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Kenzinger - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Ratings: 245
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 18.34%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Munich Helles Lager |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: tempest on 03-16-2008)
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Reviews by GiantMidget:
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3.38/5  rDev 0%

Had on tap at L'Etage in Philly.

I've also had the Phila Brew Newbold IPA which is pretty good.

This seems almost more of a pilsner than a kolsch to some degree.

Yellowish hazy appearance with a sweetish caramel malt smell.

That caramel flavor goes right into the taste. It's a smooth beer with a nice mouthfeel and balance of minimal hops and enjoyable subtle sweetness.

Good job by Phila. Brewing co. but maybe some fine tuning in what it's being marketed as.

01-28-2013 01:23:23 | More by GiantMidget
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West Virginia

3.43/5  rDev +1.5%

I got the best mix of brews to session with this weekend ranging from the four brews from PBA found in the Burgh right now to some Southampton Keller Pils and Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss and Summerfest in the DBF. Appears a slightly hazed golden hue in the body with fine haziness suspended in the glass, full on thicket of bright white head forms nicely. Lacing is sporadic on my hop tulip pint glass from Sierra Nevada, aroma has a slight metallic hint to it with a nice mellow citrus playful malt and hop ratio. Flavor has a nice zesty citric hop mix going with some light toasted malts it has a light IPA flavor going on with the massive amounts of alpha acids from American hop additions. Mouthfeel is dry in the finish a nice unrelenting hop bitterness in a lighter styled brew, carbonation is sturdy even a bit much at times overall feel is a solidly dry hoppy finish that brings the hop burps cooking. Drinkability overall just due to the flavors provided and enjoyment of the product is very high. Add the sessionability to your drinkable score and this one rises substantially.

07-03-2010 14:13:12 | More by WVbeergeek
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2013 22:59:34 | More by SPRichard
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

On-tap at Noche in Philadelphia.

Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a one-finger white head. The head quickly recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving light lacing.

Smells of light pale malts with hints of floral hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Light and grainy pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by mild amounts of light citrus hop flavors. The malt flavors sweeten midway through the ship, carrying through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with solid carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I had no problems finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I didn't think this was crisp enough to be a traditional kolsch but it was still a fairly drinkable beer. Not worth seeking out but a decent beer that's worth a shot if you see it around.

10-31-2010 18:57:40 | More by glid02
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-09-2012 01:21:24 | More by acurtis
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4.25/5  rDev +25.7%

At $3-$4 per pint, it's the best bang for your buck in Philly.
Light color and a nice head in the glass. Drinks clean and grainy with a noticeable kick of citrus hops. Light and bubbly with a metallic tang in the finish.
It's definitely an American take on the Helles rather than a traditional one, but if you want a light, crisp, hoppy lager, this is a good way to go. This is the beer Budweiser should be.

04-05-2014 00:30:40 | More by RichardMNixon
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-02-2012 12:46:41 | More by HollandTunnels
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

05-19-2012 03:30:39 | More by ksiazewski
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New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev +10.4%

Phildelphia Brewing- Kenzinger

A- Light golden orange with a small but sticky head.
S- Fruits really come out at me. I detect Raspberry, Grape, and apple!? Good sweet buttery malt really kicks in.
T- Sweet fruit flavors; apple, cherry/ raspberry taint the buttery shortbread malt.
M- Thick and buttery throughout the body with a sweet, chewy, slight cloying finish.

Overall- Quite tasty and a surpise to me cause I didn't know what style this was until I started to drink and review it. A really good BBQ beer!

05-30-2008 20:38:20 | More by NJpadreFan
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New Jersey

2.85/5  rDev -15.7%

A- Aggressive pour to a pint glass. Overflowed the glass, but quickly dissipated to two fingers of white head, than dissipated to nothing at all. Minimal lacing on the glass, with a red color.

S- Smell is in-your-face HOPS and bread malt, nothing else!

T- Taste is a nice balance of bread malt, wheat and grain notes; it has great hop bitterness in the start and malt at the finish.

M- Mouthfeel is very heavy, hop bitterness and over carbonation.

D- This was a fine example of an IPA; it is surely not a Kolsch, pilsner, or even a lager. Not what I was wanting or expecting.

07-03-2011 17:59:55 | More by KenC
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2.92/5  rDev -13.6%

08-16-2014 18:36:30 | More by cfadams17
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South Carolina

1.25/5  rDev -63%

12-08-2012 02:18:01 | More by Damian74Shensky
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3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

10-13-2013 01:24:46 | More by let8it8grow
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3.68/5  rDev +8.9%

On draught at the Standard Tap.

I thought this was an American Pale Ale until I read the beer's description. The flavor has mild biscuit and bread malts with a small grapefruit hops kick that fades into a grassy and earthy aftertaste. I think I might get just a touch of dry toffee in there too. The aroma is similar with a subtle balance of clean pale malts and hops and the mouthfeel is right on for a lighter, yet tasty beer. All in all, this brew has balance, drinkability, and flavor. It also happened to be only $3 a pint, which all things considered, makes this beer a winner.

Cheers to PBC!

03-16-2008 19:14:11 | More by tempest
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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2012 17:53:02 | More by cliff1066
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2.5/5  rDev -26%

07-05-2013 02:24:36 | More by Jeremy_Zim
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New York

3.98/5  rDev +17.8%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

Clear yellow brew with foam white head, holds its own. Crisp light malty aroma. A very fresh, homey flavor, minimal bitterness, lots of crispness and good flavor. Nicely balanced and very drinkable; screams session beer, immediately makes you want to grab another. Perect for summer.

06-22-2008 23:43:14 | More by kenito799
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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

08-14-2013 03:33:13 | More by EBeckett3
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

11-30-2011 14:28:30 | More by PaBeerLover
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4/5  rDev +18.3%

05-30-2013 22:15:35 | More by Lanstrum
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +47.9%

08-16-2013 19:44:47 | More by timjim1327
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North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +11.8%

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle. The beer is the color of honey. A 1" foamy white head formed. Nice lacing was left as the head subsided. Very nice lacing was left down the entire glass once I was finished. Smells sweet with hints of caramel and bread. Can taste some bitter hops and biscuity malt. Mouthfeel is medium with crisp carbonation. A very good beer.

09-29-2008 00:06:21 | More by KOPBeerDrinker
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

08-26-2013 00:50:06 | More by dexterk1
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3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

11-17-2013 16:04:00 | More by klimoja
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3.53/5  rDev +4.4%

A big thanks to leftmindedrighty for this extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into my tulip with a hazy golden color and massive amounts of head. Over three fingers worth that dissipates gradually leaving chunky lacing.

Smell – Lots of floral and citrus notes, yeast, bready malts, and grain.

Taste – Similar to the aroma. Floral notes and hops with grain up front, slight citrus backing, lots of bread.

Mouthfeel – Over carbonated in my opinion – too prickly. Finishes a hint dry.

Overall – An interesting Kolsch though it reminds me a bit of a pilsner.

02-12-2012 02:38:00 | More by SpdKilz
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Kenzinger from Philadelphia Brewing Company
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