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Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner | von Trapp Brewing

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BA SCORE
86
very good
26 Reviews
Von Trapp Bohemian PilsnerVon Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States | website

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
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
100
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
17.27%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
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Reviews: 26 | Ratings: 100
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Good looking brew that shows off clarity and a decent lacing. Smells of spicy herbal hops and fresh grain, clean nose. Kiss of lager yeast, ghost-like sulfur. Lots of crisp graininess, lots of snap. Hop bitterness has a bite, flavor lingers with more herbal than spicy hoppiness. Large mugs of this brew would make for a proper session. Very well done.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of billybob
4.56/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

light golden in color with a fair head and lace aroma's of grass or fresh cut hay. crisp clean bready and dry taste light mouthfeel. good carbonation. very easy to drink.

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Photo of horshack7
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Poured into a Pilsner glass is a hazy golden straw color with a head that is off white and around one finger thick. As the head thins out it leaves behind thick lacing.

Aroma: Biscuit notes make themselves known right up front. Grapefruit, piney, lemon zest are faint and a light dryness in the nose.

Taste: Very crisp mouthfeel that carries a floral hop bite. Lemon zest, grapefruit, buttery biscuit. The finish starts out smooth but it still has a good bite in the end.

Notes: An all around solid Czech Pilsner and very drinkable. I would not mind seeing this one in some tallboy cans:. Cheers.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Golden, hazy color to this one. Bavarian hop aroma shines through nicely. Taste is light and crisp with a bit of citrus on the aftertaste. Very pleasantly surprised with this one

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Photo of irrevjim
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

look; hazy pale yellow golden, 1" head that shrinks to a thin covering that stays, soapy lacing
smell; saltines, nice german hops, some mild spice, pepper, a liitle yeasty and grassy,some biscuity pilsner malt there but a little overwhelmed
taste; the hops, though mild, dominate. a little more biscuit than in the nose, some white peppery spice
feel; sharp, bubbly, just a little dry
overall; a very nice not quite but close classic pilsner with a little extra spice and hops for fun.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.77/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A clear pale yellow with a one inch white head. Some lace.
Floral, herbal hops. Sweet malt.
The taste followed the nose. The hops dominated and the malt stayed in the background.
Crisp.

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Photo of skivtjerry
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle was poured into a Sam Adams glass. Golden straw color, pretty cloudy for a pilsener, and this was not chill haze. Probably should have poured more carefully. Head retention is incredible; it looked like white spray foam after a couple minutes.

Aroma is grainy/bready up front, with some yeastiness that detracts. Floral and slightly citrusy hops in the background.

Taste is bready malt followed immediately by a blast of floral/herbal/citrusy hops that fades into a satisfying smooth bitterness.

Mouthfeel is nice. Carbonation and body are perfect. Firmly bitter but not astringent.

Overall, a little rough around the edges, but solid and true to the style.

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Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of andrew8626
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of renaveg
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mongrel
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks beautiful - pale gold with a fluffy, sudsy pure white head that sticks around nicely.

Smells simple enough - a little musty hay with a some sweetness trying to poke through.

Tastes very crisp and pretty high on the bitterness scale for a pils. There's a little stab of honey sweetness mid palate to balance out the hops, and the finish is a bit green and grassy. There's a light musty hay character that enshrouds the whole flavor profile and smooths things out.

Overall, very tasty, balanced and well rounded, but stops just short of being really super "clean."

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Photo of puboflyons
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on June 22, 2015. I am not certain if I am reviewing the same beer. My 2015 bottle simply says Pilsner not Bohemian Pilsner.

Cloudy yellow pour with a long lasting white foamy head.

The aroma is toasted malts, German malts, sweetness, and grass. It smells like a traditional Pilsner should.

Medium body.

The taste is immediately toasted and then there is a mild, balanced grassy bitterness to tone down the toasty sweetness. Easy to drink. Really the way I enjoy my Pilsners.

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Photo of liquorpig
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nebula1999
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hockeypuck
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SebastianOwl
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank fresh from draft at Trapp Lodge in Stowe, VT on 7/20/15

UPDATED RATING: drank on 4/19/16 from a can dated 3/21/16; much better than I thought it was the first time I had it on draft at the brewery

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Photo of Pmag0942
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rocketman2013
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OGShotzy
3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbutova
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- 12oz bottle into a wine glass with a slightly hazy pale golden hue and a tall, foamy white head. The cap descends at a medium pace to a small ring and lacing is spotty.

S- Raw, crackery grains begin the show making way eventually for a moderate level of German hops. Spicy, grassy, floral and earthy hop character. Clean of yeast influence as it should be.

T- A few powerful influences make up for a clean and effective delivery. Balance is struck between pale base grains and noble hops. The hops come off mostly as herbal but delve towards spicy and grassy just a bit while the barley lends cereal and cracker tones. Slightest touch of mineral water and sulfer throughout accentuating a crisp bite of the hops.

MF- Puffy and somewhat creamy light end body. The carbonation is at a very high level promoting foam and accentuating the crisp feel of the brew. Finishes with herbal bitterness lingering.

Simple and straightforward but the cleanliness of the fermentation is a shining accomplishment for this brew. Herbal hops intermingled with crackery grains in a dry, crisp Pils.

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Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner from von Trapp Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.
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