Yuengling Light Lager | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Light LagerYuengling Light Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-22-2002

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Ranking:
#44,843
Reviews:
269
Ratings:
1,112
pDev:
22.11%
 
 
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Photo of Mjk5026
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brook82
3.22/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Best light lager on the market in the US. Smooth, fulfilling taste that isn't overly corny or sweet. Looks a darker hue that most AAL's. Well worth at least trying it if you're looking to drink light beer.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
4.01/5  rDev +40.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bigskyjim
3.94/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

When an IPA guy needs to go Light; this is a very good choice for taste and drinkability; a lot better than soda pop

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Photo of Haildelsol
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Photo of BeenTired
2.94/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of HyphenatedAmerican
3.5/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from 12 oz bottle into shaker glass. Pours a pillowy off white head that drops slowly with some mild lacing. Color is clear light amber with plenty of streaming carbonation visible. Surprising amount of aroma for a light lager -- caramel and light toasted malt are mild, but noticeable. Mouthfeel is light and fairly crisp with a mostly dry finish. Flavor is also mild, but much more flavor than most competitors. It tastes like regular Yuengling slightly watered down. I very rarely drink light beer, but if I chose to buy it regularly, this would be a go-to.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

What you probably would expect - it is pretty much void of any flavor, watery etc though I can’t say there is anything offensively off about it, just bland

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Photo of BigMustyElbows
4/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meanmutt
2.01/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Light beers are not my typical go to, but I have been known to enjoy a few from time to time. As far as light beers go, I would say this is the closest thing to carbonated water that I have tasted...just about flavorless. The only redeeming quality is that it is somewhat refreshing.

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Photo of Cholla
3.25/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Was just ok. Probably won’t revisit this one for awhile. Just wasn’t really impressed with it. Little higher priced than others in the category too. Maybe it gets a higher score next time. Cheers.

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Photo of bongobeer
3.57/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TJLovesBeer
4.58/5  rDev +60.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic light beer that tastes very similar to Yuengling Lager but a bit less sweet...which is a good thing. The biggest problem with these is it feels like you could drink 100 of them...so smooth and easy drinking.

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Photo of kevin3046
3.28/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Medium clear amber color. Thin head and light lacing. Smells of bread and yeast. Thin watery mouthfeel. This has a very good taste for a light beer. I can actually taste the toasted malt notes. Biscuity flavor that is outstanding for a light beer. Mildly hopped. This could almost be passed as a full bodied beer, if it weren't for the watery feel and slightly watered down taste. This has probably become my favorite light beer!

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Photo of Frank_TX
2.69/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Riff
3.27/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark amber color with a thin, white head that lingers. Smells of corn, slight malt and hop notes towards the end. Taste is lightly sweet, caramel malt flavor, with a hint of bitterness and hops towards the finish. Medium light body, mildly carbonated. For a light beer it's certainly not bad, one of the better of the bunch. Similar in flavor to the traditional lager, but not quite as flavorful.

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Photo of Markaykis
3.4/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

When looking for a lower calorie option during a hot summer day, I like to turn to Yuengling Light. Great smell and color (almost that of its full flavored counterpart). This beer can feel rather watery at first but when compared to the majority of light beers on the market, don’t they all? This beer has substantially more flavor than any light lager or pilsner usually consumed in large quantities. You will notice a difference in its lower alcohol content. Do not buy if you want a bargain drunk, but rather something to quench your thirst after mowing the lawn. Bottles and cans are both around $12-13 for a 12-pack.

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Photo of Skillet
3.22/5  rDev +13%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of USMC2012-2016
3.39/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Greasy
2.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.65/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sludgeman
2.95/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of manoshandsoffate
3.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

I've always been aware of this beer, but I never considered purchasing it until recently because I've been watching my caloric intake. I recently tried MANY different light beers, domestic and imported, and many of them cost SO much more than this! 12 oz can, poured into pilsner glass.

Look: Surprisingly dark amber, much like the Yuengling Traditional Lager. Thin, foamy head recedes quickly at first but then lingers.

Smell: Smells like their traditional lager, but thinner. Corny, somewhat grainy. Very mild hop presence.

Taste: Wow! The first sip actually tasted a lot like their traditional lager! I detect a more pronounced malt/barley presence than I do in almost any domestic beers of this style. The only exception I can think of is Sam Adams Light.

Feel: This is where this beer becomes love-it-or-hate-it. It's got a lot of carbonation but it's kind of thin and watery, which makes it more effervescent and refreshing but less like a traditional beer. If you can get down with the soda-pop body, it's great. If you're looking for a drink with minimal carbonation, this ain't it.

Overall: Taken for what it is, and for the price point (here in Northeastern PA it's about 10 bucks for a twelve pack), this is excellent beer. It's half the price of Sam Adams Light and is almost as good! I'd been buying Amstel Light for a while, which was slightly cheaper than Sam Adams but still not as affordable as Yuengling Light.

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Yuengling Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 2.85 out of 5 with 1,112 ratings