Trumer Pils | Trumer Brauerei Berkeley

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Trumer Brauerei Berkeley
California, United States
trumer-international.com

Style: German Pilsner

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,116
Reviews:
279
Ratings:
653
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
104
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Photo of AllHopsMatter
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of farrago
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finger’s worth of brilliant white foam, loosely woven and gone swiftly enough, based off of that the all but total lack of lacing not unexpected. Pale metallic sheen to the yellow gold colored liquid, mildly translucent, random solitary bubbles seem lost. Nose of spent yeast, corn syrup, toasted grains and even the grassiness comes off as dappled in something sweet, rich apricot, yellow apple to pear scents, lemon drop candy, lactose, finishing with a cleansing mineral water burst. Medium-bodied, good roundness which adds presence and palate coverage. The honey and malts control the attack but after that the bread dough, yeast, cracker to lemon pulp takes over. Oddly, seems more grassy here than in the nose. Soft floral notes help extend the apricot, red apple, pear to melon fruit. A lowkey and classically styled beer that surprises with its retronasal strength. Not much change as it warms, yet a solid chill helps the drinkability a lot. The best praise one can give it is that it tastes German.

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Photo of Mustela_Man
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mehak
2.36/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

L: hazy, dark yellow. No head but I could have screwed up the pour.

S: light hops smell.

T: stronger hops but way less than an IPA. Unfortunately, it still seems to overpower anything else I might taste. I don't think this is the beer's fault but my poor taste.

F: light-medium body

O: it is a little refreshing but too hoppy for me (it isn't very hoppy, just too much for me).

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Photo of Bum4ever
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slon
4.84/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IRONRakkasan
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puck1225
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tall hefe glass. Slightly cloudy pale yellow color with good head and lacing. Sweet lemon smell. Slightly sharp grassy taste, crisp and refreshing. Good beer!

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Photo of beerman18
4.78/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I like the bitter IPAs but bought this beer for a customer we were having over for dinner. He mentioned he enjoyed Pilsners so I had my local beer purveyor recommend something and Trumer was at the top of her list. I have to say, to my surprise, this was a very smooth and flavorful beer. Blended beautifully with the beach BBQ we served. I might try this on my own some time.

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Photo of Purpleurkle
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you live in the Bay Area and you like Pilsner, this should really be all you buy. Sweet nectar of the gods. Tastes like sour dough bread with a honey finish. Top quality.

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Photo of samtallica
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best beers I had on my recent trip oversees. If there is such a thing as a perfectly balanced pilsner, this is it.

Body was light, but not too light. Hops were assertive, but not too assertive. Everything seems to mesh into a perfect crescendo of deliciousness.

I had many different beers in Germany and Austria, but this one stood out as one of the best. Please give it a try if you get the chance.

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Photo of DOCRW
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rubezahl
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
4.24/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can. Beer is a bright golden color - completely clear and quite effervescent. Thin fizzy white head dissipates steadily leaving no residual head or lacing.

Aroma is quite bready with some mildly sweet notes and a touch of grassy earthy hops on the back end. On point for the style.

Taste follows the nose with bready malts, some grassy hops and a light spicy touch. A hint of honey sweetness comes through.

Feel is light bodied with vibrant carbonation. Smooth with a mostly dry finish.

This is a classic example of the German pilsner style. Frankly it might be the best one brewed within the USA - figures since its an Austrian brewer. I will certainly be picking this one up again.

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Photo of peachy-tay
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vigenere36
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eldoctorador
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coryhk
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Giangio
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dctarga
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Top notch American version of a true Pilsner. Drinks nicely and tastes great.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Trumer Pils from Trumer Brauerei Berkeley
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 653 ratings