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From:
Yuengling Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #79
ABV:
3.5%
Score:
66
Ranked #30,605
Avg:
2.78 | pDev: 24.1%
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
269
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 11, 2022
Added:
May 22, 2002
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  43
SCORE
66
Poor
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Rated: 2.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Apr 11, 2022
 
Rated: 2.75 by mpenske from California

Mar 05, 2022
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Rated by willya77

3.95/5  rDev +42.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
In the tasteless world of lite beers this one produces.
Jan 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by Tacoma223 from New York

Nov 04, 2021
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Reviewed by UristMcBrewer from Pennsylvania

2.13/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
The beer is an amber color with a white head that disappears quickly. The smell is adjuncty and of stale bread but not too bad with the malt underpinnings. Taste-wise the stale bread character continues over. There is some faint earthiness and alcohol taste. It is sweet but not too sweet. The is bubbly and flow as well as hard. Overall, it is an alright light lager.
Jul 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.38 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Jun 06, 2020
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Reviewed by Johnts from Pennsylvania

4.9/5  rDev +76.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
I love this beer. It is cheap and it tastes great with no bad effects. Some inexpensive beers give you a headache or the sh_ ts ,this beer is refreshing.
Mar 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by Zylod from West Virginia

Oct 17, 2019
 
Rated: 1.76 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Oct 11, 2019
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Rated by west-florida from Florida

4.3/5  rDev +54.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
IMO the best light beer you can buy made in America
Aug 28, 2019
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.89/5  rDev +39.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
(a variety of numbered codes on each bottle in the sixer - all apparently 2018 bottles; purchased cold... poured into simple mug)

L: crystal-clear, pale golden liquid; tight pad of loose, white foam on the pour, takes a moment to collapse; keeps a collar, but leaves very little lace

S: bubblegum, toasty/nutty light caramel; relatively potent intensity... hint of corn syrup creeps in... a couple sips in, the aromas become more muted

T: immediately apparent watery shell to its simple malt foundation; sort of lightly-toasted popcorn kernel note dominant in the aftertaste, with some cereal grain poking through in the background... mild bubblegum note from the smell does carry over a little... by the end, a subtle grassy bitterness lingers, as well as a surprising amount of caramel

F: delicate bubbles up front; soft, silky, light-bodied flow... for a light beer, has a plush touch to it

O: although I've seen this countless times in package stores, the absence of the word 'Premium' on the label always threw me off, leading me to believe their 'Premium Light Beer' was an elusive whale of sorts, possibly relegated to the foothills of Schuylkill Co.... it was only when I finally first visited the brewery weeks ago that I made the connection; after the tour, tried it for the first time in a lil sample from a plastic cup... I have now reviewed every Yuengling beer in the portfolio here (1435)
Aug 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.85 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Jul 12, 2019
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Reviewed by dalygnus from Maryland

4.32/5  rDev +55.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Just about the best light beer I’ve tried. A golden brown color and actually has a taste — clean, a little malty sweetness and creamy mouth feel. Does a pretty good job of holding a head — a pleasant surprise for a light beer. Congrats to Yuengling for producing a light version of their signature brew with outreducing it to near-water.
May 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.77/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Always kind of liked this one, rate it in the area of BL and CL, both of which I like ok. Easy to drink and goes down smooth. Just a hint below the average of 3
May 06, 2019
 
Rated: 2.68 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Jan 23, 2019
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Reviewed by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +43.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pale straw gold color. Creamy white head. Faint sweet, grainy malt aroma. Effervescent light malt flavor with high carbonation. Sour, light hop finish. Very little body or character.
Oct 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by BigMustyElbows from Pennsylvania

Aug 20, 2018
 
Rated: 2.6 by dcbeers from District of Columbia

Mar 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Raime from Korea (North)

3.31/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Neighbor down the road is absolutely in love with this brewery so much as to drive twenty miles south to stock up on it for the weekend. Thanks Andy. I'll give it a shot.

Look - From the bottle. Top pops to let ya know it's fresh to death. Pours a urinated golden with a thick frothy white head that actually retains exceptionally well and leaves a fair bit of stick. Well that's new for the style.

Smell - I tried. I really did. I've had more light lagers than I can count and I must sit here and say upon a dozen whiffs without even a hint of a stuff nose or a cigarette smoked in around an hour I find nothing but the faintest presence of hop.

Taste - A bit more flavor than scent. Slight hop kiss with an apparent malt that dominates. Fresh bottle so I'm not really sure what's going on here.

Feel - Dead to low carbobation with a moderately thick though watery body.

Overall - Super inoffensive and doesn't really have a flavor. Honestly I can't hate it. Light lagers are meant to taste like nothing and be drank as quickly as possible. So rating purely to style, this one is so clean you could run a computer chip factory in the bottle. Great for pounding. However is would feel morally wrong for me to give this a really high rating due to the facts of the beer. So I'll give what I feel comfortable with.
Feb 24, 2018
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Rated by Pagitt from Pennsylvania

4.69/5  rDev +68.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
best beer to drink when thirst and not alcohol buzz is the goal
Jan 20, 2018
 
Rated: 2 by ADKbeerguy from New York

Dec 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.38 by cdub70085 from Connecticut

Dec 08, 2017
 
Rated: 2.75 by dwarren1969 from Tennessee

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by JAB1978 from Pennsylvania

Aug 22, 2017
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Rated by JimHefeWeiss from Maryland

3.73/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
One of the best of American light beers. Love the 3.5% alcohol... makes for a good session Beer.
Aug 20, 2017
 
Rated: 3.11 by btcole18 from West Virginia

Jul 13, 2017
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

2.11/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
12oz bottle into a pint glass. No freshness dating, but since i bought it a mile from the brewery....

heavily carbonated, very pale yellow body, small white head, light lacing.

corny aroma, faintly yeasty, mostly a rather unpleasant chemical smell.

to be honest, there isnt much of a flavor at all. tastes watery.

thin on he mouth, a faint bite under the tongue.

overall, it is what it is. i only bought a single because after 25 years living in pottsville, this was the only one of their beers i'd never tried. (damn you ocd!) i get drinking light beers for calories, but to be honest, any flavored water would be preferable than slamming these all night.
Jun 23, 2017
 
Rated: 2 by mdt88 from Pennsylvania

Sep 01, 2016
 
Rated: 2.98 by WoodBrew from Ohio

Jun 11, 2016
 
Rated: 2.78 by Squire from Mississippi

May 22, 2016
 
Rated: 2.43 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 2.9 by SMH_NWI from Texas

Feb 28, 2016
 
Rated: 2.75 by Josholson666 from Minnesota

Jan 03, 2016
 
Rated: 2.5 by jjd315 from Pennsylvania

Dec 21, 2015
 
Rated: 1.63 by BEER88 from Washington

Nov 12, 2015
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Rated by GCB68 from Ohio

3.6/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
A really drinkable mass produced light beer. Cheap and good with wings or burgers.
Oct 16, 2015
 
Rated: 2.81 by pulphead from Wisconsin

Oct 13, 2015
 
Rated: 2.81 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Sep 30, 2015
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
A-Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight grain hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight grain flavor
M-A light bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A mediocre lager
Sep 24, 2015
 
Rated: 2.66 by sokol_1993 from California

Sep 19, 2015
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