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RATINGS: 176   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Three-time GABF Gold Medal winner (1990, 1993 & 1998) and 1999 Bronze Medal winner. Nationally acclaimed as the best Munich-style beer made in America. Penn Gold is a light-colored, medium bodied lager beer with a delicate hop aroma.

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3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ginotarugo (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2017
Extremely weak (4% ABV), though smooth with minimal bitterness. No alcohol taste. My first Munich Helles Lager. Above average tasting beer. Pretty good, I may drink again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thorongil2 (2822) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
(Tap) clear, bright pale yellow colour with a small white head; slight aroma of dough, flowers; creamy palate; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PanMarek (401) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Light golden pour with quick white foam. Some hay in the nose and grassy hops. The taste is smooth with a dry finish. Active fizz. Malt dominates the hops. Mild an drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dacrza (928) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2016
DATE: September 3, 2016... OCCASION: Penn State kicks off its season hosting Kent State--a beautiful fall day deserves a quality Pennsylvania beer... GLASSWARE: Penn State pilsner... pours a clear gold with moderate effervescence... a thick off-white head settles to suds... bubbles pocket the ring around the glass... not too much to look at... a beautiful metallic hop/bread malt balance erupts... soft flowery hops and a bit of citrus, but the malts are what makes this an alluring fall beer... the palate is smooth, light yet lively, mild at the throat with enough buzz at the teeth... a mild aftertaste that is refreshing, and one that encourages the next sip--outstanding for its style... a pleasant sweetness pervades the experience, with honey, perfume, flower, and dough making for a full flavor profile despite its drinkability... this beer is a great compliment to the day,very light ABV but flavorful and balanced... indeed a medal winner, and one I plan to session throughout the evening... and, let me add, WOW--who is sleeping on this beer? What are helles drinkers expecting? Check Beeradvocate for whats up...

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
JStax (6006) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Draft sample at the source. Clear gold with a white head of foam. Not much aroma, but the taste has sweet bready notes. Light body and moderate carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LowBrau (133) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Pale gold, slightly hazy, with big bubbles. Nose is combination of malt, hops, and fruit. Medium body. Light aromas and flavors, searching hard for specific notes - medium light tartness, medium light alcohol, very faint cardboard and vinegar aromas. Bitter finish. Refreshing, decent overall.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (12254) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2016
355ml bottle thanks frank. Clear gold pour with a industrial-looking white head. This smells like a pale lager more than a Munich light lager. It has a sharp herbalness from noble hops, but otherwise it smells bleachy and watery. Maybe almost sarsaparilla. The flavor is undoubtedly all-malt but as if pabst changed thier recipe to be all malt. It is also a bit oxidized. It is not a Munich-style beer, and a mediocre to decent amero pale lager.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Frank (4148) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2016
This is not an ideal lager. It tastes okay but has a distinct hint of banana and clove phenols that should not be there at all and dont really work with the earthy bitterness. Its a bit sweet but not too heavy due to fairly vigorous carbonation. This is not even close to style but I suppose it is fairly drinkable.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ "Bleiers Brew" Can ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
tepid gold, no head. Thin rice grain nose, light paper. Bitterness front palate, light grass and paper across mid palate, light papery caramel sugar through the end.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
nimbleprop (8074) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Labeled as Bleier Brew, pours a clear gold with some tight white head. Honey nose, white bread, flowers. Flavor has honey, bread, lemon. Lightly creamy finish.


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