Pennsylvania Style Lager Beer | City Brewing Company, LLC

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Brewed by:
City Brewing Company, LLC
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by fizzy on 10-22-2010

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by fizzy:
Photo of fizzy
2.76/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer comes out of the old Heilman Brewery in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. It is one of a number of "low priced" beers and is sold in addition to the Lite, and the Ice products. Not a bad beer,great for the afternoon where quantity not quality counts more. I would compare it to Lost Lake, another of the City Brewery brands.

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Photo of mikesaffert
2.19/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Pennsylvania Style Lager seemed like it had some promise. Upon cracking the can it created a pleasing hiss, bit of smoke and first pour it seemed like it could be a decent adjunct lager.

It ended there.

Appearance was your anticipated pale clear straw color with an average amount of bubbles. Head about a half inch soapy white and receded quickly, but did leave some lacing.

Mouth feel was watery seltzer like, a bit refreshing and thin with decent carbonation that fizzled quickly.

The taste is where all hope was abandoned. Sickly sweet with a wet wild apple flavor and cloying funkiness that was present enough to mask any enjoyable dryness or grains.

Finished with about the same, just kinda dirty.

Overall not the worst adjunct lager I've ever had, and this is a style I genuinely enjoy and explore. But this was a thumbs down even for the price. I hear the Light and Ice are better though so I'll give those a whirl soon.

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Photo of tone77
2.6/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a straw like color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, some grains. Taste is more like a light beer, there isn't much to it. A bit of grains, a faint metallic note at the finish. Feels light bodied in the mouth and overall is a fairly crappy beer, but I have had much worse, and at $11 for a case, what did I expect?

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Photo of dhep16
1/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of sposter4
1.81/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of y2jrock60
1/5  rDev -55.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Worst beer I've ever had. I remember walking into a distributor at State College while visiting my ex-girlfriend and picking up a case of this two years ago. We wanted to play beer pong and decided to get this beer because it was on $12; Bad Idea.

This beer tasted like pure vinegar. It was really hard to swallow and made me not want to play beer pong. This beer is total garbage.

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Photo of heerboth
3.65/5  rDev +61.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Durge
3/5  rDev +32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is almost ridiculously pale with a golden hue that shows only a few lazy bubbles floating to the surface. The head starts huge and snowy white but quickly settles to a firm film with minor lacing. The aroma has sweet, almost bubblegummy, perfumy wheat and rice. Oddly sweet with hints of fruit nougat and lemon-orange. Not sure if it's okay or bad, but it definitely seems to be a bit too much on the sweet side. The flavor pretty much follows suit with a sweet milk breadiness coupled with mild citrus ideas. It's light bodied with very subtle but adequate carbonation that provides a slightly crisp feel. It's easy to drink but the flowery sweetness is just too pervasive and brings this in as average at best as a lager or anything else. Not much recommended but drinkable in a pinch on a hot day I suppose.

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Photo of 7beerphil
3.6/5  rDev +59.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Doing this one from memory:

I recall buying a 30 pack at the local distributor in PA for about $11 or $12. It poured a straw colored yellow from the can (the can itself was brown with a clipper ship on it), had a corny smell.

Taste wasn't bad for a very cheap beer, would choose this over most other value macros. Went down smooth on a 90 plus degree day in Baltimore while relaxing in the pool. Would I buy it again? Most likely not...while it wasn't bad, it was kind of boring.

I will have to take a photo of the can and upload it once I dig it out of the archives.

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Photo of mattreitz49
1/5  rDev -55.8%

Pennsylvania Style Lager Beer from City Brewing Company, LLC
Beer rating: 2.26 out of 5 with 10 ratings