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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: 15
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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Dapper_Dan_Man

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-03-2013 22:55:13 | More by Dapper_Dan_Man
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-29-2013 14:53:17 | More by dgherm
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-18-2013 13:21:37 | More by NJBeer265
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3/5  rDev -21.3%

07-04-2013 00:03:23 | More by Drk93TT
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petermethot

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-26-2013 15:28:07 | More by petermethot
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DeutschesBier

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

06-07-2013 20:08:48 | More by DeutschesBier
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Rdc67

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-22-2013 19:26:02 | More by Rdc67
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sirsteve42

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-15-2013 04:07:30 | More by sirsteve42
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

03-24-2013 04:01:47 | More by LXIXME
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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-14-2013 01:49:59 | More by randylangford
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz.

Pours a light clear lemony gold, white lacing.

Light grassy nose with some hints of citrus and hops.

Flavor is lightly sweet, honey and floral notes, with some subtle hop balance and grassy malts to base it all on.

Light body with a mild sting of carbonation.

An infinitely sessionable and wonderfully nuanced lager, maybe the best offering from Penn in terms of session candidates. Pairs great with a wide range of foods but tastes good enough to drink on its own too. Excellent balance. Definitely a beer I will return to.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 22:29:50 | More by Cylinsier
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Tschnab

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

01-23-2013 16:01:25 | More by Tschnab
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-12-25 in Columbia, PA

A - Midly-hazy with a 1.5 finger white head that fades pretty quickly and leaves mild lacing.

S - Bread dough, lemon, flowery hops, light yeast.

T - Pale malt, grass, biscuit, lemon, hop spice, light white pepper, good medium-lived tart citrus and bittering finish.

M - Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation. Crisp, sprightly and refreshing.

O - A very well-done Helles with plenty of quality aromas and taste in a session beer. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 23:58:57 | More by Tucquan
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Jaybirdsbeer

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-23-2012 15:03:52 | More by Jaybirdsbeer
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cliff1066

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-23-2012 03:25:51 | More by cliff1066
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Garlicjosh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

12-17-2012 05:16:39 | More by Garlicjosh
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-22-2012 01:58:45 | More by hollywood_15063
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Freggs

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

11-03-2012 01:22:46 | More by Freggs
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

10-31-2012 14:20:57 | More by DrinkSlurm
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ThePaleRider

California

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Light yellow, fresh straw color. Bright white head, with a variety of bubble sizes, that disappears quickly leaving no lacing.

S - Light fruits, bitter hops, and pilsner malts. Nice scent for the style. Very earthy, like fress fall leaves.

T - Crisp, almost apple cider taste. Malts come in nicely. Pretty amazing flavor and bitter bite for a lager. Takes notes on this one guys, who knew a lager could have such an array of fruity esters and bitter bite.

M - Clean and crisp. Nice carbonation and light bodied.

O - Great lager, nice to drink a good lager every once in a while and this one is really nice.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 02:08:38 | More by ThePaleRider
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-12-2012 21:07:07 | More by jburchett
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a pint glass.

The beer pours a...well, what do you know, beautiful gold color with a head that doesn't last all that long. The head didn't leave any real lacing as it disappeared. The beer looks very carbonated by the amount of bubbles rising towards the surface. It looks like a pretty standard Helles. The aroma smells mostly clean and crisp with a little bit of "skunk" thrown in there. It smells a lot like an American macro Pilsner but with less grainy sweetness and a little more hop aroma. The flavor is pretty much what I expect out of a Helles lager. The initial flavor has that distinct Helles flavor that I can't really describe, then it fades to some sweetness, then the sweetness mingles with the hops, and then the sweetness kind of takes back over for the rest of the aftertaste. The MF is very light and just what I expect for the style. It finishes dry.

This is a very solid Helles Lager. The beer is crisp, dry, flavorful, and very easy drinking without being boring. Well done Pennsylvania Brewing Co. and thanks for representing my home state with the name of your wonderful brewery.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 15:28:14 | More by jifigz
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dseiters

Nevada

4/5  rDev +5%

09-22-2012 21:20:07 | More by dseiters
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bigdog73


4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-17-2012 03:03:52 | More by bigdog73
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mrosenfeld32

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

07-12-2012 15:03:04 | More by mrosenfeld32
Penn Gold from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.