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Penn Gold - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

183 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 183
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 17
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Nationally acclaimed as the best Munich-style beer made in America. Penn Gold is a light-colored, medium bodied lager beer with a delicate hop aroma.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002)
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Reviews by RVigz:
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RVigz

Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Clear golden yellow with a white as snow head.

Smell: A sweet malty aroma.

Taste: Similar to the nose, a rather sweet initial taste of malts that bitters out on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Super super smooth and drinkable.

Overall: I was very impressed with this beer for how smooth it was. VERY drinkable. It tasted similar to boddingtons or john smiths, i enjoyed this a lot.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 14:22:16 | More by RVigz
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-05-2014 03:12:48 | More by Brewski
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North Carolina

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06-26-2014 03:08:05 | More by vwbus7
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-19-2014 23:08:06 | More by BastardFromABasket
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

05-27-2014 21:35:09 | More by Durandal_777
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ramrod666

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

04-26-2014 18:30:34 | More by ramrod666
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KevBot89

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-17-2014 01:44:47 | More by KevBot89
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SchmitzBeerFarm

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

04-13-2014 04:57:46 | More by SchmitzBeerFarm
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

03-22-2014 04:07:09 | More by Lehighace06
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

03-13-2014 01:00:48 | More by buzzy
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52P48

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-06-2014 06:15:55 | More by 52P48
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JoeLacy

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-18-2014 19:49:53 | More by JoeLacy
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-18-2014 19:35:11 | More by WoodBrew
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drbenderdo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5%

01-03-2014 13:33:11 | More by drbenderdo
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tygry

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-01-2014 23:02:43 | More by tygry
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-28-2013 20:32:12 | More by BillRoth
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

4/5  rDev +5%

12-19-2013 13:21:40 | More by HRamz3
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dungledauf

Pennsylvania

2.15/5  rDev -43.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Presentation: Pint glass on draft at the brewery.

Appearance: Bright, golden color. Very clear. Low carbonation with thin lacing.

Smell: Little to no smell. Expected to smell all-grain malt. The beer may have been served to cold.

Taste: Malt flavor lingers with strong aftertaste. Really expected this to balance quickly

Mouthfeel: Crisp with a medium body.

Notes: Every time I try this style on draft at the brewery it is different. I have had better in the past from Penn Brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2013 20:37:53 | More by dungledauf
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

11-21-2013 03:03:01 | More by xbrettfavrex
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Foam

Pennsylvania

3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I bought a "gourmet selection" variety case of Penn Brewery's and there's a few Penn Golds in it . It's off the top, very thin/light ... session beer but leaves me desiring more substance/soul/density/thickness ... Penn's answer to Coors Light / Miller Lite / etc etc.
non-threatening 'safe' beer for the masses .
would be good on very hot humid Summer days . wouldn't dehydrate you too much with it's very low 4% abv .
not one i'd buy outright but not terrible .

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 22:42:57 | More by Foam
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed medium golden colored beer with one finger of foamy white head. The head fades over about a 5 min time period, leaving a good level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is wheaty and grainy smelling with a little bit of a citrus and grassy hop aroma mixed within.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice bready and doughy flavor with a decent amount of a sweet caramel flavor. These flavors create a nice smooth base for the brew, lasting till the end. Along with the aforementioned flavors, some flavors of yeast and lighter fruit flavors join the tongue. Toward the end a bit of a lemon taste as well as some light hop flavors of an herbal nature join the tongue. With just a hint of graininess and pepper joining the tongue at the very end a nice crisp yet smooth sweet and malty flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side with a carbonation that is rather high. Both are fantastic for the mix of bread, sweet, and hop, creating a very refreshing and quite drinkable brew.

Overall -This one is nice and refreshing a great session style brew. One I will certainly get again.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2013 00:48:36 | More by Darkmagus82
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-04-2013 15:28:27 | More by KJ2013
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Griggsy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

09-20-2013 18:26:04 | More by Griggsy
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tmhoye

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

08-29-2013 00:14:08 | More by tmhoye
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Penn Gold from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.