In this beer blog, we are going to get into a spring seasonal from Yuengling Brewery. It is their India Pale Lager. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this east coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know American’s Oldest craft brewery. Let us get into this IPL.
It has a clear golden color with a white constant head. The smell has a heavy citrus notes. The taste has a slight shunky with some citrus notes. The aftertaste has a dry bitter hop finish. It is almost like a citrus note. It is extremely drinkable.
Closing out, as many of you know, I am from Michigan. Yuengling has not hit the Michigan market yet. I have to drive an hour south to Ohio to pick up some of their beer. I do enjoy their beers. I made a special trip to Ohio to pick up this beer. I wanted to try it last year but did not know this was a seasonal. When I knew it was out, I did a road trip. I have to say I am glad I did. I like it. I will go get more. This beer did disappoint me. It is not over hopped but just a nice balance. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, we are going to get into another brew from Yuengling Brewery. It is their fall seasonal, which is Oktoberfest. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this America’s oldest brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this East Coast craft brewery. Let us get into this Oktoberfest.
It has a clear amber color with a white constant head. The smell is light and very fade. I can not pick up any notes. The taste has a light old caramel notes. The aftertaste has a dry malty finish. It is pretty drinkable beer.
Yuengling® is proud to offer our Oktoberfest as a homage to our German Heritage. Copper in color,this medium bodied beer is the perfect blend of roasted malts with just the right amount of hops to capture a true representation of the style.
Ending, this beer is brewed to the classic beer style. It is pretty spot on for the style. There is nothing wrong with it. I will be really honest. It is not my favorite Oktoberfest. I would rather drink the original Spaten Oktoberfest. I am not a huge fan of the imported Oktoberfest. It is about same tasting notes. I know beer and craft beer drinkers love this style of Oktoberfest. There is the German Style of the Oktoberfest and there is the American version. I am a fan of the American because it has the heavy caramel and sweet notes. I know this beer does well and people hunt it done. I recommend this beer if you like the German Style Oktoberfest. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this beer blog, we are going to sample another brew, which is the Porter, from Yuengling Brewery. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this east coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know this Oldest Brewery in the United States. Let us get into this porter.
It has a jet black color with tan color head. There is not any aroma in this porter. It is pretty faded and I cannot pick up the notes. The taste has a nice balance of chocolate to roasted malt with a nice slight alcohol burn for the aftertaste. There is a little chocolate notes within aftertaste. It is a pretty drinkable porter.
Closing, I just wish this brewery would make it to Michigan. I happy to say that I can drive 60 miles south and pick up cases in Ohio. I have not had their porter in a long time so I was happy to see it on the shelf. I love it. This is a nice classic English style porter. There is a nice balance in this porter. I really enjoyed this beer. What I love about this beer, it is really drinkable for the beer style. I highly recommend this porter. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this blog, we are going to take a look at another beer from Yuengling and the beer is their Original Black & Tan. If you read my earlier blog on their Flagship Lager, you are pretty much up to speed on this brewery. If you did not, please, go back and read the first part of that beer blog. Let us get into the beer.
This beer has a black color without a head on it. This Black & Tan does not really have a smell to the beer. The taste of this Yuengling Beer is of sweet malty chocolate with a nice dry malty aftertaste. It is extremely drinkable and that will get many beer drinkers in trouble.
Black & Tan Combines our popular Dark Brewed Porter with Premium Beer. Rich and dark in color, it has a well-balanced flavor, with hints of caramel and coffee from the dark roasted malt that finishes smooth and satisfying.
Closing out, I have been looking forward to trying this beer. I just want to thank my boss for bring me a bottle. I just wished he would have saved me a bottle of their porter. I cannot complain to only getting one out of two of the beers. If you read my earlier one on their Lager, you know I enjoy drinking it. This Black and Tan is the best on the market and it is not the crap that Mississippi Mud puts out. I will never buy that beer again after trying this beer. The only problem I have is the fact that are not available in the Chicago market. This is a great beer with good taste and a nice balance. If you live in the market or know someone that does, go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
In this blog, we are going drive to a brewery that I really wished they would come to Chicago. The brewery and the beer I am talking about is Yuengling Brewery Traditional Lager. On their label on their beer bottle tells us a little history of this brewery. They are American’s Oldest Brewery started in 1829 by David Yuengling in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. They brew several different beer styles. They are tied with Boston Beer Company for most sales from an American owned brewery. Let us get into the beer.
This beer is a dark copper to light amber in color with no head. There is a smell. I make it out to explain it but it smells really good. The taste is a sweet carbonation. It is very drinkable. This is what an American Lager should taste like not what is being put in your glass today.
An iconic American lager famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor – with roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and a combination of cluster and cascade hops, this true original delivers a well- balanced taste with very distinct character.
In closing, I really enjoy this beer and just what I said at the top of this blog. I wish it was here in Chicago and I understand why they do not come here. This would be my everyday beer if it was here. This beer is really old school in a very good way. It is very drinkable with a ton of flavor for being one of the mass produced breweries. I still believe they are a craft beer but I know many craft beer drinkers do not look at this brewery as a craft brewery. This is a very good beer and I hope to get back east coast to try their beers. I hope you can go and get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/