Trumer Pils | Trumer Brauerei Berkeley

BA SCORE
86
very good
621 Ratings
Trumer PilsTrumer Pils
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-11-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
621
Reviews:
269
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.86%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
92
For Trade:
0
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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Mason_Savoy
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Super clear pilsner. It's the Crater Lake of beer clarity.

It's a go-to local beer. Generally a very good taste, though every now and then there's a bit more aftertaste, ever so slightly metalic.

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Photo of williamphelps
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
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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Photo of detgfrsh
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden color with a thin lacing of bubbles. Floral and lemon smell. Light body, not too much carbonation. Lemon and floral flavors with a little hop bite. Not my favorite style, but this is well done. The one departure from style is that it barely has any head.

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Photo of Act25
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Flight at Uncorked at SFO, and at RAISE conference.
Hard for me to get to 4 w a pilsner but this is one of the best.

A) Bubbly golden clean body, with a bit of lace and retention.

S) Sunny cut hay, lemon, and biscuit.

T) Lemon herbal hop with a solid bitterness. Hop flavor lingers over dry malt base. Finish makes for excellent first or salad or seafood beer.

F) Moderate body with a long dry crisp finish. fresh

O: One of the best you can find. Up there with the best: König, Würzburger, etc.

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

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

Photo of BdM
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HardyA
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayDubTrub
4.26/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A PIls true to type, both thirst quenching with enough hop flavor to style - not sure if single hopped but expect a combo (Saaz, Hallertaur?). Brewed nearby in Berkeley so readily available...I served kegs at my wedding mid-July and they were tapped before we got through the ceremony, greedy peeps. My go to session beer, serve cold.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bammer21
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of epyon396
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitekid
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Budlum
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tmiso
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%
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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Photo of gefinley
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Grainy Pils malt with moderate flowery, floral hops.

A: Golden color, clear, with a uniform white head that quickly dissipates into the glass.

T: Moderately crisp, with a moderately malty flavor, with light sweetness followed by a moderately high hop bitterness that lasts through the finish with a dry finish.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Tasty; the beer has a clean and well attenuated malt character, but could be a bit crisper and the hops could be a bit more floral.

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Photo of Alupin
4.01/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gabriel_Vaughn
3.3/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz draft poured into a pint glass exhibits a pale straw yellow body and floats a 1/4in white head.
Aroma is flowers, lager yeast, and a hint of cracker malt.
Flavors are even more subtle. Slight lemony citrus within a nice noble hop and lager yeast balance.
Mouthfeel is clean and clear. I expected more crispness, but a fine pilsner, regardless.

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Trumer Pils from Trumer Brauerei Berkeley
3.81 out of 5 based on 621 ratings.
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