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Yuengling Premium BeerYuengling Premium Beer

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Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2000

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Reviews: 164 | Ratings: 581
Photo of psugrad98
4.4/5  rDev +46.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite beers to drink from draught. Though on bottle it isn't quite as strong a brew. This is definately a beer one should try from a bar room tap to get the full effect of this fine beer.
Its clean, crisp taste is a welcome change from so many other mass produced beers.
I has a good balance of hops and malt, with a slight hint of the grain adjuncts used in the brewing. Clear yellow, nice formed head with small packed bubbles. Goes down easily and smoothly. Very drinkable.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.3/5  rDev +43.3%
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 PerroGrande
4.28/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Pours to a straw yellow with a decent amount of foam. The foam endures very well.

Smell: A nice, malty, almost lager-like aroma. Nothing overpowering in the aroma. I detect a hint of some grain in the aroma

Taste: A smooth refreshing brew. A little light on the hops, but there is a nice almost lager-like sweetness that hangs around the edges with this brew. There is more character to this beer than a typical BMC swill-fest.

Mouthfeel: Not heavy, of course, but not watery. Carbonation is present but manageable.

Drinkability: This is one of my favorite session beers or "game with friends" beer (wish I could get it regularly in Ohio). Refreshing and not overpowering on the ABV, this slips down easily.

Yuengling's offerings are among my favorites.

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Photo of AtlasBrew
4.23/5  rDev +41%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It's a 12 oz bottle poured into a Yueng pint glass.

C: Pale yellow/Straw

A: Sweet corn and mild hops

T: Tastes sweet with a corn flavor, mild hops and good carbonation. Not bad

O: Premium is a great summer beer, drink it when cutting the grass or working on the car to quench your thirst.

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Photo of Walsar
4.05/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

$11.29 for a case of Yuengling - less than $.50 cents a can.

Value - can't be beat

Brewed locally - can't be beat

Taste - better than the national competition at this price point - can't be beat

A light colored lager with some hop "kiss" - nice drinkability - refreshing - smooth - a session beer at its best.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.96/5  rDev +32%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here we go aCAN!

A finger-plus of off-white head with decent retention. Col.or was a lemony, sunshine-yellow with NE-quality clarity. If nothing else, it looked like sunshine/summer in a glass. Nose had a solid lager sweetness, none of that adjunct B. S. Mouthfeel was full with a lot of carbonation scrubbing away all of the B. S. on my tongue as I swirled it around. Taste was light, but clean. Again, this was more like a real Lager than their own Lager! It had a refreshingly mild sweetness along with a palatable flavor. I think that I was poisoned as a kid when when I heard adults sneer about it as "Coal Country Beer" while swigging Rolling Rock. What was that? "Steel Country Beer" woulda been Arn, ya jagovs! How would yinz have characterized Rolling Rock back inna day? Coal, Shmoal, it is a decent lager. Hey, take this to the beach in place of TenFidy and you'll only be thanking me. I still want to have Lord Chet in a CAN before I make my final pronouncement from on high in CANdom Come. Finish was lager sweet, but sans adjunct flavors. A nice, simple, German-style lager from PA. I am starting to doubt my own prejudices.

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Photo of BeerSox
3.95/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap into 16oz pint glass.

No point in describing this one in great detail as it's the same as any other AML. Golden hue, thin fizzy light head, light grain in the aroma, and sweet bready grain in the flavor. This one was a little darker than Miller or Budweiser.

However, this one was rather refreshing and enjoyable. Although it doesn't have the complexity of the top rated beers on the site, it servers its purpose, and does it well. If you're mowing the lawn or out on a boat with non-craft beer friends, there probably isn't a better beer (although you can probably find another AML that's almost the same). Recommended, in its place.

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Photo of GbVDave
3.95/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz CAN into a 20oz imperial pint. Special thanks to woodychandler for this from our recent trade!

A: Pours a really pale, yellow hue with one finger of creamy, bright-white foam on top. Carbonation was quite active.

S: Suprisingly clean. Mild citrus, toasted grains, and a kiss of hops. Pretty classic and unfussy.

T: Exactly as above. Quite enjoyable due to the lack of any off/mis-placed flavors. Exceedingly clean and tidy.

M: Smooth and a bit oily with a slight bite at the end from the hops.

D: This is a supremely drinkable summertime beer. I, just very recently, drank a metric shit ton of their Trad. Lager down in the FL keys and that is nowhere as enjoyable as this. I understand that this sells for about $12 for a 24-pack. You can't beat that!

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Photo of Schmidts
3.95/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have this beer offten and I like it very much. It is more to my taste then their Lager I really don't care for their Lager. I have had it on draft,bottle and can and it awalys has a nice grainy smell. It pours pale yellow and has a small head and light lacing on the glass.To me it tastes great smooth and refreshing, and easy to drink they made their fortune on this one way back. You can sit down and drink a few and not feel full or like you had too much. In your mouth it gives a nice refreshing feel and you can enjoy a few of these doing stuff like the lawn whatever and each one is enjoyable till your done no after taste. If you have never tried this one give it a try.

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Photo of generallee
3.89/5  rDev +29.7%
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 jamesg60
3.84/5  rDev +28%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer regardless of what others say this beer taste better than Coors and Budweiser beers. The beer is used to drink as my regular beer and I still but six pack now again. A good drinking beer when you don't want a lager or a Ale and just want a plain good beer to drink.

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Photo of Kwak
3.83/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yuengling Premium Beer
Head : It was thin white almost tasteless.
Body :Was clear crisp almost sparkling.
Color :Nice yellow tint .
Taste :lighty hops a littel malt coming through in the end.
Aftertaste :clean and dry.
I recomend this one its like beer flavored bud!

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Photo of WilliamPhilaPa
3.83/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Yuengling has always been a staple beer for me. I really love the Porter, Black & Tan, Traditional, and the Chesterfield as well. This has a good amount of hoppiness in the flavor and a mellow maltness to it. Color is slightly lighter than the traditional but head and its retention is identical. Although, I drink this the least out of Yuenglings line of brews, it still is a extremely drinkable brew.

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Photo of MirkoCroCough
3.79/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First bottle into pint glass. Rest drank from the bottle.

Nice golden color. Bubbles racing to the top. White foamy head that left a bit of lacing on the glass.

Beer with some white wine like grape aroma faint whiff of alcohol. Not bad. Clean.

Mild malt with a sharp hop flavor in the finish. Kind of boozy at first then disappears after the first few.

Clean and crisp. Not syrupy. Finishes dry but not too much.

Good cheap beer that taste good. Will drink again.

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Photo of tugdriver7
3.78/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

IMHO, rating beer is ike rating pies or sandwiches. You can't compare dutch apple to pumpkin if you're not a pumpkin fan (which I am, by the way). Likewise, a PBJ will never measure up to a BLT (unless you truly prefer peanut butter). Yuengling is going out on a limb to call this beer "premium," but in the realm of comparing similarly priced adjunct (regional) macro lagers, this is a keeper. Smooth, easy to drink, nicely carbonated, refreshing, balanced taste, and (given its limited distribution area) quite fresh to boot. Much different than the Traditional Lager, yet equally unique in its quality. Yuengling has a reputation for taking the macro-brew to a whole new level of taste. This one is no exception!

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Photo of UKBeerman
3.75/5  rDev +25%

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 TAMU99
3.73/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale lager, slightly stronger than your average "quicky mart" beers. Flavor is more complex. Godd drinkability with a slight sharp taste. This is my baseline beer. Once you drink this for a awhile, you can really tell where BudLight falls short. Choose Yuengling instead.

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Photo of vacax
3.71/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw color with a lively white head, only fair retention and little to not lacing evident. Aroma is comprised of chiefly grassy and straw elements, interestingly spot on actually. This comes across pretty close to a traditional pilsner on the nose, it could probably use a little bit more malt to balance it out. The taste has a pleasant straw and grassy character with good moderate bitterness. There is a touch of a plastic and grain to it, but the flavors are mostly hitting the mark here. For the style, this is pretty good, and for the price yes indeed again. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Drinks fairly well, this is a beer I'd like to have available for the days when a less expensive/complex brew is in need.

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Photo of psujesus
3.7/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

had one poured into a glass and one straight from the bottle

i prefer Yuengling from the bottle, when this beer was cold i would get a crisp grainy/malty taste to it, when served at room temp i get a more fruity taste (i think it tastes better like this), the normal yellow color associated with pale lagers, crisp grainy/malty smell when cold, more of a fruity smell at room temp, an easy beer to consume when it comes to a hot day, also not a bad beer for a slow/boring day

a good beer but not my favorite from Yuengling

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Photo of 1bigwoody
3.7/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Strong hops/malt flavor + smell. Reminds me more than any other beer of what I used to sip from my dad's bottle in the early 60's when beers were brewed at smaller local brewerys.

No frills in the flavor, aroma or the packaging. Exactly what is advertised. Just good basic old time beer smell + taste.

Beer is true to where it comes from. A very old blue collar coal belt town - Pottsville, Pa.

Good value for the price.

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Photo of JCBears
3.66/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Anthor good environment, but it wasnt the BEST beer ever. Pale limp kinda unimpresive but it had a deffinate drinkability. I liked the mouthfeel but didnt love it but it was pretty ok. THis was a brew bought with some anticipation but didnt live u the hype my brother gave it It was fair enough but if something ese better is on tap take it.

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Photo of dlb_127
3.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm no connoisseur, but I enjoy fancy beers. Having said that, this is my "go-to" beer when all I can reach is the local gas station before kick-off. Gotta love the oldest brew in the states. Great for Saturday afternoons watching football.

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Photo of eagles22
3.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

i drink this beer all the time because i live right by the brewery and the beer is cheap as hell...so this is like my beer to tailgate with and get smashed with

Taste: very grainy, i get some grapes and citrus flavors and also corn

Mouthfeel: is very light

Drinkability: is very high..very light beer goes down great ...easy tailgate beer

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.63/5  rDev +21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Straw yellow in color, pleasant aroma, typical pale taste, very middle of the road but also refreshingly drinkable. An excellent choice for hanging out with friends in the bar! It goes very nicely with seafood, this I tried at a Red Lobster here on Long Island.

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Photo of lenbert
3.61/5  rDev +20.3%
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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Yuengling Premium Beer from Yuengling Brewery
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