Premium - This beer pours golden in color with an inch of pure white foamy head. The aroma is slightly sweet, grainy, with a touch of straw and lager hoppiness. The taste is grain, corn, a touch of straw and a touch of hops. There is pleasant malty aftertaste. This is a solid American value lager. I would take it any day over Bud or Coors, as it is more flavorful than they are.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Yuengling - Premium; Bock; Black and Tan
The D.G. Yuengling & Son brewery from Pottsville, Pennsylvania started in 1829 and is America's oldest brewery.
Bock - This beer pours a medium-dark brown in color, translucent, but not transparent. There is a small head of very light brown foam. The aroma is light for a bock, but what is there is dark roasted malt, a bit nutty. The taste is slightly sweet, but well balanced, dark and roasted malt, with a light tartness, and a moderate bitterness on the finish. This beer is delicious and dangerously drinkable. It reminds me a lot of Scottish 80 shilling beers. Plus, you have to love the old school looking label with a goat drinking out of a chalice of beer.
Black and Tan - This beer pours an extremely dark brown to black, touch of ruby in the light. There is a sparse head of light brown foam. The aroma is light dark roasted malt, slightly sweet, a bit smoky, almost peat like. The taste follows the aromas, less smokey, light dark cocoa. This is both very flavorful and very light at the same time. A tasty, but easy drinking beer.