Golden Pilsner | Yuengling Brewery

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Golden PilsnerGolden Pilsner

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Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by superspak on 12-11-2017

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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of mdfb79
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of z_21
2.89/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of metter98
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a column of bubbles rising from the center of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high white head.
S: Light aromas of sweet, bready and grainy malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of bready and grainy malts along with a faint amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are faint amounts of sweetness and a light amount of bitterness.
O: This beer seems a little lighter in body compared to other pilsener and doesn't have nearly as much malty flavors in the taste but is easy to drink and doesn't have any "off" flavors.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of JW_Esquire
5/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love it. Not craft, but the best mass produced beer from America. Along with Yuengling Traditional

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Photo of Johnfan319
3.92/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is not a complicated beer. Its comparable to a European lager or pilsner. The aroma is of hops and yeast. The taste is the same, crisp and clean with a hoppy, yeasty flavor and some bitterness at the end. I'd say it somewhat compares to Zywiec, or Heineken, but a bit more mild. In my opinion its the best beer brewed by Yuengling.

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Photo of Tweezerjam
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's fine for what it is.

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Photo of bendukes86
3.11/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bsimpson91
4.95/5  rDev +41.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Stunning American Pilsner with great flavor profile. For its style, it takes a good jab at the European lagers with its taste being very similar. I imagine it being a cost effective beer to Becks, Heieken or Stella.
Let us begin with the look. It's brilliant and gold straw. The presentation is nice. Rather typical for Yuengling, very well done artwork. Going with the nose; the aroma is a tad muted. However, you get a ritch buttery malt with some peppery hops. Nice black pepper and grassy notes on the smell. Moving on to taste. Lets say I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor. Starts off very crisp, refreshing and clean. Bright buttery, biscuity malt that quickly leads into a floral, hop character. The bitterness is soft. The middle has a rush of rich maltiness that is well balanced with a herbal, grassy note. The finish is clean with very little after taste.keep in mind this is no competitor to Pulsner Urquell, also keep in mind that is not the same price either. I paid $1 for a 16oz can. Now for the feel. Thebeer is ultra crisp and refreshing. Wonderful smooth on the pallet with good carbonation with a medium-light body. Very, very drinkable. I highly recommend you try it!

I classify this Beer as a American Style Lager, within its style this beer is above its class compared to the many options in the category. This is a very high quality Beer. Not one off putting flavor and no imperfections could I find with this brew. For a American Lager it deserves a 9 out of 10 personal rating. I enjoyed this Beer and would consider buying it again.

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Photo of shulmm02
2.94/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of eldoctorador
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
4.01/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into lager glass, bottled on 12/17/2018. Pours crystal clear medium golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. A bit of fruity aromas, but not overwhelming. Nice and pleasant aromas with pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, light pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate herbal, floral, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of cracker, white bread dough, lightly toasted biscuit, pepper, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Moderately crisp/clean finishing. Perfectly clean on lager flavors, with no fruity/yeasty notes. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-high carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.7%. Overall this is an excellent German pilsner! All around great robustness and balance of pale malts and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and refreshing to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome clean pils malt showcase, with nice noble hop presence/balance. A very enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on style example.

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Photo of Fatheroftoomany
3.28/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste a little like a cigarette dropped in a coors light. Pours clear and fizzy. Minimal odor. Coats mouth very smoothly and you can slam a bunch of these. Tastes like a fuller coors light. Ok.

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Photo of BitbEerpenguin
4.7/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hats off to Yuengling for making a fantastic German Pilsner. Most pilsners I try that are made in America tend to get the sweetness too high. A true German pilsner should be high on bitterness and low on sweetness for a nice crisp taste. Yuengling nailed it, well done guys!

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Photo of rooster1970
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I think some may be judging a little harsh. It is not an epic beer. But, it is good for what it is. A solid, easy drinking beer that is not overly pricey. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Very drinkable, with some flavor.

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Photo of Higdon
3.11/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rvobzvert
1.12/5  rDev -67.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Looks okay at first but the aftertaste is like a dead sea creature. I finished the six pack but what am I gonna do, waste money?
Probably the worst beer I've ever had.

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Photo of Stephenparker
3.91/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: its a golden yellow will carbonation
Smell: it smell like a american pilsner
Taste: look call me a yuengling fan but fir the price best pils taste honestly the best is lagunitas pils cuz i like czech pils the best but for 7 dineros a 6 pack its damn good light grain tase with a slight very slite hop cut.
Feel: light and chuggable
Overall: i preffer the lager and black and tan cuz i likr dark beer but pils are my favorite ligher beer eith weiss but ill say price and taste this is amazing or spaten but for a lil more lagunitas pils is tje best

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Photo of Corporate_Guy
2.81/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Fairy
1.87/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Probably the worst beer I've tasted, in all honesty it tastes like someone dumped potting soil in lightly carbonated water. Boring bottle, but when poured it has a deep golden color, and not an awful aroma...but drinking it is another matter entirely. I love bitter beer, the more bitter the better, usually! But this is something else entirely, its a decent beer until the aftertaste hits you like a truck, with a very much "earthy" taste, and not in a good way.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of clayrock81
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden body with minimal head and decent lace. Smell is basically citric, veggie hops with minimal malts. Crisp, clean, light-tasting (meaning little flavor) and basically a dry lawnmower beer that is easy to drink.

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Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
2.75/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

16 oz can into a Tervis pint glass.
Clear, light copper colored body.
This is hop forward, as expected for style, but the hops are overly earthy and have too much bitterness relative to other flavor aspects. Lacks harmony.
Mouthfeel: Smooth.medium body. Along with appearance, this is the only aspect above average

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Photo of bubseymour
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Has a nice pilsner typical appearance. Small head and some bubbles in the carbonation/body. Aroma is very grainy and "macro" sulfur smelling. Not too fond of it at all. Taste is very smooth and clean finish. Not very flavorful, but nothing offputting at all really. I think this is just a one and done though. No reason to seek this out as it doesn't really serve much purpose over other options.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.59/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Golden Pilsner from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 156 ratings