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Penn Weizen - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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332 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 332
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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5/5  rDev +29.5%

04-16-2012 20:41:57 | More by highlyhopped
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-07-2012 01:40:19 | More by ItsBeer4Me
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-03-2012 01:55:37 | More by rydev24
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3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. In the aroma, dry banana and some spice notes. In the taste, dry banana, and notes of spice, especially clove and cinnamon. A spice like bite and a lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a small dry banana flavor in the aftertaste. A bit thin, but spicy and nice flavors of banana, just about average though.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 17:30:12 | More by OWSLEY069
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very hazy yellow/orange color, small white fizzy head that fades in lightning speed, no lacing whatsoever.

Smell has a strong aroma of coriander and clove, slight hint of banana and bubblegum, as well as a dash of orange citrus.

Taste has very active carbonation that explodes in the mouth, very strong yeasty presence that leaves a bit of an off-flavor in the aftertaste, coriander and clove are the major spice notes, very thin body that's almost thirst quenching in a way.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 00:20:19 | More by deltatauhobbit
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-24-2012 00:17:12 | More by djrn2
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

03-03-2012 19:11:42 | More by EddieJoe
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-03-2012 00:48:23 | More by ejimhof
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-18-2012 19:01:44 | More by jaredtuk
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3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. capped bottle (no date) into a weizen glass.

A moderate pour yields a 1-finger off-white head that dissipates after a minute or so to a faint dusting and thin foam ring. The body is a hazy golden straw with traces of orange. Just a little lacing can be seen throughout consumption but never sticks around very long.

The nose is pretty standard for a hefeweizen. The standard aromas of wheat, bananas, and cloves are all there. Notes of bubble gum and vanilla are also noticeable.

The taste starts out with flavors of wheat, yeast, and cloves with just a little lemon zest. Upon swallowing, the clove and banana flavors come out more.

Medium bodied with great carbonation, this beer. The body may be a bit full compared to some other hefeweizens but it really allows the flavors to present themselves. The carbonation is a little fizzy, but that should be expected from the style.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 02:09:42 | More by output01x
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-03-2012 02:21:18 | More by AWS2111
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3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance- Cloudy orange...thin snow white head that disappears right away.

Smell- Bubble gum and clove up front...followed by orange and other citrus fruit.

Taste- Just delicious! Orange and just a hint of bubble gum. It honestly tastes like someone squeezed a whole orange in this beer.

Mouthfeel- Not the best...its surprisingly too thin, and it has just the faintest of alcohol burn in your throat. This is surprising, considering its only 5%.

Overall- Above average for its price/style. I am happy to have tried it, but I will not seek it out again.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 01:50:08 | More by frenchblood21
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-23-2011 23:52:41 | More by mccarltone
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-20-2011 01:28:38 | More by NoProblem
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-16-2011 20:23:07 | More by DeutschesBier
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-15-2011 18:14:27 | More by jak
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4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Spot on to style it's a hazy bright golden yellow beer with a sticky half inch of creamy head.

S - Smells of slight yest, bubble gum, and banana with a good wheat base.

T - The wheat transitions into the flavor nicely in the finish but it starts with flavors of sweet banana then fruity yeasts.

M - From start to finish it's light and crisp delivering a good flavor.

Overall personally not some style I grab often but next to German counterparts this is a very good Hefeweizen

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 05:52:38 | More by DrDemento456
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4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- standard cloudy yellow-orange amber with a poofy white head that could stand to be just a bit poofier. minimal lace. foam holds a thick dish throughout the glass.

S- well water and fragrant yeast aromas of banana and clove. white bread and a floral sweetness also.

T- bready flavor with some banana sweetness and bubblegum notes. flavor is good, but lacks the depth found in exceptional german examples. finishes yeasty and slightly dry with an aftertaste of sweet red bell pepper.

MF- soft creamy body with tight, lazily rolling carbonation. slight powdery feel on the cheeks.

D- refreshing and thirst quenching. another true-to-style offering from penn brewing.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 03:06:54 | More by hustlesworth
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2/5  rDev -48.2%

11-21-2011 07:51:12 | More by zc151
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District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

11-18-2011 17:50:52 | More by nmann08
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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A very hazy golden yellow with a foamy head that is around an inch tall.

Aroma: Bananas, clove, fruity esters, hops let out sharp spice aroma. A decent amount of breadiness and buttery texture from the malts. A little bit of alcohol underlying that are phenols straight from the yeast.

Taste: Breadiness is up front along side the hops which release fruity esters with a nice bit of dryness. Malts are buttery and biscuity the mouthfeel is pleasantly smooth.

Notes: A well rounded Hefeweizen a tasty beer overall. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2011 00:34:04 | More by horshack7
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3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden straw with a one finger head

S: Clove, belgian spices, coriander , pale malts

T: Banana , Clove, belgian yeast and coriander mixing with a mild pale malt presence.

M: Thin to medium body with a light carbonation.

O: this was a nice beer. It slightly surprised me and I may have had lower expectations out of it only because I had never heard of the Penn Brewing Company. I learned a little bit about it and it turns out they have been around a long while which is most likely why the 'Hype' has died out on its beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2011 23:48:32 | More by alpinebryant
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New York

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a hazy straw yellow with a creamy head and thin lace.

S- very delicate notes of banana and clove, yeasty bread.

T- really soft flavors, creamy mouthfeel, incredibly drinkable. The light carbonation pairs well with the delicate banana sweetness.

O- This is the definition of a session beer. So refreshing, drinkable, and at only 4% ABV, you can easily put back 3 or 4 of these during the game.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 13:39:17 | More by Tschnab
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3.08/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- nice head from the pour. lingered nicely. slightly cloudy gold.

S- yeasty and spicey. A little stanky smelling.

T- A little over filtered tasting. Left a metallic taste on my palate. Spiceyness and breadiness throughout.

M- A little lighter than expected.

O-Not horrible, but not that great. It's a shame that people say this brewery has gone down hill. From what others have noted these beers were incredible examples of traditional German styles.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2011 03:43:48 | More by ActonBrewer
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: hazy golden yellow with a 1 finger white head

smell: banana, citrus, clove, coriander, wheat

taste: banana, wheat, clove,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, thin to medium body,

overall: a nice refreshing summer time brew.


Serving type: bottle

08-03-2011 21:07:34 | More by THECPJ
Penn Weizen from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.