Trauger Pilsner - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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78 Ratings
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.44%
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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Photo of drtth
3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | 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 thick layer of foam on the surface of the liquid. The small 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 +3%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of DIM
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
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 -10.7%

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3.35/5  rDev -8%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%

-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 -31.3%

Photo of BWED
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. can poured into Pils glass.

A- A nice toasted golden color. Not quite clear. White head towers in a hard pour and settles at two fingers. Very meringue-like.

S- Malt forward. Some good toasty and bready notes. Small hop presence. A bit earthy. Maybe a slight fruit aroma.

T- Malt forward again. Toasty and bready. Floral and spicy hop flavor in the finish.

M- Light body. A bit of a spicy dry finish.

O- Pretty flavorful. A bit on the malty side for this style, but not bad.

Photo of peacefrog70
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Samp01
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.24/5  rDev -11%

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3.4/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%



Photo of tone77
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%

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.

Photo of woodychandler
3.75/5  rDev +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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Trauger Pilsner from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.