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RATINGS: 294   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.


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 (2046) - Pottstown, 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 (3502) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pjk33 (389) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2004
Bottle, can, draught. This one pours a little darker than some crappy pilsners. OK head with lots of carb. Decent malt taste, but a little light on the hop bite. Not a bad one, just not fabulous.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
roder60 (1285) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2004
Very well balanced beer. Poured a light amber with some fuzzy white head. Malty, but not overpoweringly so. A little sense of some hops, but they aren’t pronounced at all. Very very smooth sweet finish. I really enjoyed this beer and would definitely have another in the future.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (7912) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2004
Pours light amberish, with a great aroma of malt and hops. Solid, smooth, crisp mouthfeel, with some malt, hops, and toffee at the finish. A solid, complex pils.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
UPDATED: APR 12, 2004 Much maltier aroma then most pilsners I've come across. A bit darker, too. Sweet, light carmel malt flavor with a nice hop bitter. Kind of leaves me hanging there in the end a little bit, though. Weak finish and aftertaste. O.k. pils.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2004
Tasted at the brewery. Nice aroma, not a subdued malt complex. Color is a pale brown and the flavor is a nice robust and calm malt flavor, some hints of caramel, made it a great addition to the meal. Nothing like good german eats.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Dark gold to copper color with an inch of white head that dissipates to a thin sheet. Clingy lace. Aroma is sweet malt and grains. Tastes sweet with rock candy sugars and grains. Finish is dry. Pretty good pilsner, maybe a tad too sweet. Kind of boring but not offensive, not an everyday beer but interesting to try.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2004
I had this draft and what a great example of a bohemian style pils. Nice caramel mal t aroma with some good saaz hop aroma. Excellent head that lasted and it had a clear nice amber color. A great mild caramel malt flavor followed by a very nice saaz hop flavor and bitterness. A classic rendition of the style! I also had this beer in the bottle version and it was not anywhere near as good as the draft version. I would rate the bottle a 3.0 overall.


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