May 30, 2007

Pennsylvania Brewing Co. Penn Dark

Having enjoyed Penn Brewing’s Weizen immensely, I only thought it fair to attack their other products available to me with equal vigor. I picked up a six pack of their Penn Dark — a Munich Dunkel Lager. Unsure of this specific style of lager? As was I.

A little research however lets us know that Munic Dunkel Lagers “…are smooth, rich and complex, but without being heady or heavy.” Sounds like a prescription for whatever is ailing you, if you ask me.

Beer Label:  Pennsylvania Brewing Co. Penn Dark


The beer pours a rich brown with red hues along the edges. There wasn’t much of a head to speak of.


Mmmm… This one smells wonderfully malty. There is an inviting roasted, smoky scent dominating the nose, but isn’t too overwhelming. I can’t wait to get into this one.


Roasted malts are the first thing to hit the tongue on the first sip. There’s a bit of a nuttiness to it that compliments the malt very well. It’s got a rather dry finish, which I actually enjoyed. It left me wanting more — and I was happy to oblige.


This was a tasty brew that perhaps may be more suited for a nice early fall afternoon. Even in the warm glow of a spring setting sun, this lager was perfect for the setting. The roasted malt was soothing and refreshing. I will be keeping my eye out for more Penn products in the future.

Rating: 3.5/5