Bottle Size: 12 fl ounces/ 364 mL
Cost: $6.00 (At a liquor store)
Alcohol (ABV): 4.7%
Background Information (via wikipedia):
D. G. Yuengling & Son is the oldest operating brewing company in the United States, established in 1829. It is one of the largest breweries by volume in the country, and is the second largest American-owned brewery after the Boston Beer Company, makers of Sam Adams beer. Its headquarters are inPottsville, Pennsylvania.
Yuengling produces 3.6 million barrels annually, which as of 2005, placed it sixth among American commercial breweries. Besides its two Pennsylvania facilities, Yuengling also operates a brewery in Tampa, Florida. Yuengling is pronounced /ˈjɪŋlɪŋ/ ying-ling, and is an Anglicized version of Jüngling, the German term for “young man”. The family-owned brewery has traditionally changed ownership through the purchase of the company by the offspring of the previous owner. Due to the popularity of Yuengling Traditional Lager in Pennsylvania, it can be ordered by simply asking for a lager, especially in eastern parts of the state.
This black and tan is a mixture of Yuengling Premium Beer (40%) and Dark-Brewed Porter (60%). It was introduced in 1986.
Now let’s get to the beer!
Style: Black & Tan
Appearance: Pours a reddish, dark brown. Not much lacing, but it does have a half-finger foamy tan head.
Scent/Smell: Smells of caramel and chocolate malts. Basically what you’d expect when you combine a pale lager and a porter.
Taste: Bready/grainy malts. Some earthy hop flavors here. Not the most complex tasting beer in the world.
Mouthfeel: Average carbonation. Medium bodied. Pretty easy going down.
Drink with (food): Pork, chicken, and fish.
Not the best beer I’ve ever had, but there are definitely worse out there. Not expensive which is always a good thing. It’s possible that I might buy some more in the future.
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