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Yuengling Traditional Lager | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Traditional LagerYuengling Traditional Lager
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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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-28-2001

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Photo of wafers
2.99/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a rusty golden color with a thick, creamy head that dissipates quickly.
S: Nothing amazing...some sweet malts in the background.
T: Light taste of hops, somewhat citrusy, and pretty balanced overall. Very crisp and refreshing.
M: Very bubbly but nothing I wouldn't expect from this type of beer.
O: Yuengling is definitely a refreshing beer but other than that does not really stand out in any one category. It hints at some hoppiness but otherwise not too interesting...Usually a decent choice if you want a more straight-forward beer.

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3.4/5  rDev -0.3%

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of dasenebler
3.45/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm a fan of Yuengling. Under 20 bucks for a case of drinkable beer that actually has some flavor works for me.

From the cold can, this amber lager tastes very refreshing and light, with a bit of nutty malt sweetness. Some huskiness though. The mouthfeel is light with soft, but high carbonation. Aftertaste is not particularly inspiring, a little off and indicative of adjuncts (?). Drink it cold, and don't think about it too much. Like I said, I enjoy this beer for what it is: easy and cheap.

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Photo of Brown120
2.75/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Photo of Gaddabble
3.72/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.5/5  rDev -26.7%

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

A: Light brown/sun tea colored with minimal head; lacing is minimal as well

S: A decent sweet grainy malt presence; a subtle hop presence; subdued but decent

T: A decent grainy malt presence; subtle sweetness; simple but good little lager

F: Decent mouth feel and carbonation

D: An easy drinking and good little lager; a good, cheap, go-to sessionable beer

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Photo of scratch69
3.68/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Clear amber color with a fingers worth of head. Light amount of lacing.

Smell- Bready malt aroma with a touch of herbal hops.

Taste- Bready malt flavor with a mild caramel sweetness. Just a hint of hop bitterness at the finish.

Mouthfeel- Light bodied and smooth with an average amount of carbonation.

Overall- Very easy to drink and enjoyable.

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Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRPunk
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a pils glass.

A- The body was a clean, copper color with heavy carbonation. A moderate pour left a 1-1/2 finger, light tan head that dropped to a full film and left good sticky rings on the glass.

S- It's kind of basic. Slightly sweet, doughy malts and floral hops. Pretty well balanced initially. With a little warmth, the malts step up and become a little more caramelly.

T- A little on the sweet, malty side initially. I picked up a definite caramel flavor at first. Hops come through in the finish to clean up.

M- Clean overall. There's a pretty good bite from the heavy carbonation.

D- It's an easy drinker, but sort of lacking a "wow" factor. It becomes a little bland in the middle of a session (like drinking 3-4 pints while watching soccer with your brother-in-law). It's a nice option when looking for a something straight forward on the East Coast.

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Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.2/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is the beer I fall back on if nothing else is available. Nice copper color is pleasing to the eye. I has some flavor with a very clean finish and goes down easy. This is the beer I give to my macro friends when they come over because everyhting else is "too bitter" or "too heavy", or I order it with dinner if the establishment has no appreciation for good beer. Seems that several years ago it was harder to find, but now it is about as common as bud here in Pa, but not as "common".

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Photo of bjohnson
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear dark straw color, almost reddish with a foamy one finger white head. Good retention suprisingly.
S: Sweet caramel malt with a good background of hops.
T/M: Slightly sweet with a nice infusion of hops just to let you know some are there. Carbonation acts like waves, slowly pushing towards the back of the mouth with the sweetness of the malt and bite of the hops riding like a surfer. A bit of toasted grain can be detected also. Extra smooth across the palate with a nice clean finish. Light to medium body.
D: Solid lager. Hadn't been able to get it being in New England. Happy that my buddy brought me back a six pack. Easy drinking.

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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