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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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Photo of BeerManDanNYC
2.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

This is one of the few beers that I actually prefer from a can. That and the fact that we could get a case of pounders in college for about $15! Nothing really stands out about this "premium" offering from America's oldest brewery. If all you want to do is get hammered with a couple buddies, you could do worse than this beer...but not much.

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Photo of weller1js
3.03/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

appearance: pours a clear golden yellow, well carbonated with bubbly-creamy foam that dissipates into a bubbly lacing.

smell: corn barley predominant, with also a prominent buttery, slightly scent.

taste: begins light, like the scent, corn notes with buttery undertones giving it a little body; hops are light an semi-sweet, finishing as such.

overall: basic pilsner, has all the elements one would expect for a "premium."

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Photo of Rifugium
2.33/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

First had: bottle at some tailgating party

Premium, eh? Yummy! Not.
Well, it's not all bad.

Poured into a red Solo cup (muahaha), a pale straw-yellow color, fizzy, with a finger or two of bubbly white head that receded quite a bit rather quickly. Aroma of boring grains, light floral hops, and a bit of citrus zest. The taste followed the smell pretty closely, with grains, pale malts, light floral hops, all a bit metallic, but not entirely unbearable. Light mouthfeel, and fairly drinkable particularly if nothing else is available.

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Photo of crossovert
1.23/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 oz bottle.

It pours a pale gold with a short lived fizzy head that doesn't leave any lacing. Usually the one thing macros get right is the appearance, not this one.

The smell is pretty bad even for macro standards, old sock, corn vomit, cardboard, and rotten fruit round out the smells.

The flavor is also incredibly weak. It is sour with a nasty corn note, some water, and a slight bit of hops.

Watery mouthfeel, bad aftertaste.

This beer sucks.

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Photo of BoozySmurf
3.4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw-gold and clear, with fizzy white topping of foam. Smell is grainy. and macroish. Reminds me of PBR, or Genny red, or high life, or many many others. Taste is simple, grainy also with just a faint hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp, thin and finishes clean. Overall this is similar to Yuengling Lager except for the color, and this also lacks the distinct sulphur character. Decent enough brew, low ABV makes for easy drinking. Hard to find except at some distributors.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
3.63/5  rDev +25.6%
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 yeahnatenelson
3.16/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I CAN't believe it! A gift from woodychandler.

Appearance -- Pours a pale straw hue, high clarity, with a tuft of fizzy lily-white head. Looks good!

Smell -- Not much to comment on. Very clean, pilsner malt, mild earthy malt and floral notes. Mild.

Taste -- More of the same: very mild, but not in a subtle way. Rather, just not much to comment on. Bready/grainy malt, slight mineral component. Some earthy hop flavor is present but without much of the related bittering.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with high fizzy carbonation. Not great, but nothing bad.

Overall -- Nothing to scream about, but for the money it's a pretty good choice. I'd have no problem crushing a six-pack of this at the beach.

East-coasters dump on this plenty, but to be honest, this definitely outpaces a lot of mediocre craft APL's I've had in my time.

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Photo of AdamBear
2.1/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A-light gold with a thin white head that quickly disappears to nothing, not even around the rim.

S-barley and sweet honey. very faint scent.

T-comes in with a slightly bitter taste of honey and grains. there's a matching after-taste that is so faint, its hardly worth mentioning.

M-medium carbonation with a fairly dry finish

O-listed as a pale lager? no, thats wrong. this is an adjunct, and its terrible even for an adjunct...its just that bad. the tastes themselves aren't horrible, but the overall lack of taste is just upsetting.

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Photo of robbrandes
2.53/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

sampled several times on-tap during a week-long trip in northern virginia. mom said, 'if you can't say something nice'... i guess appearance is the least-weak link?

smell is not bad, but utterly forgettable - weak malt and even weaker hops. taste - well, i guess it's not BMC, and unfortunately the dearth of reasonable beer at most restaurants backed me into the yuengling corner a few times.
completely blah beer.

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Photo of ebby82
2.48/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light yellow from a bottle into a glass.

The aroma is faintly metallic, but it retains the trademark yuengling aroma, which is hard to describe, but probably comes from the corn used.

The taste is uneventful and quite mediocre. Much better than a Coors Light and such, and one tiny step below the traditional lager. Very drinkable, it doesn't taste poorly, and its cheap.

Obviously not a craft beer, but I have no serious complaints.

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Beer rating: 2.89 out of 5 with 595 ratings