nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
rings (54) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 it’s 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 that’s rather more of a nibble, this brew could easily be considered a Vienna lager, rather than a true pils. Still, it’s a very nice, drinkable brew that would serve its consumer well over the course of an evening.
Serving type: bottle
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good color,nice malty scent, refreshing. Nice aftertase
Good stuff for 17$
LetsGoState (662) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2010
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2012 Aroma and taste of sweet malts. This beer is very drinkable, but not overly enjoyable.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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."
rubbishystuff (1998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
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
chicowv (475) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a light yellow with some cloudiness. Nice head, but little aroma. Taste was pleasant but not exciting or very complex.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. I’d 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 won’t have it again being that I like their other brews so much.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-18-2007 16:12:26
unclemattie (4356) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.