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Kenzinger - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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261 Ratings
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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 17.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale 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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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

digitalflood, Nov 17, 2013
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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

WVbeergeek, Jul 03, 2010
Photo of SPRichard
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

SPRichard, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of glid02
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

glid02, Oct 31, 2010
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

acurtis, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of RichardMNixon
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

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 lager 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.

RichardMNixon, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of HollandTunnels
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

HollandTunnels, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of ksiazewski
4/5  rDev +18%

ksiazewski, May 19, 2012
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.73/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

NJpadreFan, May 30, 2008
Photo of KenC
2.85/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

KenC, Jul 03, 2011
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2.92/5  rDev -13.9%

cfadams17, Aug 16, 2014
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1.25/5  rDev -63.1%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

let8it8grow, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

tempest, Mar 16, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

cliff1066, Dec 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

Jeremy_Zim, Jul 05, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

kenito799, Jun 23, 2008
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

EBeckett3, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +18%

PaBeerLover, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +18%

Lanstrum, May 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +47.5%

timjim1327, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of KOPBeerDrinker
3.78/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

KOPBeerDrinker, Sep 29, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dexterk1, Aug 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

klimoja, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of SpdKilz
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

SpdKilz, Feb 12, 2012
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Kenzinger from Philadelphia Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.