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: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#47,327
Reviews:
265
Ratings:
1,103
pDev:
22.11%
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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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Photo of JasonLWest
2.08/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MJ64
2.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of jkblr
3.35/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown undated bottle poured into a shaker pint at fridge temp 99 calories, no ABV listed on bottle. The beer pours bright light amber in color with good off white head. The aroma is very faint and smells like "beer". The taste is barely tart and mildly sweet with a trace of caramel malt. There is an adjunct taste on the back end, but not bad. Mouthfeel is thin bodied, well carbonated and somewhat dry in the finish. There is a hint of soapy/oily after taste, but I have to look for it as opposed to not being able to get past it. Overall, very good light AAL.

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Photo of Cordyceps
3.52/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AWSinOV
2.82/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It has more flavor than the two that are popular locally, Bud 'Lite' and Coors 'Lite'. Those are watered down and bland compared to Yuengling. The other local 'Lite' is 'Natural Lite' and it's not much more flavorful than swimming pool water.

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Photo of RomanOstrich
3.55/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good for a light beer. Not a whole lot going for it on taste, almost like carbonated water mixed with a regular Yuengling. Smell is slightly corny or possibly grassy. Easy drinking. Better than your standard PBR / Bud Light affair. One of a few go tos if I'm just looking for a safe choice to drink that I'm used to.

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Photo of Eseib
3.53/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer rating: 2.85 out of 5 with 1,103 ratings