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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4911) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2003
An outstanding beer. Kudos to the brewers on this one. Only negative is a slight aftertaste, but it is not significant. A very good beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARMed (598) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2003
A nice tasting and looking beer. Poured with a mild fluffy head similar to a microbrewed pilsner. Much more flavorful than your typical mass produced pilsner. Clear dark golden color makes you wanting to try a taste. It doesn't disappoint. Not overly complex, but very tasty nontheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2003
Malty - sweet and malty, medium bodied and malty. Finish was sweet and malty, with a little hops. Could've used some hops in this - it needs to be crisper and have a cleaner finish. That's not to say it's not drinkable though, it would be a fine "Lawn-Mowin'Beer".

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerluvindave (194) - Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2003
Good pilsner, but flavor a bit thinner than I'm used to. The malt tastes a bit too roasted, or maybe not enough hops?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2007 The Pittsburgh stuff is much better. More of the good stuff. Style Dortmunder Export. (Brewed by Frederick Brewing Company) This beer is darker (full gold) than a typical pils. The beer starts malty and finishes mainly malty with a touch of spicy hops. I find this beer to lack two key elements that I like in a pils, 1. dryness 2. A good dose of hops.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2003
My first encounter with a "good" beer i.e. micro brew...remember being impressed with taste and the fact that it was a Pittsburgh Beer not from PBC.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Frank (2827) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
In my limited experience, this rivals the almighty Yuengling Traditional Lager as the best PA brew. Pale color. Lively carbonation. Not as dry as most pilsners but thatís a good thing in this case as the sweetness comes from some very pleasant apple notes and is well balanced by hops in the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - DEC 14, 2002
A good pilsner beer, better than those american standard beers which they call pilsners, nice and crisp, slightly hoppy...Iím a bigger fan of the darker beers, but this is a decent pilsner.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jelifish (10) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2002
The funny thing about this beer is that it is not a pilsner, but a German lager. It should not be classified as this style. As far as German lagers go, it has some nice qualities. Itís fresh, crisp with a medium malt taste. The nose is very light at best.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
A very good beer from the penn brewery...just dark enough...but very smooth. Good for any time of the year.


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