ChadPolenz (1677) - Lakeland, 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 Iíve found one worth drinking in Yuengling Light Lager. While the core taste is similar to others of the style, it doesnít have any of the overtly off-putting qualities as most. While itís 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. Itís difficult to describe any particular flavor characteristics, though there is some sweet honey or amber-style malt to be found here. It doesnít 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 boysí light beers, itís 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 itís not spastically effervescent, which makes it easy to drink in big gulps. The clean finish makes it quite refreshing. Iím not sure of the ABV, but it appears to be well under 4%, making it highly sessionable, especially in warmer weather.
snoworsummer (4536) - 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 (4955) - 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 (1762) - 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, itís not much. I guess itís okay, though. RJT
theisti (3856) - Kansas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Multiple 12 oz twist off bottles during a Hilton Head trip. The pour is a clear golden amber with a smallish white head. The aroma is a whisper of cereal grains. The taste is cereal grains and a bit of earthy mild bitter hops. Certainly more flavor than a normal light beer. The palate is light bodied, high carbonation level, and a dry clean finish. Pretty clean and inoffensive.
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper/amber color. Malt aroma with hints of slight bitter. Decent amount of carbonation.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle. It pours an amber color with a Styrofoam like white head. The nose is mild with a hint of malt. A little thin on the palate compared to itís heavier brother. There is a little malt and a slight stale bitterness, but not much else flavor wise. Meh. Oddly enough, if Iím going for a light lager, it probably isnít going to be this.
Onslow (1378) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Remarkably similar to the very good Traditional Lager, except for a lighter finish and lower ABV.
ffaoe (418) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
good color with a nice head. decent malty aroma. balanced but light flavor.
Nekronos (4058) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just a regular lager. And light too. NOt much to tell about it. It was just dirnkable but not much more.