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Trauger Pilsner - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

54 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-02-2013 19:11:06 | More by djrn2
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-14-2012 20:45:03 | More by acurtis
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +16.5%

I had this on tap at Houlihan's served chilled in a pint.

The color is the lightest golden, almost a pastel yellow with light hazed from the chill on the glass. The head is thick white with small bead and lace sticks,retention is good. The smell is faint yet floral with light herbal aspect, more aroma comes forward with some malt as it warms with mild citrus accent. The feel is great, very clean with light astringent element yet very good bitterness balanced with the malt which is mostly dry w/ low sweetness and moderate carbonation is not overdone with slight resins from hops and not sharp or too agressive in feel.

The flavor is very good with nice malt which supports the gentle herbal flavors from the hops which have a nice citrus element and light grass adding a mild acidity to the body with generally clean yeast flavor which showcases the other flavors with no alcohol making for a very drinkable pils. I really enjoyed this one at first but it was served very cold and I am glad I had the second and allowed it to warm gradually becaused the hop aromatics shone through and the dimension of hops was not realized completely with the first pint.

05-13-2013 13:54:34 | More by Slatetank
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corby112

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%

Draft at Prohibition Taproom in Philadelphia, PA.

Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with lighter edges and a two finger, frothy white head that has great retention, slowly fading into a lasting ring.  Chunks of soapy lace left behind.

Inviting aroma with a nice balance of pale malts, light fruit and earthy hop notes.  Strong spicy hop presence with hints of grass and straw countered by bready yeast, biscuit, apple and pear.

Fuller bodied than expected with a crisp, spicy hop bite that lingers over the earthy and sweeter notes into a dry finish.  This provides some dry bitterness that compliments the earthy grass and straw flavors without overpowering everything else.  Really well balanced with a nice malt backbone that counters the hops and light fruit notes.  Hints of bread and biscuit as well as some apple and pear sweetness toward the finish.  

09-14-2012 02:58:30 | More by corby112
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-19-2013 15:14:24 | More by InspectorBob
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-02-2014 18:47:34 | More by Latarnik
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-28-2013 01:55:40 | More by rolltide8425
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +11.1%

on tap on my patio

Pours a hazed straw golden color with a nice frothy white head resting on top. Fades out eventually, leaving some patchy rings of lacing on the glass.

More hop presence than I initially expected, giving a nice, yet light bitter spice. Familiar scents of grass and straw with some biscuit malt and faint sweetness.

Stronger than usual hop character adds a nice bitter spicy punch. Hint of lemony citrus and grass with straw. Lightly toasted bread-biscuit malt, slightly doughy with faint sweetness. Finishes crisp and slightly hoppy.

Lighter medium body, nicely carbonated (a little higher but that was probably from people fooling with the keg), brisk and crisp on the tongue. Incredibly drinkable and well-balanced - great suggestion from the people at Bella Vista (and to think I almost bought Yuengling!)

10-24-2012 22:05:12 | More by xnicknj
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-07-2014 12:54:00 | More by tbeckett
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-14-2013 12:29:04 | More by IPAchris
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

10-22-2012 14:32:52 | More by rfgetz
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-29-2014 16:35:18 | More by ColForbinBC
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

3.46/5  rDev -6.2%

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served a golden amber color with a billowy two finger white head. The head has a decent level of retention, fading slowly over time to leave a nice level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell- The aroma was largest of a bready malt smell mixed with some herbal and grassy smells. Along with these was a lighter citrus and light fruit aromas as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice crisp malt taste. As the flavor advances notes of hop come to the tongue with the flavors being a combination of citrus grapefruit and herbal hops. Along with the hop so too comes some lighter fruit flavors of apple and pear, which sweeten the flavor ever so slightly. In the end the sweetness of the fruit fades some with the hop getting slightly stronger, leaving a nice balanced and crisp flavor of a light hop and bready base to be left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel- The body of the beer was on the medium side in terms of creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that was rather average. Both made for a very drinkable and refreshing beer with a nice crisp feel.

Overall – A rather refreshing beer overall. It has a nice blend of hop and malt and a good level of sweetness to keep it quite balanced.

06-02-2013 18:52:27 | More by Darkmagus82
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-06-2014 05:13:36 | More by IdrinkGas
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

02-13-2014 21:08:49 | More by BeerForMuscle
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-02-2013 16:08:59 | More by brez8791
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

04-05-2013 01:40:47 | More by mdillon86
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LoveStout

New York

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-05-2014 17:53:41 | More by LoveStout
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

06-28-2013 16:56:54 | More by JohnK17
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Chugs13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-03-2013 02:12:12 | More by Chugs13
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-13-2013 14:22:02 | More by hoppymcgee
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +5.4%

Had this on 2014-05-24 in Lancaster, PA at Hunger and Thirst.

A - pretty clear straw-gold with a 1 finger head and very nice lace.

S - White bread, honey, grass, floral. Pleasant.

T - Sweet malt, honey and citrus initially then some grass and hop bitterness. Fresh tasting. Dries nice with lasting flavor.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Not watery I like the feel.

O - I like it well enough to get a case for the summer.

05-24-2014 15:33:52 | More by Tucquan
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.89/5  rDev +5.4%

Trauger pils has a hazy cloudy straw color. The head was bright white and frothy fading to a patchy ring. Desent carbonation.
Aroma is quite hoppy with a sutle spiciness and lemon grass. Pale malts balance it out a bit too.
Taste was pretty good, It was spicy and hint hints of lemon tart. Malts are crisp and sharp.
Drinks smooth and dry with lingering bitterness into the aftertaste.
I have no problems with this brew and would drink it again.

02-16-2013 12:55:55 | More by micromaniac129
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev +1.4%

12 oz can poured into a tulip pint.

Appearance
Straw with 2 fingers of creamy, white head that dissipates slowly. Excellent clarity with light-moderate carbonation.

Nose
Cracker, bread, and lemongrass.

Taste
Crackery malts with deeper tones of toasted bread and caramel. A nice punch of hops forming earthy florals and notes of lemongrass. Lighter notes of golden apple and pear with hints of bubblegum.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, crisp, clean, and refreshing.

Overall
A nice refreshing Pilsner!

06-17-2014 13:16:01 | More by justintcoons
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-22-2014 15:59:57 | More by JeffTheJuice
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Trauger Pilsner from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.