Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent amber beer that goes down easily and wonít offend picky palates.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
not my favorite style, but certainly a solid drinkable beer. i was pleasantly surprised when i got a bottle of this is the local bars...decent dry flavors and mild hops.
Nate (3445) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 Nice malt aroma, lightly sweet and nice hop note. Fruity, etc. Medium amber clear with white foamy lacing head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts with light sweetness, medium acidity, and medium bitterness. Strong acidic bitterness to finish, very dry. After is mild bitter. Very nice beer, refreshing. Good session. Good malt balance.
Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just an ok beer.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep urine color (not a bad thing); thin but spunky head; dry, pleasentll medicinal aroma. Not nearly as dry as most other Pils. Toasty flavors do abound.
jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at the Steelers game today. Iíve had it many times, most recently rating it 5/7/01 at 3.3. This is quite a good solid beer. I didnít remember it being as hoppy as it was today. Maybe it was fresh since Heinz Field is a hop skip and a jump from the Penn Brewery. I was reminded of Great Lakesí Dortmunder Gold when I had this, thus Iím increasing my rating. I think I have a new ícommoní (at least in Pittsburgh) favorite beer. Of course it didnít hurt that the Steelers won. I think this beer is *much* better from the tap as compared to the bottle.
DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2001
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer and itís not terribly expensive . ( at least in Pittsburgh ) .
Tastes much better on tap at a bar than the bottled stuff ( which is contract brewed by Jones Brewing in Smithton, PA. ( they make Stoneyís and other crappy swill ) .
I rather drink the small batch of it that Penn brewery makes for their restaurant .
This stuff is kind of restrained tasting. I like a more in your face and aromatic beer .
I have had it at PNC park, the baseball stadium here in Pittsburgh and it is great in that watching-sports kind of context .
Good with German food because of that understated conservative taste .
I buy a case of it here and there for myself and guests to sip on .
The í kaiser pils í that Penn Brewery makes seasonably is much better...ask for it if you go to the Brewery .
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 27, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice rendition. Spicy and aromatic with a decent balance. Crisp and dry and subtly sweet.
happygils99 (7) - USA - AUG 2, 2001 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
great german style beer. could be a little stronger tasting.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2001
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
I didnt care for the aftertaste or the hoppy finish.