Light Lager
Yuengling Brewery

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Style:
Lager - Light
Ranked #188
ABV:
4%
Score:
67
Ranked #51,057
Avg:
2.87 | pDev: 21.95%
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
1,166
From:
Yuengling Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  25
Gots
  315
SCORE
67
Poor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dingbat88 from Louisiana

3.58/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

If you enjoy patriotic things like I do then this is the light beer for you. It has good flavor that is far better than most light beers and it goes down better than most. Not my favorite but I don't mind drinking it.

Jul 17, 2020
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Tburg10 from Oklahoma

3.94/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I rated this fairly high just because I drink a lot of light beer and this one is at the tops for me. It has a nice caramel flavor and, to me, a good feel for a light beer. It's far better than Miller (which I also like) but at twice the carbs. Not a big fan of Bud Light. I don't get the popularity. It's pretty thin and has 120 calories. That's just 5 less than a Guinness! Overall, a great light beer.

Feb 02, 2020
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beerman42069

4.92/5  rDev +71.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This may be the greatest light beer ever made. This beer is better than the original Yuengling. The biggest issue with the Traditional Lager is the metallic taste which you don't really get with the light lager. The flavor is more crisp and this beer is simply more enjoyable.

Jan 21, 2020
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Stevosps from Pennsylvania

3.99/5  rDev +39%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

For a light beer this lager light holds it own. Has a nice Amber color with a good 1/2 inch head when poured from a bottle. It has a rich full body flavor with a touch of Carmel sweetness. For a light beer it is one that will leave you wondering if it was a full lager or light beer....

Oct 11, 2019
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Delmarvabeer from Maryland

2.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, chilled into a pint glass.

Look: Golden hue with about a 1/2 finger of white head that breaks down to slight lacing. Lots of bubbles floating up in the process.

Smell: wet cardboard, a dank wet smell, sulfur, almost has a urine/bathroom type of smell (it's very subtle).

Taste: Tastes like a watered down Yuengling mixed with club soda. You do get some maltiness on the back end. No noticeable hop bitterness or characteristics.

Feel: Probably over carbonated for my tastes. Again, reminds me of club soda.

Overall: It is what it is. A light beer take on Yuengling which I think is a solid drinking beer. It's not terrible, but not amazing either. If you're looking for a lighter calorie beer, this is been one of the better ones but that's not saying much.

Aug 04, 2019
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Bluecrow from New York

2.12/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25

Clear amber bottle pour with splotchy bubble patches. The aroma is faintly sweet. The flavor is poor. There is little more than wet paper. The mouthfeel is thin.

Jun 22, 2019
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AlexSaab from Rhode Island

2.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Nothing objectionable, but nothing good about this beer either. The taste is essentially water maybe a slight citrus flavor in there. It is smooth perhaps on a hot summers day it would be good.

May 29, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

2.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Disappointed in this one. Like Yeungling products, but this one noy so much. Not that it was weird or anything, just never could really like the taste. I like it a bit better than Miller Lite, but a good bit less than BL and CL.

May 05, 2019
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DaveyCream from Ohio

2.02/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Practically water with a little kick/carbonation to it. I could drink 10 of these over the span of a few hours and probably barely feel anything. I would just stick to drinking water since it is not much different and water has much less the calories than this.

Mar 24, 2019
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puck1225 from Texas

2.75/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Stole one from my sister and law and drank from the bottle that looked fine. Pretty standard light beer. A bit of lemon but pretty watery. It is doing in a pinch, and I intend to have better later.

Mar 10, 2019
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Brook82 from Ohio

3.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

One of the better light lagers on the market in the US. Smooth, fulfilling taste that isn't overly corny or sweet, albeit a bit bland. Looks darker than other similar suds.
Well worth at least trying it if you're looking to drink light beer. 24 oz can was $1.49 + tax. Cheers!

Oct 21, 2018
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JimboBrews54 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drove all the way here and all you have for me is light beer! I like it and it once again a welcome break from all the overwhelming variety of craft brews! Still not as good as Hamm's though!

Oct 05, 2018
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Foyle from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +39.4%
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.

Aug 29, 2018
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

2.43/5  rDev -15.3%
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

Aug 21, 2018
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meanmutt from Ohio

2.01/5  rDev -30%
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.

Jul 18, 2018
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Cholla from New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev +13.2%
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.

Jul 13, 2018
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TJLovesBeer from Maryland

4.58/5  rDev +59.6%
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.

Jul 01, 2018
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kevin3046 from Arkansas

3.28/5  rDev +14.3%
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!

Jun 26, 2018
Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 67 out of 100 with 1166 ratings