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RATINGS: 296   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cakes (382) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy amber color;. With a mildly creamy body;. The nice aroma is of caramel malt, grain/hay, & some citrus. A flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, light hops, and some fruit; Finish is slightly sour/tangy;. A pleasant beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (627) - - JAN 18, 2015
gold to light amber color;light malt and floral hop aroma; a crisp, bitter pilsner; medium bodied and slightly sweet malt with a nice blend of floral hops; well balanced

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drjohnrock (476) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Twelve ounce bottle from Beer Of The (Every Other) Month Club, tasted on February 28, 2014. Moderate aroma of pale lager vs. amber lager, sweet initial mouthfeel followed by bitter astringent finish. Not all that impressed by this one.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maxbier (444) - Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Hazy dark copper color, off-white head. Aroma is pilsner-y sweet malt. Malty, caramel, some white-pepper, some hop for balance, not a bad lager, but more like an amber lager than a pilsner... oops- look at that; its called Penn Pilsner but the style is amber lager! A bit misleading name, but tastes good.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadRobin (2121) - Silver Spring, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Poured 12 oz. from bottle. Clear, amber-gold with hardly any head and a mere modicum of lacing. Aroma of caramel, butter, toffee, bread and light fruit. Taste of grain, caramel, corn, butter, mild floral hops and light fruit. Medium body low/medium carbonization. Better than a macro, but still not a below average pilsener. It's not "crisp" and I'm having trouble getting past the buttered corn flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - SEP 30, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-28-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a nice golden amber color with a thick one finger white head. Large bubbles within the head pop, causing the head to slowly fade, with the loss of the head leaving a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma is biggest of grainy smells but has other aromas of a grassy nature. Along with these aromas are some notes of a lemon citrus and caramel and a little bit of light fruit. Taste – The taste begins with a bready and light caramel and fruit flavor. The sweeter flavors fades fast with some light hop of a citrus and grassy nature taking their place, along with just a bit of grainy malt flavor. These flavors largely take the taste to its end, where they are joined by a light yeast and some bitter grapefruit and sweeter citrus, to leave a still quite dry, lightly hopped, and bready flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the medium to slightly thicker side for a brew of its abv. and style with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. A higher carbonation level and thinner body may have been a bit more appropriate for the style and made it an easier drinking and more refreshing brew. Overall –The flavors of the brew were rather nice, as the drier yet still somewhat complex flavors of the brew were quite appropriate for the style, making it a rather good choice. If only the body was a bit thinner and carbonation a bit higher than this would have been very enjoyable for the flavors and style. Overall however, the brew is well worth a try.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
edgallow (2459) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2014
12 oz bottle pours golden with a white head . Aroma and taste are malts, grass and grain.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
fluffy (1824) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Ok it's a little funky, my guess is it's an older bottle. Will have to try it again sometime. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sturmthis (637) - Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2014
On draft. Almost cooper with almost no head. Sweet malty aroma. The taste is the same. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RONCOD (221) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours a hazy amber color with a thick white head. Some malty flavor with a hoppy, bitter finish. Pretty decent beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2310) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to orange color with a decent one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. The lacing graced the glass nicely. The smell had a nice assortment of Germany pilsner malts and had a nice light bitter crisp hops to complement the aroma. The taste was mainly sweet and crisp. The palate sat fairly light and sessionable. There was a good crisp carbonation about it. Overall, I say this was a pretty good Pilsener.


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