Penny Weiz Ale - The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
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Reviews by Pahn:
4.1/5 rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
64oz growler into Duvel tulip (predictably, I didn't drink it all in one sitting).
Appearance: Aggressive pour yields a 1/3 inch fizzy white head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing (nor does the beer). Color is a pale, hazy yellow orange. I've had this beer many times, and its look ranges from hazy, translucent yellow orange to a solid yellow that looks like orange juice. Beer looks like it should be refreshing.
Smell: Very nice citrus blast, orange peel and tangerine. Some grapefruit.
Taste: At the beginning of each sip, all I can detect is high carbonation with a watery feel, but then a big, thick citrus hit comes (mainly orange peel), and transitions smoothly into a pronouncedly bready malt finish. The character of the citrus taste is difficult to describe... it feels "earthy" somehow, very fresh and strong. That thick character to the taste rides perfectly into the airy, grain finish. Satisfying.
Mouthfeel: Feels overcarbonated, watery, and juicy at first. Like the taste, the feel smooths out and gets kind of thick. Ultimately, a perfect vehicle for the flavor.
Drinkability: I wouldn't be shocked to find out that there isn't even alcohol in this beer. That, the mouthfeel, and the refreshing taste make this a very drinkable witbier.
Penny Weiz is definitely not the most complex beer around. There's a few different notes to the citrus flavor, but mainly it just delivers a big orange zest/tangerine hit, followed by a smooth bready finish. However, both are really enjoyable, and that strange character to the feel/taste is so unique and pleasant that I'm never bored by Penny Weiz. Not to mention that $7~/64oz growlers of this is a great deal.
Like Ten Penny, a solid, quality beer from my hometown's brewery.
Serving type: growler
02-08-2010 02:14:51 | More by Pahn
More User Reviews:
2.79/5 rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a smudge marking that begins with 2014. Sampled on June 25, 2014.
The look is about right for the style with its foggy, cloudy pale yellow color and tremendous white fizzy head that dissolves quickly. But that was its best characteristic as far as I am concerned.
The aroma is yeasty and really lemon-like to the point that any pale malts and hops are buried.
Thin, watery, unexciting body.
The taste is more akin to a fruit beer with the amount of lemon I pick up. The toasted mats and finish are weak. There is also this sort of vegetable oil thing in the mix. When I see other people review beers like these higher than me I have to wonder if I got a tainted or outdated bottle.
Serving type: bottle
06-25-2014 16:50:11 | More by puboflyons
4.85/5 rDev +45.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
For an orange wit bier...I've never had a better one. Freakin' delicious. Everything that comes out of this brewery is FANTASTIC!!!! I've tried a lot of this variety and absolutely nothing beats the Penny Weiz. I'd take it over anything else. Try one. It's yummy!!!! Now available in 4 packs, usually just $6.99!!!!
Serving type: growler
05-31-2014 04:48:51 | More by Beeraphernalia
Penny Weiz Ale from The Olde Burnside Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.