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

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#46,073
Reviews:
260
Ratings:
1,093
pDev:
22.18%
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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
2.65/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Sludgeman
2.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of manoshandsoffate
3.03/5  rDev +6.7%
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 -26.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
2.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

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

Photo of UnicornBrewing
2.48/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Yuengling Light Lager - A staple at parents’ house. Became a staple of my night caps, when taste buds are tired and few calories needed, but still wanted, before sleep. The thing is, these kind of beers seem to go down faster, as if proportionally for the calories, like dog years. Good thing they buy it by the case. What can I say, it’s one of my mom’s faves. I drink it almost faster than I can taste it, the primary characteristic it holds is drinkability - refreshing, quenching and fills the belly with tingly goodness, yet less of the guilt. Would be great to shotgun, especially as an adult, in my parents’ house #throwback Next time I visit with my son we will both shotgun one near that pond out back. Cascade hops lend some familiarity to more exceptional brews, nice touch.
@yuenglingbeer #yuenglingbeer #shotgun @shotgunbeerreview @shotgunbeer #cascadehops #lightbeer

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Photo of jkblr
3.35/5  rDev +18%
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 +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AWSinOV
2.82/5  rDev -0.7%
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 +25%
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 +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnTurano
2.88/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Bryan12345
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jjmj51
3.5/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WangFire
3.52/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
2.93/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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. Garbage.

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