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RATINGS: 323   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 158   ABV: 5.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Authentic wheat beer, brewed in the Southern German tradition, won the Silver Medal in 1997 and the Gold Medal at the 2000 in GABF.. Penn Weizen is top-fermented, cask-conditioned, and very effervescent with a slight hint of tangy clove flavor.

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3.5
JPDIPSO (6223) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 9, 2004
Cloudy golden color with a fizzy big bubled head that is quickly lost. Wheat bread and light clove aroma. Quite fizzy which unfortunately distracts fronm the flavors. Lots of sweet wheat and mild cloves. The lingering malt and wheat flavors are great in this one. Perhaps a touch too sweet and definately to fizzy. But a great tasting wheat.

3.7
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Hazy golden hue with large fluffy white head and good lace. The aroma hints of clove, banana, wheaty and yeasty zing, very mild lemon, and grassy hops. The taste is citric and spicy at the forefront with a layer of ripe fruits undertone. A bitter component sneaks up on the finish as does some out of place sourness. Medium-bodied with a smooth yet refreshing mouthfeel, a touch metallic. A would like to see a bit more lemon character, but overall, one of the better American Hefes I have had in a while, try it.

3.8
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2004
Nice bannana aroma. Bottle poured clear so I swirled the yeast at the bottom of the bottle and got the proper yeast suspension. A very good wheat beer that leans towards the bannana flavor with a very mild clove in the background. I will definately have this weiss again.

3.9
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 5, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [draft at Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh, PA] Pours a cloudy golden color with a nice strong, thick head. Has a sweet/yeasty/malty smell. It starts out with a nice wheat flavor that gives way to a very sweet finish. The first Hefeweizen I ever had and I must say I am very impressed.

3.3
DYCSoccer17 (3698) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 6, 2003
Pours a very cloudy amber-copper color with an ENORMOUS off-white head. Aroma is yeastly with a hint of the typical banana/clove. Start is very metallic tasting with banana flavor mid to late. A decent drink, unfortunalty metal-tainted.

2.9
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2003
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a lemon cloudy yellow with little head that dissipates quickly to near nothing. Aroma is of a lemon citrus wheat. Flavor is alka-seltzer citrus lemon. Not bad, but not great and not my style. Beer is very, very effervescent. Sampled at 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

3.9
Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Bright yellow, hazy. Definite clove aroma, faint bananas. Flavor has a good bit of wheat up front, grainy, tasty, with cloves again dominating the flavor profile overall. Well done by an American brewer.

3.7
jgb9348 (6281) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Hazy golden colour with bright orange highlights and a very quick-dying large-bubbled white head. Very strong aroma consisting of coriander seed, bananas, yeast and a bit of lemon. Medium to Full-bodied; Very strong flavour (especially for the style) showing a nice banana characteristic as well as some good wheat and yeast tastes. Aftertaste pretty nice...the sweetness is still noticeable and there is no offensive tastes at all. A nice german styled unfiltered wheat, definately worth trying! I got this twelve ounce beer at Norm's in Vienna, Virginia.

4.4
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
This may be my all-time favorite beer (I couldn't believe I hadn't reviewed it yet!). It pours with a wonderful haed, has a beautiful aroma of malt and vanilla, with a crisp, malty taste that reveals quite a lot of yeast character as well. This beer works after you've cut the grass or as a nice summer evening beer. I still drink some now and then in the winter when I find them. Older beers are a little more well rounded without the crispness and a more subdued aroma, but it keeps very well. With 90% of Penn's sales inside of PA, I suspect not many get to try these beers. If you see them, grab 'em. The owner brews beers that remind him of his years in Germany, and seems to do them very, very well.

3.3
Duffbeer (192) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Nice German Hefe Weizen. Does not have the over powering banana flavor that many hefe weizens do. Slight banana flavor with clove.


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