Yuengling Premium Beer
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Style:
American Lager
Ranked #535
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
68
Ranked #48,148
Avg:
2.91 | pDev: 21.65%
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
615
From:
Yuengling Brewery
 
Pennsylvania, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  30
Gots
  104
SCORE
68
Poor
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Photo of crazyspicychef
4.61/5  rDev +58.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

In my opinion, one of the better LFB's. It has a crisp very slight "hop" finish.
Well, at least more than most macro style lagers.
Well worth the price, even though it darn near doubled in the last 20 years. I used to get a case of 16oz returnable for $10 with $1 deposit. The good ole days.
Back to the beer. If you want a decent drinkable everyday chuggable thirst quencher, this'll do it.
Drink on tap if possible.
Bottle/can lose some of the baked bread aroma & taste.

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Photo of Buckeye55
3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had one a few weeks back and I give it 3's across the board. Right at average. Had it from a bottle, was the usual gold lager color with the malt forward aroma and taste. On the light side OD medium mouthfeel. Clean, crisp smooth aftertaste. Like most aal's the colder the better, does not warm well

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Photo of CoasterGuy
2.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

While I do admit enjoying Yuengling Lager every now and then, there is nothing "premium" about Yuengling Premium. For a beer with the word "premium" in it's name, it doesn't come close to being a good beer. False marketing at the very least. Only one way to describe trying to drinking this so-called "beer".... ACK!!!

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Photo of jjamadorphd
2.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Not quite the best that Yuengling has to offer...

...In fact, this might be the most disappointing offering from America's oldest brewer. It's mostly an also-ran lager - simple lager color, malt odor, and watery when it comes to mouthfeel. Overall, it's not bad, just not one of the better ones I've had.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.63/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A very non-descript, generic beer - not bad, per say, just incredibly bland. Just some typical adjunct / corn flavors, no real body to speak of either.

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Photo of JimboBrews54
5/5  rDev +71.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Slightly hazy medium gold color with a big foamy white head. Zesty, tart, grainy malt nose. Crisp malt upfront. Tart middle. Clean dry finish. Slightly gassy.

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Photo of drtth
3.47/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

The clear golden beer pours out into a shaker pint glass with a 1/8" layer of white foam that soon recedes to a small ring of bubbles around the glass. Sipping creates a few widely scattered small spots of lacing.

The aromas have a grainy character and there's a light touch of light, almost grassy character.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the grains and grassy hops most noticeable. There's some sweetness here with just a hint of grassy bitterness in the background.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and fairly crisp, especially given the poor showing made by the head. The finish begins as the sweetness and grainy character begin to recede, eventually leaving some almost bitterness in the almost dry ending.

An easy drinking beer which I'd be fine with having again if it was offer and nothing with more flavors showing was available. That said I'll not be looking to have another on purpose, especially since I prefer the Yuengling Traditional Lager to this one.

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Photo of feuematt
3.25/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light gold colored beer with a rapidly fading head...refreshing and tasty...it kind of reminds me of a Michelob...for the price I would consider this a pretty good deal.

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Photo of Chilltown4evr
4/5  rDev +37.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the first time I try the Premium. The Lager is a bit sweeter. I definitely like the Premium better! Smell: Corn, Hops, Yeast like traditional AAL. Here in NJ a 24 pack costs $12.99 a case! Lager costs $17.99 a case. Overall a solid 4 for taste and value. A good go to beer and definitely underrated and unnapreciated especially if you're on a budget. Cheers!

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Photo of TominGermany
3.38/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my go-to beer when I'm watching sports on TV and munching on Middleswarth BBQ chips. Not the best beer in the world but a little better than Yuengling's lager and cheaper than any craft beer you can buy.

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Photo of cambabeer
2.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

I picked this up because I moved to philly. That's the only reason. Better than some macros but I'd really only drink this with some food and toward the end of the night. Mostly sweet malt character and quite carbonated. But... a six pack is like $7 in a city where most sixers are $15+

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Photo of Squire
3.08/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pottsville's finest.

The first time I tried this was over a hamburger and still think that's the best combination. Oh, it's not the greatest and certainly not the latest, but has been around long enough to earn it's place. Clean, crisp, amber color, light malt/hop combination with fuller flavor than expected.

Easy to find, easy to drink, worth exploring.

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Photo of 20holmbrew
2.82/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

There are definitely worse options, but nothing impressive here. I remember all the hype when this made its way to Massachusetts. Could see it as refreshing on a hot day, but that is about it. Lots of better Lager options available.

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Photo of VABA
2.25/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

A-Pours a straw color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has slight malt hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a slight malt flavor
M-A light bodied well carbonated beer
O-A decent lager

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Photo of lenbert
3.61/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I have enjoyed this beer a few times before but Yuengling isn't in distribution in my area so it has been a too rare occurrence that I get to sample one. The first thing that I noticed was a change in packaging to brown 12 ounce bottles (alright). Still has a twist off cap but this is definitely a step in the right direction.

The color is a light gold and the pour generates a nice head that quickly departs. Where this one really shines in its class is in the aroma and taste department. The smell is pleasant and the taste is full bodied for a beer with its IBU and ABV profile.

This is a perfect lager for a hot Summer day.

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Photo of generallee
3.89/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It was served on tap at the Yuengling Brewery.

Appearance: The body has a bright yellow color with very good clarity and lots of visible carbonation capped off with bright white head. The head is light and soapy and it quickly fads out leaving a wispy thin filmy layer.

Smell: The aroma has a light and cereal like malt base with a light floral and grassy hops in the background.

Taste / Palate: The flavor has a cereal and light grain like base malt note with a light floral and grassy hay like hops. It’s body is light and refreshing with average carbonation.

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Photo of Pennd002
3.42/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Probably my favorite standard lager, this one is found everywhere in my area including on tap in all the bars. It's relatively smooth and works well with any food at the ballpark. It's also cheaper than most competitors.

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Photo of stakem
2.33/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

For longer than I have been leagally able to enjoy beer, people in my town refer to beer as all inclusively consisting of 1 of 2 options: "Lager or Premium" with both referring to Yuengling.

Cult-like brand loyalty and historical reference are the only things this beer has going for it. Slightly inferior to its "Lager" counterpart, Premium is the slightly shittier, sweeter version of the two.

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Photo of ArchimedesSox
2.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Crystal clear, golden, straw, thick white head, good lacing

S: Adjunct grains, yeast, slight hops

T: Heavy on the adjunct grains, sweet, hop bitterness, very crisp, clean taste

M: Light, good carbonation.

O: Good beer. Way better than some I've had. Good representation of the style.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.3/5  rDev +47.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Yuengling Premium Beer brew by Yuengling Brewery, with an ABV of 4.40% This brew pours out a nice amber color with a nice white head. The smell is sweet with grains and malts. You pick up a hit of hops in the smell of this brew. Now for the taste it is sweet with grains and malts. Not bad but not great. Yuengling Premium Beer has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel of Yuengling Premium Beer is nice,clean and smooth. There is nothing bad about this brew. I like how this brew goes down smooth. Overall I'm giving Yuengling Premium Beer a 4.25 out 5. This brew is a nice drinking brew. Nothing fancy but nothing cheap. I would buy this brew again. Thank you Yuengling Brewery

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Photo of Urk1127
2.45/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Looks like the average American adjunct. Smell is of yeast. Taste is of corn and yeast and some banana even. I did not like this very much. I prefer the regular lager to this.

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Photo of UKBeerman
3.75/5  rDev +28.9%

I think this is a pretty goo beer for the particular 'style'. That is to say that it is a good easy drinking session beer. If at a party drinking many beers with many wings I think it is a good choice. Pleasant taste and aroma. Looks light in color and has a clean smooth taste to match. Poured with a decent head, but it did not last long. Very mild hop aroma. Some say it has a corn flavor?? I cannot say I detect that, but it is certainly light in flavor. If I were going to drink one beer each night, I would pick something more full bodied...but as a party brew, this is pretty good.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.37/5  rDev +15.8%

Just got back in from helping the wifey plant some flowers. Yeah yeah, I was holding a beer so keep your WHIPPED jokes to yourself!

Thanks to 302BeerGuy (Kevin) for this marvelous treat!

Appearance (3.5) : The cap came off with a good amount of snap from the carbonation. It starts off with 2 fingers of creamy looking head on top of a straw colored transparent body.

Aroma (3.25) : Rich toasted grains, very strong corn notes, malt, barley, a little hay with some sweet hop presence mixed in. A little bit of antiseptic at the tail end of the nose.

Taste (3.5) : It's got a rich malt heritage with barley, a hint of banana, and a bit of sweaty corn. A bit of bready hop finishes off the flavor profile with a semi-dry corn note.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Carbonated, smooth, semi-dry.

Overall (3.37) : It's a competent lager with some traditional B/M/C characteristics. It's got some nice bready hop and banana that set it apart from the rest and actually reminds me a little of Natural Ice. I'm not secretly aching inside wishing they sold it here in my part of the country, but I'd try it again if offered. It is a capable and tasty adjunct lager.

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Photo of Kenharkerjr
3.49/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is my new go to beer. Since I live in southern NJ, I am in Yuengling Brewery's back yard. I used to drink Yuengling Lager, but after 3 or 4 it leaves me with a really bitter aftertaste. I had never thought to try this until a few weeks ago, I had a taste for a domestic beer. I bought a 6-pack, and I love it. Mind you, this is for casual drinking. this isn't going to blow you away like a microbrew or an IPA. This is just a good quality domestic session beer.

Appearance- 3.25, yellow, slight amber, light head
Smell- clean, sweet beer smell, no hops
taste- crisp, a tad sweet, no hops, light corn
mouthfeel- heavy carbonation, sweet finish, no after taste
overall- again, at 5.00 a 6 pack you can't go wrong. In my opinion, puts Miller, Bud, and Coors all to shame and saves you money in the process.

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a 14 oz "pint" glass. Pours translucent straw with a fluffy white head. Smells of sweet cereal grain, a tad bit of corn, very sweet. Tastes of cereal grain, but much more flavorful than most adjuncts. Beer is light bodied, easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

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