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An iconic American lager famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor - with a roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and a combination of cluster and cascade hops, this true original delivers a well-balanced taste with very distinct character.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2003
Little aroma, but better than average appearance for a beer in this category; hops are almost wholly missing, and malt side is quite plain; slightly over carbonated but quite drinkable; light to medium body and dry texture and aftertaste. On the plus side, this lager beats the major labels hands down, is fairly priced, and has a storied history. If memory serves, I like the kegged product a bit better. In any format, although this beer won't win any accolades, I'll continue to choose it over similar offerings from A-B, Miller or Coors.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
plalo (5) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2003 does not count
My wife likes to call this the redneck bud of Philly. Surprisingly, it's spread beyond PA and lots of other people like it. I'm like many others when I say I enjoy it for it's historical nature (Oldest Brewery in America). As a beer it's good for tailgating or shlosh drinking. It can leave you very bloated but can get you going for a long time without having to endure the obliteration you might get from a barley wine or something! Pleasing middle of the road beer with nothing strong about it. Very little hops. Not very malty. Can be considered sweet tasting by some folks with stronger bitter buds on the tongue. For a mass produced, Big American Brewery competitor I rank it on the top of the list with the Buds, Coors, Michs and such.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fulkrum78 (175) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2003
I was already somewhat lit when I tried this, but I truly enjoyed it. It was a nice light beer, which is what I needed at the time. Great flavor.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Kinz (3450) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2003
Draft, after playing volleyball. Pours surprisingly dark for a lager, nice white head. Not much in the way of aroma. Decent balance on the palate, but overcarbonated. Taste isn't bad, but not great either. Not nearly as malty as the color would indicate, some hops, but very faint. Not even close to any continental lager, but beats Bud.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2120) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2003 a very good beer, not all that impressive, overrated because its the new "trend" of domestic beers down in the south. i reach for budweiser over this in most cases, but a very good beer in general. *update* had this on tap tonight, it was really good, alot better than budweiser on tap- but i think bud is better in the stores.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
truckie455 (42) - Derby, Connecticut, USA - MAY 22, 2003
Call me a history fan, but coming from the oldest operating brewery in the U.S., this is a pretty ggod beer. I just wish I didn't have to drive to New York to get it!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SenorCovert (3) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2003 does not count
i don't think this beer is overrated at all. when i want a lager (in philly) i will always reach for one of these

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Head is initially small, fizzy, off-white, fully diminishing. Body is clear light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (grain, cereal), with a note of DMS. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, fizzy carbonation. Undrinkable macro clone. Oh, and for what it's worth...purchased cold and seemingly fresh in a bomber-size brown bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GeekedOut (22) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2003
Another favorite of mine in the Yuengling family. Got it for $7.99, downed 3 of them last night and was pleasantly buzzing. Good stuff for cheap.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Golden amber color, poors a big head that disipated quickly, lots of carbonation. Weak boring aroma not much goin on. Taste is suprisingly not bad, you can tell they used both hops and malt, unlike many lagers. A touch of piney citrus flavor. Certainly beter than most lagers, but still not much to speak of.


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