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:
#44,865
Reviews:
1,749
Ratings:
6,642
pDev:
17.6%
Bros Score:
3.49
 
 
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207
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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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Photo of Baron_Von_Spielburg
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epterina
2.65/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Chilmer
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crackerjack57
3.74/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

One of the better inexpensive beers out there

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Photo of BlueTomorrow
2.63/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Photo of Humbolt9
4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The best of the best when it comes to affordable beer.

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Photo of HarryC
3.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DragonFyre1983
3.89/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

In my opinion Yuengling is the beer to go for if you don't want to spend an arm and a leg on a beer. It's cheap and it tastes good enough to be happy. It has the average abv, has an average color and feel, the flavor is definitely better than average and a ton better than a light beer. Buy it. Enjoy it. Be happy.

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

Photo of Matuhg
3.47/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of M4CDO
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eddiehop
3.84/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jimbob-gbr
3.97/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BlueShepard19
2.64/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Michelleroo
3.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

It’s pretty good. Super drinkable. Nice aftertaste.

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Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 6,642 ratings