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:
2,356
Reviews:
694
Avg:
3.22
pDev:
17.7%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
470
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of beergorrilla
2.65/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SrHopsAlot
3.34/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregSemenza
3.29/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigedal60
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of speedlimit7
3.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ManWithNoName
3.66/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jliscin
3.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMillard
2.8/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Good for the price. How unusual is a low priced everyday drinking dark beer. Concept is great, the beer is average.

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Photo of Malacant
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A mainstream generic lager. Drink if free, if not buy something else.

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Photo of BillTurnbury
4.18/5  rDev +29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I like it. Been drinking beer for 48 years. Had some that tasted like s**t and some that were nectar of the gods. On that scale, the Black and Tan is good as a sipping beer on a cold winter day. It's not great, but it works for me. Better than Yuengling Lager or their Light Lager. $5.99/6 at Wegmans so I get one when we go grocery shopping. It's convenient.

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