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Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner - von Trapp Brewing

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Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
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13 Reviews
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Reviews: 13
Hads: 49
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 16.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jmbbabson on 06-27-2014

A smooth, crisp Bohemian pilsner with a harmonious blend of Perle and Saaz hops.

IBU 42
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Reviews: 13 | Hads: 49
Photo of billybob
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

light golden in color with a fair head and lace aroma's of grass or fresh cut hay. crisp clean bready and dry taste light mouthfeel. good carbonation. very easy to drink.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from a mixed 12 pack.

Pours hazy yellow with a decent head of white. Moderate retention and lacing for the duration.

Cut grass, biscuits, and wet straw in the nose. A bit husky.

Light bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.

Bready malt with an assertive bitterness on the palate. Peppery, grassy hops add some complexity.

Finishes very dry with a lingering, spicy bitterness.

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Photo of skivtjerry
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle was poured into a Sam Adams glass. Golden straw color, pretty cloudy for a pilsener, and this was not chill haze. Probably should have poured more carefully. Head retention is incredible; it looked like white spray foam after a couple minutes.

Aroma is grainy/bready up front, with some yeastiness that detracts. Floral and slightly citrusy hops in the background.

Taste is bready malt followed immediately by a blast of floral/herbal/citrusy hops that fades into a satisfying smooth bitterness.

Mouthfeel is nice. Carbonation and body are perfect. Firmly bitter but not astringent.

Overall, a little rough around the edges, but solid and true to the style.

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Photo of jlindros
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light fizzy head, touch of lacing, mostly clear slight chill hazed straw yellow.

Nose nice toasty grainy notes, light straw, bread dough, grainy mineral, light grassy hop.

Taste flavorful, big grassy hop, almost spicy hop with fair bitterness, little minerality again, grassy malt, straw and toasty grainy, little bread dough, mild soft lager and fruity lager notes. Finish dry toasty straw, spicy grassy hops lingering.

Mouth med to lighter bod, soft lager, decent carb.

Overall not bad, nice malt, hops start nice but get a bit too spicy later.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.74/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked up this bottle at a general store I can't remember the name of in Vermont, poured chilled in a willybecker.

The color is golden with light haze and white foam with good retention and lace sticks. The smell is bready with a malt doughy smell with light fruity ester and mild hop scent. The feel is tangy with lightly sweet body and peppery hop texture with semi-dry finish and crisp carbonation with semi bitter linger.

The taste has a good amount of malt but yeast is slightly fruit tanginess with hops midway into taste with slight spice accent and gentle grassy hop bitterness is lasting with dry slight amount of alcohol in the finish. Overall this is a pretty decent pilsner very good for the style for the most part but lacking in feel missing the lager texture. This could use more hop flavor rather than just bitterness

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Photo of horshack7
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a Pilsner glass is a hazy golden straw color with a head that is off white and around one finger thick. As the head thins out it leaves behind thick lacing.

Aroma: Biscuit notes make themselves known right up front. Grapefruit, piney, lemon zest are faint and a light dryness in the nose.

Taste: Very crisp mouthfeel that carries a floral hop bite. Lemon zest, grapefruit, buttery biscuit. The finish starts out smooth but it still has a good bite in the end.

Notes: An all around solid Czech Pilsner and very drinkable. I would not mind seeing this one in some tallboy cans:. Cheers.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a glass

Clear golden yellow , white fluffy head

Aroma of malts, grassy, hops

Taste of malt and bit of the hops

More crisp than the helles

Nice beer

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Photo of sprat1960
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Look: Straw-yellow in color; cloudy and opaque. Pours with a very small white head the dies down without a trace. Some medium-sized bubbles present, however looks kind of flat.

Smell: Malt, grass and mild hops. Slight sour aroma. Nice.

Taste: Malt to start, acidic/sour middle, grassy and mildly hoppy finish. Interesting and refreshing.

Feel: Lighter-side of medium body. Slight fizzy sensation towards the end from the carbonation with a mildly dry finish. Slightly better than a good quality commercial beer.

Overall: A different take on a Pilsner with the hops. Very cool. I really liked it. Nice on a hot day.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden, hazy color to this one. Bavarian hop aroma shines through nicely. Taste is light and crisp with a bit of citrus on the aftertaste. Very pleasantly surprised with this one

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Photo of Jwale73
3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served in a pilsner glass. Pours a translucent straw gold with a loose, 1/8th inch white head. Nose is clean and grassy with an earthy noble hops presence. Taste follows nose; however, there's also a slight medicinal bitterness at the finish. Mouthfeel is light in body with an even carbonation. The finish is not quite crisp. Overall, a decent Czech Pils but lacking the clean characteristics I've come to associate with the style.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle. Pours like a pils. Clear yellow with a fluffy head. Mild aroma. Pale, malt, soggy bread, lager yeast. Not much hop. Aroma. Flavor is a mixture of sweet and dry malt and lager yeast. While I didn't think the hops were very noticeable in the nose, they play a much bigger part on the tongue. Quite bitter for the style. Still, the flavor comes off more as just plain bitterness than distinct hop taste.light bodied, pilsy. Not as well put together as many I have had recently. Also not big on the fact that they named their brewery after "The Sound Of Music".

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Photo of puboflyons
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 22, 2015. I am not certain if I am reviewing the same beer. My 2015 bottle simply says Pilsner not Bohemian Pilsner.

Cloudy yellow pour with a long lasting white foamy head.

The aroma is toasted malts, German malts, sweetness, and grass. It smells like a traditional Pilsner should.

Medium body.

The taste is immediately toasted and then there is a mild, balanced grassy bitterness to tone down the toasty sweetness. Easy to drink. Really the way I enjoy my Pilsners.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz potter poured into a Pilsner glass.

A: Dull straw yellow.mfine bubbles white head retains at a half inch and leaves behind chunky webs of lacing.

S: Sweet bready Pilsner malt, lightly toasted grain, hay. Hops are grassy with a bit of a lemongrass zing. Some match-strike sulfur in the background.

T: Sweet Pilsner malt and lightly toasted grain. Hops come to the forefront with a lot of floral and lemongrass character. Modest bitterness build toward the back as the hops go more herbal. Hay. Some sulfur. Hint of alcohol. Dry. Grainy and herbal finish.

M: Light bodied with a full and round feel. Crisp bite of carbonation.

O: Not bad, but it could stand to be just a bit cleaner. Sulfur gets to be distracting at times.

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Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner from von Trapp Brewing
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