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:
1,070
Reviews:
254
Avg:
2.88
pDev:
21.88%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
269
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 1,070 |  Reviews: 254
Photo of GOBLIN
2.79/5  rDev -3.1%
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 +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of thoglund
2.93/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rkpec12
3.64/5  rDev +26.4%
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 -21.5%
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 +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.54/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | 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 taste like 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 +19.1%
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 -21.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of leroybrown10
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ajwii33
2.24/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of AAG
2.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nichols33
2.2/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of BrokenEdge
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

People saying this beer is flavorless have obviously not had any other macro light beers to compare it to. I already think Yuengling is one of the better macro beers out there, and their attempt at a lighter lager is equally miles above what some other breweries are doing. Look is pretty standard: light brownish red with a thin head that quickly dissipated. Smell is kind of faint, but what is there is Yuengling's trademark corny/grainy sweetness and lightly toasted malt. Taste is more of the same, and actually pretty comparable to their traditional lager. I found it the tiniest bit sweeter and almost slightly artificial tasting because of that, but it definitely exceeded my expectations for a light beer. Feel is where this beer suffers the most. Much lighter in body and more watery than traditional lager. I also found mine to be lower in carbonation, and at first, it made the beer pleasantly creamy in mouthfeel...but by about halfway through, it just felt flat. Overall, a solid take on a light beer, and will probably become a staple in my fridge right alongside traditional lager.

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Photo of Alexc11
3.34/5  rDev +16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Overall nice light beer with appealing light golden and hint of orange color and 'sweetish' taste. A great ballgame beer in my opinion.

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Photo of AfricanPete14
2.72/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is a very enjoyable light beer. Pours almost a clear yellow, with an average head. The smell has a very light hint of grain and malt. The taste is crisp and kind of creamy, however it is very smooth. This is a light beer with a very decent flavor, however the low alcohol content is kind of a turn off because it takes awhile to just get a buzz off these.

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Photo of Brew_ski
2.9/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of SMH_NWI
2.68/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MikeRa
3/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of scottbrew4u
2.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of imanidiot777
2.29/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WickedBeer
2.28/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Zazzi82
2.58/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of ArtZan
2/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Yuengling Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
2.88 out of 5 based on 1,070 ratings.
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