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Penn Pilsner - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

366 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 15.04%
Wants: 16
Gots: 11 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001)
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-25-2014 21:11:20 | More by Saxboy10
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-22-2014 13:56:39 | More by Wortman1998
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-22-2014 03:36:43 | More by dithridge
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-21-2014 22:16:52 | More by maxhock
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-22-2014 15:23:56 | More by RVigz
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-18-2014 19:37:29 | More by WoodBrew
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-02-2014 00:20:41 | More by DLS168
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ryker47

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

12-31-2013 01:28:21 | More by ryker47
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-28-2013 22:55:23 | More by BillRoth
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-19-2013 13:21:19 | More by HRamz3
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

12-19-2013 01:13:12 | More by canawler
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-21-2013 03:02:32 | More by xbrettfavrex
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paulhargus

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

11-17-2013 00:13:42 | More by paulhargus
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Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

11-13-2013 19:15:18 | More by Celtics76
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Michigan

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-13-2013 18:49:13 | More by king75
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-09-2013 00:06:43 | More by Mleblanc25
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Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

11-06-2013 02:23:51 | More by CCutch
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

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
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Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Penn Pilsner from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.