Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yuengling Traditional Lager Beer Review - Inspection #20

Yuengling Traditional Lager

Brewing Company: Yuengling Brewery
Location: Pottsville, Pennsylvania 
ABV%: 4.4

I finally decided to review a beer from the oldest brewery in America. Yuengling Traditional Lager is Yuengling Brewery’s flagship beer that is distributed to 14 states on the east coast. They include the following: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. They soon plan to distribute to Ohio as early as October of this year. Supposedly, this is President Obama's favorite brew. Who knew?


Out of a can, this beer poured a rich copper color into my Guinness pint glass. The carbonation on this one was very apparent. The head was light brown with a one and half finger length, which dissipated fairly quickly.
Grade: 3.5/5


For the most part, the aroma wasn't really overwhelming. You got hints of caramel and toffee with an underlying grassy hop. For 4.4% abv., my olfactory system sure got more than it expected. 
Grade: 7/10


Enjoying Yuengling Traditional Lager.
The taste wasn't complex, but it did have more to offer than your regular American lager. I experienced sweet malt in the front and middle. In the back end, I was hit with this lemony/salty flavor that surprisingly wasn't off putting. This was light to medium body with a thin watery texture. Carbonation feel was soft that went well with the lemony finish.

Grade: 7/10


All in all, this was a pretty decent beer. For around six dollars a six pack, you really can do worse. I definitely see myself buying a 6-12 pack of this and watching a sporting event or busting it out for a tailgate. Football season will be just around the corner, so pick yourself up a case!
Grade: 79/100 C+

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