MarkSachon (833) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from the four type sampler case. As with most light beers, this one had very little flavor or body. Recommended on as a calorie saver.
Borup (9445) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, grain and hops.
Bamsen78 (4689) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle @ Galaxy Hut, Arlington, VA. Pours clear golden with very small white head. Clear aroma of yeast and hops. Watery flavour with scanty notes of hops and a good deal of yeast. Cheap, estery aftertaste. Boring.
generallee08 (765) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The label has no other info.
Appearance: The body is a very clear golden yellow color with a tall white head on top from an aggressive pour. This head is loosely packed and fades out quickly leaving nothing behind.
Smell: Its aroma is a basic mix of light cereal grain, hay and touch of hops. The hops have a grassy and slightly citrusy character.
Taste/Palate: Following up on the aroma I get a light mix of dry cereal grain with a thin grassy and citrusy hop acidity and bitterness. This comes on a light palate with moderate fizzy carbonation.
Notes: Overall it’s an average light beer with no real flaws for its style. Its light on everything and easy to drink.
samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 10, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
In some ways, less is more. I find this more refreshing and agreeable than the regular lager. Nice clean carbonation. Grainy beer taste, but light. Still below average.
Cousin_Larry (767) - - SEP 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mos notable characteristic of this one is the carbonation - this one is gaseous enough to levitate. Flavor is good but too muted.
Chad9976 (1538) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured a 24oz can into a 1-liter mug. It was canned on June 3 and cost $1.81 ($0.08 per ounce).
Appearance: Beautiful amber color, crystal clear body with some carbonation visible. Forms a large, white, soapy head which eventually evaporates and leaves trace lacing on the glass.
Smell: Mild macro lager aroma of corn and grain. Nothing repugnant, though. Some sweet notes.
Taste: As much as craft beer nerds tend to dislike fizzy yellow lagers made by the macro breweries, we tend to dislike the light versions even more so. However, I think I’ve found one worth drinking in Yuengling Light Lager. While the core taste is similar to others of the style, it doesn’t have any of the overtly off-putting qualities as most. While it’s not exactly robust, there is flavor to be found here.
If you need a beer to differentiate between mild and flat-out bland, this would be a good example. It’s difficult to describe any particular flavor characteristics, though there is some sweet honey or amber-style malt to be found here. It doesn’t have the generic LAGER qualities you might except (or dread). Not much in the way of bitterness, though the palette certainly is clean and refreshing. I do notice a corny taste on the backend, but compared to the bigger boys’ light beers, it’s quite tame and easily tolerable. This is definitely one of the best macro adjunct light lagers on the mainstream market (second only to Sam Adams Light).
Drinkability: Light lagers are supposed to be highly quaffable and this beer definitely does that job well. The mouthfeel is thin, but not actually watery. The carbonation is consistently crisp, but it’s not spastically effervescent, which makes it easy to drink in big gulps. The clean finish makes it quite refreshing. I’m not sure of the ABV, but it appears to be well under 4%, making it highly sessionable, especially in warmer weather.
snoworsummer (4032) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Very mild flavor. Tastes like corn, rice, water. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt and water.
sonnycheeba (4626) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Can. Pours clear amber with fizzy white head. Aroma is faint with some notes of grain, corn, and light grass. Flavor is extremely bland with notes grain, corn, and faint hops; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
ronaldtheriot (1629) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yuengling Light Lager has a thick, spongy, quickly-dissipating, white head and clear, fairly bubbly, caramel appearance, with no lacing left behind. The aroma is typical for light beer, with its faint sweetness and grain. Taste is stereotypical light beer- watery sweetness, grain, and essentially no hop bitterness, but Yuengling Light Lager has an overriding paper note, which is not a positive attribute. Mouthfeel is very light and watery, and it finishes crisp, refreshing, and quite drinkable. This beer would go well with boiled crabs, steamed vegetables, potato salad, and corn bread with butter, but on its own, it’s not much. I guess it’s okay, though. RJT