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Trumer Pils - Trumer Brauerei Berkeley

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BA SCORE
86
very good

516 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 516
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.16%
Wants: 30
Gots: 44 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trumer Brauerei Berkeley visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2003

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Ratings: 516 | Reviews: 245
Photo of Cih26d
4.46/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stillyman11
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Illinasia
3.57/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of loubar
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle from Safeway. Pours light yellow with a white head. Flavor is dry, grassy hops and biscuit malt with light lemon and citrus hops finish and a tiny bit of skunk. Light bodied with nice peppery carbonation. Crisp, refreshing and very easy to drink. A light yet classic German pilsener. Great balance. Really nice.

Photo of silverevo9
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I think this brewery specializes in one thing...pilsners. Which is good because this is really great. Has the typical Euro smell but the taste is very smooth. The taste is where this shines. From nose to mouth to finish is wonderful. As far as first impressions...Do get that slight hop smell up front. Definitely smell the Saaz. Nice speckled residue in the head. Lacing...looks like its snowing out my window. Very clear and light...Very good pils, but pricey...

Photo of Moose90
3.21/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gopher
4.6/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Outlier review of Trumer pils....amazingly refreshing Pilsner done.

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ljgarcia44
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunuelian
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of powdersoldier
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
3.14/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Manucelly
4.47/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BJasny
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of daveosf
3.31/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SmashPants
3.19/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Format: a standard 330mL green bottle with a pretty decent macro label.

Appearance: a clear light amber colour with light visible carbonation. A finger of white head that drops to a thin film.

Aroma: a fairly light aroma of some decent grains with light grass hops. Okay.

Taste: some bread malts with the grass hops and clean grains. Okay, but not amazing.

Aftertaste: some sweetness from the grains coming through with the light hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: a light - and a little bit thin - body with a moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is pretty much just a lager, but one that is AU$72 for a case of 24. completely unacceptable for a beer that really isn't all that good or exciting.

Photo of Rivarol
1.12/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

The worst pilsner in the world.

Photo of NMMcCune
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of EStCharles
3/5  rDev -21.1%

A: Lite-yellow, clear, urine like.

S: Lite-Sweetness, hoppy, grassy, fresh, alcohol.

T: Lite malts, refreshing, clear and smooth, hoppy, grassy, and skunky.

M: Lite, thin, refreshing, crisp, clean, lite carbonation.

Overall: I think it is too skunky and thin for me. It is a decent beer, but I wouldn't drink it regularly because the hop profile is too skunky and the beer is too thin.

P.S.: I'm not sure if the skunkiness is attributable to the green glass bottle or hops.

Photo of bobbyhands
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Trumer Pils from Trumer Brauerei Berkeley
86 out of 100 based on 516 ratings.