Yuengling Traditional Lager | Yuengling Brewery

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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

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look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enough of the craft beer. Time to review something cheap and simple, which was picked up on a whim at $10 a 12-pack in the Walmart (shaddap) at Dahlgren, VA. Drank straight from the can.

A: I know for a fact that this pours a crystal clear dark amber/copper color, with a quickly fading, fizzy white head. Normally would be average looking, but I have to dock points for the usage of artificial coloring.

S: Corn and grain. Meh.

T: Actually not that bad at all. Not super flavorful, with the typical sweet corn and grain profile typical of adjunct lagers (let's be honest, that's exactly what this is), but it also features a bit of apple and caramel sweetness in the middle of the body. However, it does have a slightly offputting grainy, slightly metallic finish. Still, a big step up from the typical BMC stuff, and about on par with Natty Boh.

M: Carbonation is very high, and it goes down like water, due to its texture. A bit watery - but not as much as the style would dictate, usually.

O: Bigger flavor than the status quo + less unpleasantries than status quo + cheaper than the status quo (normally) = my go to cheap beer. By no means is it a substitution for a good craft ale, but it's good when I act like a cheap bastard (which is often) yet refuse to settle for something that's total shit.

Despite the score disparity, I like this even more than Natty Boh.

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3.33/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear light amber with a 1 finger spotty white head and lots of bubbles. Looks thin bodied.

Smells of some noble hops, grains and corn.

Some light caramel malt, spicy hop character and some sweet corn and bready malt.

Thin bodied with high carbonation.

A hefty cut about BMC as far as lighter easy access beers. Nothing special, but the heavyweight in its weight class.

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Appearance: Light clear amber color.

Smell: Nothing particular to note.

Taste: Smooth, light, subtle wheat and hop flavor.

Mouthfeel: light with lots of carbonation. Very easy to drink.

Overall: A solidly average beer. I found nothing displeasing about it and it was very easy to drink. It didn't bring anything special to the table but it was certainly a quality beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
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