Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter | Yuengling Brewery

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Yuengling Dark Brewed PorterYuengling Dark Brewed Porter
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Yuengling Dark Brewed PorterYuengling Dark Brewed Porter

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Yuengling Brewery
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter is an original specialty beer that has been brewed expressly for tavern owners and family trade since 1829. We are proud to be recognized as one of the largest porter producers in the US. An authentic craft-style beer, our Porter calls for a generous portion of caramel and dark roasted malts, which deliver a rich full-bodied flavor and creamy taste with slight tones of chocolate evident in every sip. It pours dark, topped with a thick foamy head, and imparts a faint malty aroma. This smooth and robust Porter has a unique character that complements any meal from steak or seafood to chocolate desserts. Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter is enjoyed by even the most discerning consumer for its flawless taste and unwavering quality.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-03-2001

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look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Was talking about Yuengling's various offerings with my girlfriend's father, so I decided to pick up a few bottles of this to test out. Not that familiar with the style, but here goes...

A- A thing of beauty. Black and opaque, deep crimson highlights if held up to the light. 1.5 finger creamy brown/tan head that dwindles to nearly nothing.

S- Kind of smells like regular Yuengling, but maybe with sweeter malts.

T- Nothing much up front, and then: BAM. Boozy coffee. Has some hop bitterness but mostly derives flavors from malts. Has a sort of bitter aftertaste unfortunately. Definitely not a rebottled Yuengling lager with some brown food dye, this is an entity of its own.

M- Heavy, but with some definite carbonation happening.

O- Yuengling's lager is one of my favorites for everyday style drinking, so I'm kind of bummed out that I don't love this. That being said, I'm pretty unfamiliar with porter, and will drink this one again in time... maybe when the air gets cooler.

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Taken fromhttp://snailstales.blogspot.com/2006/01/friday-nites-beer-review-yuengling.html

The Yuengling Brewery at Pottsville, Pennsylvania, claims to be the oldest one in the U.S. It was founded in 1829 by David G. Yuengling, a German immigrant. The original spelling of his last name must have been Jüngling, meaning "young man". In fact, the English word youngling comes from jüngling. But, despite what they say at their web site, jüngling is not pronounced "ying-ling". That certainly makes it sound oritental, doesn't it?

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is a dark opaque brown with a nice bit of frothy tan head. Clings to the edge of the mug. Great lacing.

Smell is not very distinct, some dark malts and hints of caramel.

Taste is a bit more complex but not much. The dark roasted malt flavor is there but it never really develops. Maybe some caramel, coffee, and chocolate notes, but this is nowhere near the complexity of Founders Porter.

Mouthfeel is nice enough but not really what I look for in this style. Light bodied and heavily carbonated, which makes for easy drinking but does not allow the flavors to linger.

Overall a good session porter, if there is such a thing, but this does limit the appeal to drinkers looking for more complex flavors.

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Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter from Yuengling Brewery
Beer rating: 3.37 out of 5 with 1,059 ratings