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PENNdemonium - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: PittBeerGirl on 05-20-2007

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3.52/5  rDev -5.9%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a crystal clear orange-amber color with a thick one finger white head that has good retention. The head fades over time to leave a lighter level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The nose of the beer is sweet and fruity with heavy notes of apricot, peach, and apple as well as a good showing of a sugary caramel smell. Along with these smells comes some other aromas of a bready and doughty smell along with a little bit of a hop aroma of a grassy and floral nature.

Taste – The taste begins less sweet then would have been anticipated from the nose, but does contain a decent amount of caramel and a lighter fruitiness of peach and apricot. Along with these flavors is a good showing of a bready flavor. As the taste advances the caramel decreases with the bready fruity flavors getting slightly stronger and being joined by some grainy pale malt flavors. The caramel loses much intensity by the tastes end, but is replaced by a new light apple flavor that develops later in the profile. All the while some quite light hop flavors of a grassy and floral nature develop on the tongue and, with the other flavors, end up leaving a smooth, somewhat grainy, fruit sweetened, bready flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thicker and chewier body is fantastic for the bigger bready flavors of the brew all while the lower carbonation helps to allow for the lighter hop flavors to be sensed and to nicely complement the fruity and malty tastes of the brew.

Overall – A rather tasty Maibock overall. Thick and bready with a good showing of fruit and just enough hop to keep it more balanced and rather enjoyable. Quite tasty.

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of thecheapies
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light coppery cider amber color with a dense cap.

Apple-y malts, treacle, helles bock golden grain, light mustiness, stone fruit, and some earthy Noble hops. Very aromatic.

Follows the nose with pomme bang and apricot candy. Sturdy barley malts with a zesty and spicy hop presence. Treacle finish with a Euro throw.

Drinks smoothly, but alcohol is a nuisance. Alcohol hype, all getting in the way when I wanna slug.

Solid maibock. Recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2013-06-26 in Columbia, PA

A - Hazy golden-orange with a 1.25-finger white head and mild lacing.

S - Fresh peach flesh, pils malt, light yeast and light hop floral. Quite pleasant but not very strong.

T - Plantain, peach, orange, light malt, lightly-toasted white bread, grass. Finishes dry with a pleasant, lingering orange zest bitterness and balancing malt/fruit sweetness (but not-too-sweet).

M - Medium body and light-medium carbonation. Fairly crisp.

O - A very enjoyable lager and one that I'd be glad to have again.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of DerekP
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Notes from 3/8/13

1 pint 6 fl oz bottle purchased for $6 at Guntown Beer in Canonsburg, PA.

Grassy nose from the bottle. In a pilsner glass, lots of carbonation bubbles rising to the top. Frothy white head with lacing sticking to the glass. The body is a light bronze color with hints of amber-orange under the light. The head is beginning to recede.

A caramely, spicy hops flavor blend up front during the first taste. Bread crust, crackers, pepper, booze and ginger ale. A cough syrup-esque, waxy, even chalky film has begun to form on my tongue (subsides later on).

Spicy in the nose with a little sweetness. Lively yeast aroma, pepper mint and wet grass. Herbal, savory and warm.

Some might say syrupy, but I find this to be very smooth in the finish.


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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of stakem
3.13/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle into a snifter. Thanks are due to Eric for hooking me up with a couple Penn brews that I haven't had before. This brew appears a hazed golden copper color with a finger of off-white to yellowish stained head. As the cap recedes, it leaves some webby lacing effect on the glassware.

The smell is sweet with a bit of candy corn aspect which is just in time for the halloween season. More smells reveal yet more sweetness that is more in line with belgian candy sugar than anything else. There is a bit of caramel to toffee grain inclusion along with a bit of fruity to floral hops and an alcohol ester poking its way through.

The taste is sweet with the previously described candy corn aspect. Some caramel and toffee combine with floral hop elements, mild citrus to zesty bitterness and some fruity alcohol esters. This brew is all about the sweetness upfront, alcohol mid palate and finishes with some bitterness of the hops that just isn't quite enough to keep this brew in check.

It is a medium bodied offering flirting with being more heavy than it should be. It displays a modest to lower level of carbonation and has quite a sticky sweet feel to it that while understandable for the style is a bit too exaggerated. Overall it wasn't a terrible offering but I would not be in a hurry to try this again either.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of bigdeuce
3.45/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Strawberry blond pour with a nice head and great retention. Hop aromas and almost an Oktoberfest malt scent on the nose. Clear looking. Clear taste which is really smooth. A little too hoppy for a Maibock. Has more of an APA feel on the back. It's not a bad brew just would like the hops to be calmed a bit and the color a bit darker.

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PENNdemonium from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.