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« on: May 28, 2008, 06:49:01 PM »

My sister told me about this one. I wanted the Chesterfield Ale but I only had the choice of light lager, black&tan, and traditional lager. i got the traditional lager. Its the oldest brewery in the US of A. Id say its not piss tasting. Actually kinda good. I like it. Ive had better and Ive had a lot worse. it was a good price at $7 a 6 pack. I passed on the black&tan because I was afraid it would taste like stout..ech.
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2008, 06:59:55 PM »

I'm a big Yuengling fan, of all varieties. A co-worker of mine built a "magic beer wall" in his den, where he has taps built into the wall that lead to chilled kegs in the adjoining garage. He's always got Yuengling on tap, so going to parties at his house I quickly acquired a taste for it.

Of course, I'm about the furthest thing from a beer snob you'd ever want to meet. I don't particularly care for really cheap domestic stuff, but I'll drink - and enjoy - just about everything.
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2008, 07:06:33 PM »

$7 a 6-pack? Gross. It's one of my favorite beers, and is usually just above $5 for a 6-pack here. I drank it a lot last summer. I turn the AC up to 80 when I'm at work, and sometimes my apartment feels like a sauna when I get home. Yuengling quickly cut through the heat for me, and made the hour or two that I had to wait for the temperature to come back down bearable.

Although, I recently tried some IPA's, and found that those cut through the heat even better. So it's been awhile since I've had a Yuengling. I might pick some up tonight though on my way home from work.

And don't worry about the Black and Tan's. They weren't anything special.
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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2008, 07:07:13 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on May 28, 2008, 06:59:55 PM

I'm a big Yuengling fan, of all varieties. A co-worker of mine built a "magic beer wall" in his den, where he has taps built into the wall that lead to chilled kegs in the adjoining garage. He's always got Yuengling on tap, so going to parties at his house I quickly acquired a taste for it.

"magic beer wall" just went on my list of must haves for my dream house.
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« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2008, 07:09:02 PM »

My latest find is a Smokebeer from Germany. Absolutely tasty. Quite a treat if you can get your hands on some. It's Schlenkerla.
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« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2008, 08:53:54 PM »

they need to start selling Yuengling here-  i miss it.
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« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2008, 09:21:16 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 28, 2008, 08:53:54 PM

they need to start selling Yuengling here-  i miss it.

A neighbor of mine raves over Yuengling, but last I heard he could only get it by driving to the state it's made in (NE somewhere - Pennsylvania?)  icon_cry

Reminds me of the time I brought a case of Anchor Steam back from San Francisco, in my itty-bitty Honda Prelude, while on a cross-country camping trip.  When I got back, I found out that they'd finally started importing it... that week!   mad
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« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2008, 09:24:58 PM »

Quote from: msteelers on May 28, 2008, 07:06:33 PM

And don't worry about the Black and Tan's. They weren't anything special.

Their Black & Tan is my favorite beer of all time. asadly I can't get it in Dallas.

Quote from: mytocles on May 28, 2008, 09:21:16 PM

A neighbor of mine raves over Yuengling, but last I heard he could only get it by driving to the state it's made in (NE somewhere - Pennsylvania?)  icon_cry

It's made in PA, but is now available all over the east coast.
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« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2008, 09:25:34 PM »

Great Lakes Brewery makes a Dortmunder Gold Lager... It's actually a mix between a amber and a Lager and anyone who likes either will love this...

Everyone I know who likes beer loves that stuff.

Young's Double Choclate Stout: I dont think it actually tastes anything like choclate.  It's a thicker beer, so thick that, like guiness, the fizz goes down instead of up.

These days the best beers are coming from American micro brewery's so ordering a 20 dollar bottle of some German beer is rarely worth it.

Fine examples:
Arrogant Bastard Ale
Ellie Browns Nut Ale
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale

if you want I can make a fairly decent list of lagers and ales we've carried that were really popular.

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« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2008, 11:38:14 PM »

I'm sure I must have had Yuengling before. It must not have made any impression on me.

I'm between favorites at the moment. I drank all the Sierra Nevada ESB I could get my hands on, but that's all gone now. SN's Summer Ale is merely meh. My normal summer go-to beers are Harpoon UFO (wheat beer) and Harpoon's IPA. Both are excellent fallbacks, but I haven't found that special seasonal yet.
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« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2008, 02:27:58 AM »

My sister and me agree that Yuengling is strong beer. Maybe it was because it was 4pm and I had not ate anything all day but one beer made me feel it. Usually beer doesn't do that till 2 or 3.
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« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2008, 02:35:17 AM »

I liked it a lot but never see it in the Boston area.
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« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2008, 02:39:01 AM »

While you're testing Yuengling, the "oldest beer in US of A", last two nights I've also been in a similarly old American brew, and something totally new for me: Berghoff  - per the box "hand crafted by the second oldest brewery in America - all natural- no preservatives"  -Huber Brewing; Monroe, Wisconsin. Not bad, actually, especially for the price point: Sampler pack of 12 for @ $10. Mix of 6 in there- red ale, seasonal octoberfest, some unfiltered wheat, a real dark, forget the last. As I said, not bad but some wonky/slightly odd flavors in there too. Octoberfest is particularly nice though, and I'd buy that again solo.

Conclusion: Berghoff = good for the price.
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« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2008, 02:44:21 AM »

Finally tried it when I was on the East Coast a while back... nothing to write home about.  More overrated beer flavored water.
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« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2008, 03:57:07 AM »

Quote from: Semaj on May 28, 2008, 09:25:34 PM

Great Lakes Brewery makes a Dortmunder Gold Lager... It's actually a mix between a amber and a Lager and anyone who likes either will love this...

I'll have to check that out.  that should be easy to find around here.
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2008, 12:08:44 PM »

I love Yuengling.  Then again, being from Philly may make me a bit biased.
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« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2008, 01:06:45 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on May 29, 2008, 02:27:58 AM

My sister and me agree that Yuengling is strong beer. Maybe it was because it was 4pm and I had not ate anything all day but one beer made me feel it. Usually beer doesn't do that till 2 or 3.

It's not.  The Ale is only 5% and the Lager is 4.4%.
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« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2008, 01:36:55 PM »

It's my beer of choice lately because it's cheap and doesn't taste bad. I personally don't think it's anything more then a decent cheap beer though. I noticed something about it this weekend that was weird. If you pour it into a hot charcoal grill it smells exactly like a super pretzel. Weird...
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« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2008, 01:39:52 PM »

Quote from: Octavious230 on May 29, 2008, 01:36:55 PM

a super pretzel.

What's a super pretzel?  Some sort of sandwich?
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« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2008, 01:47:39 PM »

My love for Wheat Beer knows no bounds.  I can't get enough of the stuff.

My current obsession.

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« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2008, 02:28:43 PM »

Quote from: Austin on May 29, 2008, 01:39:52 PM

Quote from: Octavious230 on May 29, 2008, 01:36:55 PM

a super pretzel.

What's a super pretzel?  Some sort of sandwich?

it's like a pretzel, but it's more super.
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« Reply #21 on: May 29, 2008, 03:32:11 PM »

Quote from: Lockdown on May 29, 2008, 12:08:44 PM

I love Yuengling.  Then again, being from Philly may make me a bit biased.


I might be a bit biased as well.  For me it's a taste of home.  That was all I drank when I lived in the Philadelphia area, and whenever I go back I drink as much as I can.  It certainly isn't "teh greatestest b33r eVarz" but for a local brew in Pennsylvania it is certainly a quality beer for the price.  And for me it's what I drink whenever I'm back in town.
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« Reply #22 on: May 29, 2008, 03:48:38 PM »

I'll pick it up when it's on sale for around $9/twelve pack.  I like to rotate the beers in my fridge and don't have any that are constants. 
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« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2008, 04:16:25 PM »

Quote from: GatorFavre on May 29, 2008, 02:44:21 AM

Finally tried it when I was on the East Coast a while back... nothing to write home about.  More overrated beer flavored water.

Oh, so it's like...um...that other trendy beer that all the kids drink now? You know, the skunky green-bottle one. Ah yes, Stella Artois. If Yuengling is another fizzy yellow beer like Stella, it would explain why it made no impression on me.
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« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2008, 04:18:09 PM »

Quote from: Ironrod on May 29, 2008, 04:16:25 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on May 29, 2008, 02:44:21 AM

Finally tried it when I was on the East Coast a while back... nothing to write home about.  More overrated beer flavored water.

Oh, so it's like...um...that other trendy beer that all the kids drink now? You know, the skunky green-bottle one. Ah yes, Stella Artois. If Yuengling is another fizzy yellow beer like Stella, it would explain why it made no impression on me.

It's not like Stella.



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« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2008, 05:06:20 PM »

I like Yuengling, but I've been drinking Natty Boh lately
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« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2008, 05:19:39 PM »

Quote from: Austin on May 29, 2008, 01:39:52 PM

Quote from: Octavious230 on May 29, 2008, 01:36:55 PM

a super pretzel.

What's a super pretzel?  Some sort of sandwich?

What were you raised in a barn or something?



I love the things but sadly I developed an allergy to them and can take a bite without yacking my brains out. frown
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« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2008, 05:26:36 PM »

Those pictures make me weep.  I was just in Pittsburgh visiting family over the holiday weekend and my father-in-law had a case waiting for me when he picked us up at the airport.  We also went out for all-you-can-eat crabs at a beach-themed bar near the Beaver River and a friend and I did our best to support the Yuengling brewery by attempting to drink all the bar had in stock.  Four days full of drinking Yuengling.  But because the terrorists have won I can no longer bring a case back with me as a carry-on.  Back to drinking what I can find locally.

Although the wife picked me up a six-pack of Hitachino Nest White Ale yesterday for $25 so I at least have something to drown my sorrows in.
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« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2008, 05:35:55 PM »

is it that hard to find?  it seems like its everywhere in virginia.
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« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2008, 05:40:48 PM »

Quote from: WalkingFumble on May 29, 2008, 05:35:55 PM

is it that hard to find?  it seems like its everywhere in virginia.

It's only available on the east coast.  There aren't any distributers out west, and it definitely isn't available in Arizona.  I've never even see it farther west than Pittsburgh (once you cross into Ohio they think it's a "Japoneez import").  When I was in Disney World recently they had it all over the place but they have a distributer in Florida.   
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« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2008, 05:47:21 PM »

It's pretty much impossible to find on the West Coast.  It's a decent beer, I'll drink it if there's no good pale ale in sight and the Yuengling is on tap when I'm on the East Coast for biz.  It's not memorable or anything, but it's definitely far from bad.

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« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2008, 05:50:08 PM »

A 25 dollar 6 pack?!?!  eek I think I would curl into a ball and cry if I even spilled a drop.
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« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2008, 05:53:15 PM »

Quote from: Octavious230 on May 29, 2008, 05:50:08 PM

A 25 dollar 6 pack?!?!  eek I think I would curl into a ball and cry if I even spilled a drop.

Yep.

After all, I am PeteRock.  Fabulous  But at least it's far cheaper than drinking it at Taneko for $8 a glass.
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« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2008, 06:23:07 PM »

Quote from: gellar on May 29, 2008, 05:47:21 PM

It's pretty much impossible to find on the West Coast.  It's a decent beer, I'll drink it if there's no good pale ale in sight and the Yuengling is on tap when I'm on the East Coast for biz.  It's not memorable or anything, but it's definitely far from bad.

It's nothing exceptional, but it's better than your typical Miller, Bud, etc for not much more money and it's commonly found in this region.  It's your best "cheap and easy to find" beer option in these parts, which is not a bad thing at all.
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« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2008, 06:59:54 PM »

Quote from: Austin on May 29, 2008, 04:18:09 PM

Quote from: Ironrod on May 29, 2008, 04:16:25 PM

Quote from: GatorFavre on May 29, 2008, 02:44:21 AM

Finally tried it when I was on the East Coast a while back... nothing to write home about.  More overrated beer flavored water.

Oh, so it's like...um...that other trendy beer that all the kids drink now? You know, the skunky green-bottle one. Ah yes, Stella Artois. If Yuengling is another fizzy yellow beer like Stella, it would explain why it made no impression on me.

It's not like Stella.

OK, that looks tasty. The next time I encounter it, I shall try a Yuengling.
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« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2008, 07:06:18 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on May 29, 2008, 05:40:48 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on May 29, 2008, 05:35:55 PM

is it that hard to find?  it seems like its everywhere in virginia.

It's only available on the east coast.  There aren't any distributers out west, and it definitely isn't available in Arizona.  I've never even see it farther west than Pittsburgh (once you cross into Ohio they think it's a "Japoneez import").  When I was in Disney World recently they had it all over the place but they have a distributer in Florida.   

It's everywhere around here in Orlando. It's guaranteed to be on tap in almost any bar, and it is in every grocery store as well. I bought a case last night for $9.99. Tasty and cheap!
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« Reply #36 on: May 29, 2008, 08:36:29 PM »

Yeah, I didn't realize it wasn't available out west. That's why the thread sort of struck me as slightly strange. Sort of like saying, "Today I tried an exotic beer called a Mil...ler.....Lite?"

It's so common around here I figured it was everywhere. On tap, in the grocery store, etc.

I agree it's nothing that will make you sit up and go, "WOW!" but it's reliable, like a well-worn T-shirt or a comfortable pair of shoes. I consider it our "house beer." It's the stuff you pull out for company and say, "Here, have a beer" without feeling a twinge of selfishness.
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« Reply #37 on: May 29, 2008, 10:32:32 PM »

Quote from: YellowKing on May 29, 2008, 08:36:29 PM

I agree it's nothing that will make you sit up and go, "WOW!" but it's reliable, like a well-worn T-shirt or a comfortable pair of shoes. I consider it our "house beer." It's the stuff you pull out for company and say, "Here, have a beer" without feeling a twinge of selfishness.

So it is to the East Coast what Shiner is to Texas?  icon_wink
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« Reply #38 on: May 29, 2008, 10:51:09 PM »

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Quote from: YellowKing on May 29, 2008, 08:36:29 PM

I agree it's nothing that will make you sit up and go, "WOW!" but it's reliable, like a well-worn T-shirt or a comfortable pair of shoes. I consider it our "house beer." It's the stuff you pull out for company and say, "Here, have a beer" without feeling a twinge of selfishness.

So it is to the East Coast what Shiner is to Texas?  icon_wink

I can get Shiner pretty easily here on the West Coast.  I actually like it quite a bit.

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« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2008, 11:13:52 PM »

Quote from: msteelers on May 29, 2008, 07:06:18 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 29, 2008, 05:40:48 PM

Quote from: WalkingFumble on May 29, 2008, 05:35:55 PM

is it that hard to find?  it seems like its everywhere in virginia.

It's only available on the east coast.  There aren't any distributers out west, and it definitely isn't available in Arizona.  I've never even see it farther west than Pittsburgh (once you cross into Ohio they think it's a "Japoneez import").  When I was in Disney World recently they had it all over the place but they have a distributer in Florida.   

It's everywhere around here in Orlando. It's guaranteed to be on tap in almost any bar, and it is in every grocery store as well. I bought a case last night for $9.99. Tasty and cheap!

Actually, it's not just a distributor.  Yuengling is made in two places: Pottstown, PA and Tampa, FL.  Which is why we get the cheap beer here msteelers - an hour from the brewery  nod
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