Pilsner | Triumph Brewing Company

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Triumph Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: German Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Loki on 06-26-2003

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of 50marathons
3.13/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Crystal clear color. Clean flavor. Draft at the brewery.

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Photo of Belittle
3/5  rDev -8%

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of mikeg67
3.68/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samples at the Triumph. Pours clear deep golden hue with a lively carbonation. Aroma is of mostly herbal hops with some malt in the background. The body is medium and crisp. Flavors are of mostly bitter hops overpowering biscuit malt. Long, bitter finish. Nicely made Pilsener.

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Photo of BeerNemesis
3.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Triumph "German Pilsner"

From Triumph's notes:
"German Pilsners are known for their assertive hop character and clean crisp finish. Made with 100% imported malt and hops ours is as authentic as it gets"

Very clear oil yellow. It looks rather limpid and not all that inviting. The head didn't really get all that high. Lacing is minimal. This should look crisp and refreshing -- it doesn't.

Unfortunately pretty metallic. This is a complaint I have of many of Triumph's beers. Slight floral aroma in the background.

Well hopped, with a spicy herbal flavor drenched in some floral back notes. This is really all about the aftertaste, which has a really nice, coarse, citrus-like zest.

Surprisingly thick for a pilsener, but this actually works in its favor. The carbonation is strong and appropriate.

The taste and mouthfeel work in nice harmony! Very easily quaffed.

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.07/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a clear, pale yellow with a small white creamy capping.

S: light dry grains and a light classic hopping per style.

T: The initial flavor was very light with some dried citrus and light hop zing (Saaz?). Fairly crisp in nature but comes off rather bland per style.

M: light, more so then usual , and a tad watery. It seems they over-filter their beers stripping them of flavor and body.

D: Lacks the craftsmen ship of its European cousins. Light, watery and probably wont satisfy coming off a little bland.

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Photo of AltBock
3.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I decided to take this one home with me in one of their 64 oz. growlers. It was available at the Triumph in Princeton on 3/1/08. When I was there it was called German Pilsner and had an ABV% of 5.4%. I poured it into a Pilsner glass.

This German Pilsner is a clear straw yellow color with a fluffy 1 inch head of white foam. It didn't take long for the head of foam to dissipate into a small white film and a few streaks of lace. It had a faint aroma of malted wheat, a few ripe juicy fruits, and some peppery hops in the back. The taste was light to mild and contained toasted malts, wheat bread, on occasion some juicy fruits, and then it ended with a mild hop punch filled with dried peppery hops. It was a light bodied beer that had a mild aftertaste of malted wheat and peppery hops. In the end, I thought it was an above average German Pilsner that could easily have session written all over it. I didn't encounter any problems while drinking the entire growler of this fine beer.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
2.7/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Triumph Pilsner

Appearance- orangish yellow with a decent frothy white head that head up well.
Smell- corn and malt. Very sweet to the nose.
Taste- watery, some hay with a touch of malt, not much else.
Mouthfeel- watery and bland, but aren't all Pilsners?!

Overall- a mediocre Pilsner that I drank like it was a glass of water than moved on to other beers. Choose from their other selections.

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Photo of francisweizen
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

light golden with a good thick head of white foam. The aromas are of sweet malts and grains, but this one is definately light on the saaz. Taste follows suit with a nice gentle maltiness and a real lack of spicy German hops. Mouthfeel is light and drinkability is good even if this is a bland rendition of a German Pils.

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Photo of Loki
3.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Part of the sampler and the third of seven I tried from Triumph on June 24th, 2003. I would have tried it either 1st or 2nd in the order, but I followed the advice of the bartender and the way he laid them out. I'll know better next time.

Poured a golden straw yellow with a faint head and no real lacing.

Aromas of malt, wheat, and barley. The nose is fairly muted and I might be reaching for scents. The smell is not bad, like the Honey Wheat, but there is just not much there.

The taste and the body is very, very light. Not much above an average Pilsner. Much better than Bud, Coors, or Miller, but not anything to get excited about.

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Pilsner from Triumph Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.26 out of 5 with 10 ratings