Trumer Pils
Trumer Brauerei Berkeley

Trumer PilsTrumer Pils
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
Trumer Brauerei Berkeley
California, United States
German Pilsner
Ranked #156
Ranked #19,271
3.84 | pDev: 13.02%
Nov 12, 2022
Sep 11, 2003
Very Good
Trumer PilsTrumer Pils
Notes: Trumer Pils is an exquisite pilsner brewed with dedication to craftmanship that is signature of its proven heritage. Trumer Pils’ aromatic nose, vigorous carbonation, and dry finish will satisfy the most demanding palate.
View: More Beers
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Photo of Tolianych_Pivomnabuhanych
Reviewed by Tolianych_Pivomnabuhanych from Vermont

1/5  rDev -74%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
If I could rate this piss water at 0, I would.

This pompously self-proclaimed "perfectly crafted pilsner" is an abomination and an insult to the Pilsner style. I spent more time on reading its grotesque claims printed all over the can than I did on tasting it and dumping this crap into the sink.

Milwaukee Beast is probably a better pissner drink option than this waste of time and money.
Nov 12, 2022
Rated: 3.72 by Eman17 from Illinois

Oct 29, 2022
Photo of Skunkt
Reviewed by Skunkt from California

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Wow! Solid Pilsner. A friend told me Coors is to Colorado as Trumer is to the Bay area, and even though I have seen it everywhere, it is much better than Coors (and I don't mind banquet!). Sure it's crushable but you can tell the master brewer knows their malts and aren't cutting corners like the larger, industrial-scale pilsners. Nice lacing, aroma and refined malt character.
Oct 15, 2022
Photo of VABA
Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nice clear golden color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has floral and malt hints
The taste follows the nose with a well balanced floral and malt flavor
A light bodied well carbonated crisp beer
A great Pilsner
Oct 14, 2022
Rated: 3.34 by misteil from Ireland

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 4.41 by Beecham from California

Jun 01, 2022
Photo of TheWaySheGoes
Reviewed by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is a pilsner that should be rated higher IMO, but glad to see it being distributed across more states now. With other pilsners you get a sort of gap in flavor as you are drinking it. Others go too heavy on the malt to make up while this one stays perfectly balanced throughout. As others have pointed out this pilsner won the category at the Chicago Beer Temple taster, against more than plenty of other pilsners. Those guys know their stuff!
Note: Go for the can, their green bottles are a significant downgrade.
Jun 01, 2022
Rated: 3.64 by dshansen1184 from Washington

May 08, 2022
Rated: 4.34 by kleinahoe from California

Mar 16, 2022
Photo of hakume
Reviewed by hakume

4.59/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
This is one of the best pilsners you can get in the US IMO. A nice golden straw color with excellent carbonation. Smell can be a bit skunky but predominantly a sweet honey comes through. Taste malty, crisp, and dry.
Feb 16, 2022
Photo of gatornation
Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From a 12oz green bottle. Pours a clear lemon orange color with a nice bright white head. Smell is floral hops grain and cereal malts . Taste follows nose noble hops with lemon grass herbs and spice cracker meal malts to balance. Mouth feel is crisp and herbal nice US Pils here very good.
Feb 02, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by carrcolind from District of Columbia

Dec 22, 2021
Rated: 3.88 by Timfromthemainland from New York

Nov 19, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Nov 08, 2021
Photo of mushroomcloud
Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
12oz can with a best by date of 1/28/22. Opened 10/31/21.
1" white head, good retention at 1/4". Pale and straw golden colored Pils.
Sweet grain, honey, and floral aroma. Spicy hops and lightly sweet pilsner malt in the flavor.
Medium body (seems fuller than some/most for the style), medium carbonation and snappy mouthfeel.
Lengthy, spicy and ultimately dry finish.
Very Good.
Oct 31, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by drstalker from Illinois

Oct 24, 2021
Rated: 3.57 by bankboy66 from New Jersey

Aug 03, 2021
Photo of brewerburgundy
Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
19.2oz can, white wine glass, best by 11/6/21.

Crystal clear light gold with a loose, large bubbled white head.

Pilsner malt through and through. Slight noble hop spice.

Hit of earthy, spicy hops up front followed by that bready, grainy malt. It’s super clean with a moderate bitterness and a little sulphur.

It’s a bit soft for a pils. The body is right, but the carbonation is softer than usual.

It’s clearly a good pils.
Jul 26, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Shatik from California

Jul 07, 2021
Photo of barneyrubble
Reviewed by barneyrubble from Colorado

3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L=Lemonade yellow/light gold and about 85% transparent. Small 1/2F head of white foam settles quickly with no lace.

N- Fresh rye bread, some spicy hops.

T- Light bitterness at first with some barley as a secondary note. Drying green hops prevail with a roundness form the barley. No cereal taste but rather a laid back underlying hint of sweetness masked by the hops. A light yeasty tang is easier to detect as the beer warms a bit.

M- Medium carbonation with very fine bubbles. Dry metallic feeling on the tongue. Some fullness due to concentration of carbonation, and a bit of cloying thickness on the back of the throat.

O- Nicely balanced with no sharp edges and a dry overall character. Definitely warming up to this beer over time.
Jul 06, 2021
Photo of 5toutman75
Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
How is this not a world class rated pils? I had heard good things about it at a bar or two but then it really caught my eye after winning Beer Temple's pils comparison a bit ago. Being in Chicago we have our pick of great beers and the Beer Temple guys know a thing or two about beer. So after trying it, I can see why it won the competition. It has the perfect balance of sweet/bitter and soft/crisp mouthfeel. It's a pretty beer that wouldn't scare off even the 15 year old neophyte beer drinker. It could use a longer finish maybe but aren't pilsners supposed to be crisp and short in the pallet? I could sip this all night long and never get bored or tired of it. I love the 12 pack of 12oz cans too. Don't pass it up. Just because it's not from a New England brewery doesn't mean it can't be world class.
Jun 26, 2021
Photo of HordtheViking
Reviewed by HordtheViking

5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I love Pilsner and this is the best Pilsner that I’ve ever had. It’s got perfect happiness and a great finish, I’m just sad that it’s not sold in Arizona.
May 27, 2021
Photo of REVZEB
Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I could have sworn I review this but guess I missed it, time to rectify the situation. Had on tap. Crystal clear golden body with a white head, visible carbonation. Smells grainy with grassy hops with a cereal malt sweetness. Taste is almost oaty, with cereal sweetness meeting lightly bitter grains, grassy and floral hops. Crisp, clean, light, and generally an easy going beer. Little thin and sweet for more pils preferences but ok
May 15, 2021
Photo of BerkeleyBeerSleuth
Reviewed by BerkeleyBeerSleuth from California

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A local brewery that revived a 400 year old Austrian recipe. Last night I tried out pilsner urquell which is the flagship czech lager, now it's time to try the German variety of Pilsner. Happy to try this out of cans as I am leery of the skunking caused by the green bottles. Champagne like body. Wow, the nose on this one is different from most pilsners i've had. It has a wine or grape like scent. Detect some lemon and tart character and then it's grassy and a bit of noble hops. The malt backbone is cracker. Light bodied but not thin or without personality. Champagne like. Goes down easily with only a tinge of bitterness. This is perfect for warm weather. I would call this a session beer but the wine like aroma does throw me off a little bit. I wonder what's causing that? I guess I can get over it, as it gives it a slightly sour like quality which I like. Trumer Pils is graded a solid B.
May 01, 2021
Rated: 3.78 by Jimgersnap from California

Apr 01, 2021
Rated: 3.38 by ZombiePlus from California

Mar 26, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Feb 07, 2021
Photo of Stevedore
Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Lighter golden in body. Crisp, clean, mildly floral, not watery at all, light cracker and pilsner malt. Lighter medium in body, crisp carbonation, mild bitter floral and touch of lemon that gives way to grainy malt. Pretty solid, though not spectacular.
Oct 21, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by ssimpson89 from Illinois

Sep 05, 2020
Rated: 3.88 by BaconFingers from Washington

Aug 26, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by Taybeh from Minnesota

Aug 23, 2020
Photo of Bshaw22
Reviewed by Bshaw22 from Wisconsin

4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours golden clear color with nice white head. Nice looking beer
Smell is a bit of bread, grass and pepper lemon.
Tastes is crisp and clean with just a touch of all of the flavored in the nose. Nothing over powers it. Very little bitterness. Crisp and clean as hell. Easily one of the beat pilsners in the world.
Aug 13, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by jstern from California

Jul 26, 2020
Photo of eatsluggs
Rated by eatsluggs from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Off taste. Not good. Don't!
Jul 24, 2020
Rated: 4 by Fettpopps from Massachusetts

Jun 19, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by Sellen from Connecticut

Jun 12, 2020
Photo of MattBeer
Reviewed by MattBeer from California

5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I've searched quite a while for the best easy-drinking, well-crafted pilsner/lager. Firestone Lager is fantastic and is solidly in the second tier, which has 5-6 beers in it. STS is delicious and is probably tier 2/3.

Trumer Pils is the best. You could have one or you could have five. People with sensitive tummies can enjoy them. The price is right ($9 for 6) and the cans look cool and classy but not overdone.

And the beer! Holy crap the beer. I'm still looking for the best hazy IPA, the best dunkel weisse, the best quad...but I've got the best pilsner right here.
May 29, 2020
Rated: 4.04 by Hophazzard from California

May 27, 2020
Rated: 3 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 02, 2020
Trumer Pils from Trumer Brauerei Berkeley
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 712 ratings