Penn Pilsner - Pennsylvania Brewing Company
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Reviews by jwhancher:
3.63/5 rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A bottle left over from the variety pack I bought for Superbowl weekend. Poured into my Prima Pils glass.
A: With a gentle pour this beer appears golden to light copper in color with one finger head of white foam. Gentle carbonation sifts upwards though the tall pilsner glass.
S: At first, a little nutty from the malts. No hops. Rather clean smelling after putting the German malt aromas aside.
T: Nutty, toasty, and bready malt flavors. Slight hop taste comes afterwards - likely of the noble hop family.
M: A light tasting, slightly bitter beer with an even balance between the malt & hops.
O: Not a bad beer by any means. Not great, yet not subpar by any means. Having lived in Pittsburgh for a number of years, I'll come back to this one if nothing other than supporting a PA brewery. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
03-26-2011 19:41:40 | More by jwhancher
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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 345 ratings.