Pennsylvania Brewing Company - Penn Dark Lager

Pennsylvania Brewing Company - Penn Dark Lager

Beer Club featured in U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club

Country:

United States

Alcohol by Volume:

5.30%

Pennsylvania Brewing Company - Penn Dark Lager

  • Alcohol by Volume: 5.30%
  • Bottle Size: No
  • Int’l Bittering Units (IBUs): 24
  • Serving Temperature: 46-54° F
  • Suggested Glassware: Pint Glass or Pilsner Glass
  • Malts: 2-Row Pilsner, Munich, Black
  • Hops: Hallertau Perle and Hallertau Tradition (both imported from Germany)
A gold medal winner at the 1999 Great American Beer Festival, the 2000 World Beer Cup, and the 2001 World Beer Championships, this fine microbrew is a beer lover's gem. Note an amber to dark brown hue and good head retention in this complex lager. 100% imported Hallertau hops contribute lightly to the aroma and stick around right to the finish in this beer, but the most prominent feature on the nose is this beer's sweet malty aroma. This full flavored lager blends a rich malty coffee, toasted espresso, and nut-like flavor into a breaddy finish that could easily double as both drink and meal. Look for a dry finish with overtones of hop bitterness and a bold flavor stemming from the Munich and black malts used to brew it. Overall, a delicately crafted lager that will compel you to quickly pop open another one! Excellent with roast beef on Pumpernickel, topped with provolone and a bit of Russian dressing.
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