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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,746
Reviews:
705
Ratings:
2,400
pDev:
17.65%
Bros Score:
2.85
 
 
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Ratings: 2,400 |  Reviews: 705
Photo of KeithJames
4/5  rDev +23.8%
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
2.97/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Re-review after a couple years lol..

Not terrible or undrinkable but certainly not my style either..

Basically like the most watery porter you've ever had..

Would drink again if someone else bought it but I wouldn't buy it.

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Photo of zachkrauter
4.05/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.25/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffreyhill021
2.92/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of nater919
2.89/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Jcarriglio
2.96/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GarthDanielson
2.92/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of jduprey007
3.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kojevergas
2.88/5  rDev -10.8%
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 -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of SrHopsAlot
3.34/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GregSemenza
3.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigedal60
3.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of speedlimit7
3.16/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ManWithNoName
3.66/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jliscin
3.36/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KMillard
2.8/5  rDev -13.3%
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 -7.1%
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 +29.4%
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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Photo of token_23223
2.86/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of q33jeff
2.49/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

**
07/26/12
Barley, Vegetable
Cloudy Dark Brown pour.
Rice, Vegetables, slight sweetness. Soapy aftertaste.
Thin for the style.
I used to like this a lot more. It was a "Good Beer" back in college, but now it tastes soapy.
**
01/03/2017

Despite what it is not; it is still a classic dark beer; one of the first that drew me top darker and better beers.

Lots of Barley in the nose and taste. I am not getting the soapiness that I got in 2012, so that is a push back in the right direction.
**

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Photo of RAFH
3.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smaddock
1.12/5  rDev -65.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of illpass78
3.71/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. in a tumbler.

Appearance: Clear brown with a two-finger tan head that dissipates swiftly. Some ringed lace.

Aroma: Kind of thin in the nose. Some dark malts.

Taste: Richer than the nose. Some weak-ish coffee, a little caramel, and those dark malts from the nose. Pleasant.

Mouthfeel: Medium depth. A little lighter than your typical dark beer.

Overall: Rock solid cheap B&T. If you won't drink this, you're probably a wiener.

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Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.23 out of 5 with 2,400 ratings