Bohemian Pilsner
von Trapp Brewing

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von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #52
Ranked #16,949
3.88 | pDev: 9.54%
Apr 11, 2022
Jun 27, 2014
Very Good
Bohemian PilsnerBohemian Pilsner
Notes: Our award winning interpretation of a Bohemian Style Pilsner. Spicy, citrus peel botanicals combine with a dry, peppery finish to create a truly thirst-quenching lager. A beer that demands you take more than one sip.

42 IBU
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4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by datstankadank from New Jersey

Checks all marks, alcohol could be a bit high for the style imo.

Apr 11, 2022
3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey on Mar 13, 2022
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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jeffdr123 from Florida

On tap at Von Trapp brewery with a beautiful snowy view. Straw yellow with lots of lacing. Light, snappy, with citrus and floral notes. A little.pepper at the end. Not a hoppy a pilsner urquell.

Mar 04, 2022
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4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

BB: 05/16/22

L: Pours a beautiful goldenrod color with crystal clear clarity. A few lazy streamers rise from the bottom of the glass. The pour yields a finger and a half of fine white head with very good retention. The head slowly falls to a 4mm ring around the circumference of the glass with a less substantial sheet of head occupying the interior of the glass. As the beer recedes in the glass it leaves a light ringed and spotty lacing on the glass.

S: Prominent citrus rind, yeasty bread notes, and herbal notes mixing with a light earthy noble hop spice.

T: Herbal notes of fresh cut grass, honeyed bread crust with a tinge of yeastiness, and light notes of lemon rind mixing with a light peppery spice. As the beer warms I get a bit of earthiness mixing in with the noble hop spice. The finish presents a nice rounded bitterness that does not overpower.

F: This has a medium body with light to medium-light carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth with a finish that is crisp with a nice dryness.

O: Yes sir may I have another! When their product is fresh and handled correctly Von Trapp can do no wrong in my eyes. Here we have another winner with a nice complex nose and palate coming together with a world class mouthfeel to create a German beer experience right here on the North American continent. Highly recommended!

Feb 23, 2022
3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 17, 2022
4.29 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts on Jan 24, 2022
4 by Budlum from Maryland on Jan 14, 2022
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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RMR from Vermont

Good pilsner from VT. Good in the cab, but much better off draft.

Dec 26, 2021
4.1 by CountyWine from Connecticut on Dec 26, 2021
3.71 by O-Meg from New York on Dec 21, 2021
4.2 by Arg914 from New York on Dec 21, 2021
4 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Dec 11, 2021
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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by snaotheus from Washington

12oz can served in a footed pilsner glass. Dated "best by" 02/16/22. Bought it in NYC and shipped it home.

Pours a clear golden, slight amber tinge, smallish head, plenty of active carbonation. Smell is grain tea, honeysuckle, and a little bit of cut grass.

Taste is right on the same track. Grain tea is a little more muted and honeysuckle sweetness is a bit more enhanced. Cut grass is fairly strong.

Mouthfeel is super light and clean. Overall, very nice beer.

Nov 14, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a can into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a clear golden color with a one finger head of puffy white foam. The head has a great level of retention, fading over time to leave a decent sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is strong of a wheat and cereal grain smell mixed with a bit of caramel sweetness. At the same time, there are aromas of herb and earth hops.
Taste – The taste begins with slightly sweeter caramel taste mixed with a strong backbone of a cereal graininess. At the same time there are flavors of apricot and peach which grow slightly stronger as the taste advances. Toward the end a touch of herbal hop and a bit of pine join in, leaving one with a nice, slightly sweeter, and more crisp taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is light to medium in thickness with a carbonation level that is medium to high. For the style and the tastes the feel is good and makes for a nice sipper.
Overall – A rather nice easy drinking and flavorful pilsner.

Nov 13, 2021
3.75 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts on Nov 03, 2021
4 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Nov 02, 2021
3.69 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Oct 22, 2021
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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Sabtos from Ohio

Chill haze burnt gold with a moderate white froth leaving reaching arms of coral lacing.

The medium to full round body's firm froth is kind of resinously gassy, yet citrusy, finishing just dry and exhaling grassy corn cob.

It's fine, but a let down next to their superbly successful dunkel, not to mention all the wonderful pilsners I've had while visiting Vermont.

Oct 21, 2021
4.55 by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts on Oct 18, 2021
4.06 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Sep 30, 2021
3.84 by maxarvo from England on Sep 26, 2021
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4.63/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by MrOH from Malta

Golden, voluminous mousse-like white head, superb retention. Seriously, the nicest head I've seen in quite a while.
Floral, citrus, and earthy-herbal hop aromas over light bread and honey malt
Bread and honey malt followed by a floral and herbal hop finish
Light bodied and well carbonated
This is an incredibly well made beer, and very tasty.

Sep 23, 2021
4.04 by NastyNorseman from New York on Aug 22, 2021
3.75 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Aug 20, 2021
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3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Wattie83 from Pennsylvania

Poured from can to pilsner glass. Looks light gold, some haze, huge head that settled after a few minutes, can see some carbonation making its way to the glass top. Smell is doughy malt, some lighter herbal notes, and a bit of light citrus fruit. Taste starts sweet and malty with some bready character. Middle gets fruity and finishes sweet with a bit of grape skin flavor. Feel is light side of medium bodied, little carbonation, beer kind of coats the tongue. Overall, not a bad beer, but I'd like a hit of bitterness in the middle of the sip. This stayed a bit too sweet throughout. Also, didn't finish as clean as I would like, but still not too bad.

Aug 17, 2021
4.75 by dontgetEMO from Massachusetts on Aug 15, 2021
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4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Specialmick from Connecticut

Look...hazy darker yellow. excellent color
Smell...hoppy citrus faint. Definitive hop smell. Like most of the pilsners i have not intense smelling
Taste...sweet malt up front to a quick drying bready fullness. A refreshing beer that invites gulping. HAHA.
Feel...ample carbonation with a nice lacing. very nice
Overall...This is a fine example of a pilsner and very drinkable. This is so well done and will continue to try some of their beers. I had heard good things and it is good

Aug 12, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ANIMOUL from Vermont

Poured from a 12 oz can purchased in a variety pack. Golden yellow color with initial foamy head that rapidly recedes. Very crisp - and refreshing - especially for the style. Big fan.

Aug 04, 2021
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4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

From a tap and delivered inside a clear pint glass, it came. Bright and light yellow amber in color, but it's somewhat opaque for that profile. There's a perfect amount of dense white head on top and it endures. Eventually, the visual will be completed by some nice lacing inside the glass. As a variety of lager, it's just not going to have the aromatic qualities of an ale, but what is there is a clean and crisp hint of malt and hops. So, it's not surprising that it tastes that way. The malt side is a little sweeter than the nose could predict, but there is enough hop flavoring for good balance. This is quite tasty, despite being one of the milder pilsners. The malt brings more than enough body to compensate for the sweetness and the hops provide a clean, crisp and dry finish. This is a very good example of its style.

Jul 23, 2021
3.83 by biteme398 from Virginia on Jul 05, 2021
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3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Appearance: Bright gold with just a slight haze. Large white head and good lacing.
Aroma: A hint of honey among the bready malts. Modest spicy/floral hop presence.
Taste: Still some sweetness but not to the point of being a distraction. Moderate bitterness fades before the aftertaste.
Feel: Medium-to-light bodied. Nicely carbonated.
Overall: Finishes clean, dry and balanced.

Jul 01, 2021
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3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Bohemian Pilsner from Von Trapp Brewing. Received in early June 2021 in Ninja box from @Roy_Hobbs. 12 oz can stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 23/6/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom rim stamped “BB 10/13/21”. Served at 46.7 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 50.3 degrees.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Pale Straw (SRM 2), clear.
Body – Pale straw (SRM 2), clear. When rear-lite, same.
Head – Large (Maximum 7.5 cm, aggressive center pour), white, initially high density but opening as it sits, average retention, diminishing to leave an eight to fifteen mm ragged crown and a rocky partial cap. A broken ring of bubbles remains on the glass as the head retracts. Second pour produces a tight 0.7 cm head.
Lacing – Poor. Some broken and twisted pillars of foam remain as the level drops.
Aroma – 3.75 – Weak noble-type hops and some lemony citrus. No malt, no yeast.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins with slightly bitter light lemony hops and too much sweet malt backbone, no yeast. No ethanol (5.4 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma. Gastric warming does not occur. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl. In general, very clean.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.5 The citrus saves this, otherwise it would be a malt bomb.

Jun 23, 2021
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3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BFCarr from New Jersey

A fine pilsner, clean and crisp.

Jun 12, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Wxwarrior

Sweet smell, smooth taste that doesn’t linger very long. Keeps you wanting another sip.

Apr 25, 2021
3.89 by Soneast from Wisconsin on Apr 24, 2021
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4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by larryi86 from Delaware

12 oz can poured into a mug

A- A fairly clear golden straw with a two finger white head

S- Biscuits, pale malts, floral, herbal, some citrus, earthy.

T- Citrus, biscuits, floral, earthy, some pilsner malts, touch of peppercorns.

M- Smooth, crisp, light body.

O- A tasty and easy drinking pilsner. A little on the hoppy side but not overly hoppy.

Apr 05, 2021
3.81 by Hockey_Fan from Maryland on Mar 31, 2021
3.83 by crobinso from Colorado on Mar 30, 2021
4.38 by SFHbeerME from Maine on Mar 22, 2021
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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

A - Slightly hazy medium straw gold color with vibrant carbonation and bright white, frothy, creamy white head resting on top!

S - Crisp floral, citrus, a crackery malt aroma with a little bit of dry straw.

T - Light citrus, crisp graham crackery malt, a slight bit of earthiness, and lemon. Finishes balanced and has some lingering graham cracker malt with some resiny citrus over the top.

M - Medium body with a semi-dry finish and soft carbonation.

O - Lots of lingering citrus resin for a Pilsner. Not a bad thing at all!

Mar 19, 2021
Bohemian Pilsner from von Trapp Brewing
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