Paterno Legacy Series Lager | Duquesne Bottling Company

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Paterno Legacy Series LagerPaterno Legacy Series Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Duquesne Bottling Company
Pennsylvania, United States
duquesnebeer.com

Style: Vienna Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
47
pDev:
20.33%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of ourzeke
2.5/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

anyone ever try this...glad to see it off the shelves. smelled like the Penn State showers!

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Photo of schmoyer1
3.18/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Cool can, decent beer and a sweet collectible can that honors one of the greatest coaches ever.

No, this isn't the greatest lager you'll ever drink but it's not the worst and the fact that it's dedicated to Paterno bumps the rating by a half point in my book.

When you're not paying a lot for a case of beer don't be so critical and bomb review what's a decent lager at a reasonable price.

3.25 in my book based on a rough smell, average feel but an overall decent taste when you're on a budget.

We are..... Penn State!

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Photo of misternebbie
1/5  rDev -67.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I give it a one, because zeros are not available,bad bad taste abounds with this swill. I used to respect this brewery. Now I wait gleefully for their demise. It seems in a last ditch effort to save their sinking franchise they made a deal with the Paterno family to sell this beer in a predominantly Pittsburgh market, not smart! However this beer can't redeem it's self.i I put my contempt for Paterno behind me and reviewed this fare. Bland flat tasting beer which taste a lot like their discontinued Fort Pitt, my advice to their beer master, start playing the Pennsylvania lottery

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Photo of chicagoish
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of WoodBrew
3.9/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I thought the Duquesne Lager....Paterno series was good....and it came in a neat can.....it unfortunate. Any hoo....It poured a nice amber with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent has some sweetness and bread like qualities. The taste is evenly balanced and very easy to drink. There is good malt with biscuit flavor. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it is solid.

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Photo of TimberSwanson
3.94/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DonBowman
3.74/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Darkish in color, head that dissipated, sharp but fairly pleasing taste.

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Photo of Octoberist
3.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beebs22
3.18/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Njod2003
2.36/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Taste like Rolling Rock. Only bought it because it was JoePa.

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Photo of dacrza1
2.94/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

DATE TASTED: January 2, 2016... GLASSWARE: 22 oz. pilsner... OCCASION... saying good night to Penn State's season--and hello to Hack's legacy--with a beer unabashedly supporting the home town heroes... APPEARANCE: a dark brown. lively body supports a nearly PSU-uniform white head with fluffy, bubbly, craggy aspects... oddly, some bubbles cling below the surface, like an iceberg... head settles reasonably to a sponge-like coaster... ... AROMA: oats and toasted malts take hold of the nostrils... biscuits and some pangs of Saaz or Spaltz further arrest the experience--more of an American pilsner by its odor... PALATE: light and fatefully buttery... light to medium bodied on the tongue, with a slow, soft flow through the throat... not as lively as it looks in the glass... little finish to speak of... the drinking--from zero to swallow--is done in short time... TASTE: slight toasted bread, some nuttiness and a bit of earthy hop and spice make for a thin, lightly engaging profile... might pair well with tailgating fare, but as a stand-alone, not a standout... OVERALL: I am guessing that Joe himself--and many tailgating fans--would love this beer for its functionality and refusal to give up the 409... but, using PSU coaches as its barometer, Duquesne has no JoePa or Rip Engel in this offering...more like a Bill O'Brien, a holdover for a beer worth committing to but serviceable in a better one's absence... the beer is fresh and is pleasant--traits fans enjoyed about Paterno himself...

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Photo of LoveStout
3.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of acurtis
2.33/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TTripp725
1.93/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of dsshuck
3.23/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of InspectorBob
2.7/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rizzy17
2.37/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.43/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
2.53/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

tastes like yuengling

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Photo of tone77
3.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A big thanks to the incredible woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bronze color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of light, toasted malts. Taste is toasted malts, grains light sweetness, very easy drinking. feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of guzzleacoldone
2.74/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of woodychandler
3.87/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am a Pitt alumnus and I have been a Pitt fan since 1975, despite several generations on my mother's side of the family having made the mistake of a) going to Penn State and b) drinking their Kool-Aid. The CANQuest (tm) has been a series of examples of the Law of Unintended Consequences and this is just another one.

From the CAN: "Joseph Vincent Paterno Legacy Series"; "All-Time Winningest Coach - 409 wins - 24 Bowl Victories - 79 All-Ameri[CAN]s - 49 Academic All-Ameri[CAN]s".

The CAN fought me on the Crack! as though JoePa did not want me getting at his precious Legacy. I was worried that I might break off the tab until it suddenly let go with one of the loudest Crack!s in a while. I CANmenced an inverted Glug that netted me two fingers of dense, tawny head with good retention. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a malty sweetness and for the second straight day, this self-avowed hophead wondered precisely what he was doing. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was sort of caramel-like with a biscuity dryness and a grassy hoppiness. This was certainly a quaffable beer, except for the graphics. Finish was semi-dry and a pleasant way to wrap up the evening.

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Photo of oline73
3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of captnpete133
3.38/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jasonfrantz
3.19/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Light Amber Red ..some head
S: Not much...sweet bread
T: Smooth but not like most Vienna Lagers
M: Creamy
Overall not a GREAT but a GOOD beer for this brewery and to honor Joe Pa this is above average of what Joe would drink......he liked a nice whiskey night cap!

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Paterno Legacy Series Lager from Duquesne Bottling Company
Beer rating: 3.05 out of 5 with 47 ratings