Bleier's Brew | Pennsylvania Brewing Company

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Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Munich Helles Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by DrDemento456 on 11-04-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by nhindian:
Photo of nhindian
2.83/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

A - Pours a pale, straw yellow and pretty much perfectly clear. Not a whole lot of head at all, maybe half a finger if that, with low retention. You can see a good amount of carbonation due to the clarity. Not a lot of lacing either, just a slight ring at the ends of the glass that falls as the level does.

S - Not a whole lot going on with the nose. There is a lot of malts and grains, but not a lot of sweetness. It rounds out with fresh yeast phenols, but overall the smell is mild at best.

T - As in the nose, the taste doesn't really offer a whole lot. Yeast and malt are the strongest components and even then even though they aren't exactly the strongest of flavors. Honestly it's tough to actually think of adjectives for it, as there just isn't a lot here.

M - Mouthfeel is light-bodied with good carbonation. A clean and crisp finish leaves the palate clear and easy to drink.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately low. Yeah, this isn't that good of a beer. It's like some sort of take on lite beers because the taste is pretty similar. I'd pass on getting this again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.25/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Rocky Bleier's Brew that's an awesome concept he's involved in like every charity or Steelers throwback event around my hometown, a true steel town Weirton WV. Guys and gals alike this is Penn Brewing beer at it's finest hour, a nice golden sessino style lager under 5% abv. Bottles floating around the Burgh for a fundraising campaign grab them while you can I'm sure the bottles will be worth something someday. Body is a pale fizzy yellow color with a bright white head pouring...the head is definitely fizzy. Carbonation issues galore with their beers in something this delicate and light bodied it really stands out. Since Tom left it seems like they do no practice runs or quality control, Penn needs to get back to their roots. This is probably a bit lighter or a repackaging of their Penn Gold, still tasty still enjoyable but they aren't back to themselves yet.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.83/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not too much info on this or the ABV or style so feel free to change it.

A - Pours a pure yellow pilsner color with a nice full inch of head that looks fairly creamy.

S - Kind of lacking in smell I got mostly lager yeast, malt sweetness and a touch of hops.

T - Being this the first official "lager" from Penn it comes off rather sweet. Pretty much just sweet malts and a slight bit of hops with a honey like sweet finish. Fairly tasty overall.

M - Light to medium, really can't complain since it goes down way smoother than miller lite.

Overall I am very surprised that this does not have more reviews since benefits go to the WW2 Memorial. Still getting a single was well worth the 2.50 so hopefully that helps!

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Photo of MirkoCroCough
4.1/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into pint glass.

Very nice bright golden with a good head. Good amount of bubbles racing to the top. Left lacing down the glass.

Smells of malts and yeast with some grassiness. Very clean.

Semi-sweet maltiness with nice and subtle hops in the finish.

Bright and crisp with a smooth, clean finish. Very refreshing.

Another basic and delicious beer from Penn. Not an AAL however. Asked the brewery. Helles style lager. Would recommend to fans of Victory Lager and the like. Very good beer.

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Photo of nmann08
3.19/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color, bone white head and little lace. In the aroma, lager yeast and bready malt overtones. Follows through into the taste, with a creamy malt body, light grains, crisp and smooth overall. There is a suggestion of noble hops in the finish. Light to medium bodied, easy drinking. Essentially a re-branded Penn Gold, but hey, not too bad of a choice.

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Photo of goblue3509
3.68/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear straw color with a one finger soapy head which gives way to a little bit of finger lace. The aroma is of yeast and a little bit of hops at the backend. The taste was of a sweet malt backbone with there being a slight non descript hop bite at the end. The beer is crisp and clean and straight forward in the taste. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall it is what it is. This is an easy drinking very non descript beer. It is a very easy drink and better than the alternatives.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of righthereisay
2.45/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Um. The smell isn't that impressive at all. Not too impressed.

Lots of carbonation. I'm beginning to regret purchasing it.

Yeasty, hoppy at the end. Goes down like Bud/Miller, with a little more flavor at the end.

I guess I'd rather have this than Bud/Miller, but it costs about 25% more...

Not sure why Penn puts this out. I know the Steelers label may help with sales, but this damages the brewery in my eyes.

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Photo of Freggs
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jaredtuk
4/5  rDev +25%

Photo of ShadyJay
1/5  rDev -68.8%

Photo of MikefromDormont
3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of misternebbie
3.12/5  rDev -2.5%

Bleier's Brew from Pennsylvania Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.2 out of 5 with 14 ratings