retinadoc (120) - - FEB 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Chad9976 (1137) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
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!
RespertFTW (519) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Clear copper. Taste is light and sweet. Lots of malt. Not a real deep beer. Basically it’s what you’d expect.
Mittenator (1249) - Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Caramel colored with an off white head. Caramel and sweet hay aromas. Sweet malt and hay.
MisoW (1102) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 27, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours pale golden color, white head. Aroma is malty, caramel. Taste is sweet, malty, bit corny.
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jimski (49) - - JAN 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Yuengling Traditional Lager is a medium bodied, light amber lager. It starts with a very slight maltiness and finishes dry.
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