Bohemian Pilsner | von Trapp Brewing

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3.85/5
Very Good
227 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States
vontrappbrewing.com

Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A smooth, crisp Bohemian pilsner with a harmonious blend of Perle and Saaz hops.

IBU 42

Added by Jmbbabson on 06-27-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,009
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
227
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
48
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 227 |  Reviews: 76
Photo of RozzieBoy
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Slightly hazy golden with huge white puffy head. Big-Time lacing.
S - Earthy with some grass and lemon notes.
T - follows the nose pretty well but better actually. Really tasty.
F - Fairly smooth with a light mouth feel. Not as carbonated as the look.
O - A really good beer. Very drinkable and tasty.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear gold / orange color. Medium light body with about average carbonation. Felt just a little watery.
The aroma is malts, cereal, grains, yeast, floral hops, and some earthy grass.
Taste is way more bitter than the aroma hints at to the point of overshadowing the other flavors. Cereal, grains,grass, yeast, and malts do show up but a little weak compared to the hop bitterness.
Overall it was good but by far the most bitter pilsner I've ever had. Not sure I would seek this out again although I can still see why others liked it so much

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Photo of cjgiant
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle:
Body is a dirty straw golden, mostly clear but a little fog hazes things ever so slightly. The head builds up nicely, but under control - had to take a pause to finish the pour. Lacing is fairly heavy, strata of dense white breaking up spotty layers.

The nose isn't very strong, but a spicy bready and somewhat fresh but light evergreen note come to me. The taste has much more boldness, a clean, slightly grainy opening followed fairly quickly by the Noble hops profile expected from the beer. It's a tad more fresh grass initially though the spiciness of the Saaz unearths itself by mid-taste.

There is a moderate carbonation, and the bolder flavors sort of shroud a lean towards a watery feel. The lingering bitterness has a little piney aspect added to the lingering grass and spice notes from the taste while the beer is sitting on the palate.

A nicely bold-flavored offering that brings enough malt and bitterness to be interesting and allowing the bitterness to win out, but not overpower, my palate.

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Photo of Atg1095
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rfgetz
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pinyin
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Clear straw with streams of bubbles, and a massive creamy white head. Excellent retention and sheets of lacing.

S: Cool herbal hops, floral, some grass and lemon, and some cracker malt.

T: Cool, slightly minty hops upfront, followed by bell pepper, lemon zest and grass. Soft cracker malt. Clover and honeysuckle on the finish. Not particular bitter, but just enough to balance what little malt sweetness there might. Crisp, clean, lightly dry, and extremely balanced.

F: Light, but not watery. Rolling carbonation. Smooth and crisp.

O: A superb pilsner. Excellent craftmanship.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle best by 12/05/18. Whatever the hell that means

Crisp and clean as a whistle. I want to swim in this. A delicate balance of spicy grassy lemony hops and cracker, white wonder bread malt. Enough talk, time to drink.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

of course this is good! this is exactly what these guys do best, and it was a treat to have it on tap. bright yellow golden color and perfectly crystal clear under a full inch of white head that is constantly replenished by frantically rising carbonation that keeps coming through the whole drink. minerals and german pils malt in the nose, cleaner and fresher than it usually is, and i can seemingly appreciate the water profile of the beer right away too, although its anything but watery. i also smell the lager yeast, doughy but clean, and then the hops, which have a noble complexion and are rather well dosed, but without the usual grassy spice to them, fresh and fragrant on the whole, very summery and appetizing. the flavor is great too, everything i want and expect to be there and nothing i dont, minerals again, ground it and keep it earthy. the malt is flavorful but also really simple and dry, and the yeast is there in the right amount as well. not too hoppy either, but with some light citrus and hay notes to it, rustic even for how well refined it is. this is perfectly dry, light bodied, and brilliantly carbonated, fresher than any importer pils type, and drinkable without end. a perfect summer lager, they nailed this one!

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Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.86/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnnniee
3.77/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the mixed 12 pack from Market Basket.
Brilliantly dark yellow color with a decent bubbly white head. Rich bready pilsner maltiness with faint floral spicy hops to counter. Clean and well made tasty beer.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mwt
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gbiello
3.3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Craig-er
4.18/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Waterford crystal pilsner glass. Excellent foam and lacing. Perfect color for this brew. Nice hoppy smell. Perfect summertime beer.

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Photo of kkmiller76
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left delicate lacing on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of floral hops are present in the nose with hints of spicy hops.
T: The taste has flavors of bready malts and notes of floral and grassy hops; the hops are most noticeable towards the finish. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. This is a touch of dryness in the finish.
O: This pilsener is easy to drink and goes down easily.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of plaid75
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
3.79/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of selecter70
4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BEERMILER12
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Bohemian Pilsner from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 227 ratings