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Trauger Pilsner - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
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73 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 73
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 10.74%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  4.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our Pilsner is assertively hopped with Hallertau and Tettnanger noble hops and has a cracker-like malt backbone that finishes crisp and dry coming in at 4.8% ABV, which makes this one highly drinkable (which is the point, duh).

(Beer added by: corby112 on 09-14-2012)
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

wattoclone, Mar 16, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

'Twas a hazy straw colored yellow and poured with a moderately sticky, short lived, fizzy head. I smelled an abundance of noble hop character, plenty of grass, aspirin, and hint of flowers. Some crackers and biscuits for malt balance.

This is a very dry pils, just the way I like them, but this one may have gone a tad too Saharan. A nice grassy bit mingles with biscuits and mineral water up front for a refreshing start. The finish is a lingering, flavorful bitterness that tastes of aspirin, faint grapefruit rind, and pepper. Dry and crisp on the tongue, this is one I'd be happy to have again. It isn't quite in the upper echelon of killer PA pils' but this is no slouch either.

DIM, Nov 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

ImFlyerThanYou, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

acurtis, Oct 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

let8it8grow, Jul 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

GRG1313, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

pat_usher, Jul 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

waddellc2, Apr 12, 2014
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3.29/5  rDev -9.4%

A big shout out to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bright yellow color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of light grains, a bit of lemon. Taste is grassy hops, some lemon tartness, dry at the finish. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

tone77, Aug 31, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a hazy gold yellow with a medium white slowly fading head, mild lacing. Scents of citrus, grains and grass fill the nose with some fruity and yeast notes as well follow thru on the taste. Palate is a medium clean crisp body, fairly pleasant on the tongue. Finish is sweet mild spice fruit some lemon, yeast, grains and yeast and nutty aftertaste. Overall quite pleasant refreshing summer brew.

Samp01, Sep 30, 2014
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3.65/5  rDev +0.6%

-can. served in pilsner glass.

(3.25) A: Sligthly hazy corn yellow coloring with a weakly holding, washy, dirty white head. Faint isolated instances of carbonation with no lacing.

(3.25) S: Pale lemons and straw on the nose.

(3.70) T: Lightly sweet buttered croissant. Flowery noble hops, dry wheat stalks, with a light herbal hint. Straw, nice dry bite of of citrus and wheat funk on the finish. Hopping is above average per style. Dry buttered bread.

(3.45) M: Dry grains, light medium body, quiet carbonation factor.

(3.65) O: Overall very drinkable, kept traditional like a german style, but with a pretty good flavor intensity of noble hops. Dry, and gets better as the drink progresses. 6 pack worthy.

beerthulhu, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

mdillon86, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

hoppymcgee, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

IdrinkGas, Jun 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Blanco, Feb 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Mcroft25, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

jjd315, Mar 20, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -10.7%

Matt411, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Evango, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

TheFightfan1, Sep 20, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

JohnK17, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lightly hazed golden straw, minimal head. Musty pils malts and light doeses of grassy/spicy and citrus hops... carries forward to taste. Taste is fuller than scent dictated and a bit heavier than the stated ABVs... very pleasant, clean and refreshing but filling at the same time. Lighter side of medium bodied, lightly oily and smooth. Overall, impressed with another beer from this newer local brewery.

rfgetz, Oct 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

IPAchris, May 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

I am CANtinuing down the road this afternoon, CANducting The CANQuest ™ in the manner in which it was intended. In fact, this CAN and the next one were some of the first CANs released to the public at the brewery during the second Saturday of Philly Beer Week 2014! I made a day trip up to Croydon and hung out with some bikers that afternoon. Bro. Woody is of the life, just not in the life.

From the CAN: "Traditional German Pilsner".

Jeremy Myers imparted to me that the reason for brimful CANs is to reduce any possibility of oxygen in the headspace before the lid is seamed on. I do not care about why, I just dig it! It is like a Baker's Dozen and this CAN was no exception. The two-plus fingers of puffy, bone-white head looked like meringue above lemon pie filling. The good retention finally gave 'way to the production of great sticky lacing. Color was a slightly hazy Pale-Straw (SRM = 1 - 2). Nose seemed restrained in terms of the malt-to-hops ratio, coming off more like a Czech Pils. If you think that I am CANplaining, then you must be new to The CANQuest (TM)! It had a lemony-grassy biscuit-like smell, reminiscent of lemon biscotti. Man, I could go for some biscotti right about now! Mouthfeel was medium. I have got to say, this was too hoppy for its style. It was very lemon-grass bitter and while I was totally digging it, it was more like a Czech Pils. Finish was dry, no two ways about it. I still think that it and the Churchville Lager would be excellent CANdidates to fill the Summer cooler.

woodychandler, Aug 30, 2014
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Trauger Pilsner from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 73 ratings.