Thursday, September 18, 2008

Yuengling Black & Tan (Beer review)

The first thing I noticed with this beer was how light it tasted. It was a smooth beer that was very easy to drink, and while I usually can’t drink more than one porter or stout in a sitting, I could very easily polish off a few of these. Now, I’ve had a few black and tans before, but nothing bottled, just Guinness and Harps on tap. It’s been a while, but I remember that having more of a body to it than Yuengling’s version. For lack of a better term, the Yuengling’s is weak. Any of the flavor you get hits you right up front, then quickly fades away; there’s little to no aftertaste. If I were expecting a long night of drinking, I’d want something like this.

3 comments:

Grand High Pubah said...

The "weakness" as you so mistakenly term it is what I love about it. I love porters and stouts, but as you said, I usually have to limit myself to a couple of them. The Yuengling is perfect for if you want to drink a six pack (or more as I usually do) and are craving a porter/stout.

Kate said...

Is it a sin to admit that I've never had a black and tan? Call me a purist, but I tend to like my darks straight up.

Bob, I had a great porter the other night - very smoky - and you don't much hear me say "great porter" - unfortunately I didn't write down the name. I'll try to catch it next time I'm at the pub.

Rob Rosenblatt said...

Not a sin, but there's no harm in trying a glass one night. But I'd recommend having it at a pub or good bar where they use Guinness and Harps.