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RATINGS: 271   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Munich and various roasted malts give it a very malty, rich flavor with a hint of burnt flavor. 100% imported Hallertau hops, moderate bitterness and aroma.


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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conway (1329) - - FEB 9, 2013
Pretty flavorful for a lager. Nice nutty and dark fruit notes. Bready malt. Pretty tasty and very drinkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (370) - Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2014
On tap. Dark brown with red tint and beige head. Sweet malt aroma, slight coffee. Taste is slight coffee, thin but smooth. Solid.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (698) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Thin but lots of flavor. It’s sweet and savory. Like a hearty meal! Aroma is metallic, yeast, malt, bread, toffee. Taste is caramel, malt, nuts and dark fruits. Balanced dunkel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2781) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
This isn’t a bad dunkel but like a lot of US examples might be more of a schwartzbier, not that that ruins my day or anything. It pours a nice, dark brown which is transparent around the edges. Its head is small but long lasting and made of fine bubbles. The nose is nice and malt with a bit of toffee and raisin. The reason I call it more of a schwartzbier is it’s rather roasty, along the lines of maybe a porter, which I think of being more of a characteristic of that style than a dunkel. That is just fine by me as it compliments the light sweetness quite nicely. Carbonation is on the prickly side but this beer still manages a somewhat creamy texture regardless, while remaining drinkable as it should be. This one actually dissapointed me when Ii first tasted it but really grew on me as I drank it. It might not be the best dark lager in the universe but it will certainly scratch the itch for those who are fans of that kind of beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiveacestx (558) - Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle - dark pour with khaki head. Nutty malt aroma. Light malt flavor and a thin mouthfeel.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
cazort (514) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark brown glass with almost no head. Smooth flavor, easy drinking, but with a pleasant bitterness, noticeable hop aroma although the hop presence is light to moderate. Grainy aroma, with a hint of roast that emerges and then vanishes. Metallic aftertaste, much like many German beers. Has a controlled quality that I rarely encounter in American microbreweries. Compare to Beck’s dark. I initially liked this more but upon drinking more of it I found the sweetness in the flavor to be increasingly unpleasant.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
beastmaster (229) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Snifter. Bottle with bmillsy. Malt and nut, aroma. Chocolate is barely there but nice in flavor. Never had a lager with that kind of chocolate flavor before. Love to have this on draft at a bar after a long Autumn days work.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1278) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Side by side with some other Penn stuff. Pours a dark amber brown color with small off white to light khaki head. Aroma is nice, with some sweet dark fruits, light toffee, chocolate notes. Flavor is a lightly spicy chocolate, clean finish, and medium sweetness. Medium bodied with low plus carbonation. A really nice brew that could pass as a winter warmer or a fall cookout beer. I'd have this again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
scampycampy (39) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 pours dark with average to light carbonation. taste of smoky malt. nothing special going on here. i suspect a budgest dark brew since not too familiar with Pennsylvania brewing company.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DocJitsu (845) - Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pretty lifeless, in spite of a vigorous pour. A nearing opaque, very dark, honey amber colored liquid, just sits there in the glass. A more lively roasted malt aroma is noted. A surprisingly filling texture, given the style. Some mild carbonation scrubbing occurs along the surface and sides of the tongue. Nice flavor. Roasted malt with some corn and dark fruit sweetness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RedSox2004 (1214) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Solid medium brown with ruby highlights, off-white head and very nice lace. Aromas of caramel and toasted malt, grassy hops, hay and brown sugar. Malt sweetness up front in the flavor profile with gentle offsetting grassy hop bitterness creating wonderful balance. Medium body, lively carbonation, prickly mouthfeel and a lingering sweetness in the finish. A richer, more caramelly version of the pilsner.


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