Review: Penn Brewery Penn Gold | Craft Beer & Brewing
Penn Brewery Penn Gold
90 out of 100

Style: Helles

ABV: 4.5 IBU: 20

90/100
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 17
Mouthfeel: 4

Penn Brewery Penn Gold

What the brewers say

“Our Munich helles. Malty, bready, and sweet flavors come together with just enough hops to round out this beer. Pale golden in color, this lager is delicate and delicious.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Light bread-crust malt aroma and some esters including floral, apple, cherry. The apple builds with a light cider aroma blending with the sweet malt. It’s not unpleasant, but very unexpected for a helles.”

Flavor: “Thin bodied. Almost Kölsch-like. Light esters, very mild hops flavor. Light bitterness is stronger than the hops flavor. Incredibly mild flavor. Faint malt sweetness and still a touch of that apple flavor. Some grain-husk character, but it’s not excessive. Nice hops flavor and bitterness in the finish.”

Overall: “Nice malty flavors. Has a little sweetness with a nice level of hops bitterness in the finish to balance it out. It’d be refreshing during the intense heat of summer.”

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