Bohemian Pilsner
von Trapp Brewing

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von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #65
Ranked #17,245
3.88 | pDev: 9.28%
Sunday at 11:47 PM
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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Rated: 3.44 by Sammy from Canada (ON)

Sunday at 11:47 PM
Rated: 3.75 by ajdemma from New York

Mar 12, 2023
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bright clear gold, clean and crisp as the Vermont spring water it's made with. Modest bright white one finger head. Taste comes on sharply at the onset in true pilsner style. Citrus peel, black pepper finish. Unfortunately, the sharp bite is with us for the first few sips before getting thinner and more watered down as you journey down the glass. It's good, but doesn't compare to the classic German and Czech Pils.
Mar 03, 2023
Rated: 3.2 by BeerWasp from Germany

Feb 18, 2023
Rated: 3.78 by HellesTrinker from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 4.11 by johnlatona from New Jersey

Jan 27, 2023
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Reviewed by Hayesbro from Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a light gold with a fluffy head. Aroma of citrus and slight cracker. Taste follows through on the aroma, good flavor. Light drinkable feel. Solid pilsner.
Jan 22, 2023
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Reviewed by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz can best by 2/15/23 into a tall Pilsner glass.
L: Pours light straw yellow w a 1+" white head w OK retention, a few large carbo bubbles, fair random lacing.
S: Lightly floral, a hint of dough, light honey. Very clean & simple.
T: Floral & herbal hops, a touch of pepper, a hint of bread dough, honey, kumquat, lightly sweet then citrus zest seeps in and is a bit sharp. Fairly full flavored. Sweet/bitter are dynamic.
F: Gently crisp then soft & smooth & wet med-bodied feel w a smooth medium length that is not too drying.
O: Very fruity, lightly sharp, a wet & smooth feel, full-flavored. A mildly robust Pilsner with a remarkably clean aroma. It is very good in its style.
Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 3.99 by alexsergio from New York

Oct 28, 2022
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can into a pint mug. Dating seems to be best by November 2022.

Looks pretty good. Hazy pale yellow body with a small white head. This shrinks to a fat collar, not much lacing.

Floral hop aroma, some sweet malt.

On tasting, a fair amount going on. Sweet initially, hoppy, clean, then towards the end a dry peppery bitterness.

Mouth medium, finish as above.

Overall, tasty Bohemian lager, strong flavors moving in and out.
Oct 02, 2022
Rated: 4.23 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Oct 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good head production and retention. Lovely crystal clear golden amber body.

Lovely bready aroma with a spicy herbal bite. Hints of lemon, grass, pepper, honey, cracker, and wild flowers.

A touch sweeter up front than the nose implies, and while the hops quickly come to play on the front third, that honey-like sweetness lingers throughout the entire sip. Very tasty; very clean. Tasting notes include honey, white bread, grass, leather, and lemon.
Sep 27, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by kp7 from Massachusetts

Sep 12, 2022
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Best by 10/25/22

It’s always nice to find von Trapp beers when I’m out and about that I can’t find around home, it’s always a treat to try their takes on traditional styles. This one in particular I picked up a single while I was in New York a few months back, and managed to drop and break the can when I got home with it. Goddammit. Well luckily enough I hit New York frequently enough that I picked up another. Let’s get into it

Pours a cloudy deep gold with 2 fingers of creamy white head that fades to a thin cap and leaves minimal lacing

The nose presents a nice hop twang over sweet malty notes. I’m picking up on aromas of herbal hops, lemon zest, sweet honey, white pepper, bread crust, toasted grain, and light orange

It continues this trend of balance in taste. On the front end of the sip I’m tasting crackery malt, lemon juice, wildflower honey, toasted grain, and peppery hops. The swallow brings notes of bread crust, sweet honey, orange zest, lemon zest, and light grass

A medium body pairs with gentle carbonation, resulting in crisp yet slick beer. Finishes a tad sticky which hurts the drinkability a bit

Overall this is pretty solid. Nothing amazing and I’d like it to go down a bit easier but it’s still good
Sep 10, 2022
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Reviewed by mjsullivan86 from Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Lukr pour from the brewery in Stowe. Big white head on presentation. Fades to a thin white rim as you drink, but leaves a good amount of lacing. Smell is crisp with fresh baked bread and bright citrus. Flavor is balanced light malt and hop flavors with neither taking center stage. Finishes clean and crisp with very slight hop bitterness in the background. Medium bodied. A very well done pilsner.
Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 3.82 by socon67 from New York

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.01 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2022
Rated: 4.32 by Braunmeister_1943 from Pennsylvania

Aug 04, 2022
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Reviewed by MonGose

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Some prose about this Pilsner. The look is as expected with some extra lacing. It has the smell of fresh yeasty bread with a twinge of citrus. The taste is crisp and as stated elsewhere somewhat spicy. It is clean and not bitter. It has a smoothness to it that brings some weight but doesn’t weigh you down and has you ready for more. It is easy drinking rightfully filling. I would give it a try.
Jul 17, 2022
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Reviewed by BitteNochEinWeissbier from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 oz can
Best by: 04/04/22 (04 April, 2022)
Consumed: 26 June, 2022
Glass: 12 oz Pilsner Glass

Bright and clear straw yellow with a 2.5-finger foamy white head. The head lasts _forever_, eventually settling to a 1-finger creamy cover. The lacing is tremendous.

Crackery bread dough with a good dose of lemon, including the rind/zest. Spicy hops.

Lemon zest and spicy hops dominate the flavor, but are not really overpowering. A sweet bready note comes thru from the background and hangs around through the aftertaste with the zesty hops. The finish is dry (but not bone-dry) and bitter/spicy. The bitterness of each sip does accumulate to a point, but a sip of water resets that slate.

Crisp and cleam and yet (as long as the head lasts, which it has through this review) also creamy. Decently carbonated with the aforementioned dry and bitter/spicy finish. Body is light-medium.

I was prepared to not like this beer very much because I expected it to be too bitter. But it isn't. It is bitter for sure, but not overwhelmingly so. Everything here is in balance, especially when considering the style. Czech/Bohemian Pilsners really aren't my thing, but this beer is one that I can enjoy. It is quite well-done.
Jun 26, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by McBraniel from Virginia

Jun 18, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by eluvah from New York

May 22, 2022
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Rated by datstankadank from New Jersey

4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Checks all marks, alcohol could be a bit high for the style imo.
Apr 11, 2022
Rated: 3.5 by njbusa from New Jersey

Mar 13, 2022
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Reviewed by jeffdr123 from Florida

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 17, 2022
Rated: 4.29 by American_Hawk from Massachusetts

Jan 24, 2022
Rated: 4 by Budlum from Maryland

Jan 14, 2022
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Rated by RMR from Vermont

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Good pilsner from VT. Good in the cab, but much better off draft.
Dec 26, 2021
Rated: 4.1 by CountyWine from Connecticut

Dec 26, 2021
Rated: 3.71 by O-Meg from New York

Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 4.2 by Arg914 from New York

Dec 21, 2021
Rated: 4 by saymike32 from New Jersey

Dec 11, 2021
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
Rated: 3.75 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Nov 03, 2021
Rated: 4 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Nov 02, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by benjaminsa from Vermont

Oct 22, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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
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