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RATINGS: 2304   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
cazort (555) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2005
This one is a lot softer than the "regular Yuengling" a.k.a. "Premium Beer". Extremely soft, mild taste. Very grainy flavour. Hint of hops, but very little bitterness, no bite. Extremely smooth, almost sweet. I would not say watery, nor bland, but this one is way too smooth for me.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
EithCubes (5305) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2008 Finally, to the scientific re-rate: Oh, the memories! Green bottle. Very little aroma, perhaps a little dust on top of old barely-there hops. Deep golden body with a quickly-fizzed white head. Taste is vaguely malty, sweetish cereal grains and a near fruity bg. Light body and an indistinct aftertaste. This tends to be a little sweeter than most pale lagers, and there’s a bit more caramel in the back. Smooth enough feel with some oblique crispness. I’ve had considerably mixed experiences with this staple beer; in peak form, it’s clear better than BMC and even edges up toward the top of its bland category as a refreshing campfire/BBQ drink, but there have been far too many light-struck and otherwise skunked bottles and kegs to validate awarding any praise. A shame, Pottsville region, you nearly had something to pride yourselves in.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 27, 2006
From my notes, August ’04. Amber color with a thin white head. Slightly bitter taste. A bit dry and defined. Aroma of malts. Watery palate. Better than macro junk, but no match for their porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2006
I guess being in Pittsburgh for the second time, I have to try this. Served on tap at Primanti Bros. Clear copper body. Minimal head. Stale lagerish aroma, minimal hops. Same with flavor. Okay commoner beer. I suppose it goes good with the Cheese Steak sandwich.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2006
Malt grain aroma. Thin amber colour. Doughy flavour with a little funk. Drinkable, though.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2007
Draft. Golden color with a small white head. Flavor was weak and watery. Refreshing, but definitely nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2007
How I went this long without rating this beer I don’t know. Having lived in PA for five years, this is as common as the Miller/Bud/Coors in that area. And while slightly better than those brands, still leaves you searching for something with more taste.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - APR 20, 2007
Had this on tap. Pours a light gold. Flavor is very faint. Other than that, drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tagz (337) - Alabama, USA - APR 23, 2007
has a nice color for a lager - pours golden orange. gives the impression that flavors will follow but unfortunately its standard fare for a light lager. there is a bit more hop than some but the carbonation overwhlems. its a refreshing drink if your not looking for two much complexity.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Better than MBC because of the hops but that grainy aftertaste I associate with macros which makes my throat dry up repels at times. There is a limit to how many of these I can drink.

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