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Lord Chesterfield Ale | Yuengling Brewery

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Lord Chesterfield AleLord Chesterfield Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States | website

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
Reviews:
298
Ratings:
854
Avg:
2.94
pDev:
38.1%
 
 
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Reviews by biteme398:
Photo of biteme398
3.44/5  rDev +17%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Lord Chesterfield pours a very pale color - scarcely darker than Budweiser. The head is decent but not amazing. Smell is a surprise, with flowers leaping out at me. Taste is light for a pale ale but still pleasant. Has some mild bitterness as well as malts. Mouthfeel is somewhat watery. Not a complex beer but there isn't anything too bad about it. Hits the spot at times.

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Photo of JackJennifer
5/5  rDev +70.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the internet, and it is serious business.

A lot of hate for this beer, but look, it's cheap, and a lot of really pretentious people wanna hate. I get it. It's cool to call out a $9 six-pack on its lack of character. For everybody else, enjoy a mildly hoppy brew from a really great and old brewery.

So by all means, check out other beers.The Lord is solid, won't do you wrong, and it won't hurt you. But it can be your friend, if you look it in the eye, and don't blink. Drink this beer. 10/10 would drink again, often.

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Photo of clh323
3.11/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This ale has been around a long time. It's the brew I used to break in my girlfriend to the taste of more hops than the standard domestics she liked when she chose beer over wine. She graduated and is now the Queen of Hoppy. (Now I'm working to get her off that and onto more complex stuff).

You don't buy Chetty Ale instead of a nice craft Pale Ale, IPA or Belgium. You buy Chetty instead of Budweiser.

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Photo of MorbidPenguin
5/5  rDev +70.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

First off, Look, Smell and Feel is a joke. Beer is just a drink that gets you drunk. Taste is all that matters. So called "beer experts" are a joke. Everyone has different tastes and no so called "beer expert" can tell you what is good or bad. "Beer experts" should call themselves "people that like beer and think their opinions matter." Anyways, Lord Chesterfield is great! I created this account because I couldn't believe the low score. Don't listen to all these beer snobs giving it a low score. This beer is cheap and good. Everyone I get to try it says they love it. Give this beer a chance. I believe you will be shocked at the low score as well.

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Photo of martinlebrun
3.75/5  rDev +27.6%

A. Slightly cloudy golden, off-white head
S. Slightly "bread-like" yeasty smell
T. More of a Pilsner lager flavor than an ale
M. Well rounded, pleasant if "glassy" aftertaste
O. Suggest you do a blind taste test of this vs. a (cheap) European Pilsner - you may be surprised at the results. Forget the reputation, this is a good beer for an American large producer.

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Photo of rkyle87
4.75/5  rDev +61.6%

Can't beat this beer for the price, and I think it's the best beer yuengling makes. Golden in color, Decent amount of hoppiness to it for the abv's. Keeps it's head for a good amount of time. Leaves some lacing around the glass as well. Poured in my dogfish head glass to reveal all its hop character, and to maintain a head all the way through while drinking. Very drinkable. Like I said, for the price you can't beat it's flavor and character. Nothing wrong with this beer.

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2/5  rDev -32%

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1.25/5  rDev -57.5%

Photo of Todd
2.18/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Clear, bright golden/yellow with a tight, thin, creamy laced head.

Soft sweet tea-like aroma, and very clean.

Smooth, tighly carbonated mouthfeel. Little malt flavour or sweetness. Thin, faint, bready/fruity character, but it gets lost in the overall blandness of this beer. Way too tannic and unpleasant on the palate. Very dry and unexciting entering the finish.

Blah. Next beer ...

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Photo of Jpinoniemi
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of generallee
2.68/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Appearance: It has a light golden amber body with good clarity and some visible carbonation. From the pour I got a light, just off white head of soapy big bubbles. This fades out quickly leaving just a thin lacy ring of foam around the edge of the glass.

Smell: The aroma is light and thin. I can only pick up a slight cereal and mild grain scent.

Taste/Palate: Its light bodied and simple like the aroma it has a thin cereal grain flavor with a very light touch of lemony citrus hops. These hops add a very light bitterness and acidity. Under all this there is a slight light-struck (skunk) presence.

Notes: This is a one and done for me. I am a fan of Yuengling but this was a bit of a let down for me.

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Photo of ValpoExpo
3.25/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of dgfool
1.75/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of TimoP
3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Fcip78
2/5  rDev -32%

Photo of HerbMeowing
3.5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Jason
2.64/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12 oz green twist off long neck bottle, no freshness date.

Appearance: Light yellow blonde colour with a bubbly white lace that gives a decent lacing effect down the glass.

Smell: There is barely any aroma at all, blurred grain and that is about it.

Taste: Smooth carbonation with a light to moderate body, watery malt flavour throughout with some undertones of grain husk. Clean processed hop bitterness keeps things in balance. Very slight apple like fruitiness in the middle, quick clean and dry finish.

Notes: Lackluster and bland, goes down easy like an American Macro Lager with only one weak resemblance of an ale through the fruitiness. This beer does nothing for me other than quench my thirst with minimal flavour.

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Photo of merlin48
2.29/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I've had a few, fresh Yuenglings, on tap, with some Pennsylvania friends, but I've never tried this "APA". This Lord pours a clear, tawny yellow body, with an offwhite head that falls flat in less than a minute. A few patches of lace are left on the glass, but the appearance isn't impressive.

Aroma is semi-skunky, with some Euro-skunk hops. Kayo's corn syrup provides a not so pleasant malt backbone. Adjuncts seem present.

Mouthfeel is the forte of this one. A mild hops bite, and active carbonation are the salvation of this aspect of this brew.

The taste is, simply, unremarkable. Actually, it's kinda bad. Corn syrup adjuncts, and skunky hops seem to be what you have here.

I'm not familiar with Lord Chesterfield, but I doubt if he was a brewer. I'm reluctant to trash a beer, and Yuengling's is an excellent, regional brewery, but they need to work on this one.

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Photo of KolbMarley
2.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Mora2000
2.16/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The beer pours a very light, clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is full of skunky malt. Why, oh why must beers be bottled in green bottles? The flavor is also very heavy on the skunk, with a little bit of grass mixed in from the hops. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A skunky mess that I would avoid until they learn that green bottles are bad for beer.

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3/5  rDev +2%

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3.5/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev +2%

Photo of kingcrowing
3/5  rDev +2%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

Pours a very clear and slightly hazy yellow with a small thin white head. Nose is fairly lager-like with some light frutiness.

Taste is quite good, has a light hoppiness to with a decent malt backbone. It's pretty light and crisp, easy to drink. Better than their traditional lager or Black & Tan

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Lord Chesterfield Ale from Yuengling Brewery
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