Golden Pilsner | Yuengling Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,655
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
99
pDev:
13.64%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 99 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of DigitGrowler
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of right2beararms
3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DennyP
2.52/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

said smooth taste, but was not good will not buy again yuck!!! bought a hole case of bottles drank 4 bottles so far and didn't care for it may be good with food but not by it's self, will go back to Yuengling light lager much better taste

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Photo of bushwack
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rclangk
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ahgeez
4.86/5  rDev +38.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of grahuba
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hartighe
4.56/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Now this was a pleasant surprise. Sometimes, specially on a hot day, you want an easy drinking beer (no hops comming out of your ears) but till has some flavor. Most Mexican beers that are not labeled "light" tick box boxes, as well as Europeans such as Heineken and Stella Artois. Michelob did it for American beers, although at least in my area, increasingly hard to find. Yuengling Traditional lager, although not bad, it had something that prevented me from enjoying a second one. But Yuengling Golden Pilsner is the definite american beer after a summer afternoon of working in your yard.

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Photo of Squire
3.69/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good clear yellow gold color with solid white cap and lacing.

Aroma of bready malt, some grassiness and a spicy hop element with a touch of citrus.

Taste of yeasty bread, some hop influence opens up mid palate, finish is clean and crisp. Hops come across as firm without being obtrusive with a slight citrus tang. The flavors are good though not outstanding. In fact this is a conservative prob in the Pilsner direction without wandering off the established boundaries of the Yuengling reservation. It's as if they wanted to create something new that would also be acceptable to their established customer base. Can't blame them for that, one of the reasons I suppose they've managed to stay in business for 180 years now. Which is extraordinary when you think about it, the Yuengling family was brewing and selling beer long before the original Pilsner was created.

Medium texture with balancing carbonation.

This Pilsner, like their IPL, is a step towards the style but a small one that's tentative, almost baby steps. Ok, that's it, Yuengling Golden is a baby steps Pilsner.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.28/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Yuengling Golden Pilsner has a thick, off-white head, a clear, bubbly, gold appearance, and minimal glass lacing. Aroma is of sweet sourdough, yeast, and faint grass. Taste is of those element, and some mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Golden Pilsner finishes crisp and refreshing.

RJT

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Photo of yuenglingfan101
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Taste a lot like Michelob Ultra. Not a fan of this beer whatsoever. I expected more from Yuengling. Pale golden color smells like a straw and tastes like drinking potato chips

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Photo of RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edthehead
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markaykis
4.74/5  rDev +34.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just tried this today and wow was I impressed! After walking past this many times I decided to give it a try. This is BY FAR the BEST Pilsner I have tasted. Yuengling did an amazing job here by providing consumers with an ALL malt brew at an adjunct price. I am usually a big fan of the Tradiitonal Lager but this gives it a run for its money. Before grabbing another bland macro adjunct, take a gamble and try some Golden Pilsner!

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 ounce can. Served in a pilsener glass, the beer pours a clear gold color with about an inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like bready malt and grassy hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some grain and floralness noticeable too. Light grainy sweetness in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is light, it's smooth and really easy to drink. Good amount of carbonation. Nice and refreshing! I think this is a pretty good summer beer, and one that I wouldn't mind having year-round. $1.00 a can at Kroger.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.62/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; very little lacing;

S: grass, grain, floral, and a little spice;

T: tilted a little toward malt sweetness; all grain and grass; finish is more malt sweetness than hop bitterness;

M: light to medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: refreshing, but not a pilsner I would seek out again;

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Photo of Foyle
4.48/5  rDev +27.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into shaker glass. A large, sudsy white head drops slowly with moderate lacing on the glass. Color is light gold with mild streaming carbonation. Aroma of cracker, biscuit, and grassy hops. Mouthfeel is light, smooth, and easy going. Flavor is pleasant mix of cracker, sweet malts, lemon, and grassy hops. A well done addition to the Yuengling lineup.

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Photo of Soneast
4.07/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drunkenmess
3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of barknee
3.65/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a magnificent deep gold with an impressive solid frothy head. I will say upfront that this is my fav Yuengling product by miles and destined to make positive press and renewed greatness for this brewer. Very malty (all malt) with ample bittering. For me I would appreciate it even more if there was a touch less residual sugar, but still a very satisfying beverage from a brewery which gives me great pleasure supporting. The all malt composition does give this brew some weight & heft and though it's not quite as devourable as lets say Pilsner Urquell, it's still a welcome and legit entry in the wonderful world of Pilsner.

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Photo of DanielX
5/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I just tried and I absolutely loved it! Just $5 more per 24cans but practically on the next level. This is a European beer. Not the usual salty sweet slosh that is accepted everywhere as the standard for beer.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stout80mizer
2.81/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Meh

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Golden Pilsner from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 99 ratings