dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Bottle. Amber, with a thin head. Nice malt aroma with a very fruity aroma for a lager. Medium body and very smooth. A bit oily. But, for a lager, this has a great fruity taste. NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Has a grassy, hay, noble aroma along with a faint whiff of malt and a hint of, oddly, powdered sugar. The body is a bright golden color and holds a diminishing white head that is roughly a thumb thuck at the pour’s finish. The first sip is lightly sweet, malt accented with some very faint caramel hints and a grassy flavor through the middle. Pretty damn nice in a "I’m in the mood for a lager" kind of way. A gold colored and less hopped version of Sam Adams if I had to compare it to something. I think I’m gonna buy a sixer of this for my Sister and Brother-in-law who refuse to come off the lagers. Radek Kliber (7367) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 28, 2009
Bottle 355 ml Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Appearance: pours as clear dark golden brew. Medium long lived mid dense top.
Nose: Clean , fresh properly constructed pils aroma. Meadow like hop profile often found in Bavarian and Bohemian lagers. Very neat refreshing softness.
Flavor/Palate : Medium light bodied. Golden malt bottom. Not to heavy with delicate yet pronounced hops. Very drinkable amber pils from Penn Brewery. Pleasant surprise.
As of Feb 2009 this beer is higly underrated.
G: Pilsner Urquell pilsener glass.
A: Dark gold with plenty of carbonation and a rather large head. Quite transparent.
S: Pale malts with a field-ish smell. Slightly sweet.
T: Slightly sweet with some grainy flavors. Slight hint of bubble gum. Slight hop presence. Slightly hefeweizen-esque.
M: Very light mouthfeel with minimal carbonation and no alcohol presence. Very smooth.
D: Exceedingly drinkable. Definitely looking forward to these over the summer. Fiancee thinks its "okay." Maltsoda (24) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Poured golden, amber, clear, minimal head. Aroma is sweet with caramel. Taste light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, thin feel, lively, clean finish easy to drink.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, 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. Cybercat (5841) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2009
Comes out of the tap a clear golden yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is crisp, malty and quite inviting. Flavor is crisp and malty like a typical pilsner, with a fruity undertone and more rounded out than most pilsners I have tried. Texture is tingly, lively and sassy. I am not a big fan of pilsners or lagers, but I did like this one and I recommend it to pilsner lovers. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2010
A- transparent dark yellow body with thin white head that disappears quickly. No lacing left behind in the glass.
S- some malt and light hops.
T- Initial taste is quite malty. This is followed by a light refreshing hop aftertaste. Good but nothing special.
P- Light carbonation and medium weight body. Well done.
O- This was pretty good overall. I’d session it if it was the best choice available. My least favorite of the Penn Brews that I have had so far and it happens to be their flagship. go figure. Its a decent pils but I probably won’t have it again being that I like their other brews so much.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-18-2007 16:12:26
-- RONCOD (247) - 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. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - 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.