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Yuengling Black & TanYuengling Black & Tan

Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-07-2001

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Reviews by VaterRoss:
Photo of VaterRoss
3.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into Hacker-Pschorr becker

Pours a dark ruby-brown, nearly opaque, with a small tan-brown head. Actually leaves some lacing! Smell is lager yeast fruitiness with notes of chocolate and light roast. Slightly stale tasting malt is initial taste with light roasted malt and lager coming through in the end. Lots of flavor for a beer this cheap and most of it is quite good. Mouthfeel is very average in all regards though perhaps a bit "wet."

A very flavorful cheap beer with lager and porter notes, would but in a pinch or to introduce someone to porters.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of JLaw55
3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tastes like a porter that has had the rough edges smoothed out by a lager. Pretty much exactly what it is.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: No

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
5/5  rDev +55.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best of all Yuengling beers. Sister and Brother-in-law bought me a variety pack with Traditional lager, light lager, and Lord Chesterfield Ale. The unusual taste made me want more and more. Only wish it was available in Ohio. After drinking the finest of the finest, it is hard to drink a Bud or Miller product.

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Photo of flatblack80
4.85/5  rDev +50.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into pilsner
A: Very Dark, almost black yet slightly transparent. Nice chestnut head and light lacing around glass.

S: Beautiful dark roasted malts and smooth hops tones.

T: Simple but wonderful roasted malts, very light hops and something almost chocolate.

M: Nice start, flavor stays robust and then a smooth dry finish

D: I love this one. I used to drink a case every week when I was younger and then almost forgot about it. Back in my life again, I love Black and Tan. Great with food, camping or just hanging out.

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

for the price there isnt a better black and tan going. the 16oz cans are nice too. the pours a really dark, just like the porter, a little less thick, but equally dark, hersheys brown with a small off white head lastign just seconds. smells chocolatey, i think much more porter in this blend than 50/50, at least thats what the nose tells me, with all that dark roasty malt. the flavor is also favoring porter, but its lighter in feel, and there is a paler malt profile the the look or the smell give away. a little dark cocoa, a little burnt toast, there is a slightly bitter finish on it. smooth feel, maybe a touch heavy on the carbonation, but the body is medium as it should be, and its easy to put a few of these away, especially in the fall. far far superior to the regular yuengling lager.

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Photo of oberon
3.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one pours a deep brown with a light head,the aroma is a little fruity and roasted.The taste is lightly malty and a little chocolaty not much complexity but straight forward.A little thin for the style but for a cheaper beer its a pretty good buy when you dont have much cash but want something darker.

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Photo of beerhunter13
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of Fear4Beer
2.25/5  rDev -30.1%

I drank this one time and that night my body was sore. I had aches on my muscles, it was the strangest thing. It felt like I worked out and my body was exhausted. That can't be good since I've never gotten that feeling from any other beer.

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Photo of brownbeer
2.98/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours reddish-brown with a thin, light brown head.

Cocoa and semi-dirty roasted grains with a sandy smell.

The taste kind of falls apart where the aroma wasn't bad. It's slightly metallic with more dirty roasted malts, a hint of sweet caramel in the middle, before a medium finish that leaves a little chocolate and not a lot to look forward to in the next sip. At least it's priced accordingly?

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Photo of wesbrownyeah
3.27/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black and Tan, Yuengling Brewery 4.7% alcohol content. 12 oz. brown bottle with dark label and tan lettering. Poured into a 22oz. pint glass.

A- Pours a dark fluid with a mildly tan head that fades to a frothy top and light lacing that graces the glass ever so slightly.

S- The brew shines here with notes of brown sugar, toasted coffee beans, cream and faint bourbon cask.

T-M- Taste is of dark malts. Caramel, burnt coffee and creamer. Very porter like upfront flavors with smooth and creamy mouthfeel. A nice all and all black and tan mixture.

D- Better than average drinkablity make this one a session beer and a great keg beer for a BBQ. Cheers!

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Photo of tbryan5
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of markallmon
3.61/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured vigorously into an English pint glass, puts off a thick, light-tan head, two fingers or so, which dissipates rather slowly. Color is very dark, but not opaque like a porter. Hints of red highlights. very beautiful appearance. Smell is slightly bittersweet, with a slight hint of alcohol and roasted malts.
Taste is sweet and rich, yet light on the palate. Oddly refreshing for such a dark beer. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, but not in a bad way. Very nice beer from Yuengling.

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Photo of dandaugherty1221
2.49/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

2.5/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of BK2084
4/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of TTripp725
2/5  rDev -37.9%

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

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has no other info.

Appearance: From the pour I got a small finger of light tan head which quickly fades to just a light ring of foam. This leaves a light lacing where the head once stood. Its body is dark brown with caramel colored highlights inside of it.

Smell: The aroma is fairly light overall but offers some toasted somewhat burnt malt notes with some bitter dark chocolate.

Taste/Palate: True to its aroma I pick up its heavily toasted character with some burnt notes, bitter dark chocolate. A light caramel like sweetness just barely comes though along with some pale bland Lager maltiness that just seems to thin out the darker half. The palate feels light and snappy but a little thin with mellow carbonation.

Notes: Overall its easy to drink with no off flavors but a little boring and very average.

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Photo of ValpoExpo
3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of nstroup
3.75/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of dgfool
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of TimoP
3.25/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Fcip78
2.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of Florida_Hop_Head
2.94/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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