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Penn Pilsner - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

408 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 408
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 17
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Vienna Lager |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

Our flagship brand! An amber Vienna-style lager beer that is smooth, mellow and full bodied, with delicate hop aroma. Uses two-row barley malt and caramel-roasted malt. Based on founder Tom Pastorius' favorite German bier.
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Ratings: 408 | Reviews: 234
Photo of little_star
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.1/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a strong malt aroma, not bad.
Appearance- A dark golden to copper color with a very small white head.
Taste- Has a decent grain and malt flavor with no bad aftertaste.
Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with mild carbonation. Has a nice semi-dry finish.
Overall- A nice Vienna Lager, I came across this by accident and if I see it being served I would order it again.

Photo of donnie_vendetta
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brock915
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of teffcity0331
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.14/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a finger high, and slightly off-white in shade. Retention isn't great, though some streaks of lacing are left on the glass. (3.25)

Smell: The maltiness is very nutty, and I'm getting some nice melanoidin qualities. Slight touches of noble hops and perhaps cereal grain give it a modicum of depth. Decent for a simple lager like this. (3)

Taste: It opens up with touches of grain, mixing with some nutty malt and diacetyl. Some caramel and powdered chocolate appear close to the finish. Dead simple, but extremely easy to drink. (3)

Mouthfeel: Exceptionally soft for such a small beer. It does a decent job of feeling bigger than it is, while still retaining excellent drinkability. This beer manages to do this without relying on carbonation - hell, it even seems a bit syrupy at times. (4.25)

Overall: It's called a pilsner...yet it's a Vienna lager. Whatever, it's a fine lager, but the only thing that stands out is its creamy mouthfeel. I'd drink again, but I wouldn't buy again. (3)

3.14/5: Not exceptional, but a decent lager to pair with food (especially Mexican)

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle marked but too smeared to read. 42 degrees into nonic
Aroma of grain
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), white, creamy, diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Lacing poor – few tiny islands of tiny bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor begins with light bitterness and some light malt. The bitterness carries through but the malt taste dies. No hops flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, dry, lively carbonation.

Appearance 3, Aroma 3, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Favorite beer. Ever. Awesome taste.

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3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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4.12/5  rDev +14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

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Penn Pilsner from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 408 ratings.