Penn Dark | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

Penn DarkPenn Dark
BA SCORE
70.3%
Liked This Beer
3.86 w/ 489 ratings
Penn DarkPenn Dark
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
pennbrew.com

Style: Munich Dunkel Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Munich and various roasted malts give it a very malty, rich flavor with a hint of burnt flavor. 100% imported Hallertau hops, moderate bitterness and aroma.

Added by SheepNutz on 08-27-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,328
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
489
Liked:
344
Avg:
3.86/5
pDev:
12.18%
Alströms:
4.25
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
61
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 489 |  Reviews: 268
Photo of Zylod
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sherm570
4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Manny1909
5/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of tdm168
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lastmango
3.24/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours a root beer brown with no head or lacing. The nose is a very mild honey malt initially, which becomes more pronounced as the beer warms. The taste is of mild malt with little hoppiness. The beer is very thin and carbonation is a bit flat. I use to think this was a very good beer. However, I am not sure now. There was no complexity to this beer . . . very one dimensional.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

Pours a somewhat dark black, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

Smells like roasted malt, caramel and toasted bread.

This is simple but tasty. Roast caramel and bready malt in unison.

This is a bit thin and light bodied, with a great drink ability.

Good stuff here.

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Photo of cvengeance
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nstygles
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of I3eer
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dacrza1
3.14/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

DATE TASTED: August 27, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. Pilsner... OCCASION: having returned from the annual soccer coaches’ meetings... APPEARANCE: dark red, almost burgundy body that supports a one-finger brown head... The head settles swiftly to a resilient ring and little else in the middle... too dark to track its effervescence... AROMA: candied, almost cherry cola in its hints... Slightly doughy, with minimal hops... PALATE: slightly warming, slick, almost flat... Dry, medium-bodied.... TASTE: an odd, vegetable flavor begins the profile... Grape, cola, some earthy elements that redeem the initial effect... Cough drop and raisin also are suggested... Not the compliment to the pilsner... OVERALL: Drinkable and steady, but not a beer that can be called a standout or a strong representation of its style... A beer that could use some dimension to its flavor profile... Peaty like scotch, in a strange way...

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Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Flashback #171

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Photo of zekeman17
2.8/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Patches_33
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GregHarold
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of classixIII
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluehende
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice clean lager. Not exceptional, but better than average.

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Photo of GatorCoop
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Got this beer from the Beer of the Month Club. Very dark colored beer. Nice flavor.

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Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.09/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jw4free
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bryantan
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Braz
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jacksdad
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Penn Dark from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 70.3% out of 100 with 489 ratings
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