Yuengling Traditional Lager | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Traditional LagerYuengling Traditional Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
yuengling.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,394
Reviews:
1,706
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
17.8%
 
 
Wants:
192
Gots:
1,790
For Trade:
2
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Photo of lawlmartz
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbeebe
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wiescins
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heddar33
1.74/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JNPIII127
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SoCalBeck
1.37/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Tried this on tap and quickly found out this was a mistake. The beer looked hazy and not in a good way. The foam quickly faded and it basically looked like flat cola. There was little to no lacing left clinging to the sides of the glass which I suspect was not 100% clean either. The carbonation was way too much giving me unpleasant gas. It looked and smelled like flat soda that has been sitting on the shelf for years. It got even worse once it started to warm up a little. The mouth feel was what I can only describe as "chunky". This was not a good beer. In fact this was terrible. I'd sooner have a PBR which is saying something since I can't stand Pabst Blue Ribbon. I had to down a couple of tequila shots just to get the nasty taste out of my mouth. A D- on the grade scale. Do yourself a favor and avoid this at all costs unless you want strange gas and severe stomach pains all night long.

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Photo of Stout_Scout
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.73/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dribblespit
3.59/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I remember when I first started drinking beer, Yuengling was considered a top shelf beer. I was drinking whatever the bar would sell me out of the backdoor since I was too young to drive, let alone buy beer.
Now, we have much more variety of more expensive beer to pick from.

But you know, these days, money is sometimes hard to come by. Thus I still drink Yuengling products. All I can find. I think this comes closest to what beer might have been like "back in the day" Whatever that day was, I don't know.
Drink drink drink and be merry!

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Photo of atniup
4.49/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm sorry for the 4.75, it's gonna make people so mad. I've had over 275 beers, including 25 lagers. This is just the standard by which I judge. It's world class taste, feel, and look, Imo. There are lots of great ones, and this medium bodied, beautiful red/brown, perfectly balanced lager is the best, imo.

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Photo of jbehlar
4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemochas
2.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of brewerang
3.57/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is the beer that got me started drinking craft beer. While it doesn't wow me like it once did, it is still my go to American lager when I want something light and easy drinking. Compared to most American macro lagers, this one has some actual flavor. Notes of caramel and a very slight roastiness are present along with some corn adjunct. It's a very clean beer with no off flavors, but nothing that will blow you away either. Just an easy drinking American lager.

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Photo of IBUBrew
3.24/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Neversatisfied1980
3.02/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DaveCash
3.18/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of FatPat_37042
4.09/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Great intense flavor of MALT, a little heavy under and behind the tongue but the aroma is full of Hops and Caramel. Not a bad beer to drink with a nice slice of New York Style Pizza. The fats and oils from the pizza cheese blend very well with this Lager!

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Photo of DrainBamage
2.87/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours a dark copper color with a lace of head. Smell has some adjunct aromas, but kinda malty. Not much flavor, no bitterness, a little dry. Overall a bland Amber Lager.

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Photo of ThatBandicoot
4.2/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.48/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Scent of sweet malt , beery. Sort of nothing flavor of slightly sweet biscuit malt. Well carbonated and light. Inoffensive I guess. Sorta ok. I remember back in the 90's when you would ask for a lager around the Philly area, this is the beer the bartender produced.

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Photo of joshautry
2.16/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of mattfred98
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rizzy17
2/5  rDev -40.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of HeavyBall
3.76/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a small one inch head into a glass. It smells like caramel and like an old barrel. It tastes like oak and a bit like sweet berries with kind of a heavy alcoholic flavor near the end. I really enjoy this beer it is my favorite cheap beer, other mass produced American beers really don't live up to Yuengling considering there about the same price.

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Photo of EmeraldMist
2.45/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Look - Had on draft, clear light amber in color, a thin ring of foamy white head, no lacing.
Aroma - Minerals, grainy, corn syrup, metallic.
Taste - Thin malt, slight biscuit, simple syrup, corn grits, sweeter than I remember, metallic, finishes quick and clean.
Feel - Light body, well carbonated, slightly dry.

Overall - Below average.

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Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
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