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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#41,890
Reviews:
1,775
Ratings:
6,785
pDev:
17.6%
 
 
Wants:
216
Gots:
2,060
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 6,785 |  Reviews: 1,775
Photo of tmx1911
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Excellent lager at the price point.

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Photo of Corporate_Guy
1.91/5  rDev -44%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Photo of nmy14
4.1/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jguzman718
4.06/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mjk5026
3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

I've only had this a couple times at chain restaurants that didn't offer much else. I can see why it was served ice cold, there just wasn't much to it after it warmed. I didn't get some of the off flavors others have mentioned. Honestly, I just didn't get much at all.

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Photo of soccersam159
3.26/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of bafcats
3.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jjl329
3.93/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fatheroftoomany
3.44/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber lager with a flat smell. Pours a nice head and finishes smooth. It feels watery and lacks body. However for a standard $20 a case beer it exceeds expectations and is my go to if I drink cheap at the bar.

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Photo of Greywulfken
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Hitting some ticks on the most popular beers list and after a disappointing Pabst Blue Ribbon, this was next... Blech! Can't just be me, BA - this is a terrible thing to drink - it's not just that it's flavorless, its that it tastes gross - I'm not even going to bother with descriptors... Beers like this are why lagers get a bad name...

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Photo of crash8per
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pjokinen
3.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of turbasco
3.28/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PMakowski
3.65/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz Can poured into glass
Look - amber orange color with a decent foam head and lots of glass lacing
Smell - not a whole lot here, just basic beer aroma with some corn and malts
Taste - Can definitely tell there is caramel malt added, gives it a nice sweetness. A slight amount of hops detected but it's certainly not bitter. It's very good for a red lager. Carbonation medium-high and body medium-low. It's highly drinkable and quite refreshing.

Overall, i really like this beer. Certainly better than most other lagers you find at the grocery store. It was better when i had it out of a keg but that is to be expected...Grade is a B+

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Photo of dmacxxl
3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of uhWoah
3.42/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Riceskii
3.37/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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

Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 6,785 ratings