willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
For what it's worth ($4.25/6-pack), this is a must buy beer on the cheap. I'd drink it in all its fizzy, sweet, chugable goodness any day over a Lite, Rock, or Silver Bullet. Perfect to keep your hand cool at the next family picnic.
SpringsLicker (3223) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was quite surprised that this was a drinkable cheap beer ($16+/case). I was travelling through Pennsylvania and wanted to bring home a mixed case of their beers (another story - what a hassle buying beer in PA is!!) Good golden color, clean inoffensive taste. A better beer than the major megaswills.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle, lager glass, 50 degrees F. Tall, frothy, white head diminishes slowly and sits on an amber-brown body that has lively carbonation. Losses an appearance point for the green bottle. Light bread and toasted grain malt (M); flowery and grassy hops (L); toffee aroma. Slight green bottle skunk. Lightly sweet throughout with a light bitterness in the finish. Medium-light body, watery texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: avoid from the green bottle.
wrathbone (2) - Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2003 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I personally like this beer very much as a cheaper, easy to drink beer. Very smooth, easy to drink, with sweetness of possiblyu pistachios and even some apples. Nothing to complicated, but good nonetheless.
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
While it's not as good as the premium macro lagers (Heineken, Harp, etc..) it's a great lager for the price. The last 6 I bought cost me a whopping $4.02. You can drink a ton of it for cheap. That makes it taste a lot sweeter. Thank you Yeungling!
fryjohn (12) - Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2003 Mild hoppy, nutty aroma (stronger/nicer aroma when served in a tulip shaped glass). Dark yellow/gold appearance. Mild hoppy, nutty flavor. This is my favorite "cheap" beer.
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2003
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet floral aroma is off put by something metalic. Wonderful clear copper color with a short lived head. Very smooth flavor with an intermediate maltiness. No hops or bitterness to speak of. Short finish. Far better than the standard macro offerings.
surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
I thought this beer quite good but it had a sweet sugary taste. The head, flavor and rich color added to the overall pleasure of the experience.
fishonmyplane (499) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is pretty close to an "american standard", except that it doesn't have that nasty adjunct flavor, and instead has more actual malts and hops, making it much more respectable than something like Budweiser. The flavor is actually kind of pleasant and a little sweet. Nice amber color too. But still, this is nothing more than an average lager and it certainly doesn't deserve to get any ratings above 4.
ElGaucho (2282) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2006 3/26/06: Re-rate. Draught at Hooters Orlando Intl Drive. Darker in color than I remember. Bland lager aroma; actually, almost no smell at all. Amber body with a small, off-white head and nice lace. Nice malty smooth flavor. I could drink this all day; session qualities at only 4.9%. Less flavor than I look for in a beer, but a fair amount more than the bulk of the lagers out there. 11/25/03: Bottle. I first heard about Yuengling Lager during the Realbeer.com Battle of the Beers tournament. Some research on it revealed that it had a similar history and following to a beer in my local region, Grainbelt Premium. It turns out the two were matched up against each other in the Battle of the Beers, with Yuengling winning narrowly. At that point I knew I had to find and rate Yuengling, which Kinz so graciously included in his recent shipment to me in trade. I’ll have to say that, despite the hype, Yuengling has nothing on Grainbelt, which must have succumbed due to a larger East Coast voting population. There just isn’t much distinctive about Yuengling like the trademark hoppy sweetness of Grainbelt. The aroma is that of a sweet lager with just a hint of hops. Deep gold in color; darker gold than most lagers. Avg.-sized off-white head with lots of visible carbonation and excellent lace. The one distinctive flavor I could identify is pistachio. A good solid lager. I drank it somewhat warm but it still was pretty good. Reminds me of some of the lagers I had while in Germany. Ar 6, Ap 4, Fl 6, Pal 4, Ov 11.