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Yuengling: What says you?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by C63AMG, Mar 8, 2012.

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  1. bkov33

    bkov33 Savant (275) New Jersey Dec 5, 2007

    Yuengling Lager: $4.99/6pack, $8.99/12pack, $15.49/case, $93.99/keg
    Black and Tan: $4.99/6pack, $8.99/12pack
    Yuengling Porter: $5.99/6pack
    Yuengling Light: $4.99/6pack, $15.49/case
    Yuengling Premium: $12.99/case
    Lord Chesterfield: $5.99/6pack
  2. Can't drink the stuff. Burned out on it years ago. The craft beer revolution came just in time.
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  3. diesel59

    diesel59 Savant (410) New York Jan 3, 2012

    I myself find this horrible!!!!!!!!!!:eek:
  4. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Savant (280) Illinois Dec 8, 2009

    It's a really solid beer for cheap. IMO thats the beginning and end of it. Not my favorite beer by any stretch, but good value for the price.
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  5. zsk

    zsk Aficionado (220) Ohio Jan 13, 2006

    Well... hearing what other BAs say is always entertaining, but really ......who cares? If you like it drink it, If not..go back to whatever.
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  6. Nicked

    Nicked Aficionado (190) Maryland Nov 8, 2010

    It's my summer beer. Yuengling recalls memories of college and good friends. I've had dozens of better tasting brews, but Yuengling has a special place in my beer hall of heroes.

    Has anyone had Yuengling Bock Beer? I haven't seen it for sale at any of my usual haunts...
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  7. mjw52

    mjw52 Aficionado (200) New Jersey Jul 14, 2010 Beer Trader

    I can go into a store in NJ and buy a case for $15. Or I could buy a case of Coors Light for the same price. When your BBQing in the summertime it just hits the spot. Light enough to drink all day, yet heavy enough to taste like beer. I wouldn't pay $30/case, but for $15? Its a done deal.
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  8. Beezee

    Beezee Savant (350) Illinois Jan 29, 2010

    I like the memories. Many styles that work well with hot summer weather.
  9. nrs207

    nrs207 Advocate (715) Pennsylvania Sep 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    This says it all. It's slightly more expensive for me because I'm in the state it's brewed in. PA can suck it. $9.99 a 12 and more like $17-19 a case, but not bad. It's way better than that BMC swill, and it's basically the same price. It's also independently owned, which I like. I don't buy it, but it's the only cheap beer I'll occasionally drink instead of water.
  10. I grew up drinking Yuengling. Before I discovered craft beer it was one of the only beers I could stand to drink. I still enjoy one every now and then when I'm visiting my parents and we go to dinner. It tastes great with pizza.
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  11. PEBKAC

    PEBKAC Savant (470) New York Sep 4, 2006

    It's not anywhere near as cheap as it use to be, so "the love is gone" so to speak.
  12. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    Yup, when I go home to Pa, I always can count on there being Yuengling. I'm really glad too, because there is always a lack of craft brews around.
  13. I had a bottle of Yuengling Bock a few weeks ago. Just like other Yuengling beers it is not an ‘exciting’ beer but considering the price it is a good beer for what it is.

    My local beer distributor has many cases of it but I live in PA.

  14. I recently picked up a mix and match 6er and got one to give it a shot because I have yuengling memories as well. It tastes very similar to the lager imo.
  15. Tut

    Tut Savant (495) New York Sep 23, 2004

    It's not that it's hard to appreciate a good lager, it's that Yuengling isn't a very good one. It's crap(thin, bland, flavorless) compared to Great Lakes lager offerings.
  16. Steeeve

    Steeeve Savant (265) Pennsylvania Nov 16, 2010

    The Yueng is somewhat overhyped by people who do not have access to it. I have friends who moved to non-Yuengling states and they always complain about it. I love it for what it is: a ubiquitous, fairly flavorful, easy-drinking lager you can get for $3 a pint. Regardless of our love for craft, most Pennsylvanians have a warm place in their hearts for Yuengling. It's a working man's beer.
  17. mcaulifww

    mcaulifww Initiate (0) Virginia Aug 18, 2011

    Indeed. I don't know anyone who drinks craft that would call Yuengling great tasting, but a great beer for the working/college man and a summer staple indeed. It may be overhyped by some, but in a BMC world, Yuengling is king
  18. dgs

    dgs Aficionado (195) Pennsylvania Jul 18, 2005

    "When the label was redesigned to what we know today, Dick also considered a change to green glass. First, no other domestic brand was in green."

    Rolling Rock?

    I enjoyed Yuengling (Traditional Lager, mostly) during the 80s/90s, in part because it was a small, local alternative to the big guys. My tastes in beer changed since then, but so did Yuengling's business. As a long time PA resident, I prefer not to support them.
  19. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Advocate (615) Florida Sep 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Yuengling is not that bad of a brew at all. I'll drink it over a lot of "normal" bar beers.
  20. its not distributed in my area but when i do ha e the chance to drink it i usually do.
  21. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Ha, ha, yeah (and the largest PA brewer at the time, too).

    ... and Straub, Special Export, Augsburger (was probably brown by then and a Stroh brand), Champale, Haffenreffer PS ML and most every US pre-craft ale (Ballantine, Little Kings, McSorley's, Rainier, Black Horse, 12 Horse) including, of course, Yuengling's own Lord Chesterfield Ale, which came in both green deposits and green stubby throw-aways (altho' occasionally it came in brown returnables 12 oz., and once was in stubby returnable quarts). Which is why I always figured they eventually used green for the Traditional Lager- they already used the bottle. (I remember them briefly using the green bottle for the Porter, too, around that time).
  22. Its a good beer for parties, I drink it at the bar as I think it tastes better on tap. I actually like Lord Chesterfield better which is there ale. Chetty is great during a hot day of mowing
  23. Nicked

    Nicked Aficionado (190) Maryland Nov 8, 2010

    Nice! I'll continue keeping an eye out for it... in the mean time, I'm going to get down with some IPA and pizza!
  24. JNewbs

    JNewbs Savant (260) Ohio Apr 20, 2009

    I say NAY! I was... forced... to drink a case of it at my bachelor party. Hilarity did not ensue.
  25. DevilsCups

    DevilsCups Savant (340) New York Mar 3, 2010

    Perfect locker-room beer after a hockey game.
  26. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    That "story" does not jive with the historic record. Here's a photo from a Yuengling promo booklet, circa late 1980's, so right after Yuengling Traditional Lager was released (1987) and still using the original "dull" label, and it, along with Porter and Lord Chesterfield, was packaged in green "Heritage" style bottles.


    At the time, their other beers came in long neck returnables (green for LCA only) and brown US-style stubby throw-aways.
  27. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    Growing up in Pa many years ago it was the "cheap" beer, like Reading, like Gibbons, like Blatz. Now it's cool to drink and very popular in NC, a major Coup for the Yuengling family, and it's not cheap anymore. It's ok, but to be honest I like a cold crisp Miller Lite better.
  28. Etan

    Etan Champion (765) Wisconsin Jul 11, 2011

    The plot thickens!
  29. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Savant (380) Missouri Jan 16, 2011

    Canned it's a great beer. Even in the bottle its not bad. We don't get it in St. Louis but I enjoy drinking it when I'm back East or in Florida.
  30. This stuff's supreme out of kegs!
  31. beerhan

    beerhan Advocate (500) Ohio Apr 28, 2010 Beer Trader

    Loved Yuengling when it was not available in Ohio. It used to be a super tasty beer for warm weather but no other time. When it came here, I tried it and really did not care...That being said for the price, it is a lot better than all things in its price range.

    Even though I am not a big fan of the normal version, I have sort of made it tradition to grab a 22oz black and tan for $2.22 on Tuesdays when I go for wing night. I am not sure why but call it a place bias or whatever but with my wings that beer is delicious.

    The thing about this beer is that it is terrible compared to most of the beers people on here drink but hey it could be worse and it's still cheap and its a lot better than good ol' red white and blue cans
  32. Much love for Yuengling.
  33. The lager is a bad beer, period. I don't really care about the price point, and while it may be marginally better than BMC, it is still clearly 1-dimensional, flavorless mediocrity and I won't pay money for it.
  34. Mgm54

    Mgm54 Savant (440) Illinois Apr 7, 2011 Beer Trader

    It is very drinkable, and can be enjoyed in the right mood, but I hate it for the passion that some people from PA have for it
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  35. nc41

    nc41 Champion (855) North Carolina Sep 25, 2008 Beer Trader

    I don't drink it, not bad, but if I'm drinking BMC stuff I go to Miller Lite.
  36. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Advocate (590) Minnesota Oct 4, 2012 Beer Trader

  37. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    You do realize that my post that you're quoting is from March of 2012?

    It wasn't a "lie!" then - the bottled version wouldn't be released until six months after I wrote that.
    Yuengling Oktoberfest to be Bottled
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  38. CurtFromHershey

    CurtFromHershey Advocate (590) Minnesota Oct 4, 2012 Beer Trader

    LOL sorry, too early in the day for me to notice that.

    So let me try again... Truths!
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  39. njhopspop

    njhopspop Savant (345) New Jersey Oct 17, 2010

    I'll call it "serviceable". This is usually the go to when I bring beer to parties where I know there are only bmc drinkers. It's easily attainable 'round these parts and at most bars or restaurants where they don't bother with craft. If I find myself in such establishments, it's my go to. Best of the bottom rung.
  40. BradtheGreat7

    BradtheGreat7 Savant (340) Ohio Jul 22, 2011

    This was my go to before I became a geek. Now I only consider them a decent macro who happen to make superior stuff in terms of bud, miller, coors, etc. And $4.99 a 6 pk? Here it is $7.99 a six pack. Great lakes is $7.99 a six pack. So you can imagine if it came down to the 2 which one I'd buy. I tend to buy a 6 pack of it a year due to some of my company can't drink craft beer. I tried their Oktoberfest and it was pretty below average if you me. Sorry but I'll be giving the majority of my hard earned money to the brewers who go out of their way to make the best beer
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