I drink a lot of beer (no, you’re drunk!), and live in a very beer-filled city called Denver. Occasionally, I like to talk about beer, but my wife and kids don’t seem to care (assholes). As a companion post to Old School Zero’s “Kommenter Kocktail Society”, I present to you the very cleverly-named “Kommenter Beer Barrel” (no, you’re name sucks!). These posts will appear irregularly and will talk about beers that I have had recently or not-so-recently. Whatever. Feel free to post under the “Kommenter Beer Barrel” tag as well, because I will probably do this three times and get bored with it. For what it’s worth, I will drink pretty much any beer, even if it tastes like ass, and these posts are just, like, my opinion, man. Unlike the Deadspin guy, who prattles about for 1,500 words about himself or his shitty Massachusetts home town before he even talks about what beer he is reviewing, I will get right to the point (except in this introductory post). Away we go to the land of STRONG BEER TAEKS.
NAME: Yuengling Traditional Lager
SOURCE: D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., Pottsville, PA; also Satan’s taint
REVIEW: Let’s get this bullshit beer out of the way. Yuengling tastes like Coors Banquet that someone left in a hot garage for 3 years. Its skunky bouquet is complemented by a thin mouthfeel, which results in a musty finish. Like most beer, it tastes better after a few; but this one never tastes good. Pennsylvanians that love this shit either have horrible taste or have some sort of high school nostalgia attached to it birthed from the time they had a few and got their first handjob in the back of a Delta ’88 from the skank in the Franco Harris jersey who worked at Tower Records.