Yuengling Traditional Lager | Yuengling Brewery

Yuengling Traditional LagerYuengling Traditional Lager
6,479 Ratings
Yuengling Traditional LagerYuengling Traditional Lager

Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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

I was first introduced to this beer in 1998 after returning from Saudi Arabia. In truth, it was the first beer I ever had and remains my lager of choice.

I've had this lager poured, straight out of a bottle, in a can, and tap, and I still prefer it in a bottle after all these years. Taps can taste bitter and cans are just flat to me, as all cans are. Yes, it's in a green bottle, but who cares? It's Yeungling!

You can expect a solid, amber red with a nice head after pouring. The smell is above average for a lager, as is the taste. However, I've never had a Yuengling that wasn't bright and crisp, as long as it didn't come out of a can or tap; the mouthfeel is just satisfying.

Overall, this is just *good* lager. It's not world class, but it's not swill like most macrobrews. Over the course of an evening or weekend, I might try a few different brews, but I always return to Yuengling.

Now, for JayB123, Yuengling is brewed in Pottsville, PA, which is over 250 miles away from Pittsburgh. Browns will never lift a Lombardi, but we got 6 of them. Don't like it? Then join the Steeler nation. ;)

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of rodlavers
3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Davepoolesque
3.17/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Light golden amber in color. Fairly clear in appearance. Toasted grain malt profile, bittering hops and bread. Light, crisp and easy drinking. Hint of bitterness in the finish.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +32%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

i dont get the hype at all here. even though its not hype from beer drinkers, its hype from scrantonian natural light drinkers, i still dont enjoy this one very much. pours a funny muddy light red amber color with a soda head. smells like stinky malts and a musty basement. the flavor is more robust than all the standard adjunct stuff, but its not totally appealing. it has a wet noodle sort of taste that is just off the mark for me without really being able to be much more specific. the mouthfeel is my biggest issue though. it is way way over carbonated which makes it a tough session beer even though it would otherwise meet that criteria. its just too fizzy to really enjoy, especially from the bottle. overall a beer to skip, despite how popular this has become over the past five or so years. the other yuengling beers are pretty good on the other hand, but this always tastes old and cheap and like a wannabe sort of thing. ill never understand how this has taken such strong hold of the state of pennsylvania...

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.63/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at fridge temperature.

L – Deep amber color with a 2-finger cream-colored bubbly head. Pretty good retention and a little bit of lacing. Clear with lots of carbonation bubbles.

S – Grainy malt with some nutty and toasty notes along with a touch of grassy hops.

T – Starts off sweet with grainy and toasty malts and acquires a small amount of earthy and grassy hop bitterness at the finish.

F – Light-bodied with good carbonation, a crisp and light mouthfeel, and a grainy-sweet and slightly earthy-bitter finish. Malty sweetness lingers for a moment.

O – This is a pretty good beer, especially as far as mass-produced lagers go. Tasty, refreshing, and inexpensive. There’s nothing particularly special here, but you can’t go wrong with Yuengling when it comes to cheap lagers.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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5/5  rDev +46.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 6,479 ratings
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