Yuengling Black & Tan | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Black & TanYuengling Black & Tan

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Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Black & Tan

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of therica
3.35/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A= nice near-licorice dark brown; modest tan head with slight lacing as it's consumed.

S= scents of hops and a hint of what reminds me of old motor oil (not sure what that's from but definitely from the Porter side). The nose is telling me that this will be a bit astringent. Maybe a hint of prune in my imagination.

T- not bad, a little flat and astringent on the tongue, and the "premium beer" used must be some lesser lager that I wouldn't want to drink on its own. I'd hope for a better basic "premium beer" in this. Falls noteably short of Saranac Black & Tan. A bit gassy and foam-belching on the finish. Somewhat over-carbonated and belchy.

M- a bit tinny, flat, some light syrup feel, various nice dry malt residues.

D= not bad if it's what's being served but I wouldn't go out looking for this. It's become my cheap "go-to" lately while being laid up with old Army injuries so my wife has been able to grab a 12-pack for me, but overall it's nearly macro in quality.

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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3/5  rDev -6.8%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

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4/5  rDev +24.2%

4.5/5  rDev +39.8%

Photo of MerryTapster
3.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good dark beer, alot lighter body than you would expect from the color. Caramely, Slight Toasty taste. Nothing special, you would be better off buying the lager or porter from Yuengling.

Only reason that most people from NEPA enjoy this one is because it was a beer everyone grew up/were raised on, living 40 miles from Yuengling Brewery in the PA Coal region I know this first hand.

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

A - Dark brown with a two finger head that quickly dissipates, leaving the faintest of rings on the glass.

S - Smells sweet, more like a lager than a porter, but probably because I'm so used to drinking regular Yuengling.

T - Very malty, much different than it smells. There are caramel notes with some mellow coffee flavors on the back end.

M - Nice and creamy, soft on the palate and very easy drinking.

D - A nice session beer that is a welcome change, at the price point, from the macro offerings.

Overall, a good beer for the price, something worth keeping in the fridge.

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Photo of imprezawrxsti
3.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased in Bloomsburg, PA by my mom(!), who then delivered it by suitcase to me in Denver.

Pours a dark brown, definitely more black than tan, into a pint glass. Head recedes quickly but stops short of disappearing, leaving a nice covering of foam, just enough to insulate but not enough to leave a 'stache.

Tastes very porter-like, nutty and malty, with a good deal of carbonation.

Overall, I'd say I wish we could get this at liquor stores here...might be a good alternative to darker ales like Newcastle to switch things up a bit.

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Photo of Mississipping
3.45/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a pretty dark brown with some highlights around the edges when held to light. A small tan head rises and falls very quickly leaving very little lacing left behind on the edges of the glass.

S: Aroma is that of a subdued porter, which is probably an appropriate way to describe this, considering what it is. Caramel and toffee up front with a bit of roasted malt. Coffee and milk chocolate are even more subtle. Pale mats are nestled nicely in the background.

T: Chocolatey and a bit of caramel up front. A bit of coffee and roasted malt in the background. Toward the finish the pale characters come out, leaving the aftertaste slightly bitter with characteristics of the porter that came out before.

M: Lighter side of medium bodied with a higher level of carbonation that makes it slightly prickly on the tongue. Not very smooth, but not unpleasant.

D: This is one of my favorite sessionable beers that is easy to put down and overall pretty tasty for what it is and the price. Of course, we can't get it here in Mississippi, but it's something that I enjoy anytime I'm back on the east coast or family comes to visit. Wonderful beer for the weekend.

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3.4/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

pint glass

a - pours a deep garnet color with a thin cap of light brown foam. head calms quickly to a film and leaves a few thin legs of lace behind.

s - brown sugar, nutty malt, maybe some dark fruits.

t - more of the nose really, with a bit of bitterness on the back of the tongue that lags behind the sweetness. finishes on the dry side. not much going on here, but in this case that's not a bad thing.

m - thin with a little more carbonation than i prefer.

o - a decent beer, especially considering the price. much better than other black and tan blends i have had. if they distributed this in michigan, i'd have a new session beer.

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

Poured a dark brown color with reddish hues and some light penetration.
One finger foamy head that dissipates quickly.
Aroma is of malts with some hints of cocoa and chocolate.
Taste was a little flat, watery mouthfeel but easy to drink. Slight roasty taste upfront, but the finish was kinda sweet.
A decent black and tan, but not one that I would go out looking for.

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2.91/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle. Freshness date on bottle neck.

Pours a dark brown, with ruby edges. Fine, tan head. Faint scent of hops and malts. Taste is acrid and nutty. Lager has some bite, carbonation-wise. Not much taste. Acrid finish. Drinkability was not that high..

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.31/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a brownish color with a very small, off-white head on top. Not much retention and very little lacing left behind.

S: Not much going on here to be honest. A little bit of roast malt and some faint grassy/floral notes.

T: Much more of what I expected. There is a some lightly roasted malt and a bit of caramel. The grassy hops are a bit more forward. Slight hints of chocolate and coffee.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Drinks rather smooth and crisp.

O: Nothing wrong with this beer, aside from the closed aroma. AN easy drinking black and tan. While not my favorite style, this is one that I could drink easy enough, especially from the can at some sort of BBQ or tailgate.

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3.68/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a National Beer pilsener glass.

A: At first glance, pours an almost jet black color, but hold it up to a light, and it has a very dark red look. The light brown head starts off strong, but quickly goes away.

S: Notes of caramel and coffee, along with both biscuity and roasted malt aromas...and, unfortunately, a bit of metallicness. Oh well.

T: This is in no way on par with a proper Guinness/Bass black and tan you can get on tap at an Irish pub, but for what it is, it's still pretty good. Starts off with some toffee, caramel, and roasted malt flavors along with a hint of chocolate, then gradually transitions to a more bready pale lager flavor, with just a slight hint of hoppiness.

M: This is where the pale lager part of this beer takes over. Strongly carbonated, and could be a little creamier on the palate.

O: On its own, it's not a great beer. But take off the 'beer snob' goggles and put on the 'Mid-Atlantic college student who can't really afford much else' goggles, and all of a sudden, you've got a winner on your hands.

$7.00 for a 6-pack = win. (Keep in mind, the average craft beer where I live is $9-$10 a sixer)

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3.41/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark brown, with a slight red tint to it once it is held up to the light.

S: Dark roasted malt with a small amount of lactose.

T: Malt, lactose, slightly bitter and a hint of coffee.

M: Smooth with a slight creaminess to it.

O: This is a decent beer for the price. Not one that I would openly drink everyday but worth it occasionally.

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Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
3.22 out of 5 based on 2,356 ratings.
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