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RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2005
Ho hum. Yeah, I can taste some actual malt character. But this beer is dull and has very little flavor. The kind of beer that Bud drinkers would probably reach for if they were pretending to know something about microbrews. There’s just so much boring beer out there and this is one more bottle of it. But you know what? This is America, dammit. In almost every town across the continent we can find a store that sells the best beers in the world. Almost all of them cost less than $12 a 6 pack. What other world-class gourmet pleasures are so easily available for such little money? Folks, we don’t need to settle for boring or ’acceptable’ beer. I’m sure that this was a great beer in 1986 but the bar has been raised so much higher since then (no pun intended). Please, pass this beer up and never look back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2005
From the bottle this pours a deep golden color, very clear, with a tall white head. This was a very thick malty pilsner with quite a bit of caramelization of the malts. Very heavy mouthfeel for a pilsner, but lacked enough carbonation and hops to give it a crisp flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Penn has a very nice aroma and a great taste, I was very impressed with this one, picked up a six pack of this and enjoyed every bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DarkElf (3059) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 18, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with eyedrinkale, thanks Mike!) While not one of the best pilsners I’ve ever tasted, this is a decent American pilsner, one that I’ve enjoyed and have been a big fan of for years, though I’m less enthusiastic about this beer than I used to be. It’s quite bready and somewhat sweet, but with a fairly gentle and lightly bitter hops in the background. Likewise, the nose is sweet and very bready, but shows almost no hops presence. I think the beer could use a bit more body, as the palate is a bit watery. Golden amber in color. Bubbly, off-white head pours to a good size and only gradually diminishes to a film. Plentiful, ornate lacing graces the glass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2005
Sweet and crisp. Drinkable for the long session, but the sugar may make you a bit nauseated the next day. I speak from experience there.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2004
Liked it much better than most pilseners. Balanced beer not too bitter not too dry and more malty than I expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkobes (2142) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

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