Penn Pilsner | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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3.6/5
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463 Ratings
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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:
#35,545
Reviews:
243
Ratings:
463
pDev:
14.72%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
74
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 463 |  Reviews: 243
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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Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McMatt7
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.23/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of little_star
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a strong malt aroma, not bad.
Appearance- A dark golden to copper color with a very small white head.
Taste- Has a decent grain and malt flavor with no bad aftertaste.
Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with mild carbonation. Has a nice semi-dry finish.
Overall- A nice Vienna Lager, I came across this by accident and if I see it being served I would order it again.

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Photo of donnie_vendetta
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brock915
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of teffcity0331
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.14/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a mug.

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color. The head is a finger high, and slightly off-white in shade. Retention isn't great, though some streaks of lacing are left on the glass. (3.25)

Smell: The maltiness is very nutty, and I'm getting some nice melanoidin qualities. Slight touches of noble hops and perhaps cereal grain give it a modicum of depth. Decent for a simple lager like this. (3)

Taste: It opens up with touches of grain, mixing with some nutty malt and diacetyl. Some caramel and powdered chocolate appear close to the finish. Dead simple, but extremely easy to drink. (3)

Mouthfeel: Exceptionally soft for such a small beer. It does a decent job of feeling bigger than it is, while still retaining excellent drinkability. This beer manages to do this without relying on carbonation - hell, it even seems a bit syrupy at times. (4.25)

Overall: It's called a pilsner...yet it's a Vienna lager. Whatever, it's a fine lager, but the only thing that stands out is its creamy mouthfeel. I'd drink again, but I wouldn't buy again. (3)

3.14/5: Not exceptional, but a decent lager to pair with food (especially Mexican)

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle marked but too smeared to read. 42 degrees into nonic
Aroma of grain
Head small (2 cm, aggressive pour), white, creamy, diminishing to 2 mm ring and layer
Lacing poor – few tiny islands of tiny bubbles
Body medium yellow, clear
Flavor begins with light bitterness and some light malt. The bitterness carries through but the malt taste dies. No hops flavor, no alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate light to medium, dry, lively carbonation.

Appearance 3, Aroma 3, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.5

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Photo of spedprof
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Favorite beer. Ever. Awesome taste.

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Photo of crc1935
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajm5108
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Run of the mill but there is nothing off about - a classic Pilsner, crisp / dry malt, a pinch of hop, easy to drink if borders on being a little too bland

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Photo of irishevans
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of whatname
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of TEKNISHE
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Mixmasterst
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Fantalek
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Penn Pilsner from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 463 ratings