Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner | von Trapp Brewing

BA SCORE
87
very good
167 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
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
49
Avg:
3.93
pDev:
9.16%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
42
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 49
Reviews by the Alström Bros:
Photo of Jason
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +16%
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 +4.3%
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 +4.3%
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 woodchipper
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light gold, heavy head fades quickly.
Smell- light pepper, medium bread some alcohol.
This thing tastes pretty good. Refreshing as I am currently drinking it in 91 degree temperature.
Not a killer pilsner, but pretty good. I will buy this again.

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Photo of irrevjim
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
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 -4.1%
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 +0.3%
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 BranfordBound
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap at The Stand in Branford. Poured into a can shaped glass Bohemian Pilsner is a cloudy goldenrod color with a small head that leaves spotty lacing.

Aroma is pretty light, most obvious is the grainy sweet pilsner notes mixed with some grassiness. Taste starts pretty bready, hint of grain, subtle honey sweetness, big wave of Saaz hops come in after. This beer has some serious bite to it. Grassy and floral hops, slight earthiness. Long finish.

Body is solid for the style, maybe a touch too heavy, but otherwise a great Pilsner.

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Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.79/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Light and refreshing.

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Photo of acurtis
3.52/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nmwhitehead
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mackeyse
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SomethingClever
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass.

A: big effervescent white head. Clear body with a nice gold hue to it.

S: spicy and floral hops give way to a light breadiness.

T: lots of the hops come through and give the beer a spicy floral bite interspersed with some light doughy malts on the end.

M: great carbonation clean and crisp on the tongue.

O: I am still not completely sold on a pilsner they are still too floral hoppy for me without the grainy doughy malts that I like.

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Photo of andrew8626
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of seakayak
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of citizencane
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours hazy pale yellow with decent head from bottle into glass. Smell is of grain. Taste is grain, grassy hops and lemon hops that add a bite at the end. Feel is smooth, drinkable, and refreshing, but not at all thin. Overall, great example of the style.

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Photo of Ben1313
3.85/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of renaveg
3.4/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours light golden yellow. Less than a finger head but with great retention. Nice white bubbly head.

S: Floral, lemon zest.

T: Follows nose.

F: Crisp and clean. Light bodied, high carbonation.

O: Love this brewery. They do these lagers well. This is no exception. I hope I can find another mix pack because I just drank my last one.

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Photo of grahuba
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of k47k
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmorris15
4.19/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pilsner glass. The appearance was a straw yellow color with a two finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipates at a nice pace. Moderate thin stringy lace. The aroma takes in sharp spicy Saaz hops (grassy bitter harsh) and let’s it flow over a nice contrast of sweet biscuits. Evens out nicely. The flavor takes in a nice blend of the previously mentioned aromas to boot. Light balanced aftertaste of biscuits/breadiness to grassy hops and that rides into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fabulous sessionability about it. Low carbonation seems to hit appropriately. Spicy hops balance with their sharpness over my tongue. Overall, really nice Czech pilsner that I would have again.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner from von Trapp Brewing
3.93 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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