A few days ago I told you about how I got 15 different beers for Christmas. I also said that I will review them on this site after I read a few beer blogs. Well I have done that, so this is going to be my first review. The first beer I am going to pick out of the group is Yuengling Traditional Lager. I figured I would start with this one since it’s one I drink often.


Yuengling Brewery is located in Pottsville, Pennsylvania and is the oldest operating brewing company in the United States. Yuengling Traditional Lager is the company’s flagship beer. It is an American Amber / Red Lager with an ABV of 4.9 percent.

Looking at other beer sites they review beer based on five factors, appearance, smell, taste, mouth feel, and drinkability. I am going to try and use the same factors on my site.

Appearance (3.5/5): It comes in a green bottle. When you pour it in a glass it has a dark golden, almost copper color to it. The head is thick at first, but quickly fades away.

Smell (4/5): Smells like a normal beer to me with a hint of spice and malt. I hope as I review more beers my nose gets better with this one.

Taste (3.5/5): When I drink it there is kind of an apple flavor to it. Then it changes to a bready taste. I’m not sure what it is but it finishes with a refreshing after taste. I think as I try more beers I will find what it is that I like in a beer.

Mouth Feel (4/5): Light and refreshing. I have some beers that feel thick and this is not one of them. It almost feels soft, if that’s possible for a liquid.

Drinkability (5/5): This is my go to beer; just about every bar in Pittsburgh has it on tap. It’s always my first choice when I’m out.

Overall, I give this beer 4 out of 5 bacon strips. You can read other reviews about this beer at BeerAdvocate.com.

Feel free to comment with your own review of this beer. I am no beer expert so if you can offer me any tips that would be appreciated too.

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8 Responses to Yuengling Traditional Lager

  1. Emily says:

    Funny thing about reading beer reviews, is thinking ‘is that what I’m drinking?’ haha I’ve never once tasted apple in a Yuengling, but that’s what makes beer reviews interesting…everyone’s tastes and senses are completely different.

    I used to despise beer more than anything and Yuengling changed that, so it’ll always have a special place in my heart. Aww. However, it’s only available on the East coast, which I sadly found out when I was in Indiana last month. :(

  2. gondek says:

    i seriously chuckled when i seen your rating the beer’s in bacon strips

    i should have seen it coming

    you’re retarded


  3. Mosley says:


    I am going to get little strips of bacon to put at the end for next time!

  4. Emily says:

    Yeah I laughed over that and the category Mouth Feel. I think there should be a category called Gag Reflex for those stronger, nastier beers.

    That sounds dirty, but I wasn’t trying to be. haha

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  6. Tom says:

    Yuengling is really good and cheap… perfect for eating with loads of bacon!

  7. Jeff says:

    LOL @ the gag reflex comment.

    Yeungling is quality beer, I’m a big fan.

  8. Dug says:

    Yuengling Traditional Lager is what started me to try different beers.The 1st beer I ever had that enhanced the flavor of many different food.I like the beer reviews. Keep them coming.

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