Review: Yuengling Lager

Yuengling is America’s oldest brewery and was established in 1829 by David G. Yuengling. He came to America from Germany for the same reason all other immigrants make that arduous trip: to reap the benefits of the American dream and create a legacy that would live on after he was gone.

I have had the opportunity to try two of Yuengling’s offerings: Yuengling Lager and Yuengling Light Lager and man, am I glad that David made the trip to America to hoc his brew!

Unfortunately for most Americans, unless you have to opportunity to make it to the eastern coast (specifically NY, PA, NJ, MD, DE, DC, WV, VA, NC, SC, TN, AL, GA or FL) you will be unable to obtain the magical elixir. Imagine my dismay when I had to return to Utah and knew that the brew was nowhere to be found around these parts… Yuengling is a medium bodied beer containing complexity while not being overbearing on your taste buds. Its color is a amber brown and it is low on hoppy flavor but the pleasant nutty malt flavor will more than make up for that (unless that’s what you are looking for in your beer). The lager goes well with steak, fresh cedar plank cooked salmon or just for consuming at a party along with your friends. The light version of the lager sacrifices some of the flavor to produce a beer with only 99 calories, but unless you are worried about things like that, I wholeheartedly recommend you stick with non-light version.

Although you are buying years of tasty experience when you purchase Yuengling Lager, the price of admission is affordable; it costs only a couple of quarters more than the equivalent package of Bud Light or Miller. To me the extra money is worth it, but don’t just take my word for it. If you have an
opportunity to procure some Yuengling Lager, I say jump at it. You may be surprised with your taste test.

What do you think?