Yuengling Light Lager | Yuengling Brewery

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2.84/5
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1,095 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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#46,374
Reviews:
260
Ratings:
1,095
pDev:
22.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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23
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Ratings: 1,095 |  Reviews: 260
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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Photo of mattsucks
2.74/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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

Photo of StannisB
2.71/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of fisherbray
2.21/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JamieWeisen
3.33/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jamie_Newman
3.3/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scotwilk127
4/5  rDev +40.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
2.26/5  rDev -20.4%
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 +35.6%
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 +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of neenerzig
3.45/5  rDev +21.5%
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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Yuengling Light Lager from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 2.84 out of 5 with 1,095 ratings