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RATINGS: 2185   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.79   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
retinadoc (120) - - FEB 3, 2014
Draft. Bright, hoppy carbonation and aroma. Nice amber color. Medium hop flavor. Very drinkable. Clean finish. A good standard for draft lager beer. Overall, vastly better than the typical mass produced American beer.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chad9976 (1137) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
I poured a 12oz can into a mug. It was canned on 12/13/13 and came as part of a 12-pack for $12.99 ($1.08 per can or $0.09 per ounce).

Appearance: Beautiful copper/orange hue that’s completely clear with carbonation visible. Pours to a small, white, soapy head which mostly dissipates but does leave minor lacing on the glass.

Smell: Standard adjunct lager aroma, though noticeably sweeter than most of the genre. Hint of acetaldehyde, but nothing off-putting.

Taste: The best way to describe Yuengling would be "Budweiser done right." They’re quite close at the core: light-bodied lagers made with adjuncts. The difference being this beer is actually an amber lager and uses corn as an adjunct rather than rice. That gives it a bit of a "fizzy yellow beer" taste to be sure, but there’s also genuine malt flavor to be found here.

Much like an Oktoberfest there’s a little bit of caramel or toffee sweetness, plus trace nutty flavors and even some toasted malt. There is acetaldehyde, but the base brew does a fine job in obscuring it. Thankfully there’s no metallic or musty character to this brew. Unfortunately, there’s much in the way of hops, either. While I wouldn’t say this is a delicious palette, for what it is, Yuengling is superior to the competition in every way.

Drinkability: I’ll bet most people who drink Yuengling do it more for performance than aesthetic value, which is completely understandable. The mouthfeel is thin and crisp, but not especially "fizzy," making it a little smoother than the paler offerings by the bigger brewers. And at only 4.4% ABV it’s practically a "light beer," but with genuine taste. Definitely what I would consider a sessionable beer.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Still sitting by the fire and there is yet another less than perfect beer. Gotta at least drink enough to rate and move on. 12 ounce to pint. Pours Budweiser yellow. Huge head. No lacing. Smells like a high school party and beer. Tastes like a cheap lager. Again, fire makes everything better. Next!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RespertFTW (519) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Can. Clear copper. Taste is light and sweet. Lots of malt. Not a real deep beer. Basically it’s what you’d expect.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mittenator (1249) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Can. Caramel colored with an off white head. Caramel and sweet hay aromas. Sweet malt and hay.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MisoW (1102) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours pale golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, caramel. Taste is sweet, malty, bit corny.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
Draught at Bar Louie, Palm Harbor/Clearwater, on January 21, 2014.
Clear copper color, white head. Sweet, malty taste. Malty aftertaste. To the high side CO2 fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Sweet, malty scent.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle @ home, sent from Buffalo, NY. Been ISO this wale for quite a while. Isn’t a shelfie out here but I guess it is upstate New York. Clear, slightly burnt orange appearance with a thin cream colored head. Some caramel / toasted malty notes in the aroma along with a bit of spiciness from the hops. Hmmm, more toast in the flavor along with some doughy / crackery notes. Almost reminds me of a Samuel Adams Boston Lager. Not half fucken bad.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 17/20
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Translucent amber color with a quickly dissipating head. Classic american beer. Quite a step up from the PBRs and Buds of the world. Excellent choice for a bulk beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimski (49) - - JAN 16, 2014
Yuengling Traditional Lager is a medium bodied, light amber lager. It starts with a very slight maltiness and finishes dry. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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