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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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a light amber color with a large frothy head. I wish the beer tasted as good as it looked. It had kind of a sour taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Bubbled clear light amber topped by quickly dissipating beige head. Aroma is sweet butterscotch, caramel, floral, light earthy. Taste is butterscotch up front, followed by caramel, floral, before finally finishing earthy bitter. Medium body, some crispness at the end. A decent beer, but I would have liked it much better without the butterscotch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11001) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2006
GBof A PA-on tap-pours a foamy off white head and yellow color. Aroma is yeast?, musty, grass, light hops. Taste is saaz [actually Hallertau!] hops bitterness, light malt. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2008 Name: Penn Pilsner
Date: 10/08/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

Appearance: muddy amber, whispy white head,
Aroma: lightly sweet floral malt aroma,
Flavor: flavor has lots of bitterness on a dry malt base,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *+/4

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tmoney99 (10073) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Bottle at Dilly Deli. Poured clear amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate tart citrus and malty aroma. Light to medium body. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Drinkable smooth brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2006
Bottle... Clear, light amber lager with a large, rocky, off-white head. Excellent, creamy retention. Herbal, earthy aroma with a hint of crisp citrus fruit. Malty, earthy flavor. Leans just a fragment on the sweet side of balance. Light carbonation. Malty, bittersweet finish. Not really brewed to style, but I see Ratebeer has this one categorized as a Vienna. I agree.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2005
Bottle shared courtesy of fatty. Poured a clear golden color with a small sized white head. Musty grassy aroma and tastes with breadiness to it. Thin and watery body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (8092) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2006
A medium bodied vienna with a dry and sweet finish. Now, knowing the style as a vienna I understand its malty aroma and malty taste. Satisfying, not offensive nor interesting. Corn and carmel too, a macro brew replacement. Apparently not made by the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (7926) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2009
12 ounce bottle courtesy of maniac. Thanks! Pours a clear copper color with a one finger head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and musty apples. Taste is grassy hops, toasted malts, apples and other fruit notes, light caramel. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2006
A vienna? Then why call it a pilsner? I don’t know, but I guess the nose agrees well enough with the vienna style. It’s a bit buttery though, almost bourbon-like with the butter note, though. With some hay and grass scents, some dusty, dirty, earthy grains and a bit of an overly sweet corn and caramel smell, it doesn’t set up very well. Altogethor the nose is missing a lot, and has too much of an adjunct (corn and butter) scent. The color of this clear beer is pretty much spot on for orange, and the white head is about two fingers deep when poured, but dies down to a white film with a small amount of lacing present. Light and crisp up front, flavors are pretty faint, with some corn, butter, cracked barley and cereal grains tasted. Across the middle and towards the back of the tongue there’s a decent amount of bitterness, more of the cracked cereal grain flavor, and a husky, slightly sweet malt extract syrup flavor. At times this even smells and tastes like an old towel. Palate is left dry and slightly scorched, like burnt grapenuts cereal. I guess this gets a ’meh’ overall.

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