surfmurf (85) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
I thought this beer quite good but it had a sweet sugary taste. The head, flavor and rich color added to the overall pleasure of the experience. fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 27, 2003
This is pretty close to an "american standard", except that it doesn't have that nasty adjunct flavor, and instead has more actual malts and hops, making it much more respectable than something like Budweiser. The flavor is actually kind of pleasant and a little sweet. Nice amber color too. But still, this is nothing more than an average lager and it certainly doesn't deserve to get any ratings above 4. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 25, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2006 3/26/06: Re-rate. Draught at Hooters Orlando Intl Drive. Darker in color than I remember. Bland lager aroma; actually, almost no smell at all. Amber body with a small, off-white head and nice lace. Nice malty smooth flavor. I could drink this all day; session qualities at only 4.9%. Less flavor than I look for in a beer, but a fair amount more than the bulk of the lagers out there. 11/25/03: Bottle. I first heard about Yuengling Lager during the Realbeer.com Battle of the Beers tournament. Some research on it revealed that it had a similar history and following to a beer in my local region, Grainbelt Premium. It turns out the two were matched up against each other in the Battle of the Beers, with Yuengling winning narrowly. At that point I knew I had to find and rate Yuengling, which Kinz so graciously included in his recent shipment to me in trade. I’ll have to say that, despite the hype, Yuengling has nothing on Grainbelt, which must have succumbed due to a larger East Coast voting population. There just isn’t much distinctive about Yuengling like the trademark hoppy sweetness of Grainbelt. The aroma is that of a sweet lager with just a hint of hops. Deep gold in color; darker gold than most lagers. Avg.-sized off-white head with lots of visible carbonation and excellent lace. The one distinctive flavor I could identify is pistachio. A good solid lager. I drank it somewhat warm but it still was pretty good. Reminds me of some of the lagers I had while in Germany. Ar 6, Ap 4, Fl 6, Pal 4, Ov 11. MaBeer1972 (2185) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Don't let the amber color fool you. There's not much else going for this brew. Mild yes. Decent, not really. dorfrx (21) - Glenmont, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2012 I moved to PA 2 years ago and it took me sometime to warm up to "Lager" as it is commonly refered to by the locals. Now I keep it on tap at the house, not the greatest, but a decent value.
heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Had this in Philly. Better than most macros. Actually has some hops and barley flavor. A dark gold color. cantchangeit (39) - Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2003
a good tasting beer, easy to drink, great for a cheaper lager, and definetly one of the best beers you'll find at any local frat party Quiglswrth (2) - Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2003 does not count
The most amazing beer ever tasted. If you're from Pennsylvania and you don't love it...i don't know what to say. It tastes delicious and has a full body. Not a binge drinking type of a beer, but perfect for the enjoyment of the taste. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - OCT 27, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a deep golden brown with very few bubbles and not a lot of head. Looks like a beer and not apple juice like many other lagers. Very faint malty aroma with an even fainter hint of fruit. Smooth tasting with little aftertaste. Not very bitter, definitely tastes like a beer. Nice smooth finish. On the whole, one of the best beers I have ever had. Not too overpowering in taste, aroma or carbonation. Makes for smooth drinking. Doubly good for coming out of a green bottle. Most other green bottled beers are very iffy, but not this one. tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2003
If you are from Pa this is the party beer. Everyone will drink it and enjoy it. It's not bad but, far from great. One of the best macro's for sure. I hate the green bottles, had 1 to many skunked. Had quite a few that were flat too.