Yuengling Traditional Lager is a 4.4%ABV American Red Lager
An iconic American lager famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor – with a 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.
Brewed by one of the oldest breweries in the United States of America and made in the east coast. Long a go a buddy of mine recommended that I try this one. I was able to find it at Ramirez Liquor in Pico Rivera California which is kind of rare to find really. The bottle came in a green bottle but was a definite pale amber look to it. The aromas I got from this are the ones I usually get from Heineken green bottles, but once in the glass I sense some fragrance of nuts, grain and caramel. The flavors are also like Heinneken a bit but with some caramel malty honey taste. Some flavors of metallic, grains, nutty cereal, slight caramel note, slight grassy bitter notes. As the beer went on, the more honey and caramel notes started to arise better than its Heineken profile made it to. That’s where the good stuff was. I think this lager would probably be a lot better on tap. Unfortunately it could be hard to find here in the West. There was no bottled on date for this one and usually for lagers and those in green or clear bottles are more enjoyed fresh than set to sit for later consumption. While this is still not the best lager ever, it is indeed better than some of the other lagers I have tried in the past. The beer does have more character than the average lager and I could tell, it is just that the green bottle adds some good portion of that Heineken flavor. Some of this isn’t nearly too bad as some of the Fantome beers that come in green bottles are simply amazing but also very unique since they use mushrooms for brewing. So yeah, not all green bottles are bad, but don’t expect them to age well.