Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner | von Trapp Brewing

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3.84/5
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200 Ratings
Von Trapp Bohemian PilsnerVon Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech 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:
#14,278
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
200
pDev:
9.64%
Bros Score:
3.91
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
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Ratings: 200 |  Reviews: 67
Photo of chicagoish
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 57md
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light straw with a finger of head. The nose has the distinct essence of pilsner malt. This offering is hearty with a solid malt flavor and dry finish.

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Photo of Aerocraft67
4.79/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Not sure if it's true to style, but it's delicious, in a category that's not represented as well as big IPAs and whatnot. It resembles a quintessential "beer," like an Anchor Steam, even though there obviously isn't a singular representative of "beer." I like it better than Hofbräu Original, my traditional pilsner go-to, as well as the category-leading entry from Victory, which seems to try too hard for pilsner. I wish I could get it locally.

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Photo of feuematt
3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Cloudy pale yellow colored beer with a slowly fading head. Taste is lemon zest and spicy hops. A little more hoppy than I would have liked. I would rate this as average.

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Photo of LarryV
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden yellow with good clarity, not much of a head. Grainy aroma with a hint of hops. Full bodied for a pilsner with a nice hop presence that fades to a crisp finish. Really an enjoyable Pilsner and easy to drink. A nice break from the IPA's that I usually drink.

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Photo of MrRB
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Righteous. Really basically perfect actually. Translucent pale gold with thick white foam that lingers. Delightful grassy, herbal notes complement the light biscuity malt. Soft, clean, and pure with a dry finish. Abundant but gentle carbonation refreshes the palate with each sip. This is precisely what Pilsner is all about.

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Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of worldkrysis
3.38/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lembeh
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Home run straight out of 12oz bottle. This is like dating the girl of your dreams and in a few years into it she gets even hotter. This beer starts great on the nose, good amount of that hay, biscuit you expect of a nice Pilsener but on the taste this really comes alive. It's malty, balanced with just the right amount of Saaz. Top notch beer.

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Photo of Brushkanna
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickCT
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Straw yellow body with nice clarity. One finger white head dissipates to a web-like cap with wet, slippery lacing.
Very clean nose. Grainy and hoppy with floral, dry grass and spicy notes. Hits of yeast and sulfur.
Bready, grainy malt backbone with wonderful floral hops, lemon zest and pepper.
Soft body at first then a dry peppery finish that lingers. Medium body, medium mouth feel, active carbonation.

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Photo of TheBigBoy
3.17/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of petermethot
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Abstractspirit
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tucquan
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on 2018-01-06 in Columbia, PA from a 12oz bottle from the Lager variety pack.

A decent but not outstanding Pilsner. Lightly bready, lightly spicy, lightly bitter. East to drink for sure but there are better ones out there.

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Photo of coshag
3.59/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dru37
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Surprisingly tasty, expected less. Easy drinking pilsner with some body and flavor to it.

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Photo of ADKbeerguy
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bankboy66
2.57/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Cloudiest Pilsner I've ever seen. Typical Malts up front but some citrus on the back end which ruins it for me. Not a fan.

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Photo of Holderness
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L — Pours a slightly hazed straw body with a solid white three-finger head produced with moderate pour. Great retention and some lacing
S — Bready pilsner malts, wheat, honey, hint of lemon and sulfur. Clean, crisp, and mild
T — Good amount of honey-dough character throughout, tempered by a Saazy hop character and some nice fruity yeast esters. Again, clean, crisp, and mild.
F — Light mouthfeel, medium carb. Super gentle finish that doesn’t feel too watery
O — Tastes like a real European pils. Super refreshing and easy drinking

78/100

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Photo of EMH73
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear light golden color with a poorly retained one and a half inch head that left lots of lacing. Smells and tastes of sweet malts, crackers, grass, pepper, floral notes and some grapefruit. Light bodied, well carbonated, clean and crisp. Very well done pilsner.

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Photo of DavetotheB
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phineasco
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Bright yellow, clear, with 3 inch white head that sticks around for a bit. High carbonation.
Smell: Biscuit, floral, herbs, and banana.
Taste: Biscuit, bread, floral, with restrained bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light, with crisp, clean feel.
Overall: A solid pilsner from Von Trapp.

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Photo of Gajo74
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first heard of this brewery by sampling some of their stuff at a beer fest a few weeks ago. Glad to see it at City Swiggers, NYC.
From the bottle, it pours a clear golden straw that carries a hint of orange. A big bubbly head soon dissipates and leaves scattered rings of lacing.
The nose features a combination of doughy grain, sweet malt, grassy and spicy hops, and even a subtle hint of fruit. Oddly enough, the aroma seems to fade and becomes cleaner later on, with only a hint of spice and malt.
The best thing that I can say about the taste and mouthfeel is that it is one of the most crisp, refreshing and crushable beers you will find. I might have set a personal record in terms of how fast I drank this. Light and gently carbonated, a largely clean profile nevertheless has depth and flavor. Doughy malt feel with a silky finish makes up the base. A modest grassy and hops spice balances things out. A subtle fruit sweetness and lemon tartness create a nice interplay.
It is truly a treat to drink a delicious and seemingly authentic representation of a bohemian lager, especially amidst the landscape of American craft brewers that favor hoppy ales. I hope to see more from VonTrapp Brewery and in general, of well made American craft lagers.

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Photo of Bobbysproket
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 200 ratings