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Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner - von Trapp Brewing

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86
very good

18 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 18
Hads: 64
Avg: 3.88
pDev: 16.24%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States | website

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: 18 | Hads: 64
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Good looking brew that shows off clarity and a decent lacing. Smells of spicy herbal hops and fresh grain, clean nose. Kiss of lager yeast, ghost-like sulfur. Lots of crisp graininess, lots of snap. Hop bitterness has a bite, flavor lingers with more herbal than spicy hoppiness. Large mugs of this brew would make for a proper session. Very well done.

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Photo of irrevjim
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

look; hazy pale yellow golden, 1" head that shrinks to a thin covering that stays, soapy lacing
smell; saltines, nice german hops, some mild spice, pepper, a liitle yeasty and grassy,some biscuity pilsner malt there but a little overwhelmed
taste; the hops, though mild, dominate. a little more biscuit than in the nose, some white peppery spice
feel; sharp, bubbly, just a little dry
overall; a very nice not quite but close classic pilsner with a little extra spice and hops for fun.

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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 acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrew8626
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 liquorpig
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nebula1999
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SebastianOwl
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank fresh from draft at Trapp Lodge in Stowe, VT on 7/20/15

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Photo of Rocketman2013
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- 12oz bottle into a wine glass with a slightly hazy pale golden hue and a tall, foamy white head. The cap descends at a medium pace to a small ring and lacing is spotty.

S- Raw, crackery grains begin the show making way eventually for a moderate level of German hops. Spicy, grassy, floral and earthy hop character. Clean of yeast influence as it should be.

T- A few powerful influences make up for a clean and effective delivery. Balance is struck between pale base grains and noble hops. The hops come off mostly as herbal but delve towards spicy and grassy just a bit while the barley lends cereal and cracker tones. Slightest touch of mineral water and sulfer throughout accentuating a crisp bite of the hops.

MF- Puffy and somewhat creamy light end body. The carbonation is at a very high level promoting foam and accentuating the crisp feel of the brew. Finishes with herbal bitterness lingering.

Simple and straightforward but the cleanliness of the fermentation is a shining accomplishment for this brew. Herbal hops intermingled with crackery grains in a dry, crisp Pils.

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Photo of chefdave37
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 snowsurfer422
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcguitar
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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 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 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 smb71481
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured into a ufo hefeweizen glass. beer appears highly carbonated, light golden color with a big fluffy three finger head that has good retention and leaves lacing. a nice looking beer!

nose is very bready. taste is same - malts with a light hoppiness. light mouthfeel like you would expect.

overall a tasty, refreshing brew!

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Photo of edward_boumil
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Straw, golden yellow, minimal head, no lacing. Despite the golden color it is much cloudier than normal for the style. Opaque.
S: Very bready, with hints of sweet honey and just a touch of floral hops. Hops are kind of an afternote though, very light on the nose.
T: Very solid flavor. Malt is nice and true to the style, had that bready biscuity character, cereal-like with notes of honey graham cracker. Hops are present, which lend a crisp bitterness, though not by any means overpowering. Somewhat spicy in nature as well.
F: Higher in carbonation, body is a little heavier than most pilsners but its barely a hinderence in its drinkability.
O: The best domestic pils on the market that I've had, and I've had quite a few

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Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner from von Trapp Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.