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Penn Ginger Beer - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: 57md on 06-14-2014

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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of 57md
3.77/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light champagne-like color (basically it looks like ginger ale soda) with plenty of fizz but little head. The nose has the distinct essence of real ginger – definitely not the fake smell one gets from ginger ale soda. The ginger also dominates the flavor profile but the distinct bite of hops comes on in the end to break up the ginger spiciness.

This offering is very light-bodied and highly drinkable. I’d recommend this for a summer picnic as a far better choice than the fake tasting “malternatives” that are mass produced by the big commercial brewers.

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

LOOK: The 12 oz bottle pours a golden liquid a few shades darker than a ginger ale. Carbonated bubbles rise to the top busily.

AROMA: Ginger ale and malts. Definitely can smell the aromatics of ginger amongst the grains. Perceived sweetness is high from the nose.

TASTE: Ginger is the dominant taste with powdery malts and a twang of hop bitterness. Suggestions of honey and citrus. Slight earthy thing going on. I like ginger, so I like this. Would pair excellent with Sushi or any Asian cuisine for that matter.

FEEL: Medium bodied, highly carbonated brew. Lingering flavor of ginger and hop bitterness.

OVERALL: This is an interesting brew here, I've had a few ginger beers and this still reminds me of a Penn Beer, though of course heavy on the ginger. Rating this as an alcoholic ginger beer.

Photo of taylor714914
2.56/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Watery and very little ginger. A big letdown

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma initially of a lager then the ginger comes through
Head large (5 cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 3 mm ring and spotty frothy layer
Lacing none
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor very weak of ginger, weaker than most (non-alcoholic) ginger ales. No hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl. The weak ginger flavor does have a long hang time.
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 3, Aroma 3, Flavor 3, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.25

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Penn Ginger Beer from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.