Deadspin Gives Yuengling Its Due, Ranks It Poorly

Deadspin has published a completely subjective and non-scientific ranking of the “36th Best Cheap Beers” in the country. Yuengling, sandwiched between Busch Light and Bud Light, comes in 25th. Here’s the accompanying blurb:

Why are people so into Yuengling? It’s quite popular among the Pennsylvania ex-pat community, which is odd given that the beer sucks and Pennsylvanians don’t strike me as an excessively prideful or self-important lot.

I agree completely. Yuengling is a staggeringly overrated beer. Problem one: It tastes like dishrag juice. Problem two: Their “Porter” tastes identical to the Lager. Problem three: It’s really heavy for a crappy beer, meaning it’s harder to hold your nose and guzzle a six pack for purely utilitarian reasons. So why do we insist on drinking it? (And by “we” I mean “you.”) I suspect that because it comes in bottle form and has a rich history, it feels like a craft beer. Only California produces more craft beer than Pennsylvania–you’d think we’d have better taste.

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  • The Dog

    It’s about time someone called out this mediocre beer.

  • rj remarc

    Article is delusional white trash

  • J T

    Well, several million consumers, through the past 187 years, have had a diametrically different opinion than this rag’s journo 101 flunky.

    • Jane Yavis

      Grew Up lattending church in what is all but connected to the brewery,,,,,can still hear the sounds of the barrels as well as the smell of the hops. I knew if I lived long enough, I would see many things,,,,,, I never thought I would live long enough to see Yuenglings a “Yuppy Beer”, Fotunately, the family did not take on the demeanor of ol’ JT and fight for 187 years,,,,,the re-introduced their Lager in the lat 70’s and thei Grandson did a fine job changing the whole face of the company. Had the sat back and called names, I don’t think this conversation would ge taking place. – Thank heavens for Dick Yuengling’ fantastic turn around of that brewery.

  • Dick_Wolf

    It’s basically just Bud or Miller in a better bottle. The fact that people think it’s a premium beer is hilarious.