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, itís 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. Thereís 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 Strohís 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
Abio (1519) - Waasland, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Expected less from this one. Malty and good full bodied brew. Not the best for sure, but had way worse.
Renobob (452) - BesanÁon, FRANCE - APR 13, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bue à la pression. Rien à retenir de cette bière mis à part le fait qu'elle est de mauvaise qualité en tout point.
usc1rules (7) - - APR 12, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is one of the best beers out on the market. A nice American made beer. Goes with everything and any situation.
TXTripletMom (5) - - APR 11, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I do love this beer. If given an option of a simple, easy drinking beer thatís not too hoppy or bitter, not too malty, not too sweet, not too rich, and yet still interesting enough to keep my attention through multiple beverages? It would certainly be Yuengling. Itís an absolute crying shame I canít get it at all in Texas.
chinchill (1378) - South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint on draft at a local pizza parlor.
Pours with a well-sized, creamy and durable head over a clear deep amber body. Very good looking but it is downhill from here. The feel is OK, with a smooth creamy but overly thin body. The aroma has earthy hops which also bring a modicum of spiciness, plus a hint of baked bread from the malts. A suggestion of a metallic character that, fortunately, is missing in the taste.
Flavor: mild but earthy hops with a rather minimal malt base.
O: a bit more hoppy than the standard AB/Miller/Coors lager but, despite the darker color, lacking in malts.
CpyNPrnT (218) - Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some malt, canít taste the hops, very light and refreshing. Nice beer to try and have a few.
PendulousFall (14) - - MAR 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The bottle scared me a bit. Itís green...usually green bottled beers are not my thing. When it was poured for me it had a beautiful color and aroma that was very subtle. This brew does not bite. It is smooth on the palate with little aftertaste. Great out of the bottle or from the tap. Tonight, it was my go-to after a terrible night of taste-testing.
hopsythe (35) - - MAR 23, 2014
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft. Looks awesome but no aroma. Upfront is a burst if adjunct sugar that mellows out over the middle. In the back is a very light hop residue that ends in lager.
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rr314 (9) - Freedom, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is my go to beer. Perfect for any occasion. Darker amber color, off white head, good pour. It is great in the bottle or can. It has a pretty light taste with just a hint of caramel. Highly Recommended
KevinfromNH (11) - Concord, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 22, 2014
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Terrible, considering it was hyped for so long because it wasnít avail. in MA.
I guess itís a step up from Natural Light, but thatís about it.
Wish I could return the last 5 bottles.
If youíre a dumb budweiser loving simpleton, you might like this crap.