Penn Gold | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

Penn GoldPenn Gold
BA SCORE
3.78/5
242 Ratings
Penn GoldPenn Gold
BEER INFO

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

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Nationally acclaimed as the best Munich-style beer made in America. Penn Gold is a light-colored, medium bodied lager beer with a delicate hop aroma.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,974
Reviews:
135
Ratings:
242
pDev:
11.38%
Bros Score:
4.1
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
27
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 242 |  Reviews: 135
Photo of IronLover
4.45/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Golden yellow in color with light haze. Poured with a short, soapy, bright white foam. Medium-low head retention. Medium- high spicy aromas with medium low malt aromas and medium fruity notes and phenolics. No hop aromas. Medium bodied with high, assertive, yet soft carbonation. Medium high peppery spicyness. phenolic flavors are high followed by medium citrus hop flavors through the middle and medium low bitterness toward the end. Finished semi-dryly with a light hop bite and lingering astringency. The balance certainly leaned toward the spicy side which seemed to overwhelm the hop aromas and flavor. The lingering astringency at the finish hurts the drinkability.

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Photo of brother_rebus
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Child_Pugh
2.93/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Effervescent, very salty. Very underwhelmed. Similar to a weak Stella.

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Photo of Bloodyickes
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kvgomps
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of biscuit/bready malts are present in the nose along with notes of grassy hops, the latter of which becomes a little more apparent as the beer warms up.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and the grassy hops offer a light amount of accompanying bitterness.
M: It feels a bit more than being light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a very good American representation of a Munich Helles Lager, although it seems a bit lighter compared to some of the German counterparts. In that aspect, it is very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of npendres
2.47/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

I really wanted to like the one, unfortunately it did not agree with my pallet. The style feels right, however the taste was not for me.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateF90
3.36/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jbarletto
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EFitzsimmons
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: Very clear light gold, good light ivory head, with light carbonation.

Smell: Slight smell of malt and a good earthiness to it.

Taste: Like is smells with a nice light sweetness to it, although it seemed to have a slightly skunky aftertaste.

Feel: Light and very easy to drink with good carbonation

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wonothesane42
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwlightner
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hopflyer
4.24/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours light gold. High clarity. Minimal head.

Smells of hay, straw, German malt. Grassy and some spice.

Taste follows with grassy earthy overtones with bready malt and some sweetness. Some lemony citrus flavor to balance out the malt profile. Low bitterness but just enough. All put together well.

Very light body and medium carbonation. A touch of aftertaste but doesn't ruin anything. Refreshing.

Wasn't having high expectations since German lagers haven't hit my taste to well. Bit this one is different. It packs a lot of flavor in a low abv. and very good balance. Well crafted for sure. I'll grab some more of these, especially for daytime summer drinking.

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Photo of BigMikie
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wcu80
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of batt6343
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wardnemisis
1.98/5  rDev -47.6%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Kind a skunk beer. Not a can

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Photo of KensWorld
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spedprof
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GFD400
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of irishevans
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%

Penn Gold from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 242 ratings
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