Bavarian Pilsner
von Trapp Brewing

Bavarian PilsnerBavarian Pilsner
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von Trapp Brewing
Vermont, United States
Pilsner - German
Ranked #46
Ranked #10,261
4.1 | pDev: 8.29%
Sep 01, 2021
Oct 08, 2020
Bavarian PilsnerBavarian Pilsner
Notes: Our version of a Bavarian Pilsner showcases the high quality ingredients we use to create our lagers. Choice malts imported from Bamberg build the smooth lager character and accentuate the noble hops of the Hallertau region. The hops provide light floral and subtle bittering notes, allowing the malt to shine through. Please enjoy.

35 IBU
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Ratings by Manfrombelmonty:
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Manfrombelmonty from Massachusetts

Oct 24, 2020
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by colts9016 from Idaho

Review 1604
von Trapp
Date: Best By Date 13 Oct 2021
This beer is 42 degrees, and I use a pilsner glass. The pour created a frothy and airy white head with excellent retention. The head dissipation left some lacing on the glass. The color charts around SRM 4, pale straw with light golden hues. The clarity is clear, with a few carbonation bubbles visible.

The aromas are malty sweetness, subtle toasted crackers, light floral esters, and bready.

I taste a malty sweetness, subtle toasted crackers, bready, floral esters, and a touch of herbal.

The mouthfeel is crisp, clean, and dry.

The body of the beer is light, medium carbonation, and light finish.

This pilsner is different than what I have tried over this summer. The flavors are confused, in my opinion. The beer has this mineral in the beer clashes with floral esters giving the beer an odd characteristic.

Sep 01, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Jacobier10 from New Jersey

12 oz can. Notes from a fresh can earlier in the year.

Pale gold with great clarity and a fluffy white head. Straightforward German pils aroma and flavor. Sweet, bready, fresh pils malt with floral noble hops. Medium-light bodied with a light bitterness in the finish. Clean and refreshing.

I enjoyed this more than their flagship Bohemian Style Pilsner. Spot on for the style. The six pack did not make it long in my fridge.

Aug 08, 2021
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4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Siriusfisherman from Vermont

Clear golden with a thin head but good lacing. Aroma is herbal and spicy hops with a honey-like and bready malt character. Very clean. Flavor has a nice hop bitterness that moves into very fresh pepper, herb, and citrusy hops. The malt comes in with some sweetness to balance out, but the beer is very dry and crisp overall. Great beer.

Mar 21, 2021
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3.04/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by falloutsnow from Illinois

Average to somewhat below average pilsner. Not sure what it was like fresh, but at this age [can says best by 3/7/21 so I'm a week late here] the beer reminds me of somewhat oxidized homebrew pilsner. Missing that fresh sulfur/peanut/grape character or otherwise much malt character to stand out. Hops not particularly unique, just a modest spicy bitterness. 5% ABV, 35 IBU.

Pours a white foam with a bit longer than average retention, fading to a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass. Lacing is minimal, a few dots cling to the sides of the glass. Body is a golden yellow color, with light bringing out very pale yellow hues (SRM 1-2). Transparent, with slight amounts of chill haze and sediment (less than 10% opacity).

Aroma is fairly bland, a bit of cardboard from oxidation, some pale-colored malt, vague hint of spicy hop character (no peanut/grape/sulfur or hop character remaining at this point).

Flavor is of a mineral-rich water with fairly rich, though rather bland pilsner malt with little residual sweetness and a modest amount of dry straw character; hops are fairly bland at this point, with only the mild bitterness showing through. Front: dry straw, somewhat bland, somewhat oxidized pilsner malt character, a touch of sweetness, slight vaguely citric hop character. Mid: bland and somewhat oxidized pilsner malt that yields a bit of dry straw character, little residual sweetness, a low to medium-low clean bitterness with very faint vaguely citric undertones. Back: medium hop bitterness with some spice characteristics dominates; underneath this, some continued bland and slightly oxidized pilsner malt that gives a bit of dry straw character. After: lingering bitterness with a slight chemical/harsh note

Beer is medium-light in body, with carbonation of fairly high intensity (2.4-2.5 vol CO2) leading to a fully foamy and soft mouthfeel. Closes very dry, with light stickiness on lips and palate.

Mar 16, 2021
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4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Treyliff from West Virginia

12oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours clear and golden in color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- clean pilsner malt, hay, fresh bread, white grape skins, spicy and floral hops

T- clean and crisp pilsner malt up front with notes of crackers, straw, bread crust, lemon peel, white grapes, floral & spicy German hops. The finish is dry and toasted, with a linger of peppery hops

M- light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into a crisp and clean finish

O- textbook German pilsner, von Trapp makes some of the best German style beers outside of Germany

Jan 30, 2021
4.42 by beerrat from Virginia on Jan 24, 2021
4.32 by lic217 from Connecticut on Jan 20, 2021
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4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Manta200 from Kentucky

35IBU, 12oz can from IMN0P
Pours a crystal clear pale straw color with a thick fluffy white head.
Smell of the Hallertau hops dominate.
Fine hoppy bitterness with a clean crisp finish.
Overall, one of the nicest American brewed German Pilsners I had so far.

Dec 27, 2020
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3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Can from early November:
A golden body holds a little chill haze initially, but clears up completely before too long, A fluffy but loosely structured head adorns this body. Nose is crusted bread with a bit of grain and some dry grass notes accented by a bit of minerality. Cold, the grass and mineral notes jump forward to hide the malt influence a bit. Things balance a little later in the taste. That balance moves forward with some warmth, and notes of sweeter bread become a bit more evident. Fairly aggressive carbonation on a crisp, light body.

Nov 23, 2020
4.25 by Latarnik from New Jersey on Nov 20, 2020
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4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by AElfwine_Nerevar from Connecticut

Original rating:
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25 = 4.38

Best By: 03/08/21
Consumed: 01/27/21

L: Pours a pale straw color with excellent clarity. If held up to a light the matrix is permeated with hop particulate. A vigorous pour yields a fine, white finger and a half of head that dissipates fairly quickly to a 1 mm ring around the circumference of the glass with a splotchy film of head remaining in the middle. Minimal spotty lacing left as I drink the beer.

S: Fresh cut alfalfa, cereal grains, whole wheat bread, and the slightest hint of lemon and some spice. Really potent nose for an American lager. Amazing nose!

T: I get spice and a hint earth on the front end. The mid palate presents crusty bread and a bit of slightly sweet grainy malt mixing with citrus (I'm getting lemon). The lemon flows into the back end where it is complemented by prominent fresh cut grass mixed with more spicy and earthy notes finishing with a medium bitterness. There is also a light floral quality to the bitter finish.

F: Light body with medium-high carbonation. The mouthfeel is smooth on the front and mid palate with a crisp drying finish. Drinks very clean and keeps you coming back for another drink.

O: Wow! This is a top shelf Pilsner that is brewed true to style. A six pack of this only costs $9.99 so if you are into pilsners you have no excuse not to try this at least will not be disappointed. Highly recommended!

Nov 14, 2020
4.25 by acurtis from New Jersey on Oct 20, 2020
3.79 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Oct 15, 2020
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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

12 oz. can.
Canned 10/08/20.
Best by 03/08/21.

Moderate to vigorous pour yields a 5/4 inch white head over a very bright and nearly transparent golden body with some lacing. Nose of classic noble hops, flavors following very closely with extremely nice hop bitterness on the finish. Great feel, very smooth, and a well done example of a German Pilsner.
Bavarian Rhapsody!

Oct 12, 2020
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BEERMILER12 from Maine

On tap at the brewery

Oct 09, 2020
Bavarian Pilsner from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 16 ratings