rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yuengling long existed as a regional brewer, but in 1987, they re-introduced Traditional Lager, which has become their flagship brand, usually just called "Lager."
To put this beer in perspective, it’s really not a "craft beer," nor is it intended to be. It uses adjunct and would fall in line with macro swill on the profile scale, checking in at 4.6 percent ABV, 142 calories and only around 13-15 IBUs. It IS, however, a far cry from typical domestic crap.
Yuengling has a nice copper color, as they do throw a little caramalt in the mash. There’s a hint of sweetness in the nose and a slight caramel aroma lingers as it rolls down the gullet. Surprisingly, it has pretty good body for an American lager. It finishes clean with only the faintest whiff of any hop content. It gives a sense of a classic European lager, but without the fuller mouthfeel or protein body of the continental 2-row malt. It actually reminds me a bit of the pre-takeover Stroh’s when it was caramelized in the direct fire kettle, but with a little more body. It does have flavor, however, and that is not the norm for the typical "big brewer" product.
Regardless, this is a wonderful session brew for a large American brewery and a domestic lager, particularly in the cold longneck bottle on a warm summer day.
Serving type: bottle
Padron4KM (650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz green bottle. Clear amber, soapy tan head that dissipates pretty quickly, leaving very little lace.
Caramel malt and cereal grains dominate the aroma. Flavor is sweet caramel, with the slightest hint of hops. Not offensive, but not very memorable either.
Larry_Duffman (66) - - JUN 20, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
I had it from the bottle. The taste is a hint of caramel and malt. If it’s nice and cold, it’s decent and inoffensive. You certainly could do worse.
Hiero (158) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
This is like a budweiser with some caramel flavoring. Smooth, light, closer to a light than a regular beer. Because of its lack of availability compared to some of the other beers, it rates a little higher, but there is nothing interesting in the taste. On the good side, it is very drinkable.
Ahuth (19) - - JUN 13, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
As much as I like a good lager. This lager I feel is light and much flavor.
wattoclone (11) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yuengling "Lager" is commonly found in Pennsylvania. On draft at a baseball game it is good. As a Vienna style lager it is just ok.
trapped (1306) - New York, TURKEY - JUN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Clear rich amber color with small foamy beige head, crisp malt aroma, high carbonation, slightly toasted malt taste. abrupt finish.Quite good for a lager.
gueuze (608) - - JUN 3, 2015
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Farbe amber. Geruch malzig und hopfig. Wässrig im Geschmack. Kaum bitter im Abgang. Leicht bisquit.
Tayeth (485) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sehr intensiver Geruch nach Alkohol und Malz. Geschmack dann erstaunlich wässrig mit einem leicht kratzigen Abgang.
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2015
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Horrible lager. Watery, no flavor, Has that weird adjunct smell/ flavor. Slight malt.
kustie (388) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap@universal city walk, Orlando. Amber color with thick white head. Aroma has hay, malt. Taste is malty sweet with short sweet aftertaste. Flavors of malt, caramel.