Penn Gold - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

195 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 18
Gots: 7 | 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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4/5  rDev +5%

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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.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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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 .

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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.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Cylinsier
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.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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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.

Penn Gold from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.