Lord Chesterfield Ale | Yuengling Brewery

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Lord Chesterfield AleLord Chesterfield Ale
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2.95/5
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889 Ratings
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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,836
Reviews:
314
Ratings:
889
pDev:
22.71%
Bros Score:
2.41
 
 
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Ratings: 889 |  Reviews: 314
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

Photo of Octoberist
3.22/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Squire
3.09/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of womara
2.58/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
2.69/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

This beer pours a very light golden color. The head was fairly thick. There is little nose to this beer. The Taste is fairly skunky. This beer is not any step up from BMC.

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Photo of nyrblue2
3.22/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Resuin
3.03/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of rclangk
4.5/5  rDev +52.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brenstep
3.37/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Angerhaus
3.08/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Lord Chesterfield Ale from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 2.95 out of 5 with 889 ratings