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Yuengling Light Beer
Rating
4
Yuengling Light Beer

Family Pale Lager Style Light Beer
Country USA (PA) ABV 3.8%
Price $ Packaging 12oz/355ml bottle; 12oz/355ml can

Overview Confusingly, Yuengling offers both a “Light Beer,” which is a light version of their Yuengling Premium pale lager, and a “Light Lager,” which is based on their amber Traditional Lager. We suspect that most drinkers of either don’t worry much about which one they’re getting.

Flavors and aromas Light malt competes with cooked corn and a slight rubbery note, as well as a hint of skunkiness. The full mouthfeel isn’t backed up by nearly enough flavor to balance; there’s grainy, bready malt, but not much of it, and hop flavors are absent, with bitterness hovering just on the edge of perceptible. There’s a hint of sweetness to the finish that is uncharacteristic of a light lager. Drink cold, or not at all.
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