Trumer Pils | Trumer Brauerei Berkeley

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3.82/5
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644 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

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#15,374
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
644
pDev:
12.83%
Bros Score:
4.07
 
 
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4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
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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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.52/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.45/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The scent and taste of toasted herbs permeates this beer, a light and amply carbonated but flavorful drink that gives off the sense of fresh plants while also having a sort of musty flavor that seems like it might combine well with a cigar.

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not usually a pilsener lover, but this was a terrific beer.

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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth, balanced, just right, almost perfect!

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.58/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bought this in Whole Foods in Dublin so I'm not sure about the freshness. Nice gold color with decent finger of head; skunky aroma (green bottle) which eventually cleared. taste was pleasantly bitter and malt balance. Passable, but Just not that impressed considering the quality of beers available.

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4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Overall a very nice Pils. Nicely done.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.41/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great summer beer. Nice straw color. Aroma is rather hoppy, especially since the hops are very subtle in the taste. Crisp, not heavy, and a surprisingly full flavored. One of my go to beers with meals, at it complements almost any dish.

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4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I hate to use the cliches "crisp and refreshing" but real talk: this beer is crisp and refreshing. I'm drinking it straight out the bottle which probably diminishes the head and smell but it still tastes great. Cool that this is brewed in Berkeley. Need to check out that brewery sometime. Sometimes you just want a clean, direct pilsner and that this is!

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3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into an authentic Trumer Pils cylinder.
I tend to prefer the German Pilseners over the Czech because the Germans are maltier and fewer hops.
Trumer Pils has hops out of balance; so much that it really didn't even go with a light summer meal that included a slaw made mostly with cabbage.

Reviewed in Roger Protz' CAMRA classic "300 Beers To Try Before You Die!".
Truer Pils also is reviewed in "1001"book and, arguably, others could take its place.

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4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Keg of Trumer drank.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great little pilsner. Nicely hopped without being over the type. Crisp, refreshing and not too carbonated in the mouth. Excellent warm day brew or session beer for a late night at the office.

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Trumer Pils from Trumer Brauerei Berkeley
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 644 ratings