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Penn Dark - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

386 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 386
Reviews: 252
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 34
Gots: 14 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: SheepNutz on 08-27-2001)
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3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into Mug

Appearance- Dark brown with light hues, light tan head

Aroma- Bready malts, caramel sweetness, dark toastyness light but there

Flavor- Baked bread, caramel, some seep malts, slight hop presence

Mouthfeel- medium/light, good carbonation

Overall- Very true to style, and that's good not one of my favorite styles though. A very drinkable beer and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 01:13:22 | More by LI_PO12
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

11-14-2013 03:11:19 | More by jcs101
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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a medium brown color with a small tan colored head. The head fades rather fast leaving a very light level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of caramel and roasted brown bread smells with a bit of toast and some cola like aromas. Along with these, is a decent level of nuttiness as well as some cocoa smells.

Taste – The taste begins a little sweet with some caramel and a molasses. Right from the start there is a good level of roasted malt flavor as well as some toast and cocoa, giving the brew a rather roasty flavor right from the start. The sweeter flavors fade more as the taste advances and a coffee and nutty flavor join the profile. The loss of some of the sweet and the arrival of the actually, rather strong coffee flavor really increase the roastiness of the brew toward the end, which in conjunction with a light earthy and herbal hop flavor, leaves a nice roasty and crisp taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation level that is on the higher side. While normally for a darker brew I enjoy a thicker body and lower carbonation, which likely would have been nice for this brew too, I actually found the combination of flavors nicely matched with the thinner body and higher carbonation, making this a rather refreshing style darker lager.

Overall – A nice, rather crisp, dark lager with a good level of roast, coffee and nice transitions of sweet to slightly drier flavors. A rather enjoyable brew.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 00:20:44 | More by Darkmagus82
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Penn Dark from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 386 ratings.