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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.


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2012
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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2012
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.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SSSteve (3665) - - MAR 3, 2012
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.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lithp (37) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
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.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
matalec1984 (115) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 8, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2011
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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DiarmaidBHK (3165) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2011
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.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
thornecb (4168) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 6, 2011
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.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nike (889) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
One of the first popular micos in the Pittsburgh area. Classic Vienna style pilsner….excellent. Maybe my rating is higher because of loyalty to this brewery. Aroma of caramel, sweet malts, and hops. The flavor is sweet malts medium body and a bitter slightly hoppy finish.


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