Yuengling Black & Tan | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Black & TanYuengling Black & Tan
BEER INFO

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

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-07-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,366
Reviews:
698
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
17.7%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
478
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Nace4
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skabiski
2.77/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of btcole18
4.03/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jcarter1221
3.6/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
3.37/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tjwarren
3.11/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Well above average for the price - $5.99 for 6 pint cans. Ruby black with a quickly dissipating head. A cross of sweetness and vinegar in the nose. Taste is decent. You get a little AAL and a little dark sweet maltiness. Slick mouthfeel not thick but not too watery. You can do so much worse.

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Photo of kagee
3.59/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeanAmbrose
1.06/5  rDev -67.1%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 ounce bottle into a 16 oz shaker pint glass. Looks jet black w/very faint aroma. Quickly fading head and no lacing at all. High carbonation and tastes like flat coke. Mouth feel was very watery w/ very strong odd aftertaste. overall not a good beer at all. To be honest this was like drinking stale pop spiked with alcohol. Really disappointing. The fact that it was only $3.99/six-pack should have been a red flag. This is not a good beer in my opinion. A mega fail from the world's oldest brewery.

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Photo of scottlivesey
3.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

a middle of the pack brew. has been my go-to for several years as I know it will be in the supermarket's cooler. Yuenglling has changed the label and the blend for the third time in 5 years. no strong notes of any flavor. tastes ok at 65F and 33F. bought a 12 pack 6/11 for $8.99, so it is priced the same as Buller or Coosch. with a low ABV and ok to good taste, it is my choice if I having more than 2 or 3.

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Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.13/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jkblr
3.47/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled 4/17/17 poured into a tulip pint at fridge temp. The beer is dark drown with some copper highlights. The head is khaki and leaves some lacing. The aroma is roasted malt and a little corn. The taste starts with roast and chocolate malt then fades to a semisweet corn finish and no perceived bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with adequate carbonation. The finish is fairly dry. I don't detect any flaws in taste or mouthfeel. Overall, good. This is a nice beer for several without having to worry about getting loaded or full. It has a lot more flavor that a typical AAL.

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Photo of DrainBamage
2.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Pours black and has a nice quarter inch head that thins to a lace. The roasted malts of the dark lager are definitely present here. Not a whole lot of flavor here. Kinda watered down. Goes down smooth. No bitterness what so ever. Nothing special here. Probably will not buy again.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.34/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScaryEd
2.76/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Lorenzai_Konstantinov
2.91/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Hard pour into pint glass, nearly two finger head that lasts quite awhile. Decent lacing. Dark almost black colour with just a hint of ruby if you hold it to the light. On the nose you have some dark and caramel malts....and corn? Yeah, I smell adjunct in this. Taste is somewhere between a light stout or a watered down porter. There's some chocolate and caramel malts in there, heavily muted by the traditional lager, that adjunct note of corn is subtle but it's there. It all comes together with a lightly bitter finish and a taste that doesn't linger. I'll give them credit, you can definitely taste the individual properties of both beers this comes from, it really is mixed. So anyway, the mouth feel is thinner than I was hoping for but it's definitely got more substance than a BMC brew.
Overall despite its flaws, I do enjoy this beer. It has an OK flavor that is above the average BMC swill while remaining very session able.

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Photo of KeithJames
4/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When critiquing a lower alcohol content beer I do not let that get in the way of my critiques. I prefer a beer that has at least 6% and this has 4.7% - but I'm not going to count that against the beer. Wit that said, I think this is a very nice tasting beer. Slight sweetness of porter, but a nice refreshing minor bite. Very palatable. Nice slightly heavy feel on the tongue. Can't go wrong with this unless you demand a strong hop or must have the high alcohol. Also,This is much nicer to me than it's brother beer Yuengling Porter which is just a little too sweet for me. Also, this is much nicer to me than it's brother beer Yuengling Porter which is just a little too sweet for me.

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Photo of TerryMills
2.11/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

I really enjoy regular yuengling lager but this is a terrible beer imo..

Would not recommend, I didn't even want to finish the ones I bought.

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Photo of zachkrauter
4.05/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffreyhill021
2.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
2.89/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.92/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jduprey007
3.27/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

BOTTLE courtesy of Violetta - thanks! 6 pack was purchased for $7.99 at a Bravo Supermarket in Brooklyn, NY.

Dark ruby body with a pale khaki colour head. Head retention is pretty good - ~4-5 minutes.

AROMA: Amber malts. A hint of cherry. Dark malt sweetness, but seemingly not so much as to make it cloying. Chocolate malts.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Simplistic but balanced, with an effective dark malt & chocolate malt backbone in addition to notes of cream, a blip of cherry, and pomegranate.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, well-carbonated, somewhat creamy, and a little on the soft side.

OVERALL: Drinkable and enjoyable in spite of its simplicity, with a fair enough balance and no off-notes. I can't say I'm a fan of pre-bottling beer blending or the marketing gimmickry this is blatantly espousing, but it's not a bad brew by any stretch and I wouldn't mind having it again. Pricewise, it's about as fair as they come by New York standards.

C (2.88) / AVERAGE

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