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Yuengling Black & Tan | Yuengling Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
yuengling.com

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-07-2001

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Ranking:
#43,988
Reviews:
703
Ratings:
2,387
pDev:
17.65%
Bros Score:
2.85
 
 
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Photo of OldSchoolMike
3.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I generally prefer the lager, but get this from time to time when I'm in the mood.

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Photo of Lonewolfwmv
2.87/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Classless_Drinker76
3.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am not a huge fan of actual porter beer, but after trying this black & tan today I may give regular porters another try in the future. I love classic Yuengling Lager, so I figured I would give this one a go. For $1/beer when purchased in a 12 pack why not. It is maybe a tad bland, and thats probably why I like it. Strong porters remind me of ham more than the "coffee" or "chocolate" for some reason. If you are looking for a hearty non-overpowering beer this is the one for you. Serviceable beer indeed.

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Photo of TMM1983
3.89/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of generalraider
3.49/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Shane-L-Waddell
3.01/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of anthony-s
3.56/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryan12345
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gajo74
3.47/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

My first Black and Tan review on BA. I admittedly don’t know much about the style.
Pours a clear dark brown color. The modest head quickly dissipates.
Porter like aromas in the foreground including cocoa and chocolate malt. The background there is cereal grain, straw and slightly floral. The aroma is its best feature.
Feels like a thin bodied, light drinking porter or brown ale with a clean lager background. Dark malts, very light chocolate sweetness, bready and with a light hops spice. In the finish there is lightly roasted malt, moderately bitter and dry. Mostly smooth and easy to drink, albeit a bit grainy.
Interesting style. This one was ok, not remarkable.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.84/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Harmless for what it is - bland outside of a little mild roasted malt, the "tan" portion doesn't really assert itself whatsoever, but it isn't egregiously bad or anything

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Photo of OzmanBey
5/5  rDev +54.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of daringer
3.24/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of monk2021
3.6/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chossboss
3.22/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DMc8ride
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FHayes
3.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of brutalist
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbehlar
3.58/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle served in a snifter.
Pours clear but very dark red-brown with a decent head that leaves little lacing. Smooth medium body with medium-light carbonation.

Decades ago, living in Pennsylvania, this was my go to cheap beer. I don't think the quality has declined, but the competition sure has risen.

Overall: probably still the best brew from Yuengling, but certainly not worth seeking out.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.1/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had it in a golf course in a can. Better than I expected.

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Photo of Beerbubby
3.66/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Watery for a black and tan. Nice and hoppy. Good caramel flavor ... maybe more than I would expect for a porter. Also ... black and tan is a stout and an ale from my experience. So this is lighter and more watery than I would expect. Still a nice surprise at this price point.

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Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

8/2/17 draft @ Quaker Steak & Lube Sharon, PA

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Photo of Nace4
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skabiski
2.77/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of btcole18
4.03/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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