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Penn Pilsner - Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

389 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 15
Gots: 20 | 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 +11.7%

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DLS168, Jan 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

ryker47, Dec 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

BillRoth, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

HRamz3, Dec 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16.2%

canawler, Dec 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

xbrettfavrex, Nov 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

paulhargus, Nov 17, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Celtics76, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

king75, Nov 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Mleblanc25, Nov 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

CCutch, Nov 06, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Darkmagus82, Oct 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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Penn Pilsner from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.