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Crew Lager | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Crew LagerCrew Lager

Brewed by:
Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Considerably lighter in taste and body than our other beers but made to the same high standard of quality. Unlike other brands in this market segment and price range, CREW Lager is made of pure barley with no corn, rice, or cheminal additives and preservatives.

Added by NeroFiddled on 09-22-2002

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 6
Reviews by pezoids:
Photo of pezoids
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this beer on tap at their brewery. This generally poured like most other macro beers - yellowish gold, bright and clear. Good rising carbonation meets up with a small white head of foam. The aroma is light with graininess. The taste is light and clean with a definite sweetness and a slight winey flavor. Sort of hoppy with a small amount of bitterness. The body is light with a slight sour/winey finish. Not a bad beer, but really nothing too extraordinary. Maybe a step or two above your average macro.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light golden hue forms a big bright white head which soon dwindles down leaves nice thorough lacing, not bad. Aroma: Imagine the clean cereal grains of Penn Gold just a bit lighter, I'm pleased to still detect some light Hallertau herbal hop notes, overall crisp clean and decently aromatic. Taste: Subtle sweetness evident cereal grains but they don't over power well done light beer meant to appeal to an Iron City drinking crowd nice sweetness with hops added beautifully for balance, nice brew. Mouthfeel: Light bodied beer even carbonation served on draft at the brewery, was glad to have an opportunity to try this Penn Brewing rarity. Drinkability: Amazingly quaffable alot of evident grain sweetness and subtle hopping makes for a perfect lawnmower beer that is adjunct free.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.48/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden body with a fluffy white head that drops quickly leaving a minor collar and whispy surface foam. The aroma is grainy with a very light citrus note in the background. The body is light-medium with a moderate carbonation level and a crisp mouthfeel. The flavor is quite one-sided with just a lightly sweet maltiness. Well balanced with an underlying bitterness. I'd swear there are adjuncts in use here, but the back label indicates that it's all malt. Hmmm? Finishes quick and dry. This is not exactly a fresh example, but I don't find any oxidation issues, and really don't think it would matter. A very basic beer intended to appeal to the masses.

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Photo of redmosquito
3.16/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

The first brewery I was ever in was Penn Brewery, so this is a nostalgic rating. I dig the basic label. Beautiful clear golden yellow with a nice head and some lacing. It's nice that they achieve this color without adjuncts. Clean yeast aroma, with a slightly sour hint, and no hops. Nice clean flavor, assertively bitter, with a really dry finish, not really any maltiness too it. Good aftertaste. A very easy to drink beer with a nice clean flavor. I hope they do well competing with the macros with this.

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Photo of IrishRedRock
3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was a little let down by this brew...thought it would be better. Smells of rice and cooked vegetables. Taste has some malt character but not much else. Pretty smooth for a lager...nearly similar in taste to any crappy macro swill, but much smoother and not as harsh. Thats about the only difference. The back label is rather humorous as well, taking a lil shot at the macros...however, they should work on distinguishing whats inside the bottle more from them.

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Photo of beergeek279
3.47/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at the Penn Brewery brewpub. The color was golden, and there was little head on the beer. The smell was very sweet. The taste was a very sweet malt, with not much else going for it. The mouthfeel was smooth. Drinkability-wise, suppose I could have one or two more.

Although far from Penn's best offering, it's nice to see them offer a transition lager to give to macro drinkers. Though I probably wouldn't actively seek this one out, maybe if it was just there, I'd have another one.

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Crew Lager from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.
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