I have a buddy who absolutely loves Yuengling. For years, he’s praised them and told me that this offering was one of his favorites. I needed to grab something sessionable a couple of weeks back for a football Sunday and grabbed a sixer of it to see if he was right.
Style: American Pale Lager
Trivia: According to wikipedia.com, “Yuengling was challenged by the rise of large commercial breweries during the 1970s. It was able to survive owing to demand from its customer base in Schuylkill County. The company also experienced an increase of sales after a renewed interest in history owing to the United States Bicentennial in 1976. Yuengling bought the rights to use the Mount Carbon (Bavarian Premium Beer) name and label when Mount Carbon Brewery went out of business in 1977. Yuengling initially brewed beer at Mount Carbon but eventually abandoned it. The dairy remained in business until 1981, but its vacant building sits across Mahantongo Street from Yuengling’s 1831 brewery and still carries Yuengling signage to this day.”
Random: Yet another brewery that I’ve only sampled two of their beers despite them being widely available.
This beer poured with a finger of pure white head that dissipated almost instantaneously. It left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, dark yellow with heavy carbonation. Kate took one look at this and was shocked that I was drinking it, since it resembles a macro. The nose was grain with a touch of bread. Taste had a bit of honey sweetness after a nice dose of grain. The body was on the thicker side and also had heavy carbonation. The finish was pretty quick and had some grain. Was this beer amazing? To me, no. But, it accomplished what it set out to do and was a much better alternative than a macro.
Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0