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

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

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pDev:
17.6%
 
 
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Photo of mothmanscott
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From notes 10/4/12: Pours a clear medium amber producing several fingers of short-lived, white head which leaves minimal lacing as it recedes. Aroma is toast, grain & caramel malt, fruity with hints of nuts, grass and earth. Taste is caramel, lightly toasted bready malt, corn, pepper, grass and earthy hops. A little bitterness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation; silky up front it finishes with a prickly bite.

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Photo of Liquorsmurf
4.14/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the only beer i willndrink that isnt a stout or porter. If your looking forna cheap good lager look no further. It does have a unique taste, but not in a bad way. If a bar doesnt have a stout or porter this is my go to. Plus you cant beat the price

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Photo of Vegasindependentbeerscene
3.2/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

America's Oldest Brewery. Yuengling has outlasted Prohibition, as well as, the corporate beer takeover of the last half century.

One extra star just for the sake of respect and staying independent all of these years.

Yes, it is not your first choice, however, when you are stuck in an airport or in a bar with very little lighting in Pennsylvania or any of the mid Atlantic cities and towns, I say, "Good to see You my old friend."

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Photo of ikidunot
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ashleylsmalling
4.57/5  rDev +34%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of FightingIrish
4.63/5  rDev +35.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Went to Florida, and, obviously, could not find my usual casual summertime brew (Schlitz). Where I would typically find The Gusto was this. And it is a mighty fine good 'ol American brew. The microbrew/import snobs may not agree (I'm not interested in your avocado beer!), but if you typically drink a straightforward American lager, this should be at the top of the list. Unfortunately, their distribution footprint is quite limited. But it is very good for a mass-produced American brew.

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Photo of Vidblain
2/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Dkloubec
3.01/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of gatornation
3.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear beautiful golden copper color with a khaki head. Smell had malt and a mash of fruit,hops,grass and toffee. Taste was very smooth with toffee and malt some grassy citrus hops in the finish. Mouth feel smooth and creamy with very little hops,very drinkable and nice on a summerlike day.

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Photo of BuryMeInSmoke
4.56/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SauceMcSauce
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tprshaw
2.38/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of joe1510
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle
$6.99 6-Pack

Good ol' Yuengling Traditional Lager is a handsome beverage. It's bright copper body glows when backlit and the clarity is near perfection. Each individual bubble can be seen shooting to the surface if you pay attention. The dirty white foam is silky and a finger high when poured. It settles, eventually, to a skimming with some puffy little islands here and there.

This beer shows some quality. The nose is grainy off the bat, creeping towards, and eventually catching up to toasty. So the main notes are that toasted graininess and a soft, surrounding earthiness. Softly spicy, complimentary hops bring up the rear. This is fairly one dimensional but what's there is enjoyable.

Unfortunately, the flavor doesn't quite live up to the nose. The same aspects are there for the most part but they're a bit watered down. White bread crust and a soft caramel sweetness get things moving and actually push through to the finish. They're met with a whisper of green apple and cereal grain sweetness. A mix of spicy and floral hoppiness wraps it all up neatly.

Traditional Lager is a medium bodied beer with a rather aggressive carbonation that fits well. Those bubbles get this beer moving at a good clip and leave an impression on the tongue. The finish is fairly dry which manages to boost the drinkability even higher.

This is a fine beer in its respective category. It's interesting enough to keep you coming and good enough to plow through many. A well made beverage on a large scale with a bit more character than a lot of the others in the same category.

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Photo of Frequency33
4.04/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beerguy04
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an amber color with a white head. Sweet malt smell. Taste is the same. Mouthfeel is light and easy to drink. Overall, it’s a sweeter microbrew like beer.

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Photo of Stoven5
2.89/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

This is not a great beer, but for value for money its way up there. When I see this on tap I always have a pint or two. You know most beers on tap that are meant to be a pint are served in 16oz glasses and so many times when the head settles lucky to get 13 0r 14 ozs so where I am 2.5 to 3 dollars not such a big deal. When you pay 5 to 7 dollars for a micro brew now there's another story. Also keep a few at home for when I know its the last of the night. Why any one would buy Bud or Coors or any other cheap beer over this I have no idea its way above them.

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Photo of Mikekrause
2.88/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

OK beer.

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Photo of DimitriK
4.75/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Lesiergreshman
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B_B
3.6/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of darkfalz
3.99/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A nice amber color when poured out. Surprisingly it wasn't heavy or dark tasting. Like all the other macro brew lagers I like, this is a good one. Smooth almost creamy taste with subtle carbonation. Very easy to drink. I sat down to watch a ball game and had two down before I knew it!

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Photo of Dalkri
5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Manthon
3.73/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TigerSweat
3.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent brew. A cut above most other mass produced lager's yet still cheap ($10.99 for a twelver in my area). Malty sweet up front with a hint of hoppage on the back end and it's very consistent. One thing I will note to those who aren't familiar with this classic - BUY IT IN CANS. For some reason the bottle ruins this beer. I can't stress that enough. If you buy it in bottles, you are guaranteed to think it tastes awful. If you're standing in the beer section right now looking this beer up (which I've done many times over the years with countless different brews) go ahead and give it try - just make sure to BUY CANS!

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Photo of dcotom
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a frosted shaker pint glass. Clear dark amber color, with a thick long-lasting white head. Nice aromas and flavors of caramel and dark bread, with a floral overtone and a whole lotta skunk. This could be pretty solid if it weren't for the green bottle. Word to the wise.

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Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 6,740 ratings