Review – Penn Brewery Märzen
Penn Brewery Märzen
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a chilled pint glass.
I recently picked up a six pack in Delaware and split it with my friend John. We often split our beers so we later can discuss the pros and cons of a particular style or brand. I recently heard about Penn Brewery from a different friend and when I saw a lone six pack on the shelf, I dove over an older woman to get it for my shopping basket. I am hoping to make a trip to Western PA this summer to visit some breweries and have Penn on my list of must-sees.
Dark amber in color with reddish-orange highlights slicing through from the light in the room. Very little head with less than a half inch, comprised of small, tight bubbles.
Sweet malts and yeast. Vague hints of fruit but relatively no hop aromas. If you are looking for a really fragrant beer, I would not recommend this lager.
Very smooth and drinkable. Excellent semi-sweet flavors mingle with the slight bitterness from the hops and alcohol. Definitely some spice notes throughout.
A little bit of a dry finish after a smooth and refreshing start. This is an exceptionally light beer for its full-bodied style.
A couple sips into this spring fest beer and I was in love. The crisp and defined taste was exactly what I look for in this style beer. I felt like I was at Mardi Gras or some similar festival. Not very often do you find such a treat. This beer is only available late winter to early spring so I am glad I got a hold of some this year.