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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
6,431
Reviews:
1,712
Avg:
3.37
pDev:
17.8%
 
 
Wants:
191
Gots:
1,824
For Trade:
3
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Photo of mwvman
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SavyA
3.78/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NightCapper
3.72/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BellinghamBiker
3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of badgerbeer1
3.73/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The most American of all beers, its amber color add a different feel and more unique test then most lagers. Really like this beer out of can, bottle and tap! Great go to beer for gatherings, tailgates or yard work cooling off periods. Cant get where i live, but having buddies bring back to me from other states in bulk is a must

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Photo of Patriciag90
2.99/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of sposter4
3.75/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emmcmillen
3.98/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of baldy00
2.8/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of clskinsfan
3.13/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The American Lager. What can i really add that hasn't already been said. Quite simply the best cheap beer in America. It is incredibly drinkable. But not for the micro brew crowd. Drink it from a glass for the real experience. Pours a dark amber with a one finger white head. First taste is strong malt and very sweet. Nice hop balance through the finish. Worth every dime.

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Photo of Thewill450
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FriedSlug
3.11/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Copper colored beer with a white head that fades quickly and leaves only a stray speck and glob of lacing behind. The aroma smells like apple juice and tobacco with some malty sweetness. The taste is a little malty with grain and hint of apple cider vinegar. There is a sweet, acidic and mildly bitter aftertaste. There is decent carbonation but a light mouthfeel. It is okay but I wouldn't really seek this out.

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Photo of NappyB
3.39/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NickFry9
2.78/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hefekopf
4.18/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

The myth, the legend, the beer. Yuengling is, in my opinion, probably the greatest American beer ever made.

From the bottle and from the can, the aroma can be a bit harsh. Somewhat skunky (thanks green bottle), crackery and with a metallic tinge from the can. However, thankfully, the taste doesn't quite follow the nose. When drank straight from the bottle, it's more crackery and ever so slightly skunky at times, but the malts and hops still come through a bit. From the can, it gets a bit better, still slightly harsh, but the skunkyness is subdued, and the malts and hops shine through better.

This beer really shines when poured into a glass, however, as I suppose you would expect.
If poured well, the beer leaves a really nice fluffy and effervescent head that actually has really, really good retention. Lacing is decent, more so than most any other beers in this price range. Impressive, really. As far as color goes, it looks good enough for me; a beautiful amber-red hue, decently clear but not completely transparent. It looks beautiful in my old Falstaff glass.

The aroma when poured into a glass is very much subdued, but perhaps for the better. It smells somewhat caramel-like, slightly malty.

When taking a sip, the mouthfeel is perfect for me. Perhaps a bit watery for some, but hey, it's a lager. To me the upside is that it feels very creamy when paired with the flavor.

Speaking of which, the flavor follows the nose but brings more. Caramel-like malts bring a slight toasty character with them, which works rather well, as well as a bit of a crackery note, maybe a slight Munich malt kind of flavor. Overall very German tasting. A slight dank Germanic hop note takes a very subtle back seat, but that's a good place for it. As the beer warms a bit however, it really starts to impress me. A very bready malt aftertaste takes over, very caramelly, and suddenly this starts to taste like a watered down Oktoberfest. I really can't complain about that.

Overall, for me, this is THE go-to perfect session beer. If this was sold in my state, I would buy a case of it every time I go beer shopping. However, since it isn't, every time I'm in the distribution area, I buy a case or several to take home with me. I'm proud to say my family and friends are all Yuengling lovers and we have several cases in our basements to enjoy. Ein Prosit to America's greatest beer.

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Photo of lupercmda
3.25/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dd53grif
3.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lawlmartz
3.83/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbeebe
3.58/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wiescins
3/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of heddar33
1.74/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JNPIII127
3.14/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SoCalBeck
1.37/5  rDev -59.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Tried this on tap and quickly found out this was a mistake. The beer looked hazy and not in a good way. The foam quickly faded and it basically looked like flat cola. There was little to no lacing left clinging to the sides of the glass which I suspect was not 100% clean either. The carbonation was way too much giving me unpleasant gas. It looked and smelled like flat soda that has been sitting on the shelf for years. It got even worse once it started to warm up a little. The mouth feel was what I can only describe as "chunky". This was not a good beer. In fact this was terrible. I'd sooner have a PBR which is saying something since I can't stand Pabst Blue Ribbon. I had to down a couple of tequila shots just to get the nasty taste out of my mouth. A D- on the grade scale. Do yourself a favor and avoid this at all costs unless you want strange gas and severe stomach pains all night long.

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Photo of Stout_Scout
4.15/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Yuengling Traditional Lager from Yuengling Brewery
3.37 out of 5 based on 6,431 ratings.
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