Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly dark amber, more so than I expected. Only a thin, dissipating, white head. The aroma is fairly malty with hints of hops and perhaps some unsavory adjunct. The body is clean and fairly refreshing. The flavors are nothing spectacular but also not offensive. The malt heavily out-weighs the hops. There are some light hints of lemon, not really as a zest or in fruit form. More like lemon yogurt. An average lager.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, can, draught, you name it. This lager has become much more popular in the last few years here in western PA. Pours a nice amber color with small, quickly disipating head. Aroma is weak, smells like a beer from a keg party in high school, without much good or bad within. Tastes like a slightly above average lager with nice, slightly malty finish, but not incredibly memorable. Mouthfeel is normal, not bad, not great. Better than a lot of beers out there, but I don't buy it often. An ok lager.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stole this bottle from a friends fridge, he laughed and said that it was old. I said no biggie and took it anyways. Opened it up and smelled the age on it, skunk beer was apparent. Didn't even pour it and just decided to drink from the bottle. It has the taste that would probably be good if I got to it sooner.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 4, 2004
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
bottle: im surprised by the ratings here. this is your average lager. could be a notch of the huge macros. but not much better. bland taste thin watered down beer with not much going on except a bad aftertaste. stay away from it kids, there are many other that are better.
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2004 If my mind were an encyclopedia, and you were to look up the entry for "beer," there would be a picture of Yuengling Traditional Lager. It's not a fancy beer, so these guys should stop whining that it could use more hop bitters and all that crap. This is a solid, delicious, refreshing beer that will quench your thirst, make you forget your horrible day at work, and give you faith that you don't have to spend $8 to get a 6-pack of good beer. I'm not saying that it can compete at a fancy beer tasting party where everybody sips their brews with their pinkies extended while wearing monocles, but it is a high-quality, somewhat malty, excellent beer. You can drink it with a filet mignon, a cheeseburger, or all by itself. Tasty and drinkable, this beer should be the staple of your beer diet if you live where it can be purchased. That being said, if you want something super hoppy and imported so that you can fancy yourself a beer aficionado, this will rate among the mediocre. Long live the Yuengling, the very good beer that can be enjoyed by both the peasantry and the nobility. And it's from America's oldest brewery.
beerlover82 (235) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice, deep amber color and foam that sticks to the glass. Can be skunky at times, but tastes very good and malty--without too much carbonation found in other macro-swills.Aroma is of malt and corn adjuncts. This is overall a good everyday, cheap session beer--it's good for what it is and that's all. My cheap everyday beer of choice.
fasteddieIX (55) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 31, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
It looks tasty, but unfortunately, that's about all this one has going for it. Taste is reminiscent of grapefruit juice.. you figure it out. In my opinion, highly overrated.
hershiser2 (2174) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2005 Yuengling= the best cheap beer out there. Plain, simple, but very drinkable. Amber in color, small head. Aroma is sweetly hopped, mixed with malts. Flavor is plain, but crisp and drinkable.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2004
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber color, crystal clear small head. Nose is weakly malty, body is thin flavor is boring.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 23, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Clear red amber colour with no head, malty sweet in the nose but that funk lager flavour I just dont like.