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:
-
Reviews:
65
Ratings:
138
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
35
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Ratings: 138 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of Knapp85
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paulish
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
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 woodychandler
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This one pours a golden light yellow color, with a small head, and not much lacing.

This has a very light hoppy aroma on the nose, slightly grassy, with just a hint of fruity yeastiness.

This is pretty tasty, but ultimately falls short when compared to craft pilsners. The hop flavor is nice, adds a little bit of bitterness, but the malt character is uninteresting and barely noticeable. There's a bit of sweet and fruity yeast character, too.

This is light bodied and pretty clean, with a very high level of drinkability.

This definitely wins points for drinkability and price, but it's just ultimately not a top tier pilsner. I still enjoyed it, though.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.94/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a deep gold body of uncomprimising clarity. Inch of white foam steadily thins.

Smell: Very, very minor sniffs of barley, corn and sulfur, lending to a rather forgettable aroma.

Taste: A blend of malted barley and grits with some slight sweetness and a firm touch of graininess. Minimally bitter, a bit of citrus character to the hops. Lightly yeasty. Lingering dryness on the crispish finish.

Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It's definitely got that Yuengling taste about it.

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Photo of tdm168
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slatetank
2.89/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of stakem
3.29/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This is a very “play it safe” move by Yuengling where they can stir up some excitement/interest by releasing a new beer that isnt all that different from their staple offerings.

Light golden in color with a white cap, this doesnt smell like much and taste is just about the same. Void of anything interesting and noteworthy.

Take a bottle of chesterfield ale and lager, blend them together and cut with some water - voila! That is Golden Pils in all its glory.

Yuengling diehards will be pleased with this offering as it doesnt offer much character and goes down exceptionally easy.

Wake me up when Yuengling brings something more interesting to the table again like the IPL and/or Summer wheat that were pretty damn tasty for their style.

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Photo of Tone
3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear gold color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of citrus hops, pale malt, sweet malt, and slight rice. Fits the style of a German Pilsner. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, pale malt, sweet malt, hint of wheat, and slight rice. Overall, simple and clean, with a good blend.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bright golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is strong of cereal grains, some malts. Taste is malts, grains, a touch of hops, highly refreshing. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a good warm weather beer.

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Photo of plaid75
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of clayrock81
3.59/5  rDev +2.6%
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 RBorsato
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
3.56/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluejacket74
3.73/5  rDev +6.6%
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 Stofko1992
2.71/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of bubseymour
3.53/5  rDev +0.9%
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 buschbeer
3.51/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

1 PINT can
Served in a can glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden color and is topped with a couple inches of eggshell head that leaves no lacing.

I get a banana aroma and not much else.

The taste has hints of banana. The are basic grain flavors and no hops of which to speak.

Thin mouthfeel and light body

It is very light in every aspect. It is right up your alley if you like tasteless BMC styles which I do from time to time.

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Photo of Lukass
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Golden Pilsner from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 138 ratings