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Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
American Lager
Ranked #322
Ranked #29,046
2.92 | pDev: 21.92%
Aug 18, 2023
Sep 21, 2000
Yuengling Premium is a pilsner-style brew, gold in color with a pale malt character that finishes crisp and clean. Premium blends both the two-row and six-row barley malt for thirst-quenching taste. A regional favorite, it delivers a well-balanced flavor with slight traces of hop aroma that is always refreshing.
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Rated: 3.73 by Jerid from Florida

Aug 18, 2023
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Reviewed by ILeftNJ from Pennsylvania

3.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
I have lived in Pa for 38 years. Yuengling has always been available and marketed. My brother was always a big Yuengling guy and I guess had been a bit of a beer snob and though he was just being cheap. Well I took the tour of the Yuengling brewery and learned that Premium was an old recipe with limited production. A pilsner and not marketed outside Pa. Tried it and now its my #1 pilsner in my refrigerator. Did I mention it is 1/2 the cost of Sam Adams?
Jul 04, 2023
Rated: 3.04 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Jun 12, 2023
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Rated by PeterKadar from California

5/5  rDev +71.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Great Drinkable beer. It's one of those go to beers that you don't get tired of drinking. Very Popular among Yinzers.
Jun 02, 2023
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Reviewed by Foyle from North Carolina

4.19/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12 oz can into pint glass. A thick foamy white head drops at a moderate pace with scant lacing. Color is golden straw with plenty of streaming carbonation. Aroma of bready malt, cracker, mild hops. Mouthfeel is light and crisp with a dry finish. Flavor is a nice balance of the sweet malt and corn with a hop bite. Overall: very good, less sweet than Yuengling Traditional. Glad this beer is finally distributing in my area!
Jun 01, 2023
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.19/5  rDev +43.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Yuengling Premium has a thick, white head and a clear, bubbly, gold appearance, with some lacing. The aroma is of white bread crust. The flavor is of white bread crust, yeast, and toast. Yuengling Premium has a low-moderate bitterness and a medium body, with a crisp finish.

May 25, 2023
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Reviewed by KentT from Tennessee

2.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
An amazing quality basic lager. Excellent malt meets, apple, meets corn, meets hop notes. Not fancy, bought in 24 pack cans. Reminds me of Schiltz Gusto. Simply put great tasting, basic beer. Nothing junk or offensive. Cheap, but excellent and no aftertaste which offends, nor bad headaches. The best lawnmower beer you can ask for. Paid $22/case. great value for good beer.
Apr 05, 2023
Rated: 3.25 by Edie from Oklahoma

Mar 28, 2023
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Reviewed by joeagain from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This is one of those beers that I enjoy having maybe a couple times a year. Nice at a pinic, or maybe if you're out hiking... it's that kind of beer.
Light yellow, short lasting head. Aroma of sweet malt and slight corn. No hops in the aroma.
Somewhat spritzy on the tongue, but in a refreshing way. Light malt flavor and some light bitterness in the aftertaste.
When compared to others in its class, like Pabst, Genesee, maybe Rolling Rock, this beer holds its own.
Feb 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Mosca from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Gifted a half a dozen loose cans at a wedding reception in June 2022. I’m not a fan of this style, but this is actually a pretty decent lawnmower beer. It’s a little sweeter and breadier than a good lager, but I wouldn’t turn this one down. Not bad at all.
Jun 15, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by Boone757 from Virginia

May 06, 2022
Rated: 3.23 by datstankadank from New Jersey

Jan 11, 2022
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Reviewed by GregBlatz from Ohio

3.36/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Found these at Jungle Jim's on sale for $10/24 case. I assumed it was a retro can of Yeungling lager. Came home and poured it into a glass and then googled to figure out that it is a pilsner style. Ok, here goes.

Nice clear straw in color. Pure white head that settles but remains a bit till the end.

Smells a little like canned corn, a bit of malt sweetness. Not much aroma but that is what I get.

Tiny bit of metal at first. A little bit of yeast. Pleasant session lager taste. Finished with a nice little bitterness to end the flavor.

A lot of people are slamming this beer, but for what it is, I really think it is quite nice. Compare this to a Budweiser or Coors Banquet, I'll take this every time. It is like a macro lager that actually reminds you of a German pilsner. I think that is what they were going for so mission accomplished
Dec 27, 2021
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Reviewed by mikeinportc from New York

2.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Clear deep gold, with one finger of white head.

Smell is semi-sweet grain, and a bit of biscuity malt. Fairly light presence, and somewhat difficult to discern what is there.

Taste is similar to aroma, plus an odd drying element at/near finish, that comes across as cardboard-ish at times, and artificial sweetener aftertase-ish at others. Slight fruity flavor (apple juice?), as it warms.

Feel is light-medium, smooth/slick initially, like apple juice, followed by moderate soft carbonation. It would be good if it stopped right there , but it continues on to a very drying finish, that leaves the tongue felling sanded-off, and semi-numb. As I get further into this, I'm warming to that effect, but still not sure I'm at the point of seeing this as a positive feature. ???

Overall, I'm glad to have tried it (the ol' monkey curiosity, eh?), but don't imagine having it again .
Would this be OK on a hot summer day , with no good options available (& I'd count regular Yuengling as a "good" option, btw. ;) ) ? Yes.
Is this ACTUALLY "Premium"? Hell no.

ps : It's actually better as it warms up to 55F-ish. Thought I'd not be able to finish it, but it's improved slightly as it warmed.
Oct 08, 2021
Rated: 3.35 by rangerred from Tennessee

Aug 14, 2021
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Rated by BrendanStoehr96 from Wisconsin

3.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Just some American beer.
Jun 04, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by JerseyJohn02 from New Jersey

Jan 14, 2021
Rated: 1 by Dbot from Delaware

Dec 18, 2020
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Reviewed by hybridentropy from Djibouti

3.01/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
premium means better right?

well no

12 oz can into pint gas gave a solid head. Tastes like wheat and yeast. There is a faint taste of bread/banana like a diluted golden monkey
Jun 21, 2020
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Reviewed by Beer-Is-Food from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev +36%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
THE BEER: Crisp, clean, liquid bread. Looks like beer, smells like beer, tastes like a refreshing Pilsner. Hard to beat, no matter what time of year.

First of all, I'm a Skook (a.k.a....Schuylkill, county, Pa, home of the Yuengling Brewery), and although I've traveled 'round the western world, and drank a plethora of fine beers, with an affection for German beers, Yuengling Premium is still a good go-to beer. Best if enjoyed on draft, hopefully in a novel bar, full of distractions, a bar that allows the dreamy, afternoon sunlight to shine through a window and blaze through your pilsner glass.

And a great beer to have in your backpack after an arduous climb on the Appalachian Trail.

No offense, but f**k all you armchair drinkers –– IPA snobs –– who never learned how to enjoy a fine pilsner, which by the way, a Pilsner beer, is still the most difficult beer on the planet to make if you're a home-brewer. So the next time you're sweating your ass off, out cutting the lawn, don't grab a HEINIE, opt for a Premium. Save a few bucks and enjoy.

Apr 11, 2020
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