Yuengling Light Lager | Yuengling Brewery

Yuengling Light LagerYuengling Light Lager
BA SCORE
8%
Liked This Beer
2.84 w/ 1,075 ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,552
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
1,075
Liked:
86
Avg:
2.84/5
pDev:
22.18%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
273
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,075 |  Reviews: 255
Photo of Josephclark
3.77/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Drank from bottle, avoid drinking this from a can it is not the same experience.

Taste - light hop barley and malt flavors, very watery, taste similar to amstel light but more barley flavor than hop

Feel - not too acidic, a very fine brew and drink, great feel. Much better than yeungling traditional, and my favorite domestic light beer

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Photo of Zaktcc
1.42/5  rDev -50%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

If you're going to drink beer, drink beer - hit the treadmill for 30minutes if you're worried about calories so you can avoid this metallic flavored water. As a big fan of Yuengling, as a solid go-to beer, I figured I'd try their 'light' variety. My expectations were not high to start and with each additional sip I was grateful to be that much closer to never having to drink this beer again.

Harsh carbonation, consistency of water, hints of the metal, and stale piss aromas sums of this beer.

Love Fat Yuengling. Not light.

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Photo of jbehlar
3.43/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chicagoish
2.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dwarren1969
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of choll
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Meh.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.64/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Glowingz
2.87/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of robebo44
2.65/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Zuidman
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of bankboy66
3.25/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Nice light amber color with a decent head to it. There is flavor here and I find this to be one of the better light beers. Not quite up to my favorite (Labatt Blue Light) but very good.

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Photo of btcole18
3.24/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of warpedrevolution
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of parkwood
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Golfontap
3.17/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of secondtooth
3.53/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clean amber, with attractive head of near white suds, and lovely lace.

Aroma: Corny, malty, yet with a hint of fruitiness and hops in there. Well-done American amber/lager.

Taste: Malty but definitely not watery or watered down. There is actually plenty of flavor here, in a light beer body. I can drink these with no problem anytime. Well-done.

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Photo of rsuarez1982
3.21/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Try-em-all
2.96/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Caramel color, head sticks around a bit, took one drink, swallowed halfway, purged it from my mouth and dumped the rest down the drain. Sorry. Just calling the action.

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Photo of DrainBamage
2.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light amber color with a lace of head. Not much aroma here except for a musty smell. Tastes like watered down Yuengling. Mouthfeel is decent, moderately carbonated. It's a slightly above average light lager only because there is no adjunct taste.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.63/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not the original but not bad. Pours a very nice clear copper color with a white head. The smell is typical lager aroma and the taste is good especially for a light beer. At only 99 calories this is a good beer for someone on a diet. I think by the ratings this beer is getting a bad rap.

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Photo of joshautry
2.16/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of nbaker290
3.94/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yuengling Light Lager, been meaning to try this one for a while, finally picked up a 12 pack. They recently changed the packaging and Yuengling Light Lager is in a brown bottle like Yuengling Premium, which I thought was odd. Anyway...

Look: Holy Shit! I reviewed Shiner Light Blonde a while ago, thinking it was the best looking light beer there's ever been, and now I see this? Imagine pouring 3/4 of a Yuengling Traditional in a glass then 1/4 Budweiser. That's the color, a little lighter copper tone than Yuengling Traditional. Same 1-1 1/2 finger head when poured into a pint glass.
Smell: smells a little corny like Miller High Life, a hint of sweet and toasty malt. Slight floral hop but barely notable. Kinda like an AAL but no trace of alcohol and stronger scents of malt/hop.
Taste: actually pretty good. Not bad for a light, I blind taste tested my wife who tastes a few of my beers (rarely drinks a whole one unless it's Yuengling, Shiner Bock or a couple others), and asked her what she thought it was. She said Yuengling. It starts off like a Yuengling, malty and a little sweet, somewhat floral, easing into a bitter (somewhat hop tasting) end, the only difference is that this one finishes lighter with less aftertaste.
Feel: medium-medium light body, medium carbonation, finishes pretty light. Heavier feeling than most light Lagers.
Overall: not as good a Yuengling Traditional, and with that one being a 4.4 ABV brew (already close to the standard 4.1-4.3 ABV for light Lagers), this one comes in at 3.5 ABV, MUCH lower than a standard beer, and a lot lower than a standard light, which is somewhat a disappointment. I'm not going to be changing over to Yuengling Light Lager as my go-to beer for my beer softball league this year (Yuengling Traditional Lager still exists for the same price, often cheaper since it can be sold in a 24 pack and that's how I usually get it), but it's a good Lager and a damn good Light Lager. Good job, Yuengling.

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Photo of dcall384
3.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Say what you want about this beer, but it is a good version of a light lager. More flavor than most light beers, and at under 100 calories. You can't beat it.

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Photo of StevenH
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Smoky54
2.82/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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Beer rating: 8% out of 100 with 1,075 ratings
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