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Trukker Pils - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Reviews: 7
Hads: 25
Avg: 3.56
pDev: 14.61%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: on 04-18-2009

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Reviews: 7 | Hads: 25
Reviews by rugerj:
Photo of rugerj
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a very clear golden yellow color with a half finger head that dissipated quickly. Not much lacing left in glass. Smell is of sweet malt with a mild grassy hop aroma. Taste is of sweet malt and grassy hops. Carbonation was good for the beer, not overly done.

Decent beer, nothing extraordinary but well made.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of hophugger
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dexterk1
3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, bottled 5/6/15, poured into a tulip

A- pours a slightly hazy golden straw color with a small foamy white head that reduces to just a think ring around the edge of the glass

S- classic pilsener malt aroma with some grainy cracker notes & a hint of biscuit. Light grassy and floral hops

T- sharp toasted and biscuit malt flavor up front, quickly followed by some grassy hops, along with some floral notes. Slightly sweet malty finish with some toasted bread on the linger

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a slightly foamy mouthfeel and a crisp finish, easy drinkability

O- a full flavored pilsener that's as advertised, makes a good summer beer

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Photo of KYGunner
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

As simple as it gets this is a hoppy Pilsner that tastes like a hoppy Pilsner. Some what nondescript in its flavor I taste a lightly bitter floral hop with the bready tone of a Pilsner malt.

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VeganUndead
3.33/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beejay
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pale yellow, hazy, and a small amount of soft white head on top.

S: Crisp with light grain, and a touch of very light fruitiness. Distinct lager aroma .

T: Slightly sharp at the front, with a bit of a fruity taste, the finish is a lingering earthy flavor..

M: Light in body, high carbonation, and crisp.

O: Decent enough, but nothing astounding here..

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Photo of robebo44
3.13/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of slusk
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow with a thin persistent white head.

S: Floral, fruity hop aroma with a pilsner malt backbone.

T: Pilsner malt come through well, with a bitter finish. Piney hop with some melon.

F: light body with moderate carbonation.

O: A good brew. A bit more bitter than I expected but not too bitter. I like the malt profile and the dry finish. Good, crisp summer beer.

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Photo of gopens44
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of bubseymour
4.21/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a pretty well made pilsner. A touch dry and somewhat hoppy but still a solid brew for the style.

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Photo of GinDC
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MisledTitan
4.19/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cuy50
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seanchai
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of LoudRed
3.68/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncaudle
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of argock
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Very clear honey gold with a small cap of white head with a rim of lacing near the top of the glass.

S: The aroma is a bit weak although not unpleasant. Some crackery malt character comes through and is accented by noble hopping, but the hops and malt both seem a bit too tame.

T: The tameness in the aroma is echoed in the flavor, which is not bad, but is somewhat nondescript within the style. The overall flavor is of an inobtrusively noble hopped pilsner, but the bitterness needs to be ratcheted up a by 10-15% (5-7 IBUs) and the malt character is also a little bit lacking with not enough breadiness to carry this part of the beer. Bitterness is light. There are no yeast esters or off-flavors but just not enough overall German pils character.

M: This beer is light-bodied with moderate carbonation and is very smooth overall.

O: While there is nothing off or wrong about this beer, it is missing some aroma and flavor punch that I would usually expect from Devil's Backbone. Certainly it is drinkable, but it comes off as a little nondescript overall and could use both more malt and hop character.

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Photo of atrocity
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Pantalones
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Second bottle of this one from the summer variety pack; bottling date seems to be May 8th, 2015.

Looks like a pilsner for sure -- golden in color, very clear, lots of little bubbles rising up, and a good bit of fluffy white foam on top which shrinks away to a thin coating after a bit.

Smell is fairly light, but grassy hops and a bit of grain stand out.

Taste is definitely focused on the grassiness of the hops, with the grainy malt coming through pretty clearly as well. Early on in the glass there's a bit more of a sweetness in there too, which occasionally pops up in the aftertaste or burps later on as well. Sometimes almost bordering in caramel-like in a burp. A bit of lingering hop bitterness on the end, but not super strong. There's an almost saltiness going on occasionally too, I'm not sure exactly how to describe it -- odd, but kind of interesting. Toward the end of the glass, sometimes there's something that almost comes across as just slightly sulfur-like, but interestingly enough this actually isn't unpleasant at all, in fact I'm finding it actually adds a bit to the beer.

Feel is pretty nice as well. It's on the lighter side and certainly fizzy, but never gets to the point of seeming *too* light or *too* fizzy. Fizziness isn't super prickly or uncomfortable in the mouth, enough to definitely make itself known but not enough to where it becomes unwelcome.

Overall, this was a pretty tasty beer, and very drinkable especially on a hot day like today (seriously, it was 90+ degrees outside today, even with no shirt and a fan running I'm roasting in my apartment here.)

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Photo of williahd
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Trukker Pils from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
- out of 100 based on 7 ratings.