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Trumer Pils | Trumer Brauerei Berkeley

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3.82/5
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630 Ratings
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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:
#13,196
Reviews:
272
Ratings:
630
pDev:
12.83%
Bros Score:
4.07
 
 
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Ratings: 630 |  Reviews: 272
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle date of 2/12/12.

Pours a murky yellow with a 1 inch foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, grass, and some slight skunk aromas that start to go away after I pour the beer into a glass. Taste is of grain, herbal hops, and some alcohol. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but the skunk aroma blast I got when opening the bottle was not too pleasant.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

i almost never like beers in this style too much, but this one hit the spot for me. coming off a big playoff win in beer league hockey, one of the boys broke out a case of this stuff. ice cold, i enjoyed the first couple right from the bottle. great malty nose that promises refreshment. flavor is balanced but the german malts are on display here. extra crisp finish that leaves you needing another. the feel though, is what makes this beer for me. its very bubbly and majorly light in the body, but without being watery and flavorless at all. its a perfect post-athletic beer, and you can drink a fair few of them without much trouble. this is up there for me with the better american pilseners that ive had. some of the micro gurus wont want to hear that, but in the right setting this is a very very solid beer. see for yourself!

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of metter98
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Beer 39, San Francisco, CA

A: The beer is clear light yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grassy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of grassy hops, along with hints of bready pilsener malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little clean on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down rather easily and has nice aromas and flavors of grassy hops, the smell of which is a little stronger compared to the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's ok Pilsner. They are trying to do some things to make it more interesting, but they clouden the picture trying to do so. The typical pilsner malts show nicely, but seasoned with (citrusy) hops that adds a bold bittering and grassy quality that I quite liked. The beer gets a bit estery and bite-ey maybe because of higher temp fermenting. The beer remains malty, but thins in the body throughout. A light alcoholic heat follows up in the end with a light solvent-like flavor. I rather enjoyed the beer, even with a few off-flavors.

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3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Brief impression from a green bottle:

Clean looking and obviously filtered. Bright vibrant yellow beckons the drinker.

Ludicrously drinkable with dazzling subtleties throughout. Subtly spicy Noble hops lend this some nuance, help setting it apart from the pack - but it still has your traditional grassy hallertau character. Pilsner malt backbone. No off-flavours or faults. This is true to form fare.

Light-bodied. Crisp yet soft. Assertively carbonated yet not overcarbonated. Smooth. A bit dry, accentuating its scintilla of cracked grain.

A beer for all occasions, and a testament to the popularity of the pilsner style. This Austrian-American transplant would fool me in a blind tasting; it tastes exactly like the original (or, at least, my memory thereof). A classic that will please discerning drinkers and casual drinkers alike.

B+ / VERY GOOD

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Freshly arrived box from a beer-of-the-month club, still very cold. Thermometer reads 41.7º after sitting inside for awhile.

Pale yellow, fizzy with constant trails of bubbles. Two fingers of foam in the Gaffel stange glass, with intricate lace around the edge. Head retention isn't the greatest, but the lace and carbonation make up for it. After each tilt of the glass, a swarm of bubbles push to the surface. Clean malty nose with a bare hint of floral noble hops. Light crisp taste, mild breadiness with a light but firm bitterness in the end. Feels clean, crisp and lightly drying. A good pilsner, probably fresher than some German imports, but not really my first choice for a pils.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear pale golden color with a nice white head that leaves good splashy lacing

Smell: Earthy Saaz hops dominates the aroma; smells like wet hay

Taste: Slightly sweet lemon and bready flavors up front with a grassy bitterness on the finish

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with prickly carbonation

Drinkability: A very nice example of a German style beer brewed here in the states

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3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a pale, gold color with a white, one-finger head. Left no lacing.

S - It smelled of corn and grain adjuncts.

T - It tasted of corn and grain. It also was rather sweet.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A light-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty descent pils. It is nothing outstanding but certainly drinkable.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of largadeer
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into the cylindrical Trumer Pils glass, this beer is bright gold in color with brilliant clarity and outstanding head retention. Exceptionally clean, grassy and fresh; prominent dry malt flavors with the perfect balance of bittering noble hops to back it up. Very crisp mouthfeel, with a mild and dry finish that doesn't linger on the palate; all-around very drinkable. One of the better American examples of a pils, and very true to the style.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
3.42/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a slightly hazy straw hazy for whatever reason not sure maybe just a chill haze with a nice fluffy head.I picked up some iron on the nose as well some herbal/grassy hops very fresh aroma appetizing.Taste is lean with hops dominating I think a thin malt backbone doesnt quite stand up to the herbal notes of this beer.A light easy drinker a nice one to try but pretty uninspiring.

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3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear and golden color in the pint glass at the Lumberyard in Encinitas. Initial taste is both flowery and salty, a savory sort of light beer. Even a hint of honey.

Not so well carbonated on tap, but makes a nice gulp when it's icy cold. Watery and pale, light weight stuff. Seems to be clean and well made, though neither delicate not interesting.

Slightly bitter aftertaste. Hint of floral hops. Zero malt flavor.

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