Yuengling Traditional Lager | Yuengling Brewery

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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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,776
Reviews:
1,748
Ratings:
6,635
pDev:
17.6%
Bros Score:
3.49
 
 
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207
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Photo of Profundobaso
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - poured from a 12 oz can. Amber red in color with lots of carbonation. Carbonated head that dissipates quickly into a hint of lacing.
Smell - toasted malts and light hops. no fragrance that stands out to be amazing, and no smell that makes it putrid. Right on the average.
Taste - malt forward, hint of sweetness, and crisp and refreshing finish. the taste really distinguishes it from an adjunct, putting it in line with craft brews.
Feel - light bodied, heavy carbonation, and light on ABV at 4.5%
Overall - one of the best lagers money can buy at this price. Yuengling separates itself from the adjunct lagers with its great taste and lack of off-putting odors. An easy go-to beer at any time.

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Photo of evostudios12
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DrewTheBrew
3.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of raylpendleton
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of adam36
1.9/5  rDev -44.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Captain69
4.5/5  rDev +32%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THIS LAGER HAS A TASTE YOU JUST KEP COMING BACK FOR MORE

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Photo of Amandaturgel0731
5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tippington
4.45/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RayCannata
2.74/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Skibum61
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TrouserSneeze
4.17/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce mug fed by 24 ounce can. Same label on the can as the bottle. (See brothers review). Love the color, taste and mouthfeel. Lacing ring remains after each large swig. Hops and malt balance each other into a mild lager taste. neither bitter nor sweet. Tastes like a nice beer should, and is easy to put a bunch of these away at a time.

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Photo of Markaykis
3.99/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A solid, longtime PA staple lager. When compared to most of the adjunct lagers people drink, you can pick it out of the lineup. Pours with a moderate head, dissipates quickly, and for a lager, very easy to drink. Best paired (in my opinion) with any kind of fish. Readily available and easy on the wallet, I keep going back to this beer when I don’t want to test the waters with micro-brews. Been a Yueng fan for years and will continue to be!

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Photo of npdevil27
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of hsvihladp
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimpyle48
3.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Myboymi
3.02/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.27/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tliuzzo
3.95/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of egrandfield
3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gvickery
3.22/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this in Ruston, LA while visiting my daughter who attends La Tech University. I guess I expected more from hearing all the hype. $5.99 for a sixer of pints is a super deal. Poured into a clear plastic hotel cup. Beautiful amber color, not much smell, way lighter taste than I anticipated. You would never imagine this was an amber beer from the taste. It almost tastes like a light beer. It is flavorful but nothing extraordinary. I taste some adjunct like corn syrup as well. It’s good but not as good as I was led to believe. Great for the price and if it becomes available in the Houston area I’ll get it again.

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Photo of ben_tries_brews
1.84/5  rDev -46%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of jkblr
2.82/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz undated can poured into a vintage bow tie glass at fridge temp, no ABV listed on can. The beer pours bright light amber with short lived off white head. The aroma is minimal and really is just a hint of yeast and malt. The taste is pretty standard AAL with a little tart edge. The caramel in the color does not translate to taste. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, adequately carbonated and undry. The oily/soapy finish is a little off putting. Overall, ok. This appears to be an AAL with added color. Might have been a better beer with more lager time and less color.

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Photo of dschwartz13
3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bsimpson91
4.59/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Yuengling is historically superior compared with the big 3. Yuengling is the definition of American beer, they where the first, they remain small and they have never backed out of the game. That's American.
All things considered, this is a very tasty beer. Beautiful rich amber red color and a lovely yeast smell. You get a lot of cracker tasting notes, and some bitterness at the middle and end of the swallow. The feel is thin and very much like soda. Occasionally I get a slight pear like taste which doesn't happen often. This is about as close as you can get to a European lager but still remain American taste profile. Has slightly more bite than miller high life, still very smooth. This is my favorite American beer so far, and I believe I will purchase as one of my main stays.

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Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 6,635 ratings