Penn Pilsner | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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3.6/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship brand! An amber Vienna-style lager beer that is smooth, mellow and full bodied, with delicate hop aroma. Uses two-row barley malt and caramel-roasted malt. Based on founder Tom Pastorius' favorite German bier.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-19-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,888
Reviews:
242
Ratings:
461
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
74
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 461 |  Reviews: 242
Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PhillyNole
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of alexworsnip
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bjm2133
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bone53
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap @ Applebees

Appearance: Classic golden pilsner look with a white head

Smell: pilsner malt, grainy and grassy

Taste: bready pilsner malt with grassy hops

Mouthfeel: Light, crisp, and easy drinking as a pilsner should be

Overall: Im not much of a pilsner drinker these days, but this is a solid one. I could put back quite a few of these during a game or at a cookout with no effort whatsoever. With that being said, it was the best beer Applebees had to offer, but id pick their hefe or a few of their other offerings over this if i had the choice

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Photo of AricGresko
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spycow
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zekeman17
2.71/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of dcove979
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JArt
2.83/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of CMG-PSU
2.34/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I find this to be shallow and pedantic. Aka not good.

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Photo of beerme626
3.98/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bryantan
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mcyphert
3.92/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Child_Pugh
3.29/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of utopiajane
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Perfect brightness from this beer. Golden like a bar of gold. Amber. Fat white head of creamy foam. Light grain scent backed by a mere drop of honey. A soft green herbal nice and sweet like a summer breeze. Taste is dry, breaddy doughy and a touch sweet along side a graceful and very green hops herbal. Crisp dry finish with a light carbonic bite, a small hint of sulfur and a modest bit of DMS from pils malt. I will have three more but put them in one glass please. =)

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Photo of colbster92
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimboxer
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The perfect beer for me, if I could choose only one beer to drink the rest of my life, this is it.

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Photo of mdfb79
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Form 05/31/15...had a few of these, poured into a pint glass.

Malty, easy to drink, not a not of flavor. About what you'd expect; a slightly above average pilsner.

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Photo of RyanByorick
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nstygles
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of fx20736
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Reddish Gold, white stiff head, blotches of lace.Classic Pils aroma of malt and spicy Noble Hops. Dry, spicy, clean taste. Soft but firm mouthfeel. This is a very satisfying, well made and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

DATE TASTED: May 7, 2015... GLASSWARE: Hennepin pokal... OCCASION: a good Thursday night... APPEARANCE: thin, creamy white head settles reasonably on a golden amber body with lively effervescence; clear as crystal;.. AROMA: caramel malts meld with a sugary, bready base and what purports to be Centennial hops; floral and alluring...PALATE: dry, medium-bodied, and smooth, with some late character in the finish... TASTE: strong caramel luster with some roasted malt presence; sharp Saaz cuts through the malt strength--a good balance, with some astringency... OVERALL: a flagship! This reads more as a lager than a pilsener, save for the Saaz; a solid, reasonably favorable drink that could be enjoyed in multiple venues and moments...

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Penn Pilsner from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 461 ratings