Yuengling Bock

On tap Taco Mac, Douglasville, GA, USA. Pour is an attractive, mid to dark copper colour with thinnish, wispy head. Fades quickly. Lots of bready malts in the nose. One of the more "bready" beers that I have encoutered of late. Clean delivery of good malt and hop balance. Bitterness with a gentle metallic aftertaste. Slight sweet and sour combo brings the whole thing together. Conversely for the typical malt profile, this bock seems to finish a touch on the dry end of the spectrum. Adding to...

Yuengling Light Lager

12oz bottle, $3.00 Wild Wing Cafe, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA. Well, what exactly are you expecting?? An amberish pour with good clarity and a decent head. Of course, in true macro style the head is gone in seconds to leave no lace and a simple, light brown body. Mouthfeel is largely non-existent, and the beer lacks all character and has virtually no aroma. Some grain notes, and cleanish so that's OK. The color is better than usual, but otherwise it would be difficult to distinguish this from...

Yuengling Black & Tan

Slightly confused by the concept of a Black & Tan in a bottle (all my experience is with these "mixed" drinks is them being poured at the bar) but thought I should at least try it. Unsurprisingly, average in the extreme. Some fizzy carbonation out of the bottle, sort of had a caramel appearance, looking a lot like a Michelob Amber Bock pour. Carbonation was way too great, in fact a rather nasty, fizzy experience. Any aroma was masked by the fact it was poured into a frosted mug, but after...

Yuengling Traditional Lager

A very simple beer that barely out-performs a macro. The color is obviously more attractive than BMC, but the head (virtually non-existent), the serving temperature (too often Arctic temperatures) and the tastes (muted to say the least) all resemble non-descript swill. Unlike most of those macros, this benefits from warming up. This begins to release a little hop-aroma and a small (if somewhat weak) malt backbone. Mouthfeel is decent, with some carbonation that renders it pretty smooth and...