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Trapp Trosten Bier - Trapp Family Lodge Brewery

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86
very good

33 Ratings
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Trapp Family Lodge Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Trosten Bier. Translates to "comfort beer" A black lager with notes of roast and smoke. Rich flavor up front that finishes smooth and clean.

(Beer added by: Brad007 on 11-23-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

acurtis, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

easily the best schwarzbier ive encountered. pours a thick flat chocolate brown color with a nitro look and feel to it. the nose is chocolate malt, lots of roast and some coffee in there as well. not bitter at all, but very rich and earthy, more body than im used to in the style, and a really lovely creamy texture all the way though this. more chocolate than coffee in terms of flavor, with the roasty barley also contributing a lot of flavor and body. usually these beers seem thin and filling at the same time, while this one is thick like a milkshake yet infinitely sessionable. the first trapp beer ive had, but I am keen to try as many as I can get my hands on this summer. the quality of this brew is just incredible, never had a schwarzbier like this, and I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in a totally unique dark beer. would love to get this into my regular fall lineup.

StonedTrippin, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ The Farmhouse (Burlington, VT) on 2/19/11. Served in a Weizen glass.

Pours a deep brown/near black (you can just make out some ruby along the bottom) with a ½ finger of mocha colored head. This retains with a thin filmy creaminess that keeps some richness to it and leaves back foamy spotty lacing. The aroma is floral up front but soon gives way to a sharp blend of acrid smoky roast and green smelling citric character. Light notes of cocoa and caramel add an extra touch of sweet tanginess to nose.

The taste has an assertive green citric bitterness that is initially cut by the sweetness of the malts before a second wave of roasted bitterness swoops in to finish this dry and burnt with some leftover lingering citrus notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a smooth and crisp feel the whole way through. Maybe just a touch of underlying thickness is present where most of the malt activity here sits but this was pretty easy drinking overall.

Pretty darn solid Schwarzbier here, with just the right amount of well balanced roast and hop character that gave this a crisp and flavorful bite but without being overly aggressive with the bitterness. I will say that the roasted malts here did have an extra bit of a burnt smoky edge to that that really set this apart. Good stuff here from Trapp Family Lodge.

Kegatron, Feb 23, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

oriolesfan4, Mar 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

duceswild, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of tempest
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had a glass at the Farmhouse in Burlington VT. This was a little thicker, but not unreasonable. There's a big cocoa character, but it's dry and hardly sweet. It's a richer take on the style, and after also recently enjoying Flatbread/Zero Gravity's sub-4% schwarz, I can appreciate the benefits of a bigger beer. The extra chocolate candy and roasted barley create a wonderfully complex take on the style.

tempest, Jan 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Kelp, Jun 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

liamt07, Jun 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

chippo33, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of Brad007
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Description says "big black lager with a hint of smoke."

Pours a dark brown/black color into my glass with a one-finger head.

Aroma has a touch of sweet, grainy malt in the nose. Inviting but not roasty!

Wow, sweet grainy malt dominates the mouth, followed by just a hint of smoke.

Mouthfeel has much of the malt lingering back there. One gripe: it feels kind of thin.

They nail it on the head here. Drinkable and as good of as example as you'll find in VT at least!

Brad007, Nov 23, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

LoveStout, Dec 15, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

BGsWo22, Mar 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

whartontallboy, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of woosterbill
4.04/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

1l swingtop growler. Thanks Matt!

A: Black body, brown highlights, thin cap of frothy tan foam. Poor retention, spotty lace. No better than average.

S: Smoky, with dark fruit (raisins, plums), and whole grain bread crust. Really nice.

T: Breadiness and minerality up front, with dark fruit behind. Scotch-like smokiness ahead of a clean finish. Great.

M: Smooth, slick, light-to-medium body; low carbonation. Just ok.

O: Really enjoyable Schwarzbier; I've love to try it on tap at the brewpub someday.

Cheers!

woosterbill, Aug 17, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Stopped into the brewpub on 07APR12 after a bit of hiking around the area with Alewife. Opted for a stein of this to slake my thirst. Says it's currently at 5.40% ABV.

Poured a deep, dark brown. The head was a fine layer of beige bubbles, thinning quickly yet leaving some wispy lacing. Had a lightly roasty nose, with some traces of sweetness. A bit of prickle hit the tongue, with the body being about medium overall.

Flavor, too, had some light sweetness, with a hint of caramel before getting into some good roasty bitterness. There was also a subtle smokey character present as it faded into some pleasant floral hoppiness at the finish. Solid and tasty; a good session bier. Prosit!

3.9/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bierman9, Apr 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ElGallo, Feb 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Apr 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

dunix, Feb 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

jbertsch, Mar 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

utopiajane, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

BRYeleJR, Nov 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

gwiedman1, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ChipMurray, Feb 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

nathanjohnson, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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Trapp Trosten Bier from Trapp Family Lodge Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.