Penn's Curse Amber - Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
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Ratings: 12 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
4/5 rDev +10.2%
First had: on tap at Rock Bottom, King of Prussia, PA
Usually my beer of choice when I visit Rock Bottom, especially if the rotating beers do not pull me in.
Pours a nice clear amber color with a nice, small, off-white head. Pleasant, malty aroma, caramel, nutty, with sweet almost floral notes. Similar taste: nice toasty malts, nuts, almonds, caramel...very simple but very good. Medium mouthfeel, easily drinkable, and a good companion to almost everything on the menu. This is probably my favorite amber ale.
06-03-2011 18:35:16 | More by Rifugium
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
Pours a nice dark chestnut color, decent off white head. Smell is of carmel malts with a resiny hop presence. Taste follows scent with strong carmel malts a bitter resiny hops, slightly buttery taste on the back end. Medium bodied, light carbonation, slightly syrupy feel. Decent asmber ale with a strong carmel and resiny hop presence, nothing to special.
12-07-2009 16:43:12 | More by rfgetz
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
I couldn't decide what to order on my last visit. The pumpkin ale was on and I just wasn't in the mood. While I was deciding customers at two other tables ordered the Penn's Curse so I decided to give it a try. I was expecting a fairly basic amber ale that would be very palatable and mainstream - and in a way that's exactly what it is - but I found it fuller than I'd expected, and more solidly flavored. Beyond that there's not much more I can say. It had great head retention, and a clear chestnut-colored body. The aroma was limited to notes of dark caramel. The flavor was also focused on caramel, with a touch of graininess, and some very moderate backing hops. The bitterness was median, and it was well-balanced. Overall, it's a well-made, solid amber that won't disappoint.
10-28-2008 00:05:18 | More by NeroFiddled
4.03/5 rDev +11%
A: Amber color with a very light tan head with good retension and great lacing.
S: Caramel and some roasted malt flavors and strong pine nad earth hop flavors with a biut of flower notes.
T: Smoky, caramel, butter, and earth flavors. There is good balance with the hops and malts.
M: Medium body with a smooth feel and a lingering finish.
D: This is an eay sesion beer and a good beer to introduce to people who are new to good beer.
05-18-2008 18:10:06 | More by Biscuit033
2.73/5 rDev -24.8%
Penn's Curse Amber, on tap at Rock Bottom
Appearance-dark red, lacy sticky head in the pint glass, carbonation sort of lacking but it still looks fine.
Smell-malt creeps up, some hops and alcohol, not much else.
Taste/Mouthfeel- ok taste, flush of caramel throughout that sort of threw me off, taste going down in a little rash, wasn't terrible but just different. Caramel overpowers everything, hops are there and is the alcohol but again it isn't prominent. Still drinkable.
Drinkability-not that much alcohol, other than the odd flavor I got its still fine to session and drink with.
Overall-I credit them for trying something different, but the flavors didn't entirely go together here. Not a terrible beer, but not the best amber I've had.
04-14-2008 01:54:16 | More by TheDeuce
3.63/5 rDev 0%
I had this at the Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in King of Prussia, Pa.
Appearance: Dark amber coloered body with a light tan head, decent sized with fair retention and lots of laceing.
Smell: Sweet carmal and nut malt aromas.
Taste: Sweet generic malt tastes.
Mouthfeel: Oddly crisp, and not very normal.
Drinkability: Great, outside of the mouthfeel.
Don't drink and review.
06-21-2007 18:53:58 | More by treehugger02010
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
Served as a medium amber colored beer with modest white puffy head.
Smell is very light with subtle notes of caramel.
Taste in also significant for caramel with a light fruity sweetness.
Finishes very thirst quenching with pleasant taste retention.
A nice easy drinking beer, but nothing great.
02-07-2007 00:21:13 | More by tgbljb
3.4/5 rDev -6.3%
Rock Bottom- Penn's Curse Amber
Appearance- Dark brownish red with a small creamy head.
Smell- Strong grainy bread malt. Earthy dirty hops.
Taste- Multigrain bread. Lotsa earthen notes. oak, leaves, and malt.
Mouthfeel- Big chewy flavors. Dry finish.
Overall- A mild beer. Easy to drink. An early session drinking beer. I would have this one bat 2nd or 3rd.
01-14-2007 15:09:54 | More by NJpadreFan
3.93/5 rDev +8.3%
Overall, very good beer. Appearance was a very nice amber color, however not too much head. Smelled fantastic, tasted great (more like a lager than an ale, though. Reminded me of Sam Adams lager). Felt very pleasing to the palette and tasted very good.
11-06-2006 02:57:33 | More by maddogruss
4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
Wow, this was pretty darn good. Very darn good. Looks like this one is a new year-round beer.
Very deep caramel flavors with a nice undertone of hops. Quite good. 4.25 if I had more discrete points. A solid amber.
Full mouthfeel, and I've had my share of watery mouthfeel here over the years. Drinkable? Very much so.
04-14-2006 11:03:44 | More by GeoffFromSJ
Penn's Curse Amber from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.