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Trumer Pils | Trumer Brauerei Berkeley

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3.82/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,181
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
630
pDev:
12.83%
Bros Score:
4.07
 
 
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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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4.94/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Munich86
4.9/5  rDev +28.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of our favorites. A traditional Pils.

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4.86/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.82/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sits a pale gold with absolute clarity in the glass with a thin, delicate layer of head that clings to the glass. Tart pale malt, honey sweet aroma with unmistakable German lager phenols and sweet soapy acids. Walnut is in there somewhere and gets stronger as it warms. Tart, sweet, and bitter at the same time, but the bitterness lasts with a very mild flowery ester flavor. Banana ester is also in there with the nuttiness, which makes itself apparent with time. Medium body with a dry finish. Less filling, tastes great.

This beer takes me back to Munich and helps me understand why people like lagers. I can drink this all day and not feel full. No wonder the Germans stick to this style without complaint! If only the big three could make something close to this. Instead of just tasting like lightly flavored water, this has many subtle flavors to it, with different notes being played a little louder with each gulp. I'm pretty happy this is brewed an hour away from me in Berkeley. A trip to Deutschland is only a six pack away.

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4.76/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Trumer Pils in Berkeley, CA has succeeded in brewing an authentic German-style Pilsner on the West Coast. If you enjoy the crisp, not-too bitter bitterness of German Pilsner, I highly recommend Trumer.

German Pilsner is my favorite style of beer. I've sampled Pilsner throughout Germany as well as dozens of domestic Pilsners. Trumer is the first domestic Pilsner I have encountered that successfully replicates the taste and mouth-feel of classic German Pilsner. If I did not know Trumer was brewed in domestically, I would have guessed the beer was imported from Northern Germany.

Look: golden with a thin head
Smell: grassy and aromatic
Taste: authentic Pilsner: subtly hoppy, slight bitterness, refreshing & smooth
Feel: light, refreshing, moderate carbonation
Overall: an excellent classic German Pilsner produced on the West Coast

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am definitely partial to pilsners, and a great pilsner really gets my taste buds excited. The simplicity. The crispness. Well, this beer looked perfect. Bright golden straw colored, crystal clear with a solid white head of dense foam. The aroma gives off a strong bouquet of typical Saaz hops, or at least something similar. I love it – In this beer they are pungent, musty, oily and earthy. Hearty and warming. All those elements bond easily with a slightly sour graininess. The taste doesn’t disappoint – Light and grainy sweet with a warm bready character - very pleasant going down and has a soft bitterness. Lemony notes are detected. Mellow and extremely smooth with just the right amount of bitterness in the aftertaste – it leaves your palate wanting more. A world class pilsner that, IMO, is underrated here.

Get some!

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

When not drinking an IPA I prefer a beer with strong good taste. Trumers, a Pils, meets the challenge. My go to pils in the past was Pilsner Urquel, but after the merger something changed.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.69/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.68/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

4.5/4.5/4.75/4.75/4.75
12oz bottle into SA perfect pint.

A: Pours a light golden yellow with a huge dense bright white head that slowly faded into a faint scum leaving a network of streaky lace down the glass.
S: Light crackery malt, mild lager yeast, crisp earthy hops and peppery spice.
T: Follows the nose with bready malt, a light sweetness, spicy leafy hops, and doughy yeast. Crisp overall.
M: Medium-light body, slick clean crisp mouth, perfect creamy carb.
O: One of the best you can find in a six pack. Easy to drink, flavorful and clean.

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4.68/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of geoffpm
4.67/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I must admit, I lived in Salzburg and never drank this beer, since i regularly drank the local augustiner and stiegl beers.

However, I you drank this american version, I was immediately transported back to Austria.

Recently , I have been on a hop kick so this Trumer pils was a welcome change.

Great mouthfeel, hoppy and incredibly drinkable

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Photo of khiasmus
4.66/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A- I don't know how a pilsner could ever look better. Poured into its own glass, and it looks exactly like the picture in the ad in BA mag. Half a GLASS of head after a medium strength pour, light golden with fluffy, perfectly white head that laces beautifully.

S- Sweet balanced malt and hops, with a very light barley flour note and a hint of corn.

T- Well- balanced between malt and hops, leaning a little towards the hops in the end, leaving a slightly bitter aftertaste... But so close to the perfect pilsner... There's a bit of barley flavor, as well as some white bread and a hint of alcohol, but all is so well-balanced and delicious that it's as if you're drinking summertime, springtime, golden wheat fields, sunshine, gold, beautiful young women playing in those wheat fields, birds chirping, the blue sky, flowing brooks, and a rocking chair that you sit in next to either your lover, best friend or granddad as you look and listen and take in all the beauty. That's what it tastes like.

M- Smooth, clean, refreshing. carbonation could be a little higher, but other than that it's spot-on. A bit dry in the finish.

D- Well, after hearing what it tastes like... Go get a six pack, sit down and enjoy your front porch and the sunshine and breeze. You could drink this all day, and well into the night.

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4.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Trumer Pils....on tap at CIA...in Napa

Appearance-sunny yellow body poured into the glass, pure gold. Large white head that widens and settles well into the glass. Appetizing.

Smell-Hop notes immediately, surprisingly floral, hints of grass and bread as well, well hidden alcohol.

Taste/Mouthfeel-crisp flavor, slightly hoppy but balanced with a grainy finish of breaded malt, slight alcohol burn, impeccably smooth, light to medium mouthfeel, notes of grass and lemon. Nice flavor.

Drinkability-very drinkable, solid light flavor, not too complex but appetizing layers.

Overall-an outstanding pilsner, great flavor, nice balance, very drinkable. A triumph.

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4.65/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Six-pack purchased from one of those ubiquitous Bevmos. No idea how long it had sat on the shelf, shudder to think...

Poured into my Stone RIS snifter, great looking tiny bubbles busting to the surface perpetually.

Smell and taste wonderful, it drinks the best if one is downright panting and dying for a quench of thirst. But it also drinks excellent when relaxing with an empty stomach since its carbonation would make your stomach expand and cause you to burp non-stop. Fabulous session beer, would glad to bring home another sixer soon.

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4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color is a light urine yellow gold color with beautiful little bubbles freaking up to a thin foamy full head. Aroma is of hoppy bread fresh bright and clean- lemon, lime, yeast, vanilla yogurt. Palate is also quite clean with citrus, pineapple, and tart grapefruit notes into some sweet doughy bread, yogurt yeast. Body is medium minus and really crisp and smooth. Pros nice bubbles and head, really nice balance of malt and hop notes, very little bitterness, effervescence is bright and tingling, super easy drinking and sessionable. Cons to some it might be too simple ("tastes like a beer"), a little sweet corniness on finish that I don't love. 92/100.

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Trumer Pils from Trumer Brauerei Berkeley
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 630 ratings
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