Golden Pilsner
Yuengling Brewery

Golden PilsnerGolden Pilsner
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From:
Yuengling Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
German Pilsner
Ranked #492
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
81
Ranked #25,989
Avg:
3.55 | pDev: 16.62%
Reviews:
168
Ratings:
389
Status:
Active
Rated:
Friday at 10:31 PM
Added:
Dec 11, 2017
Wants:
  13
Gots:
  90
Yuengling Golden Pilsner is the newest beer from D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery. This highly sessionable beer is our interpretation of an outstanding, modern pilsner, born from six generations of brewing expertise. Golden in both name and color, Yuengling Golden Pilsner is the perfect balance of hop and malt character for crisp and smooth thirst quenching refreshment.
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Rated: 2 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania

Friday at 10:31 PM
 
Rated: 5 by SRV from Oklahoma

Feb 06, 2024
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Reviewed by whynot44 from Missouri

3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Clear bright golden color with a decent white head.
The aroma is light caramel malt with a hint of grassy hops.
The taste is lightly sweet caramel malt nicely balanced by herbal hops.
The body is light, ample carbonation, smooth and very drinkable.
Altogether, this is a very nice example of German Pilsner style, light, tasty and refreshing, should be good with most food and generally just for everyday enjoyment.
Jan 04, 2024
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Reviewed by ElijahLep from Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Has an orange / dark yellow clear color. Tastes close to a standard German pilsner with prominent flavors from the grain. Might even like this more than the traditional lager.
Nov 27, 2023
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Reviewed by MrBear

4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
I was so pleased that Yeungling came out with Golden Pilsner. An "everyday" drinkable beer. Made in America. Don't review it against something it wasn't meant to be.
I lived in Milwaukee for many years when Old Style and Andecker were sold everywhere. Both had flavor!! Something most American beer drinkers were clueless about. Having been conned into drinking bubble water, just like their Uncle Bubba drank. Just like they did with weak coffee, that you could read the paper through.
These days beer drinkers are learning and experimenting with real beer from micro-brewers & imports and we now have beer snobs. Few know their butts from banjos, now having grandiose opinions.
Golden Pilsner is an excellent "everyday beer".... and I, for one am glad Yuengling, in America, is making it.
Their Black & Tan is pretty good too.... to the surprise of many who shun dark beers. (I keep both in the fridge.)
Seldom do you hear from those who thought the King-of-Beer was indeed good beer & not a con-job with good commercials..... and the ones who realize Europeans have been scratching their heads about our choices, while they've been drinking great beer for generations.
Oct 11, 2023
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Gold in color and very clear in the body. There’s a fingernail of off white around most of the rim and covering a third of the top. The aroma is of light cereal grains with faint grassy hops. I’m tasting light cereal grains and a touch of grassy hops. The body is thin.
Oct 01, 2023
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Reviewed by mcm180 from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
A good solid real-life Pilsner.

Golden-amber-a-lil-copper color.

I’m drinking from the bottle so no head to report.

Smells a tiny bit skunky and corny.

Good pils taste. Sharp on top, hollow in the middle, smooth on bottom.

Heavily carbonated but that adds some nice bite.

Overall, quite a good beer. I like me some pilsners.
Sep 16, 2023
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Reviewed by CobraChicken

3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
In my opinion, Yuengling can do no wrong. Finally tried this one and I’m glad I did. For me, it has the hop characteristics of a German beer- as close to a true Pilsner as any macro has gotten. Nice color, decent aroma, and I personally enjoyed the slightly sticky mouthfeel. The hop bitterness is perfect to balance the malt and leave a not too dry finish with bitter notes that linger pleasantly. I know there’s some hate on here for this one but I have to disagree. Yuengling is America’s beer company for me and this is another great offering that I will purchase again when I want that beautiful German beer taste without the import price. Open your mind and give it a try.
Sep 08, 2023
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Reviewed by MNJR from Illinois

2.62/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A pretty bad tasting pilsner. Harsh and skunky tasting. Code on can bottom is impossible to decipher, but this should be fresh, purchased at a high volume store. Rusty metal flavor, strange gluey body, no good flavors to offset the bad ones. Not anything like a pilsner should taste, or any beer really. Not enjoyable to drink at all.
Aug 21, 2023
 
Rated: 3.76 by JustinUbes from Pennsylvania

Aug 17, 2023
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Reviewed by Death_Adder from South Carolina

3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
At first sip it tasted like a Heineken, but the more I drank it I could taste that classic Yuengling underling flavor. The shape- shifting beer confused me all night. I think I’d rather grab Yuengling’s Traditional Lager over this one. It could be a possible repurchase in the future.

Style: Pilsner | Tap/Can/Bottle: Bottle | Abv: 4.7% | Rating: 3
Aug 15, 2023
 
Rated: 3.5 by regex5375 from Florida

Aug 03, 2023
 
Rated: 4 by Zachboyd3334 from Indiana

Jul 29, 2023
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Reviewed by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz can

clear yellow color, white head. grainy malt, mild grassy hops. similar taste - decent for a budget pilsner. thinner bodied, fizzy carbonation
Jul 28, 2023
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Rated by USArmyRangerVet from New York

4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
For the beer that it is, this is a very nice tasting brew. Smooth and goes down nice and easy.
Jul 01, 2023
 
 
Rated: 3.1 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

May 07, 2023
 
Rated: 3.55 by Trainradio2 from Ohio

Apr 18, 2023
 
Rated: 3.55 by Myboymi from Kansas

Mar 10, 2023
 
Rated: 3.52 by rrella

Feb 27, 2023
Golden Pilsner from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 81 out of 100 with 389 ratings