Penn Weizen - Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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Reviews by markleyc06:
4.5/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Once again I can not praise the brewers at Penn enough. This beer is the height of their mastery of brewing. If any of you have homebrewed a hefeweizen before then you must certainly know how difficult it is to master the balance and subtle flavor of this beer. There is also lots of patience in conditioning involved. These guys do it in the most traditional of ways just like in bavaria. With that said, if you've never tried this beer and are a fan of german wheat...it is an absolute must.
A-Cloudy straw color with a tinge of orange. Typical hefe look with a nice frothy head.
S- This is where it gets good, big clove and banana esters right away...but not overpowering. The balance between the two is just right for the style.
T- Great balance of malty and fruity character with just enough of an acidic zest to quench your thirst and keep you wanting for another gulp...not sip! haha
M- Light body but just enough so that its not too thin and super drinkable. The zesty quality makes it very refreshing on a warm evening.
Overall: If you are a fan of the german style beers, there is nobody in america that does it better than Penn Brewing, in my opinion, and this beer is on the top of their list if you had only one to choose.
Serving type: on-tap
02-15-2013 18:59:23 | More by markleyc06
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3.53/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Serving Type - Bottle
Appearance - Golden tan/yellow with a nice 1 inch foamy, white head. Good lacing.
Smell - Lemon and banana. Wheat, yeasty sugars, orange, spices. Floral, bubble gum.
Taste - Grainy, with big wheat presence. Lemon and orange with banana are main fruit flavors. Floral notes, yeasts, and added spices are also tasted. Clove, and a smoked flavor is picked up at the finish.
Mouthfeel - Banana, orange and lemon first coats the tongue. Palate gets a lot more wheat, spices and yeasts. Aftertaste is a little dry, yeasty and floral.
Overall - Not as sweet and refreshing as a lot other hefes' but still good. More wheat up front with some bold spices. Banana is more mellow, as with a lot of hefes are dominated by banana. A good beer I haven't had in ages. Worth a drink for a local beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2014 22:17:48 | More by wvsabbath
Penn Weizen from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.