Monday, 24 July 2006

Review: Yuengling Black & Tan

Yuengling Black & Tan from Yuengling Brewery
Rating: B-

Appearance: very dark brown, opaque, a rough pour produced a one finger head with decent retention. Minimal lacing. Vaguely cola-like appearance.

Smell: sweet malt, hint of hops at the tail. some chocolate.

Taste: Dual personality shows up in the flavor. Surprisingly light at first, this is the "premium lager," and the porter shows up a second or two later. Flavor is fairly light, bitterness balances the malt well - from the smell, I was expecting something sweeter. Chocolate malt finish. Slight bitter coffee aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: fizzy carbonation, too much. light mouthfeel seems out of place with the malts here.

Drinkability: light mouthfeel, dry finish contribute to good drinkability. could be a good baby-step into "dark beer" for someone not accustomed. Take a macro lager, and add some chocolate malt flavor and you get the idea.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 07-24-2006 02:02:04

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