Penn Pilsner - Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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Ratings: 343 | Reviews: 230 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.9/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz brown long-neck bottle with a blurb about the beer on the back ... freshness date notched on the back label.
Appearance: Very clear golden straw with a fluffy rocky white head that sticks all around the glass.
Smell: Slightly sweet with a trace raw honey like nose from the grain with a fresh mowed hay like hop aroma.
Taste: Smooth with a dreamy textured mouth feel. Lots of grain on the tongue with a palate cleansing vaguely herbal hop bitterness. Touch of sweetness up front but all and all on the dry side throughout. Hops stay assertive even into the finish to keep thing dry along with the grainy flavour.
Notes: Hmmm ... tastes like it was freshly shipped over from Germany. Not bad at all, a good find for any pilsner geek or even a macro brewery Beck's (or similar) drinker.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2002 22:10:58 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden amber color with a thick one finger white head. Large bubbles within the head pop, causing the head to slowly fade, with the loss of the head leaving a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is biggest of grainy smells but has other aromas of a grassy nature. Along with these aromas are some notes of a lemon citrus and caramel and a little bit of light fruit.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and light caramel and fruit flavor. The sweeter flavors fades fast with some light hop of a citrus and grassy nature taking their place, along with just a bit of grainy malt flavor. These flavors largely take the taste to its end, where they are joined by a light yeast and some bitter grapefruit and sweeter citrus, to leave a still quite dry, lightly hopped, and bready flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker side for a brew of its abv. and style with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. A higher carbonation level and thinner body may have been a bit more appropriate for the style and made it an easier drinking and more refreshing brew.
Overall –The flavors of the brew were rather nice, as the drier yet still somewhat complex flavors of the brew were quite appropriate for the style, making it a rather good choice. If only the body was a bit thinner and carbonation a bit higher than this would have been very enjoyable for the flavors and style. Overall however, the brew is well worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
10-28-2013 01:24:19 | More by Darkmagus82
Penn Pilsner from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.