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Yuengling Traditional LagerYuengling Traditional Lager

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Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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Ratings: 6,642 |  Reviews: 1,749
Photo of StevieW
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think these are fresher in Florida, they also have a brewery in Tampa, FL. Readily available, quality, and inexspensive beer. Nice clear amber color, thin white head. Sometimes a harsh bitter smell, but the sweet flavors and drinkability get you past that. Always available on tap and bottles. Nice feel to it, especially on tap. Some of the bottles get a funky, skunky taste to them pretty quickly, probably the green bottles. I think it stands up to the other beers listed in it's class. Very tasty. Just a little inconsistent quality wise. A nice choice against the buds, millers, and others on tap. Very easy to drink several of these at once.

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Photo of Jason
3.38/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bit on the sweet side with no astringent flavours. Hops are light on the palate and barely round out the brew. A no frills amber lager. It actually does not taste bad as it warms up either. A good beer to grab on a lazy summer afternoon and let your mind go blank.

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Photo of canoehornpoint
3.72/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured a deep amber with moderate carbonation and no nead. Nose is a bit skunky but not unpleasant. Crisp and clean at first, leading to a moderate hop bite up to the finish, then a crisp an clean finish. This is growing in popularity. That's a good sign. Are the masses coming around and giving up the beerwater of the 80'?

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

Pours with a fluffy white head, topping amber liquid. Taste is light on malt, light on hops...but done very nicely, you can discern both in this easy-drinking lager. A good outdoor Summer brew, and the price is right!

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Photo of psugrad98
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Deep amber in color. Fresh smell with strong malt character. Taste is nice blend of hops and malt, with more sweet malt character than hops. Very slight adjunct flavor. Goes down smoothly, but fills you up quickly. A meal in a glass!!

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Photo of Erix
3.64/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer of Pennsylvania. Not really something I'd be too proud of, considering we've got Victory, Stoudts, and Yards, but decent. Its got a nice dark color for a semi-mass produced lager, and a decent smell and taste. One thing I dont like about it is the use of corn. It definitely gives it a distinctive taste and mouthfeel. When this gets warmer it quickly loses drinkability, and the mouthfeel suffers as well. However, this is still a much better beer than macrobrews, and is incredibly cheap in PA. $1.75 to $3 pitchers of Lager (the only thing its ever named as) are common here in State College, which makes this one of my staples. Try it if you can, but dont go out of your way.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.03/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A bitter lager. They are cheap in this area though, and still taste better than the Coors' of the world.

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Photo of mophie
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Having lived in the Delaware Valley most of my life, this beer has been readily available. On all counts, this is an average beer, at best. I have heard the hype ("oldest brewery in America, etc.), but who cares? This is, I'm afraid, as average a beer as you are going to find. I have tried many, many times to appreciate this beer, but every time I drink it (as I did tonight when there was nothing, and I mean nothing, else available), I am less impressed. Average. And that's all.

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Photo of KingSpank
4.68/5  rDev +37.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

There is never a time when I do not feel like drinking a Yuengling. This beer is a wonderful all-around beer. Not too light, not too powerful, and always delicious.

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Photo of inebrius
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is proof that an American lager can appeal to a wide range of beer drinkers. Medium in malt and hop character and clean in the finish. A decent, if not over-rated, American Lager.

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Photo of frank4sail
4.11/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A staple of mine. Affordable and crafted for the masses. Beautiful bright amber color. Not much nose, good head retention, smooth malty feel with a neutral aftertaste. This is out tap beer at the shore very drinkable (Sea Isle , NJ). It is the only beer we (my entire family) can agree on. And, have I said its a great value....;)

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Photo of bmills1608
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This is a solid, relatively lively, American lager, that blows the doors off of of the mega brews. I have visited the brewery (I live 1.5 hrs away), and drank many a Yuengling Lager in my time.

Great color for a lager, and very flavorful. Very slight sweetness in the initial taste, nice body and some real good hop presence in the finish. Very clean and refreshing beer.

This may sound blasphemous, but I think I prefer this from the can and not the bottle. Don't ask me why, I can't explain it.

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Photo of bk3nj
3.88/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yuengling is one of those beers that never disappoints. Maybe it's not the most profound beer, but it's certainly enjoyable (and cheap) to have a pint, whether at a nice restaurant or your favorite local dive bar. Add to that the Yuengling brewery's history (oldest in America), and it's a winning combo.

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

I really enjoy this beer. If it were available in Michigan, it would be my everyday-type of quaffer. I have friends who bring it back from Pennsylvania quite often. A nice light amber color with a decent amount of malt in the taste. Light hops, but enough to let you know they are there. What a nice beer and inexpensive too. I wish it were distributed to the whole country instead of the east and Florida.

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Photo of Murph
3.29/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

An average beer in general but far superior to it's peers in price (A-B, Miller, etc.). For your money a good beer. Much better on draft than in the bottle. More hops would definitely be a good thing for this beer.

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Photo of marble
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yuengling Lager can rescue the true beer lover stopping at the average Pennsylvania bar serving only pedestrian beers - they'll usually have lager on tap. A solid beer and a true tribute to the power of advertising as this beer had no respect till they began an aggressive ad compaign years ago.

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Photo of John
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very smooth with a bit of malt sweetness and a faint hop finish. One of the most flavorful American lagers.

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