Light Lager
Yuengling Brewery

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From:
Yuengling Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Style:
Light Lager
Ranked #75
ABV:
4%
Score:
67
Ranked #30,351
Avg:
2.87 | pDev: 22.3%
Reviews:
297
Ratings:
885
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 30, 2022
Added:
May 22, 2002
Wants:
  27
Gots:
  318
SCORE
67
Poor
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Notes: An exceptional brew that appeals to consumers who don’t want to sacrifice character for a low-calorie light beer. Masterfully developed to maintain the full flavor profile akin to our flagship lager brand, but has only 99 calories per 12oz serving. Skillfully pairing a caramel malt flavor and mild hop character creates a beautifully rich-colored beer with deep amber highlights that finishes smooth and clean.
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Rated: 2.61 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Oct 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by rwb192121

Sep 25, 2022
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Reviewed by MarkieT from Kentucky

4.52/5  rDev +57.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
A good light beer, as far as light beers go. Almost anything is better than Bud Light!!!
It's a good beer for after mowing the yard, when you're out in the boat fishing, or just sitting around relaxing.
Sep 02, 2022
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Rated by Jaybaby

4.2/5  rDev +46.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Again, the beer snobs are out on this one. It's good. Get it. Drink it.
Jul 02, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.78/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The flavor for me seems to be a lot more than most other competitor lite beers. The taste seems to be like regular Yuengling, only slightly watered down. I usually don't drink light beer, but this is one that the wife likes and when you've been busting your butt on a hot day, this is a very drinkable beer.
Jun 17, 2022
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Reviewed by GrindheadJim from Texas

4.94/5  rDev +72.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Yuengling Light is my favorite beer of all time, hands down. I am originally from Pennsylvania, and Yuengling Lager was a staple of my early 20's. As I get older, I don't enjoy heavy beers, and Yuengling Light is the perfect blend of drinkability and flavor, with next to no guilt for those watching calories and carbs, relative to that flavor.
Jun 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

2.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2
I'll be damned, I never even knew there was a Light Yinzer.

Appearance is clear yet chill hazed burnt gold with a short but level off-white head settling to a thin curl at the edge.

It has that strange, sweet waxy pucker to it you also expect to get from Bud Light and the like, with hints of white corn and grape.

The medium-light body has a vibratingly mild carbonation that comes to a semi-dry, tingly finish.
May 14, 2022
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Reviewed by GABronco

3.44/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
I've only tried a few light beers, and this one is by far the best light lager I've had. The pour is a nice amber color with a single finger head that dissipates fairly quickly. There's a slight to moderate amount of carbonation. The smell is average--cereal, malt, and yeast are all I get. But the flavor is not bad for a light beer--I've had some regular beers that tasted more watered down than this one. There is a small amount of bitterness (I'd like a little more), but overall good flavor. Other light beers I've tried just taste like a beer flavored seltzer--this one tastes like beer!
Apr 13, 2022
 
Rated: 2.26 by Milkman_d83 from Kentucky

Apr 04, 2022
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Served from the can in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Pours a clear brass topped by a finger or so of dirty white foam. The nose comprises vague cereal grains, light biscuit, and dry grasses. The taste brings in more of the same, a brief twinge of flowers in there as well. The body is fairly light (how apropos), with a light moderate carbonation and a wet feel. Pretty much as bog standard as they come, though still pretty drinkable.
Mar 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.09 by Jwa11s

Mar 21, 2022
 
Rated: 1.13 by BMBCLT from South Carolina

Feb 18, 2022
 
Rated: 2.15 by zaraspook from Illinois

Jan 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Perioddicals from Texas

2.91/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
L - Poured from a 12 oz can into a tall pilsner glass at around 45 - 50 degrees. Had a little more than a finger of soapy foam looking head that left very loose foamy lacing. The color was in the pale gold to deep gold shade, and it was perfectly clear.

S - The scent from this was incredibly light. Maybe a faint caramel malt. Not much there.

T - Very light on flavor. Again, the mildest beer malt. Absolutely no bitterness. Very "watered down" taste. Almost no aftertaste.

F - Very thin with mild carbonation.

O - Overall, this beer tastes a lot like every other mass market light beer, but maybe a little better. It's hard to say without a side-by-side taste test since the flavors were so incredibly mild. I'd drink this again if looking for a light beer on a hot day and someone offered it to me, but I wouldn't buy this on my own in the future.
Jan 18, 2022
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Rated by TomMcDermott

4.75/5  rDev +65.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Great tasting light lager - low IBU just the way I like it. Not a hoppy beer drinker.
Jan 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.41 by Techichi from Texas

Dec 13, 2021
 
Rated: 2.81 by foxrun173 from Ohio

Dec 12, 2021
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Reviewed by izraelc from New York

3.5/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a light amber. Light foam. A light version of their amber lager. Still has plenty of flavor. Easy drinking. Hangover free. This is the best beer for heavy drinking.
Oct 24, 2021
 
Rated: 2.92 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 20, 2021
 
Rated: 2.92 by Rhetion from Florida

Sep 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by mamaraza from Texas

Sep 06, 2021
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Reviewed by gvickery from Texas

4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light amber, clear, big white head that dissipates in about 5 minutes. The smell is very light but clean, and no off putting smells found in some econo lagers.
The taste is light (of course). There’s a touch, small touch, of caramel, some sweetness, breadiness, some bittering hops to balance. It’s not complicated but more flavorful than other light beers I’ve had. The mouthfeel is light. It’s good for what it is. You can knock back quite a few without feeling too guilty.
Sep 03, 2021
 
Rated: 2.36 by bendukes86 from South Carolina

Aug 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3 by Chocolatefreak from Tennessee

Jul 23, 2021
 
Rated: 3.37 by Gemini6 from Michigan

Jun 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Tacoma223 from New York

4.23/5  rDev +47.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a pint glass, gorgeous deep amber color, followed by a very caramel sweet/ hop smell . Not very carbonated at all. Wish it was carbonated more . Foamy head lasted around a minute was around a half inch. I mean here in New York this cost me 23$ for a 12pk. I would buy again but not my favorite light beer at all. Not a bad beer by any means but nothing special going on here. I rather a Coors light or a bud light anyday.
Jun 16, 2021
 
Rated: 3.46 by Hazey92 from New York

Jun 09, 2021
 
Rated: 2.93 by Metalgod666 from Michigan

May 06, 2021
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Rated by LucaDiCriscio from Pennsylvania

2.59/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Easily Yuengling's worst beer. Tastes like a seltzer. Comparable to bud lite.
Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
24 ounce can into IPA glass, no can dating. Pours crystal clear deep amber color with a 2-3 dense and rocky off white head with amazing retention. Lasting soapy lacing and moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas and flavors of cracker grains with some corn fruitiness and herbal, grassy, peppery hops. Light-moderate herbal, woody, grassy bitterness on the finish. Medium-high carbonation, light-medium body; crisp/clean finishing. Light lingering resins with smooth grains in the mouthfeel. Really not all that watery all things considered, I've had worse diet beers.
Apr 13, 2021
 
Rated: 3.54 by robotic_being from Florida

Mar 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Dustin015 from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +42.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Overall, this is a great light beer for people who want a malty offering. This beer definitely has qualities that set it apart from your traditional miller light, coors light, and bud light beers as malt is definitely the showcase here. This beer feels more full bodied than your classic light beer as well. This is my go to light beer.
Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 2.5 by Chipwells from Georgia

Feb 02, 2021
 
Rated: 3.57 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Jan 14, 2021
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Rated by DavyDnIndy from Indiana

3.46/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Heavy foam, nice color. Clean smell, really smooth. Lots of carbonation.
Dec 05, 2020
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle
L: clear golden-copper colored beer with a thin foamy head
S: lightly toasted grain & earthy, grassy hops
T: lighter flavors as expected: pale grain, mild nutty toasted grain, earthy/grassy hops
F: lighter body, higher carbonation, clean finish
O: this is a good light lager if you are looking to pound a few in a short period of time. Would be a great lawnmower or fishing beer as well.
Oct 10, 2020
 
Rated: 2.27 by edthehead from New York

Oct 07, 2020
 
Rated: 2.37 by entenduintransit from Tennessee

Sep 05, 2020
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Reviewed by OldChattanoga from West Virginia

3.97/5  rDev +38.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Yuengling’s greatest brew. Has almost all the flavor of the traditional lager without the loaded calories that will make you bloated before you catch a nice buzz. Goes down very smooth. The most taste I’ve ever had out of a light beer. If you got the cash, go for this instead of the bud, coors or miller everyone always seems to go to.
Aug 15, 2020
 
Rated: 1.68 by Mikeking99 from Florida

Jul 18, 2020
Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 1182 ratings