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Penn Dark - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Penn DarkPenn Dark

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BA SCORE
87
very good

432 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 259
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.18%
Wants: 36
Gots: 37 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Dunkel Lager |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SheepNutz on 08-27-2001

Munich and various roasted malts give it a very malty, rich flavor with a hint of burnt flavor. 100% imported Hallertau hops, moderate bitterness and aroma.
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Ratings: 432 | Reviews: 259
Photo of gopens44
4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This has a very nice look to it. Lacing exists from what was previously a fine cream colored head, but now receded to a rim of foam and aforementioned gentle lacing. Nose is a touch muted, but what I can detect is a touch biscuity and maybe a tad nutty. Taste comes punching through with an immediate bitterness that gives way to that nutty thing that I could smell, hints of something spicy and just a faint berry presence. On the otherwise, crisp finish, we have just a hint of tart mixed into the final "eff you" attitude of bitterness. Very complex without being too much of a thinker. Haven't had it? Do yourself a solid and give it a whirl.

Photo of ordybill
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a nice sweet malt aroma.
Appearance- This is a very dark brown beer with a small brownish colored head.
Taste- The flavor is a little empty to me. A great aroma and look but the flavor was a little to one-dimensional with the malt. Not bad but I was expecting more.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with mild carbonation. this beer has a slightly oily texture.
Overall- It is OK to me, i noticed many others rated it a lot higher.

Photo of beer4brian331
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer of the month club done good!

Photo of Bluerabbitbell
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bplabernie
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
3.12/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of heerboth
3.71/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckZ77
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ejwright02
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stillyman11
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopmeplease
3.31/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of redleg411
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jkinsman
4.27/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CSeavey64
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MightyMonk
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Like the malty smooth mouthfeel and caramel notes.
Looks great in a pilsner glass
I'm a fan

Photo of Bloodyickes
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spedprof
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Treyliff
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, poured into can glass

A- pours a clear dark copper-brown color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that retains long after the pour, leaving some specs of lace behind

S- sweet and malty aroma with notes of brown bread, caramel, grain & biscuit. A hint of earthy and spicy hop found it out

T- Caramel & bready malt sweetness up front with hints of raisin, slightly spicy hops kick in mid-palate, a dry finish leads to a a linger of chocolate and toasted bread crust

M- medium bodied with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a creamy-yet-dry finish

O- smooth, sweet, may and incredibly drinkable, a solid American made dunkel

Photo of JNForsyth
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eva78
5/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of TEKNISHE
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Photo of Mixmasterst
4.36/5  rDev +13%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of knicks19947
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Penn Dark from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.