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Penguin Pils | John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House

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Brewed by:
John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Massachusetts, United States

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by plaid75 on 05-21-2007

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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of sirsteve42
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of WesWes
3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a nice gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a crisp pilsner malt scent along with a Saaz hop aroma; very nice. The taste is decent. It has an "all malt" lager taste with a moderate hop bitterness and taste. It's goes down smooth and finishes dry and clean. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a tastey lager. It's well brewed and easy drinking.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at John Harvards. Pours a clear deep yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruits and floral hops. Flavor of some sweet fruits, stale wheat body, and a sweet finish. Spritzy and crisp. Pretty decent and certainly drinkable.
7/4/7/3/14 (3.5/5)

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Photo of BBM
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is an extremely balanced and flavorful pilsener. There isn't much of an aroma, and it isn't anything extraordinary to look at, but I found myself really enjoying the light, buttery flavor and the slight hop/spice kick. On top of that, it's isn't too filling at all, so it can certainly be considered a sessioner.

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Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a light copper hue with a thin lacey cap. There was trace retention and lacing.

The smell featured a light husky grain with a smattering of saaz hop.

The taste consisted of an upfront spicy noble hop giving way to a biscuity malt. There was a lingering hop finish.

The mouthfeel was of average fullness and very crisp.

Overall an easy drinking pils.

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Penguin Pils from John Harvard's Brewery & Ale House
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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