Trumer Pils | Trumer Brauerei Berkeley

BA SCORE
86
very good
617 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:
617
Reviews:
267
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.86%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
88
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of warrendietrich2001
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brutalist
4.1/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Insert_Beer_Pun
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of breadwinner
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Herbal on the nose, there's some odd undercurrent of sourness throughout, almost like sourdough bread perhaps. Pils malt character less prominent than I'd anticipated. I dunno. Heard so much about Trumer as one of the few American* breweries to do lagers right, but this one never fully came together like I'd expected. Good pieces there, though, and maybe a fresher pint would do it more justice.

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Trumer Pils from Trumer Brauerei Berkeley
3.81 out of 5 based on 617 ratings.
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