Sunday, December 26, 2010

Yuengling - Premium Beer

Yuengling - Premium Beer
Purchased From: Cream Ridge Buy-Rite Liquors
Serving Type: 12 oz. twist-off bottle, poured into a Pokal pilsner glass

Yuengling's 'Premium Beer' is an American pale lager cousin of the more popular Yuengling Traditional, which is one of my favorite Amber lagers around. Premium pours a clear golden straw with tons of visible, active carbonation. The beer has a small soapy white foam head that's light on retention, but creates moderate amounts of (somewhat thin) lacing.

The nose is sweet malts with a bit of grassy character and hints of sparkling apple juice. The mouthfeel is initially velvety and very smooth. It finishes up very crisp. The body is made of fairly thin, but sweet, malts with a crisp graininess. There's a light, but fairly inconsquential hoping and a mildly sour finish.

Final Verdict: C-

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