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Trauger Pilsner - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: corby112 on 09-14-2012

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).
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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 23
Photo of cheah
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops are preset in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, flavors of grassy hops are present in the forefront and contribute a light amount of associated bitterness. Hints of biscuity malts are also perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly chewy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The strong presence of grassy hops in this beer makes it a pleasant change of pace compared to some of the bland pilseners that are out there. It's a pretty good American representation of a German style.

Serving type: can

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of njbusa
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thezach
3.45/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Nice bready malt aroma with light noble hops. Very clean tasting, but a bit sweet for my taste, but there is moderate hop bitterness to balance it out. Hazy golden appearance with a fine head that dissipates to a thin lacing. I like it, and while not my favorite pils, definitely worth drinking.

Photo of Jacobob10
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap @ Neshaminy Creek Brewing in Croydon, PA.

Slightly hazy and gold in color with a thick, creamy white head. Mild aroma with bready malts and grassy hops. A sweetness from the malt comes through in the flavor, increasing the body and just barely overpowering the hops. Not as crisp and snappy as I like my pilsners but still light to medium bodied. Very easy to drink and not aggressive by any means. I love a good pilsner, some I'm probably a harsh critic of the style, but you could do a lot worse than this one. Worth a try for any pils lover.

Photo of grimey68
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of VikeMan
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent German Pils. Good Malt Backbone. Dry finish. Spicy German hop flavor and aroma.

Photo of mikeg67
3.59/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can. Pours deep golden with tall, long lasting, fluffy, white head and soda like carbonation. Aroma is of grassy hops and biscuit malt. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal hops and pale malt nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is long and dry. Very good, enjoyable Pilz.

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.84/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Premo88
4.54/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can poured into pilsner
(courtesy of @TongoRad via NBS BIF)

L: slightly cloudy yellow ... very pale, light yellow; pushes up a strong 1-inch head of sticky white foam, leaves cotton bowls from the stick; also leaves a lingering skin of lumpy foam and a massive collar; appears to be lacing like crazy early ... except for the slight cloudiness, this is perfect

S: grass and bread malt ... classic notes, and they're fantastic. sneaks in a sour onion thing ... something just a hair sour or funky, but it's hard to name and whatever it is, it's not off-putting at all -- blending in nicely with the grass and bread

T: follows the nose pretty much one-to-one. not very bitter despite having all that grass-hop flavor. the bitterness tends to show up more in the lingering taste left over well after a swallow.

F: strong and good ... carbonation level is right in the middle. super drinkable.

O: a very good pils, full of grassy hop flavor and bread malt in the nose and flavor for balancing sweetness. I love this style and love seeing an American brewer nail it down.

Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeenTired
3.66/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drtth
4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Duvel glass from an undated 12oz can, the beer is a lightly hazy light golden color with a 1/2” head that recedes fairly soon to a layer of foam on the surface of the liquid. The ring of foam around the glass leaves big patches of leggy lacing and sipping leaves lots of small speckles.

The light, gentle aroma is grassy and spicy from the hops and a bit bready in the background from the malt.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose. There’s some grassy character, a bit of straw, a bit of breadiness and some lightly bitter spiciness. In the finish, the dry bitterness of the hops persists as the earthy grass and sweet flavors begin to fade towards the long dry slightly earthy bitter finish.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied with the gentle carbonation beginning to fade about mid-way through the beer.

On the whole this is a pretty good beer, reasonably well made, and one I plan on having again. While it is not the best of the locally available Pils beers it shows well compared to the competition.

Photo of JNForsyth
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.89/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Neshaminy Creek "Trauger Pilsner"
12 oz. can, no apparent freshness dating

Appearance: Surprisingly hazy for a German Pilsner. The head retention is quite good however, and there's some fairly good lacing as well.

Aroma: Grassy, spicy, and very gently floral hops with a background suggestion of pilsner malt.

Flavor: Much more malt than the nose suggests, pleasantly threaded through with hops. The malt is mildly grassy, and straw-like, with an edge of sugariness. It's really nicely balanced in flavor and bitterness, although I think for style a few more IBUs might be required. The clean, dry finish leaves light washes of floral and gently spicy hops behind.

Mouthfeel: Medium leaning towards medium-light in body. Crisp, standard carbonation. Nicely done.

Overall: With the exception of the haze and a slightly restrained bitterness, this is a pretty good example of the German Pilsner style (I actually find it to be more of a Czech Pils). Regardless, it's quite charming and remarkably drinkable.

Photo of megamass
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of vonnegut21
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of DIM
4.01/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Photo of IndyDad
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of jaywes754
3.35/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.65/5  rDev 0%

-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.

Photo of JoshFrantz
2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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Trauger Pilsner from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
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