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Trauger Pilsner - Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 10.11%
Wants: 2
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 Tucquan
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Tucquan, May 24, 2014
Photo of jl2414
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

jl2414, May 06, 2014
Photo of waddellc2
3/5  rDev -18%

waddellc2, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev +9.3%

ColForbinBC, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of jjd315
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

jjd315, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of wattoclone
4/5  rDev +9.3%

wattoclone, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of tbeckett
4/5  rDev +9.3%

tbeckett, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

BeerForMuscle, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of LoveStout
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

LoveStout, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23%

sammyt728, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of comfortablynirm
4/5  rDev +9.3%

comfortablynirm, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

dgherm, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of GeoffreyM
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

GeoffreyM, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

JohnK17, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of FrankShirley
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

FrankShirley, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

djrn2, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.46/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Darkmagus82, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

InspectorBob, May 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

IPAchris, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

hoppymcgee, May 13, 2013
Photo of Slatetank
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

Slatetank, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.3%

wsickler, May 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18%

Jason1337, Apr 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

theGlasstronaut, Apr 23, 2013
Trauger Pilsner from Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.