Penn Weizen | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

Penn WeizenPenn Weizen
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Penn WeizenPenn Weizen

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Authentic wheat beer, brewed in the Southern German tradition, won the Silver Medal in 1997 and the Gold Medal at the 2000 in Denver, Colorado. Penn Weizen is top-fermented, cask-conditioned, and very effervescent with a slight hint of tangy clove flavor.

Added by SheepNutz on 03-06-2002

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this one on-tap at the Penn Brewery. This is the closest an American brewer has come to re-creating a traditional Bavarian Weissbier. I was very impressed with it. there was a liberal amount of head and it was a hazy-golden color, it almost seemed to sparkle. there is a strong sent of spices and fruit, one can really taste the spice when drinking it. it also leaves a spicy after taste, this is really the only thing I could see wrong with this beer is that it is a bit to spicy. Otherwise this a great beer you can drink alone or with the accompaniment of food. Though a squeeze of an orange really boosts the flavor. I highly recommend this to any one who loves a Weissbier.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Serving: 12oz brown bottle, poured in a bubbled Imperial pint glass

Pours opaque yellow-golden, with a thick, quickly diminishing off-white head, with large bubbles cascading superiorly..

Aroma of citris, lemony, banana, light clove, Bavarian yeast

Taste follows suit with the aroma of lemon and banana, yeast and clove, that finishes with a bit more clove and breadiness..

A refreshingly delicious beer for a hot summer day!! A good example of a Bavarian wheat, that doesn't last long in the glass, and the drinkablitiy is just wonderful, smooth. You could easily polish off about 3 without missing a beat..

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

not a very sustained white head over a cloudy orange volume that has a golden glow to it. very wheaty and light earthy scent of malt, grain and the buttery golden scent of those hops. a nice spice to the scent. a strangely balanced flavor but pretty well balanced just the same. it's a hearty beer and it's pretty thick for the style, i wonder if the bus has had alot of these or if jerome drinks macros and henessey and diet pepsi...i herbal and vanilla over wheat and having a crisp finish. a somewhat sweet after palate reveals a sort of small flaw in my book...maybe having to do with what i feel to be an inconsistant (bubbly and crisp then a little dulling towards the end of the beer) mouthfeel. a very drinkable brew just the same, a summertime staple for me. thanks for reading my review.

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Penn Weizen from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.9% out of 100 with 381 ratings
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