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Penn Weizen - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

329 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 329
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.69%
Wants: 16
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Authentic wheat beer, brewed in the Southern German tradition, won the Silver Medal in 1997 and the Gold Medal at the 2000 in Denver, Colorado. Penn Weizen is top-fermented, cask-conditioned, and very effervescent with a slight hint of tangy clove flavor.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 03-06-2002)
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Reviews by skinny0ne:
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skinny0ne

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Penn Brewing focuses on brewing quality German-style beers. Their Weizen hits a solid triple. Visually it's a bit disappointing. It's just kind of blah. But the smell is spot on with a nice balance of yeast, bread, clove, and lemon. The first sip bites hard with a crisp bitterness. Lemon quickly emerges and then transitions into the hearty bread flavor at the back of the throat. Throughout is clove. The exhale has that nice wheat undertone. Lemon and yeast linger on the tongue.

The Weizen is definitely great. But it's just missing a bit of something to make it perfect.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2009 01:43:22 | More by skinny0ne
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RupertRonco

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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West Virginia

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

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Pennsylvania

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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
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a: Cloudy and murky but oddly pale; poured with a thick sticky head.

s: Spot on; lots of yeasty banana and bubblegum with clove spiciness.

t: Just the way I like 'em, big grainy banana with the clove present but in the backround.

m: Big and chewy

o: Really good hefe that hit the spot.

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Penn Weizen from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 329 ratings.