Golden Pilsner | Yuengling Brewery

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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: 115 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Jsalz21
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Danspot
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good pilsner and another good beer from Yuengling worth a taste

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Photo of mbostenbeer
3.57/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Simple....appearance is “golden” with a little lace, clean aroma with a smooth taste & a “ bite” at the end making it a little different then most Pilsners. Good add to the line up.

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Photo of StevenMilligan
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

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 ChainGangGuy
2.94/5  rDev -16.5%
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 psugrad98
3.46/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall a good beer. Pours golden with medium head with clingy lace. Balanced hop and malt aroma with trace of cereal graininess.

Mouth feel is smooth with a balanced hop bitterness and floral mouthfeel with sweet light malt. Slight grain sweetness emerges ad beer warms.

Overall a good take on the Pilsner, with a good balance, but could use a bit more of a hop presence to truly be a homerun.

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

Pours a clear golden yellow with moderate head. Faint, persistent lacing.
Smell is very light grain. Not much to it.
Taste is some corn and mildly bitter finish.

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Photo of Fenix2009
3.51/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tfsimpkins
3.26/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Very close. If only Yuengling could dial in that lingering noble hop character on the finish, I think they'll have a home run.

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Photo of MikeWard
3.09/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a pint glass. Julian bottled date translates to March 19th, so this beer is less than 2 weeks old. Don't remember seeing a bottled date on Yuengling beers before, but perhaps I just don't pay attention to them since I live in Pottsville.

Pale golden yellow color, average carbonation, head dissipates very quickly to almost nothing. No lacing.

No aroma at all, nothing good, nothing bad.

Hmm. There is a certain slight sweet maltiness to it, but the aftertaste is a little off putting.

Mouth is above medium, faintly bitter, finish as mentioned above, is a little off.

Overall, I was looking forward to this one, since I enjoyed their most recent releases, Summer Wheat and IPL. Unfortunately, Golden Pilsener is a bit of letdown. In fact, it tastes similar to some of their other regular offerings. Sadly Summer Wheat and IPL have been discontinued. They were both better than this offering.

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Photo of Budlum
3.64/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stakem
3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
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 AngryDutchman
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deeper than your usual color but they call it "Golden," and it is. Head is good but dissipates quickly. I'm giving color points over head retention here.

Aroma is pretty average. Not unexpected for the style because the hops, while Noble German, are not a primary component of the style.

Taste is pleasant and - to be honest - cleaner and more refreshing than I expected considering the ubiquitous use of corn grit across the Yuengling product offerings. Not sweet/corny/syrupy, so kudos for that.
Mouth feel is good, although not creamy or frothy. Decent. And not over carbonated, so I give it credit for that.
All in all, while it doesn't eclipse Porter for "favored beer status" from Yuengling, I think they've done well with this. Four stars.

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Golden Pilsner from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 115 ratings