Pennsylvania Style Light Beer | City Brewing Company, LLC

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

Style: Light Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by PapillonJohn on 05-12-2011

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 7
Reviews by wattoclone:
Photo of wattoclone
3.48/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Hop heads beware, this refreshing light lager has none detectable. Drinks like an iced tea on a hot summers day, malty sweetness and a steamed rice aftertaste. Absolutely no bitterness. If I had to rate this beer on price alone I would give it a perfect 5. Reminds of what BL tasted like back in 1984 minus the beechwood. Considering the level of sweetness, I was not surprised to see 113 cal per 12 ounce on the label.

Just finished a 30 pack and picked up another for $12. You can drink 6 of these while watching the Weber smoker all afternoon and fell less inebriated than a couple of 6% ABV beers. It drinks like the 3.2 ABW beers I had in Colorado from the grocery stores.

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Photo of therealJAYZ
1.88/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Hey, at least I didnt throw up. 10 bucks for a 24 case, my neighbor is one cheap SOB.

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Photo of Rojada1988
1/5  rDev -64%

Photo of nrs207
2/5  rDev -28.1%

Photo of 7beerphil
3/5  rDev +7.9%

Out of the can, this is a very light straw color. Head consists of plentiful small bubbles that dissipate with quickness. No lacing sticks around.

I can't really say I smelled this beer, as there really isn't any reason to do so. Taste is on par with any other bargain or "premium" light lager. A bit grainy with no hops. Mouthfeel is crisp. Overall it's refreshing and won't give you much of any buzz unless you drink many.

There really is no reason to purchase the likes of Bud, Miller, or Coors' "premium" light offerings over this, seeing that they are nearly double the price of this $12 30 pack and offer only a slight advantage in "flavor."

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Photo of mattreitz49
1/5  rDev -64%

Photo of PapillonJohn
2.85/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Consumed from the can multiple times.

very cheap. $3.00 for a six pack and about $11 for a 30 pack.

Appearance: Only poured it out once because let's face it, this is definitely meant to be consumed by the can. When I did pour it out it was a very pale yellow color. Light passes through very easily and reveals a clean, bubbly, hay colored brew. A rocky head dissipated within seconds and fizzes into almost nothing.

Smell: Don't really get too much of anything. What you do is corn, a very tad bit of hop and a little bit of drying fruitiness. Almost like a champagne or light fruit wine.

Taste: Very light and crisp. I didn't find anything offensive about it. It is very, very dry though. A lot of people may not be into that, luckily I am. Very much so. Corn and very little stale malt up front, a bit of very light used up hops in the middle towards the end and then that fruity dryness which I really enjoy.

Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated. I think it really compliments the brew though. Watery of course, it's a light beer.

Overall this is no amazing brew and many have called it absolutely horrid. I on the other hand really enjoy this because I am very much into cheap, dry beers. I do and will continue to seek it out. For it's price, it's pretty good. Just give it a try.

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Pennsylvania Style Light Beer from City Brewing Company, LLC
2.78 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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