Monday, July 18, 2011

Yuengling Traditional Lager

Well, the wife is out, enjoying some last minute quality time with a good friend, and I am heating up meat lasagna from a local farmers market. With a good 45 solid minutes of baking time, I have yet another opportunity to pop a top, and share the impression with you fine folk.

The remnants of a 12 pack from the fourth of July, I have a  couple cans of Yuengling’s Traditional Lager that I have been meaning to write a review on, and I guess tonight is as good as any other.

Pouring the beer into a pint glass there is oodles of active carbonation, resulting in a massive crown of head atop the light amber colored beer. This carbonation isn’t to last though, before the first sip the head is about as strong as a piece of wet tissue, and by the last sip the beer has a light, flat mouthfeel.  

The lager has a odor that is very comparable to that of an adjunct beer, being only slightly malty and hoppy, without much depth of aroma.

Likewise, the body, only slighty more full than a typical adjunct, is on the lighter side. While the flavor has a bit more caramel flavor than corn based macro lagers, it leaves a lot to be desired.

If you need a cheap, cold beer on a summer day, and you need the portability of a can, this lager is slightly better than the fair of Inbev, Miller, and Coors.  If you’re looking for more of a drinking experience, though, pass this one by.  

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