Lord Chesterfield Ale | Yuengling Brewery

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69
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873 Ratings
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Lord Chesterfield AleLord Chesterfield Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
873
Reviews:
306
Avg:
2.95
pDev:
22.71%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
136
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 873 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ArchimedesSox
3.97/5  rDev +34.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear, pale straw to orange color, 1/2 inch white head, good lacing down the glass

S: Straw, grass,

T: Sweet malts, cracker, bread, hop bitterness comes in middle of taste, finishes with lingering sweetness

M: Medium to light

O: Not a bad beer from a great brewery. Their amber lager is my go to for superior taste, availability and price and this beer has many of the same attributes. A different taste than the amber lager but still packed with flavor. Definitely has a place in my rotation if I see it again.

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Photo of tcc
3.9/5  rDev +32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I've just recently come back to this beer to test out Yuengling's offerings beside the ever-present (in PA) lager. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by Chet. It's been years since I've tasted it, with many very fine IPAs and ales since then, and my first impression this time around was that this was a really nice estimation of a British-style ale. Admittedly, I like to growler my beer to soften some of the fizz, which I find unnecessary if there's any flavor. And like the Yuengling lager, this ale is much better served with a little less fizz. There's a little mild bitterness (my wife, an IPA fan, had a sip and was pleasantly impressed), but this is not an aggressive brew. I'd characterize it as mellow, and yet there are some nice fruity notes and a little bit of malty back end. I happened also to have a Chet with a cold cut hoagie, and I was really struck by how nicely it went with food, seeming even a little sweeter with the saltiness of the sandwich. Though I know this may not be what those who like strong, heavily hoppy brews are looking for, if you miss British ales, I encourage you to give it a taste. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Photo of BRiddoch
2.34/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured cloudy with minimal head. Smelled skunky but I gave it a chance. Hard to drink. I did not realize this was a Yuengling product till after the beer was poured.

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Photo of BEER88
3.82/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rwarde
2.18/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This beer is just awful. I couldn't drink it at 18 and at 51 its still the same. The beer has no character whatsoever. Its bland, tasteless, and weak. This beer has no redeeming qualities, except that its cheap, but I would rather drink any other beer then this.

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Photo of jakej0305
2.34/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Disappointed in this beer. I am a big fan of Yuengling beer, however, this beer is not on their good list. No hopps and no body whatsoever. Will not be purchasing it again.

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Photo of Budlum
3.4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KeithJames
4.7/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent beer. Snobs pan it because they are obsessed with only how strong the hops is. I don't like overbearing whiskey taste of a strong IPA. This ale is delightful because it DOES have a nice hop bite to it, but it does not totally dominate the taste. The beer is very crisp and with an edge, but even light at the same time. I love the way it looks in the bottle. I wouldn't get the can, actually, I might even suspect this beer does not do as well in the can. Get the bottle. This beer has a light non-feel to it, very light. It's just that little hop bite and the refreshing clean back drop. Whether this beer is the product of great striving for perfection, or a serendipitous try at an ale for Yuengling, they hit the ball out of the park on this one.

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Photo of Talonhawk
1.98/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of digitalflood
3.16/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of crow
3.62/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wegomlegging
3.45/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Solid beer, great 6 pack option for the price. Saaz-like hoppiness, very old school Euro style. Hopheads and beer snobs move along, this one isn't for you. Won't win any awards, but won a place in my minifridge.

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Photo of mdt88
2/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of MarkBeer555
4.34/5  rDev +47.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

For many years, Lord Chesterfield Alex has been a fine, reasonably priced ale that's very drinkable and easy to get along with. It's not too heavy and has a nice bite that elevates it above many other brews

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Photo of williamcrane
4.06/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cjohns73
3.27/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scotwilk127
2.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Urk1127
4.24/5  rDev +43.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBucket
4.16/5  rDev +41%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Have been enjoying this in a can. Has a tendency to get a little skunky in the green bottles. Crisp ale with a nice hop taste. I can drink these all day. Paid $17.50 for a case. Think about that... $17.50 a case for a beer with some flavor. Only Yuengling brings quality at this price point.

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Photo of FBarber
2.6/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Wer34truh
2.86/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rock_Glenn
1.79/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

I can tell you, this is a bad beer. I always have decent hopes of a major brewer making a pale ale, and am almost always disappointed. Tastes of a cornfed skunk, lacks hops, lacks body. Props to the salesman that was able to get this crap on the shelf around here.

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Photo of SNorton101
2.8/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Lord Chesterfield Ale from Yuengling Brewery
2.95 out of 5 based on 873 ratings.
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