I've been holding off on writing about this one for a while. Looking back, I reviewed the Yuengling Black & Tan several months ago. And I knew I did, but when I went looking for it in my archive I couldn't find it. I guess that's because I was an idiot and couldn't spell it correctly, I was putting the e before the u, and everyone knows how that phrase goes "U before E except after.." Oh wait, that's not how it goes. Anyway, I have it right now.
So the reason I was holding back on this beer is because it just seemed uncool to me. Mixed in with reviews of Delirium Tremens and Samuel Adams Cream Stout and Anchor Porter, it stuck out like a sore thumb. Not up to most of those cool craft beers. But wait, this is the Original Amber Beer from America's Oldest Brewery, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. in Pottsville, PA. I need not make any excuses for them. This is beer.
Now as far as the flavor goes, nice smooth refreshing taste. This is the beer you want very cold on a hot afternoon in your backyard sitting on your lawn chair. This beer is very sentimental to me, being from PA. It's a staple there of parties and hanging out. Oh the Drinking Jenga games we played. So yes, it's a simple beer, but it is good and quality and always priced well.