Yuengling Premium Beer | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Premium BeerYuengling Premium Beer
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States
yuengling.com

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
582
Reviews:
164
Avg:
3
pDev:
21%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
89
For Trade:
0
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Photo of BEER88
1.75/5  rDev -41.7%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of tim007007
3.37/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StL_Rob
3.86/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfoltz53
3.15/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of q5ka
4.3/5  rDev +43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ogdon
2/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of tillmac62
3.21/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LeeEvolved
2.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of muchos
2.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of bowzer4birdie
2.78/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Davemilie
2.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of VABA
2.25/5  rDev -25%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TrilliumFan
3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Photo of jzlyo
2.31/5  rDev -23%
look: 2 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Aroma is corn sweetness and mild off-notes. The flavor is corn sweetness, a mild sour twang and a malty finish.

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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 Smitty16
3.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pens1967
2.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Pennd002
3.42/5  rDev +14%
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 Jason_cs
2.52/5  rDev -16%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Robbbiec95
2.27/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This beer is no way "premium". Stick to the traditional lager

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Photo of stakem
2.33/5  rDev -22.3%
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 BeerMeMrBartender
2.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ArchimedesSox
2.94/5  rDev -2%
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 rossracing
2.49/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Yuengling Premium Beer from Yuengling Brewery
3 out of 5 based on 582 ratings.
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