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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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Our flagship brand! An amber Vienna-style lager beer that is smooth, mellow and full bodied, with delicate hop aroma. Uses two-row barley malt and caramel-roasted malt. Based on founder Tom Pastorius' favorite German bier.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Tap at Split Rock. Golden in color wit h a golden head and clear. Clean aroma. Nicely balanced with hops and malt. Some sweetnees. Good beer. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
Tap at Split Rock, ’04. Golden with a golden head and clear. Clean aroma with a touch of hops and malt. Nice malty hoppy balance. Some malt sweetness, hop flavor, and lingering bitterness and hops. Decent pils.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
It had an above-average taste to it for a pilsener. An average appearance and it went down very smooth. I enjoyed this pilsener.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2004
I thought that this was a lot better than most microbrews. It had a nice, clean taste that made it easy to drink. A nice, short tour if you have the opportunity to visit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2004
Golden pour with decent head. Malts are readily apparent as is the barley. In fact, barley dominates in this beer. Smooth, full mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GrainBeltGuzzler (249) - Goodhue, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2004
had this one at the same time as troegs sunshine pils and talk about two opposites. this one poured a nice light goldem tan in comparision to the bright yellow of the troegs. mild malty flavors throughout with no real hops finish. I think if you would combine the two you could have a nice well balanced pilsner

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Clear almost amber color with smallish head. Mostly malt aroma with some caramel. Mostly sweet malty taste and if you dig deep a touch of pine cones. Not much hops here. Surprisingly it’s kinda drinkable with no real sticky mouthfeel.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2004
Brewtopia’04. Nice to see some PA representation at the fest, even if the fellow at the booth was less than enthusiastic to talk about his product. Poured and looked like a pils: pale gold, clear, foamy. A bit heavy on the malt side and somewhat cardboardish. Not much to the finish. Off the mark.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2043) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2004
Clear golden color, nice amount of white bubbly head, nice retention as well, very crisp & clean, hoppiness wasn’t too overpowering, very dry & bitter finish, very drinkable, nice pils

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [draft - 10th Annual PA Microbrewers Fest, Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh, PA] Living 20 minutes away from the brewery, I was surprised that I never actually tried this one until the festival. Poured a rich gold color with good carbonation and a nice white head. Good balance of hops and malt in the aroma that carried over into the flavor. Not too outrageously hoppy or malty which made it nice and easy to drink. Nothing too overpowering.


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