MarkSachon (1044) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Do yourself a favor and stay on the North Side of the rivers in Pittsburgh to taste this accomplished Pilsner. So much better than the so-called Pilsner equivalents served at the Hofbrauhaus on the South Side. happygils99 (7) - USA - AUG 2, 2001 does not count
great german style beer. could be a little stronger tasting.
.............. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a strong malt aroma, not bad.
Appearance- A dark golden to copper color with a very small white head.
Taste- Has a decent grain and malt flavor with no bad aftertaste.
Palate- A light to medium bodied beer with mild carbonation. Has a nice semi-dry finish.
Overall- A nice Vienna Lager, I came across this by accident and if I see it being served I would order it again.
PennPils99 (6) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2000 does not count
Truly a Vienna Lager! Enjoyed it at Three Rivers Stadium!
................. warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2004
I had this draft and what a great example of a bohemian style pils. Nice caramel mal t aroma with some good saaz hop aroma. Excellent head that lasted and it had a clear nice amber color. A great mild caramel malt flavor followed by a very nice saaz hop flavor and bitterness. A classic rendition of the style! I also had this beer in the bottle version and it was not anywhere near as good as the draft version. I would rate the bottle a 3.0 overall.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2008
The flagship beer from Penn Brewery, and it’s a remarkable Pilsner. This one is done right and would find a regular home in my fridge if it were more available. Powerful hop nose providing a spicy/peppery aroma from an abundance of noble hops. Hints of bread and caramel also come into play. A sparking rich copper color with a fluffy, lasting head and very thick lacing. Good bitterness atop a fresh filling malty body. Clean, crisp and delightful on the palate. Flavors of sweet baked bread, nuts, hay. Plenty of floral and spicy hop notes with a slight hint of citrus. There is plenty of depth found in this great beer, top notch and surprisingly delicious. jstu9 (402) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2001
I had this at the Steelers game today. I've had it many times, most recently rating it 5/7/01 at 3.3. This is quite a good solid beer. I didn't remember it being as hoppy as it was today. Maybe it was fresh since Heinz Field is a hop skip and a jump from the Penn Brewery. I was reminded of Great Lakes' Dortmunder Gold when I had this, thus I'm increasing my rating. I think I have a new 'common' (at least in Pittsburgh) favorite beer. Of course it didn't hurt that the Steelers won. I think this beer is *much* better from the tap as compared to the bottle. DubbelO7 (42) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2001
Great beer and it's not terribly expensive . ( at least in Pittsburgh ) .
Tastes much better on tap at a bar than the bottled stuff ( which is contract brewed by Jones Brewing in Smithton, PA. ( they make Stoney's and other crappy swill ) .
I rather drink the small batch of it that Penn brewery makes for their restaurant .
This stuff is kind of restrained tasting. I like a more in your face and aromatic beer .
I have had it at PNC park, the baseball stadium here in Pittsburgh and it is great in that watching-sports kind of context .
Good with German food because of that understated conservative taste .
I buy a case of it here and there for myself and guests to sip on .
The ' kaiser pils ' that Penn Brewery makes seasonably is much better...ask for it if you go to the Brewery . Frank (4225) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2002
In my limited experience, this rivals the almighty Yuengling Traditional Lager as the best PA brew. Pale color. Lively carbonation. Not as dry as most pilsners but that's a good thing in this case as the sweetness comes from some very pleasant apple notes and is well balanced by hops in the finish. jeffwhalen (45) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2003
My first encounter with a "good" beer i.e. micro brew...remember being impressed with taste and the fact that it was a Pittsburgh Beer not from PBC.