Yuengling Brewery

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Lager - Light
Ranked #33
Ranked #44,839
3.38 | pDev: 19.53%
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
Notes: Raise the bar with the next generation. Flight is only 95 calories, 2.6g carbs, and 4.2% abv.
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Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.55/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(12 oz clear bottle, code 20 224 31; purchased single off shelf... poured into 14 oz mug)

L: polished-clear, pale yellow-amber liquid; what little foam forming on the pour, quickly slinks away, leaving only a wispy swirl in the middle and an extra-thin collar

S: pretty standard display of light lager aromas - worty-doughy cereal grain, mineral-metallic esters, soft subtle grassy-herbal hops... mellow overall potency

T: looking for what's missing, on the middle of the palate hangs a marginally extra-dry, biscuity grain... delicate cereal malt sweetness dancing on the edges... vaguely grassy, partially carbonic bitterness hanging mid-palate, with a lightly-toasty grain husk adding some color; late(nt) bubblegum note... bland aftertaste, but no more so than the most watery of the style

F: thin, but with a mild silky flow, despite the bubbling on the tongue with each sip... extra dryness in the back/finish makes this extra moreish, as if parching for more

O: marginally 'lighter' than their standard light beer, so I suppose if one is watching calories, taste is really sacrificed all that much with this (1688)

Sep 21, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

3.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

16oz can stamped 20216331218 poured into a tulip pint glass at fridge temp 4.2% ABV. The beer pours bright light straw yellow with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin ring and island of tiny bubbles. The aroma is faint with light malt and a tiny bit of yeast. The taste is tangy and grainy with vegetable oil accents before a mildly bitter, movie theater popcorn butter flavored finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with higher than medium carbonation and an undry finish. Overall, poor for the style. I don't appreciate this level of diacetyl in a beer this lightly flavored.

Sep 09, 2020
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.37/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is dominated by corn. Taste is of malts, hints of corn, extremely crushable. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer. Considering the low carbs, it's not a bad choice for someone on a diet.

Aug 02, 2020
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Skor304 from West Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +29%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My wife 90% of the time goes for a big name in ultra light beers. I'm usually a yuengling traditional or budwieser kind of guy. This is my 3rd 6 pack of this stuff and my wife enjoys it as well. This is hands down the best light/ultra light beer on the market. My normal go to for light is Miller lite and this is similar but has that Yuengling goodness right off the bat. It has a light feel in the mouth but taste much more robust than any ultra style beer. It may have more flavor than a can of Budwieser. If you haven't tried it and enjoy lagers/ full beers but have to sacrifice the liquid of the gods for an ultralight give this a shot.

Jul 14, 2020
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JoKo from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, slightly darker yellow with a moderate amount of carbonation with a white head that dissipated quickly. Nose is vinous with some grainy malt notes, more character than I expected. The taste is grainy malts with that classic Yuengling taste that I seem to be able to instantly recognize in all of their beers (maybe the water?). Highly crushable and a good effort of the style.

Jun 07, 2020
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RE28 from Maryland

2.37/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.75

As an ultralight beer...it still doesn't pass. Their light lager is probably one of the best light beers going but the carbs are the key I guess. This is just a bad, bad effort from a company that I typically really like. The taste is almost a near beer but I still like a couple near beers better. It smells like I want to enjoy it but it's watery and no body feel. Not sure how to get a head on this on a pour into a clean-rinsed glass. I guess the best description for me is that it tastes like the beer that I had last night when I fell asleep and I woke up in and finished the last bit just to not waste it.

May 01, 2020
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MikeWard from Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a 10oz glass. Bottled March 16th 2020, so 6 weeks old

Pale golden yellow body with persistent carbonation. Small bright white head quickly fizzles away, so no lacing.

Grainy, bready aroma.

On tasting, it's clean, flavorless, a little watery.

Mouth between light and medium, finish a little grainy on the tongue.

Overall, the clean taste, and the lack of a strong aftertaste make this a drinkable, even slammable beer on a hot summer's day. It's probably a good representation of the style, but as a beer, not much going for it.

Apr 30, 2020
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TerryMills from Tennessee

2.66/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

I'm not a beer snob and I've drank .40c a can Kirkland beer and was fine with it... That being said ... This is a terrible beer, its not that its super light , it has a really bad flavor...

Straight drainpour.

Apr 30, 2020
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Todd74 from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +47.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you drink this and rank it for what it is
A super lite beer (under 95 calories 2.6 carbs) then this is the best light beer I have ever had and I drink a lot of beer. If you like Mich Ultra you will love this stuff. my new favorite

Apr 30, 2020
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Caveworm from Ohio

4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flight by Yuengling Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this has a three finger thick head, spotty lacing, & a light gold body.

I smell surprisingly toasted malts & a touch of hops.

Tastes like lighter grains and malts. Not picking up on hops very much. Very smooth and clean finish.

Medium-light mouthfeel with mild carbonation.

I'll go ahead and rate Flight by Yuengling Brewery with a 4. Thanks to @nicholas2121 for the bottle.

Apr 18, 2020
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nicholas2121 from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

FLIGHT brewed by Yuengling Brewery, with an ABV of 4.20% This American Light Lager pours out of a 12oz glass bottle into a pint beer glass. The color is a nice amber color, with a small white head. The head to this brew goes away fast, there is also some faint lacing to this brew. It does stick to the side of the glass. The smell is light with mirror grains an malts. You do pick up on some faint hops in the smell as well. So far FLIGHT is a nice inviting brew. Now for the taste, it is light an crisps. Really easy drinking, there is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to it. For being a low carb light brew it is not bad. The body of Flight is a light medium, not saying that is a bad thing. The mouth feel Bold, Light, Clean, Crisp, Smooth and Refreshing. Overall I am going to give FLIGHT a 3.75 out of 5. I would definitely look this brew up again givin the opportunity too. Yuengling Brewery, did a real nice job with Ultra Light Brew.

Apr 04, 2020
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rooster1970 from Alabama

3.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

If you compare “flight” to its competition (ultra, bud 55, etc). It holds up very well. Judge it for what it is. Not extremely flavorful. Nothing major going on. Better than ultra.

Mar 28, 2020
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Foyle from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz bottle into shaker pint. A thin white head drops quickly. Very mild lacing. Color is straw. Aroma of mineral water and a hint of malt. Flavor of mineral water, plus some mild malt flavor, maybe a trace of hops. Best I have tried in the ultra-light category.

Mar 19, 2020
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bankboy66 from New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden color with no head to speak of. Taste is mostly corn...for me...up front. There is definitely flavor here and I think I like this better than regular yuengling light. A bit on the fizzy side but not bad. Didn’t have the metallic flavor I get from michelob ultra. Not bad !

Mar 14, 2020
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realJohnnyHobo from Maryland

3.99/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks a lot darker than other sub-100 2.6 carbs 4.2 abv beers on the market. Pours a golden color, the clear glass bottle worries me about future consumption with skunking. There is a quickly dissipating white small bubbly head that leaves no lacing throughout the entire beverage. You will see a lot of aggressive carbonation.

The smell reminds me of a lot of Yuengling traditional larger, with a bready smell and a bit of that yeasty aroma.

Considering this is an ultra-light style beer that means the flavor should match and be slightly water. The taste reminds me instantly of a very light Yuengling Traditional lager without the caramel malt and the mouthfeel on a Michelob Ultra. Tasting notes include mineral water upfront with low sweetness, mids are hit with a bit of barely, and the finish hits cluster and cascade hoping though it is very very very muted.

The mouthfeel is ultra-light and watery with a bit of soapy like texture on the palate - this was to be expected for the style.

Mar 09, 2020
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Beer rating: 74 out of 100 with 29 ratings