Yuengling Light Lager

Pennsylvania
United States
Yuengling Light Lager
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
81
Aroma:
20 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

An exceptional brew that appeals to consumers who don’t want to sacrifice character for a low-calorie light beer. Masterfully developed to maintain the full flavor profile akin to our flagship Lager brand, but has only 99 calories per 12oz serving. Skillfully pairing a caramel malt flavor and mild hop character creates a beautifully rich-colored beer with deep amber highlights that finishes smooth and clean.

Profile

ABV: 
3.2%
Hops: 
Cascade, Cluster
Judges Review 
Jim Koebel's picture
Judges Rating:
81
Aroma:
20 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

This example of Light American Lager shares the traits of mass appeal that the style is known for. Its subtle aroma contains light DMS, generic adjunct character, and light fruitiness. It pours a very clear dark yellow that is a shade or two darker than typical, with a huge, brittle, white head. The high level of escaping CO2 also becomes part of the aroma. The flavor has very low levels of adjunct sweetness, corn, floral hops, and bitterness. Very light-bodied and dry, it finishes with a crisp tang and hard-to-describe-but-you-know-what-I'm-talking-about aftertaste. Carbonation is medium in the glass, but probably much higher in the can. True to style, this beer borders on being flavor-neutral. If you're the kind of brave soul who lets his Light Lager warm up, eventually there is some low grainy malt flavor. But make no mistake, this beer is best drunk cold. If this is what you care to drink: Bottoms up.

Popular Reviews

Jim Dykstra's picture

My Score: 
85
Aroma: 
20 / 24
Appearance: 
5 / 6
Flavor: 
36/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
7/ 10
Overall Impression: 
17/ 20
There is nothing particularly wrong with Yuengling Light. Either you go into it knowing what you're going to get, or you don't care. Either way, you'll probably be satisfied. There is flavor. Is it going to bowl you over? Probably not. But if it does, I have a recommendation for you. Yuengling Lager. Then New Glarus Spotted Cow.