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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Their Penn Pilsner has been considered their flagship brand from the beginning and it took home a Gold Medal in 2001 from the National Beverage Tasting Institute. The first thing I noticed in pouring the beer was the bright, copper color, which is obviously a little darker than one might expect to see in a typical pilsner. It also loses its head rather quickly, even if the glass does manage to maintain its lacing. A true pilsner, it is said, should take seven minutes to pour, as the slowly evaporating head will not allow it to be poured more quickly. The first taste is surprisingly sweet and itís apparent the brewers are pursuing a more Bavarian-style pilsner (as opposed to the paler and crisper Bohemian versions or the drier Northern German varieties). With a hoppy Hallertau bite thatís rather more of a nibble, this brew could easily be considered a Vienna lager, rather than a true pils. Still, itís a very nice, drinkable brew that would serve its consumer well over the course of an evening. Serving type: bottle

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Good color,nice malty scent, refreshing. Nice aftertase Good stuff for 17$

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
LetsGoState (581) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Aroma and taste of sweet malts. This beer is very drinkable, but not overly enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
G: Pilsner Urquell pilsener glass. A: Dark gold with plenty of carbonation and a rather large head. Quite transparent. S: Pale malts with a field-ish smell. Slightly sweet. T: Slightly sweet with some grainy flavors. Slight hint of bubble gum. Slight hop presence. Slightly hefeweizen-esque. M: Very light mouthfeel with minimal carbonation and no alcohol presence. Very smooth. D: Exceedingly drinkable. Definitely looking forward to these over the summer. Fiancee thinks its "okay."

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
rubbishystuff (1829) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
Beer of the month club selection. I was not a big fan of this. Bitter but not a pleasant bitter. Why is it called Pilsner when even the brewery says it is a Vienna? Serving: Bottle

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2010
12 oz bottle: Pours a light yellow with some cloudiness. Nice head, but little aroma. Taste was pleasant but not exciting or very complex.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Malty - sweet and malty, medium bodied and malty. Finish was sweet and malty, with a little hops. Couldíve used some hops in this - it needs to be crisper and have a cleaner finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
A- transparent dark yellow body with thin white head that disappears quickly. No lacing left behind in the glass. S- some malt and light hops. T- Initial taste is quite malty. This is followed by a light refreshing hop aftertaste. Good but nothing special. P- Light carbonation and medium weight body. Well done. O- This was pretty good overall. Iíd session it if it was the best choice available. My least favorite of the Penn Brews that I have had so far and it happens to be their flagship. go figure. Its a decent pils but I probably wonít have it again being that I like their other brews so much. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 06-18-2007 16:12:26 --

2.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemattie (4163) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
12oz bottle. Red label. Amber color. White head. Aroma of lightly toasted barley malt. Very light malt flavor. Light hop bitterness. Very light bodied. Very balanced.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2010
Pennsylvania Brewing Company--Penn Pilsner--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--29 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Pilsner. Malt of the Earth Club Selection. Thick pour. Clear rich golden amber color. Light lacy head. Malty floral mild earthy fruity Hallertau hop front. Crisp dry sweet toasted caramel butter toffee amber lager body. Mild hop end. Sampled 4/10/2003. Penn Brewing Company--Frederick Brewing Company Contract Brew Penn Pilsner. 2006--12 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV--28 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Pilsner. Beer of the Month Club Selection September, 2006. Creamy mild lace head. Clear bright rich gold color. Mild tangy Saaz hop front. Crisp mild sweet fruity caramel off butter ester body. Slightly sour hop spice balanced clean mild citrus end. Aged? Sampled 1/5/2007.


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