Nekronos (3359) - 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.
Chad9976 (1021) - Albany, New York, 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.
jchioda (6) - USA - JAN 4, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Next to Sam Adams Light, this is one of my favorite light beers. Enjoy while itís going down, but not as fond of the aftertaste as I am with Sam Adams Light. Need to take with me on vacations to the east coast as I have not been able to find it at grocery stores near the beach.
drougkolya (275) - Otterburn Park, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonne biŤre blonde, bien mousseuse et bien pťtillante. Disponible en draft au Red Lobster de Wilmington, Delaware.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pouts light golden with a small white froth. Aroma light sweet malty with some grain as hay. Flavor much the same, light crisp And sweet not bland though like many pale lagers refreshing but still a nice malt grain flavor. Ligh to light medium body and a crisp carbonation. Nice pale lager
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad for a light beer. Smooth and easily drinkable, much like the Traditional Lager. Its better than the other light beer they produce.
Ritterkreuz (179) - Seneca Falls, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good beer, but not the best, if you like light beers its definately worth a try.
Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating within style, this is pretty good. I was forced to drink crappy beer at a company golf outing, and when they ran out of the original Yuengling, I went light. I had it out of a can, so I canít say much to appearance, but the smell (what I could get through the can) and the flavor were only slightly dumbed down from the regular Yuengling. Vastly superior to the other crappy light beers by the big boys. If you gotta go light beer, this isnít horrible.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 5/13/10. 12oz bottle poured into a pilsner glass. Pours a darker orange/gold with a thick off-white head resting on top. Thereís plenty of visible carbonation rising throughout. Retention is fair; leaves little lace. This smells really average. Some light grains, and maybe a bit of honey.
Great crisp refreshing mouth on this. Some light toasted grains in the flavor. Bitterness is low which is expected. Finish is sweet. I canít say that thereís a ton more complexity that a BMC Light, but itís just better-crafted. This oneís got a bit of flavor and a much thicker mouthfeel. Drinkable? You better freaking believe it.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 itís an average light beer with no real flaws for its style. Its light on everything and easy to drink.