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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SNOB (13) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2005
The pour yields a hefty head, and it looks appealing, although not as dark as I hoped. I don’t detect much aroma at all. It has a dark golden red color, with lively small carbonation bubbles. The lacing is pronounced at first, but then fades to speckled ghost lacing. Solid mouthfeel, but just never really hits any part of my palate from first tongue touch all the way to finish. The malts seem weakly represented, and the hops virtually undetectable. Certainly not a beer I’ll be sending in a beer trade...


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
cazort (497) - 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 (204) - 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 (1146) - 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 (27) - 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 (721) - 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 (1137) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 27, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Pours a darker brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and some dark fruit. OK.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (239) - - FEB 25, 2014
Beer of month club. Pours dark brown. Nose of roasted malt - and that carries through to the taste. Malt, plus some brown sugar sweetness. Solid lager, easy to drink, but nothing to remember. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicagobears (400) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Pours a dark ruby brown into pint glass. Aromas of brown sugar and toffee. Flavor is roasty and nutty. Has a chocolate powdered finish. Crisp and easy drinking lager.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leafs93 (1607) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee and earthy. Taste is sweet with trace bitters. Medium bodied with a smooth mouth feel.


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