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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,061
Reviews:
251
Avg:
2.87
pDev:
22.3%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
266
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,061 |  Reviews: 251
Photo of von_kaiser
2.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of mattsucks
2.74/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of tykechandler
2/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of StannisB
2.71/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fisherbray
2.21/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JamieWeisen
3.33/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jamie_Newman
3.3/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scotwilk127
4/5  rDev +39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.26/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

**
10/10/2013
In some ways, less is more. I find this more refreshing and agreeable than the regular lager. Nice clean carbonation. Grainy beer taste, but light. Still below average.
**

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Photo of jontom
3.85/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good light beer, better than Bud or Coors.

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Photo of Chackman151
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of neenerzig
3.45/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got a can of this for free on my recent Florida vacation. Poured out of a can into a standard pint glass, this beer pours a very clear, medium amber color with several streams of little bubbles fairly rapidly and continually rising to the beer's surface. Has a white, foamy head that's about an inch thick when first served that settles to a big cluster swirl of foam floating on the beer's surface. Barely any trace of lacing here whatsoever. Aromas of toasted, slightly bready/biscuit caramel malt sweetness and a light touch of hops. The taste is pretty much the same, with a somewhat mild and slightly biscuity/bready caramel malt sweetness along with a light touch of hops. I really wish the flavor profile here was more potent overall. Its not bad at all, and there are no off-flavors, metallic tastes, adjunct flavors, etc. but it just needs to be stronger all around in general. Has an overall crisp, yet also smooth, light bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a very clean finish. Just a bit too thin and watered down for what I like in any given beer I drink. Easy to drink in the same way seltzer water is, not the way a well crafted beer is. This is certainly refreshing in this hot and humid Florida weather in July, but this really is nothing more than a good lawnmower beer. A really good lawnmower beer, and that can really hit the spot sometimes in the right environment, but still just a lawnmower beer and certainly nothing special or worth going out of your way to drink. Its totally unnecessary for this beer to exist as long as regular Yuengling, which is a decent beer overall, exists.

Eric

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Photo of Allurex
2.47/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Wer34truh
3.99/5  rDev +39%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a boring style of beer, and Yuengling's Light Lager is quite a boring beer. With that said, it is the best boring light lager I've had. I am not sure quite how to rate this, as it's both boring and fantastic considering its style.

I don't know why you would want to get a light lager, but this is among the best out there.

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Photo of GOBLIN
2.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not bad for a light lager in my opinion. Clean and crisp with a peppery nose that is reminiscent of miller lite.

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Photo of RBorsato
3/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
2.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rkpec12
3.64/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smooth beer. Great that it has twists.

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Photo of ScaryEd
2.26/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Drank from the can.

Smells like sweet grains and corn. Not much else.

The taste is a bit metallic, with some mild roasted grains and rice. Not much going on here.

The feel is watery with a lot of carbonation. Drinkable, but only because it's so thin and watery. Like club soda with a touch of alcohol.

Overall, a disappinting light lager. I adore regular Yuengling so I expected a lighter but still solid version of that beer. Unfortunately I got water instead.

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Photo of lennyfiftyseven
3.53/5  rDev +23%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.36/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice gold color, much richer than what I'd expect from a light beer. Large white cap quickly diminishing leaving some lacing.

Aroma is pretty nondescript, what there is I can find. I get some malt and something I can only call grain but almost nothing in the way of hops.

Taste is a good showing for the breed. Yuengling Light should be a lighter form of Yuengling, right? Well that's what this one is yet it does actually have taste and some character both of which I find often lacking in light beers. Entry brings a rounded flavor of malt with a slight sense of sweetness which remains until the quick finish. Still don't find much in the hop department (actually couldn't find the department) so what we're left with is a mild tasting yet quite easy drinking beer that belongs on ice in a cooler.

Texture is medium without excess carbonation.

Overall it does the job it set out to do and complaining about lack of flavor in a light beer seems as silly as going to a chicken joint and complaining the meat doesn't have the richness of steak. Dixie cup beer is Dixie cup beer and this one feels right at home.

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Photo of Tone
3.43/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of pale malt, strong adjunct, hint of hop, and hint of metallic. Fits the style of a Light Lager. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of pale malt, strong adjunct, hint of hop, and hint of metallic. Overall, for a Light Lager, it is above average, still not my personal preference though.

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Photo of AD17
2.25/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of FrancGrigore
2.8/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Yuengling Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
2.87 out of 5 based on 1,061 ratings.
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