gnoff (9496) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap (free sample, yay) after the (free, yay) brewery tour of the Tampa brewery site, on Feb 1, 2011
Clear yellow color, white head. Sweet, mineral, a bit fruity taste. Moussy mouthfeel, fairly low bitterness. Cream, malty, sweet scent.
Of the US light beers Iíve had, thismust be the best one so far. Didnít mind it at all, can see myself buying it, well, if it was available that fresh, and in Sweden... Canít say how it is from bottle or can though, but draught at the brewery was nice!
geologyguy (1270) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2012 Smooth subtle taste beer....very drinkable...better than regular IMO...hard to find though
Nekronos (4039) - 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.
ChadPolenz (1652) - 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.
MarkSachon (892) - 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.
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 (276) - 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 (1518) - 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
rjplumer (972) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild grassy malt aroma. Soft clear caramel color with a head that fades to a light film. Hint of caramel with a soft bitterness. Light clean finish. Better than your traditional big beer pale lager. Though not a superstar beer i thinks a good everyday go to type.
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.