Thursday, April 28, 2011

Yuengling Lager

Wow. This feels wrong. This is like someone asked me to review my own kid or something (that little guy gets a 6/10 - he's docked for not taking the trash out when I ask him). Yuengling Lager really is like a child of mine. One that I can drink out of a keg and enjoy with a porkchop dinner. I mean, it's Yuengling, c'mon now. It's as Pennsylvanian as highway construction and MTOs. Brewed in Pottsville, PA, it is made by America's oldest brewery. It was first brewed in 1829! 1829! That was the year the typewriter was invented for cripes sakes! Americans have been drinking Yuengling as long as they have been using robots to write letters. This beer has it all - taste, value, flavor, value, fun, value, vigor, and value. Tastes fantastic from the first to the last drop. Two knocks on Yuengling though - when it is skunked, it is SKUNKED. Stinky dinky skunked. And the distribution is very very odd (sold in Florida, but not in Ohio? wtf? what kind of deal did D.G. Yuengling & Son strike with Jeb Bush to make that happen?). But drink it in a state that sells it, while it is still fresh, on a hot summer night or a cold winter morning, and you are hard pressed to find a better beer, bar none. Damn straight.

Drinkability: 10/10
Taste: 9/10
Value: 9/10

Overall: 9.3/10

Other Yuengling Reviews:
Yuengling Light
Yuengling Porter
Yuengling Black and Tan
Yuengling Bock


  1. It is available in Florida because there is a brewery in Tampa. Also, breweries have been recently opened in WV and GA.

  2. It's not sold in Ohio because those bastards at Great Lakes are keeping it out. They fear the competition.