Penn Dark Lager Beer

Penn Dark Lager Beer

Rated 3.604 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Pennsylvania Brewing Company

Pittsburgh, PA, United States

Style:  Dunkel / Dark Lager

4.5% Alcohol by Volume

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ID: 5889 Last updated 19 years ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank1854
Overall Percentile96.5
Style Rank5 of 669
Style Percentile99.3
Lowest Score2.9
Highest Score4.6
Average Score3.686
Weighted Score3.604
Standard Deviation0.409

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22 Member Reviews

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  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 3.5 10 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Another brew from my bro-in-law. Dark translucent brown tea pour, ample head and lacing. Lightly roasted malts, caramel, breadiness, nuts, some cocoa all in the flavors and aromas. Easy to drink, not aggressive at all. Straightforward for the style, which is rather boring.

  • RICHSBEER 1961 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    The beer pours a really dark brownish amber in color. It poured with a thin creamy off white head that died down but left a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. There are light to moderately strong aromas of dark malts along with some syrupy sweetness. The overall taste is quite malty and has flavors of dark malts along with hints of malty sweetness, nuts, roasted malts and syrup. It feels medium-bodied and has a moderate amount of carbonation. This beer is very drinkable and I could easily drink this beer all night long. It was part of a sampler pack.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 4.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Comes out of the bottle a dark chocolaty brown that is slightly translucent, capped by a fairly thick pale tan head. Malty, slightly spicy aroma has a hint of molasses. Rich malty aroma has strong tones of cinnamon and cloves and a touch of caramel. Texture is smooth and fizzy. Quite satisfying.

  • DARKBREW 105 reviews
    rated 4.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    Had this at the Baltimore St. Grill in Cumberland. Very good flavor, reminded me of a Guinness. Nice dark color and very smooth mouthfeel. Would definitely recommend this one.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 7

    How about the cool, crispness of a lager and the robust flavor of a stout/porter? That’s what you got with this one. Only criticism was very little in the nose. But there’s plenty of caramel, malt you find in a sout/pirter. The carbonation and fizz of a lager. Together gives a smooth, nice drink.

  • KINGER 2328 reviews
    rated 3.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    This is right on line with what a good dunkel should be. Nothing extraordinary, but a real nice dark lager nonetheless. Burnt, organic/earthy scent with subtle hints of woody smoke and chocolate. Dark chestnut pour with a mild tan head and splotchy lacing. Drinkable and smooth with a creamy body and thin easy finish. The taste has a delicate balance of roasted malt and floral hops, each compliments the other really well. Nutty with a calm grassy flavor. Good Dunkel

  • TIMMYK77 404 reviews
    rated 3.4 16 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    From a bottle. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet and somewhat smokey. Flavor is sweet as well. Surprisingly good lager.

  • QATFISH 430 reviews
    rated 3.7 16 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    This was a 20th anniversary bottle, which reminded me that I began drinking this just over 10 years ago. This was my staple back when I first began frequenting the Penn Brewery, something to scare my girlfriends who were "afraid of the dark." Love the Valkyrie. The color is a translucent dark ruddy brown, a bit like Coke. Smells sweet, of raisins and bubblegum, wheat and grass. Nice light coffee flavor, drier than the scent suggests but with an underlying sweetness. A tad sour. I don't love it as much as I used to, but I still feel attached.

  • MINGO51 678 reviews
    rated 3.6 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    This beer poured with a pretty nice medium brown colored body topped off by a small beige head that left very little lace. The aroma was sweet and malty with just a touch of hops to balance things out. The mouthfeel was medium bodied, smooth, slighly creamy and quite drinkable. The flavor was roasty with some nice sweet caramel malt coming though.

  • MHOT55 158 reviews
    rated 3.6 17 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A lager with character! Nutty, roasted taste,but still crisp and clean. This is a different, yet different for the better, lager. Real good balance, good carbonation. I enjoyed this in the past, and hopefully i can find it again.

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