RATINGS: 306   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.5
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2002
ehhh, not bad. A good drinking beer but not something I look to see if they have on tap

2.5
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 7, 2003
Draft. Initial taste is strange, not sure how to describe it. Otherwise a fairly bland pilsner.

2.5
hotstuff (5258) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2005
Draft at Pennsylvanika BC. Small ivory head that was mostly lasting, fine-small sized bubbles, very nice lacing, carbonated, transparent, and a gold hue. Malty and caramel aroma. Flavor was malty, caramel and thick tasting. Smooth mouthfeel. Light-medium body.

2.5
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2006
I think they miss-bottled this. Hardly a pils. Very smooth and polite ale. Pours offwhite head with a cloud of brown amber dust. Nose is somewhat soapy.Taste is straight bread, caramel, faint cinnamon over a malty layer.

2.4
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
A very good beer from the penn brewery...just dark enough...but very smooth. Good for any time of the year.

2.4
JackLanders (55) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2005
Ho hum. Yeah, I can taste some actual malt character. But this beer is dull and has very little flavor. The kind of beer that Bud drinkers would probably reach for if they were pretending to know something about microbrews. There’s just so much boring beer out there and this is one more bottle of it. But you know what? This is America, dammit. In almost every town across the continent we can find a store that sells the best beers in the world. Almost all of them cost less than $12 a 6 pack. What other world-class gourmet pleasures are so easily available for such little money? Folks, we don’t need to settle for boring or ’acceptable’ beer. I’m sure that this was a great beer in 1986 but the bar has been raised so much higher since then (no pun intended). Please, pass this beer up and never look back.

2.4
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2005
Poured a golden color with a thin, white head that left sparce lacing on the glass. Aroma of grassy, stale hops, some dough and faint citrus. Taste was muddy, grass that had been walked over. Tasted very dirty, though smelled slightly better.

2.4
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2006
This tastes like one of those really sweet caramel candies, mixed with some grassy hop notes. Toasted cereal flavors are present as well, with some annoying bitterness in the thin finish.

2.4
IrishBoy (4233) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Bottle; Nose buttery caramel and ceral nose; gold with almost no head; grainy, lightly buttery flavor in a light body.

2.4
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - APR 9, 2008
On tap at Mad Mex - State College, PA. Light trash receptacle aroma. Off. Skunky. Pours a deeply hued copper, crystal clear, with a soapy white rim. Flavor is revolting, a fresh blast of hand soap, yeast products, and corn. Ugh, I can’t put my this beer to my lips. It seems so overbearing and cloying. The chemical profile upfront is revolting. This beer is gross. It’s dirty. The malt character is offensive and the fermentation hasn’t done this beer any good. Finishes on a distinct mineral profile.


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