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Yuengling Light Lager | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Light LagerYuengling Light Lager
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2.84/5
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1,082 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:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,688
Reviews:
255
Ratings:
1,082
pDev:
22.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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23
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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

Photo of jeffreyhill021
3.31/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nater919
2.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Timc32
2.75/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerBeast
2.66/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sd123
3/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of damndirtyape
3.21/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can, date stamp 16260120930. Served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Clear pale copper color. Initial 1/4" white foam died back to nothing with no lacing noted.

Smell: A bit malty with some roasted malt. An occasional whiff of corn.

Taste: Grainy, hint of roasted malt, corn, and a mild bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Thin, approaching fizzy.

Overall / Drinkability: A definite no frills beer, but for a light beer more flavorful than what I was expecting. It does remind me of the normal Yuengling, just less intense. Not something I would want to drink a lot of, but compared to other light beers I've had, not too bad. Good looking, pleasant smell, not tasteless, but nothing special.

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

Photo of CalebM
2.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of JLK7299
2/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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

First had when a bottle was handed to me wrapped in a napkin at my employer's Christmas party, misrepresented as a "Yuengling." To its (minimal) credit, I thought it was a Budweiser at first, so am rating it the same. Will supplement review if ever have (the occasion) to drink again.

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Photo of zeff80
2.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of 12crazythomas
2.63/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cambabeer
1.98/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of moundbz
3.13/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mothmanscott
3.18/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a medium amber producing 2+ fingers of frothy, beige, somewhat lived, head that leaves a thin wash of bubbly lacing that soon fades. Aroma is toast, cereal grain & caramel malt, lightly fruity with hints of nuts, grass & earth. Taste is watery as expected for a light beer but much more flavorful than any of the popular American light pilsners being consumed by the tanker car load every few minutes. Fronted by thinly sweet caramel & bready malts, corn, hints of pepper, grass & earthy hops. The short-lived aftertaste is wet whole grain breadiness. Mouthfeel is thin, light bodied with medium carbonation with a light silkiness & finishing with a peppery bite. This is my go to low calorie (99) brew. Not that it is great but it is very serviceable in view of the other light options available.

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Well, it looks like Yuengling, and it smells like Yuengling. It also manages to taste like regular Yuengling (despite the corny touches, it has that stone fruit-laden midtaste down pat), though the finish is pretty damn watery. Still, it has more flavor than the other light crap on the market. It's well carbonated and not insubstantial feeling (especially impressive if it's actually 3.2% like BA says) - this one is practically made for chugging. If you have to have a light beer, this is the one to get. I'm giving this a 4 overall because despite having mediocre singular elements, it comes together to become an exemplary example of a bad style. Whatever that means.

3.09/5: Best light lager ever?

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Photo of von_kaiser
2.87/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

B- / WORTHY

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Yuengling Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 1,082 ratings
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