Review: Yuengling Flight

Review: Yuengling Flight

Yuengling Flight isn’t the first light beer from the iconic Pennsylvania-based brewery (that one came out in 1986), but it is the most in tune with the zeitgeist. Technically called FLIGHT by Yuengling, the beer hits just 95 calories and 2.6g of carbs, making for indeed a very light and low-carb experience.

Low-carb brews are rarely an elevated drinking experience, but Yuengling’s is certainly as approachable as any mainstream lager, light or no. A solid bill of malt gives it an ample breadiness, while notes of lemon peel, a grind of white pepper, and a note of dried flowers give the otherwise cracker-crisp beer a light lift.

Yuengling’s standard brews are more interesting, but if I was watching my figure, I’d drink it.

4.2% abv.

B / $9 per six-pack / [BUY IT NOW FROM TOTAL WINE]

Yuengling Flight




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. doug winder on July 1, 2020 at 11:26 am

    just purchased flight 12 pack bottles at publix on sale 12.99.all i drink is amstel light in the bottles but this beer is great i think ill be purchasing more in the future ill give it a 9.6

  2. Sylvia Macumber on July 2, 2020 at 2:43 pm

    We were visiting our Daughter in York, Pa. Traveling over Harrisburg Bridge and saw your Bill board advertising “Flight”, we had to try it! A delicious light beer! Would love to share Samples with our camper Friends in Windsor, New York!

  3. James H. on July 5, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Yeungling Flight versus Light Lager are very very similar in taste. However, Light Lager is ever-so-slightly fuller in flavor. The only drawback to flight is that is is considerable too expensive for a Yeungling beer – or anything comparable in it’s class. It won’t win over MUL or similar due to it’s high price. ~ $28 per case.

    • JamesD71 on November 5, 2021 at 4:44 pm

      Light Lager is the only Yeungling beer I absolutely DON’T like…will never drink another one. If Flight tastes like Light then I won’t waste my $ pn trying it. I love the brand’s Lager & Golden (Pilsner), will drink onward with them as well as an occasional MUL or Warsteiner, or the rarely found Tennent’s Lager .

  4. Busy Lizzy on July 25, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Thank you for your spot on review.. just picked up some Flight and yes it’s very good!! And yes, I’m watching out for my girlish figure but that doesn’t mean I want to drink girly beer. Cheers!

  5. Patty on August 3, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    NOT a fan-tastes like hair perming solution!!

  6. Anonymous on June 17, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    Patty you actually Drink Hair Perming Solution to know the taste ..LOL ..I love the Yuengling Flight Great Summertime Beer !! Great Grassy notes ! Good stuff

  7. SHAWN ABENDSCHEIN on June 17, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    But Patty you actual drink hair perming Solution to know the taste !! LOL.. I lOve Yuengling Flight !! Great Summertime beer ..Like the grassy notes !

  8. Joe OBryan on June 12, 2023 at 3:03 pm

    Flight is a great alternative to Bud Light. Even better tasting but so hard to find in stores.

  9. Charles on June 30, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    Just tried Flight for the first time because I’m boycotting Bud Light and have to say I’m pleasantly surprised and will buy again and while I’m at it I’m going to try the other Yuengling varieties.

  10. Robert Lester Folsom on August 3, 2023 at 8:22 am

    Flight has the same specs as Ultra, but it actually tastes like beer !

  11. Anonymous on October 8, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    How did they come up with the name.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.