Penn Dark | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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490 Ratings
Penn DarkPenn Dark

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, poured into can glass

A- pours a clear dark copper-brown color with a one-finger creamy khaki colored head that retains long after the pour, leaving some specs of lace behind

S- sweet and malty aroma with notes of brown bread, caramel, grain & biscuit. A hint of earthy and spicy hop found it out

T- Caramel & bready malt sweetness up front with hints of raisin, slightly spicy hops kick in mid-palate, a dry finish leads to a a linger of chocolate and toasted bread crust

M- medium bodied with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a creamy-yet-dry finish

O- smooth, sweet, may and incredibly drinkable, a solid American made dunkel

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3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.36/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.14/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a light cola color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is malty, bready. Taste is toasted malts, bready, just a touch of sweetness. Feels light in the mouth and overall is an easy drinking beer.

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1/5  rDev -74.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.06/5  rDev +5.2%

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into SA lager glass
Aroma of toasted malt
Head small (2 cm), light brown, frothy, diminishing to 2 mm ring and broken layer
Lacing poor – rare island of small bubbles
Body dark amber, clear
Flavor begins with toasted malt, ends just malty; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4.25, Palate 4, Overall 4. Final weighted score: 4.0625
This is a very good dunkel – only lack of lacing detracts from its appearance, otherwise the beautiful clear dark amber is very enticing. The toasty aroma is welcoming, the toasted malt flavor is darn near perfect, and the palate is delightful. This is possibly the best beer Penn Brewing produces.

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4.04/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Penn Dark from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 490 ratings
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