17:42:28 | More by Skipster
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-16-2014 03:52:05 | More by tbryan5
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +19%

06-15-2014 18:05:17 | More by MarvinSnyder
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Irish_Fan

New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-15-2014 03:41:53 | More by Irish_Fan
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leantom

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

I really like Yuengling's flagship lager. I saw this in the store and was quite surprised. I had no idea that Yuengling also brewed ales (dark ales at that!), so I had to give this a try. Here goes:

A: I liked it a lot. Pours black (but not too dark); great head with good retention time. I was actually shocked at the size of the head and how long it lingered. Very good for a porter.

S: I liked it. Heavily-kilned dark-chocolate malts; almost no hop character. Hints of caramel and butterscotch. Overall very good for the style.

T: Again, pretty good. It's very light, but that's to be expected given the style (if you want a full-bodied dark ale, try an imperial porter or stout). Chocolate is present throughout. Caramel, toffee and butterscotch lightly grace the palate. No hop character. The beer is somewhat creamy, but again it's a little too light-bodied to be characterized as such.

M: Very light. Nothing special but nothing lacking if you drink this beer with the right expectations.

O: Good. I probably wouldn't go for it again, as I like the regular amber Yuenling lager a bit more. However, for the price it's a very good beer. If you want a cheap porter, I would highly recommend this one.

06-14-2014 05:10:16 | More by leantom
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

06-11-2014 17:41:25 | More by zekeman17
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WKyle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-10-2014 22:41:57 | More by WKyle
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soulcougher

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-03-2014 21:54:40 | More by soulcougher
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.46/5  rDev +3%

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real thick and off tan to light coffee colored head, big and three fingers tall, and a huge styrofoam swiss cheese top. Dark brown walnut body and some nice red hued edges. Some faint rising tan carbonation as well. Pretty good looking porter.

The aroma comes off a bit wet and clean. Very light grains and airy. Minimal roasting character and char if hardly any. Not bad, but not real solid either.

Palate seems to match the nose quite a bit. Light bodied wetness, and a bit of sticky yeast. Bags of decomposing leaves a bit on the roast and bitterness, with minimal dryness. Quite wet and minimal sensing chocolate a bit.

Overall it doesn't have much going on, but it's pleasant and drinks easily.

06-02-2014 23:52:36 | More by smakawhat
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-31-2014 08:37:27 | More by zestar
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

05-27-2014 16:12:19 | More by Rhettroactive
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AMCimpi

New York

3/5  rDev -10.7%

05-27-2014 15:12:26 | More by AMCimpi
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jeremy3311

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-27-2014 14:49:04 | More by jeremy3311
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sportzfreak1393

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-21-2014 01:39:20 | More by sportzfreak1393
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JSBILK

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-14-2014 00:46:16 | More by JSBILK
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

05-11-2014 22:40:01 | More by sebaastionb
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qballz022

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-10-2014 22:31:50 | More by qballz022
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2014 22:45:37 | More by Durandal_777
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WiserBud

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-08-2014 01:01:12 | More by WiserBud
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

05-06-2014 13:55:36 | More by MikeWard
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kcc

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-30-2014 14:57:00 | More by kcc
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-28-2014 16:28:18 | More by ramrod666
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-25-2014 04:16:33 | More by Horbar
Yuengling Porter (Dark Brewed) from Yuengling Brewery
77 out of 100 based on 894 ratings.