Scrapersnbeer (1020) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild pils-ish aroma of crackers and flatbread. Pretty grainy. Light orange, good initial head followed by lace. Tastes sweet in a way where malt is stressed while hops could be used. Given that, it’s certainly more Vienna than pilsener. A good, crisp lighter beer for sessions.
PGHbeer77 (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Loved this pilsener/amber. Great sweet scent with a hint of sour that reminded me of sour patch kids. Copper color. Light body with a crisp texture. The taste started sweet then settled into a tortilla corn grain blend.
---Rated via Beer Buddy by stoneagerad
ChainGangGuy (4132) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Atlanta, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, golden-amber body with a slim, brief, white head.
Smell: Grainy, doughy nose with aromatic hop notes scented of grated spices.
Taste: Pilsner maltiness rounded with a smooth breadiness and lightly sweet accents. Very subtle fruitiness. Restrained German hop spiciness with just enough bitterness to balance things out. However, the spiciness, alongside the grainy pils quality dials up a bit before the dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Served itself well as an aperitif before heating up some sad, old leftovers. Thanks, Penn Pilsner, thank you for that.
SSSteve (3392) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 bottle. a clear orange beer with no head. pale lager aroma with faint malt sweetness. honey and sweet pale malt flavors. whether a vienna or a pils, it’s not that interesting.
Lithp (37) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2012 On tap at a bar. Pours a light yellow with a small bright white head.
Mild grassy aroma.
Very smooth, kind of watery. Crisp, goes down easy.
Pretty good for the style, but Pilsners aren’t really my favorite.
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2012
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle- Poured into a sam glass.
Nice golden color with white head. Dissipates quickly but leaves a blotchy thick white residue on surface. High carbonation.
Smell was pungent and very sour. Very much like soured fruit.
The taste plays off of the smell. Tastes sort of like a fruit smoothie gone sour. The intial bite is very strong, mellows out a bit to slight hop flavors and banana. The sour taste holds strong in the aftertaste.
Light bodied beer but a light slick on the tongue.
To sour for my taste. Especially for a pils.
lithy (2997) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly dark yellow, white cover. Aroma is crackery malt, some light grassiness. Taste is solid, again crackers, lightly bready but not heavy, some residual sweetness and dry, grassy, earthy hop finish. Nice, not sure why the name Pilsner and then the Vienna style though.
MarkSachon (352) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Do yourself a favor and stay on the North Side of the rivers in Pittsburgh to taste this accomplished Pilsner. So much better than the so-called Pilsner equivalents served at the Hofbrauhaus on the South Side.
DiarmaidBHK (2397) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Another Penn brewery beer that has this weird fruitiness to it. Pours golden with a thin white head. A bit of malt appears when aerated but it’s fleeting. Another easy drinking anonymous lager.
thornecb (3690) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Sour summer fruit aromas. Sour strawberry and cranberries...uh, nope.