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My curse as a beer blogger

cursesMy wife finally got back from chasing tornadoes with Vortex 2 the other day and last night we decided to go the the adult beverage store and get a few things. The problem was that I really didn’t need anything, we have a bottom of a shelf in our fridge full of beer. The problem, they are just signal bottles of multiple styles, brands, and kinds of beer. While it really isn’t a problem to have lots of beer, for a beer blogger it is a problem to only have one left of each beer if you haven’t reviewed it yet.

Thus my curse as a beer blogger. I have dozens of beers, but only one of each, so when I just want to drink a beer and not have to worry about doing a review, I am kind of stuck. I normally will get a six pack and put one aside and enjoy the other five. The last one is the one that all of the attention gets paid to. I get pictures, review, and really examine the beer. My wife told me that I need to start drinking more. Yes! I already have a backlog of beer review to post on this site and I have plenty of others still left to do. Anyway, the beer reviews are going to start flowing as my wife is encouraging my habit. Any other bloggers or causal drinkers have any problems with getting rid of the last bottle?

Yuengling Lager Beer Review

For this site’s first beer review, I had to pick a beer that I am so familiar with, that I can smell it at the thought of a pint. I’m from Pennsylvania, so Yuengling is by far the most popular adult beverage of choice. Call me a homer, but I do love the stuff.

Let’s start with how it looks. It pours a light amber, almost a dark honey type color. There is a slight head, to goes away quickly, but lingers on the top in a very small layer. The smell is nothing special, slightly malty, but normal.

The best part about this beer is how drinkable it is. You could easily down a sixer or more of this, and that’s not just me being from PA. There is a slightly malty character to the beer, with a little citrous, and hop finish. There isn’t a ton of flavor there, but a lot more than your typical macro brewery. Another nice thing is the variety of bottles Yuengling comes in. In PA you can get it in your standard bottle, a 22 oz bottle, and a quart bottle; of course draft and cans are there.

As a beer drinker from PA, I will always have a special place for this beer. It was the first macro brew that made me think there was more out there. And for this blog, Yuengling will do. There are better beers to come, I assure you.