Von Trapp Trosten Lager | von Trapp Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Trosten Bier. Translates to "comfort beer" A black lager with notes of roast and smoke. Rich flavor up front that finishes smooth and clean.

Added by Brad007 on 11-23-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,140
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
105
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.5%

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3/5  rDev -25%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -18.8%

Photo of dacrza1
3.36/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

DATE: February 9, 2018... OCCASION: kicking off the Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang... GLASSWARE: PSU pilsner... pours a coal-black body,--almost cola--with a clumpy, pillowy oatmeal-colored head that occupies a finger's worth of the glass consistently... roasted malts come straight across as smoke, borderlining on the bacon, but with a slight plasticine/rubber scent mingling... light lactic scents too... first sip is medium-bodied, solid, textured at its finish, though a surprisingly creaminess softens the experience.... light to little carbonation... the flavor is cola sweet, with some milky and vanilla hints... light peat, medium smoke, and some phenol for a distraction--the light chocolate and hearty fruits make a late push--in all, I wish I had more than one to test its drinkability, but this one reads well at 6% ABV and rewards with little nuance but consistent flavor...

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3.39/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours two shades shy of black with a loose, 1/8th inch, off-white head that quickly dissipates into a dollop of cream and a cluster of bubbles. Nose expresses soft cocoa notes and a hint of something pruney/vinous/raisiny. Taste follows nose; however, it all comes off dull with a bit of ashiness and smoke. The cocoa is more in the background, with the fruitiness more in the foreground. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with a brisk carbonation. Overall, missing the pleasant roasty/cocoa notes associated with the style and substituted with a more ashy/acrid character and some fruity/dunkel notes.

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3.49/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Near black color, light passes near the edge. Beige head, small, settles to rim bubbles. Find spots on the glass for lace.

Leans sweet like molasses. I get a bit of burnt barley.

First impression comes from the swallow where I get definite smoke. Dry finish. Highly carbonated with a moderate to light body. Mild start to the taste. Harsh burnt aftertaste with continued smokiness.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.52/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Strong alcohol burn despite the low ABV. Had it at the von Trapp bierhall. A miss for me.

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3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A- 12oz bottle into a narrow tumbler revealing a deep brown body and a off white foamy head. After reaching over two fingers high the cap slowly recedes to a foamy ring depositing spotty lacing.

S- A malty aroma smack dab between the realms of smoky and toasty. Charred wood, molasses, caramel, campfire, toasted nuts and slight raisin come to mind.

T- Opens up with an initial burst of smoking campfire wood, toasted nuts and caramel up front. This leads into hints of brown sugar, molasses, cocoa nibs, raisin and dates. A light sweetness and certainly a spotlight for malts.

MF- Crisp and foamy medium body a shade towards the light side of things. Plenty of carbonation bringing on a slight creaminess. Smoky malts linger on the palate with a hint of bitterness.

Well brewed lager without any obvious flaws allowing a spotlight for smoked malts atop a bed of toasted grains. Drinks easily but packs plenty of flavor with nuttiness, caramel and smoke as the key players. Something to warm up with on a winter night.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brad007
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Description says "big black lager with a hint of smoke."

Pours a dark brown/black color into my glass with a one-finger head.

Aroma has a touch of sweet, grainy malt in the nose. Inviting but not roasty!

Wow, sweet grainy malt dominates the mouth, followed by just a hint of smoke.

Mouthfeel has much of the malt lingering back there. One gripe: it feels kind of thin.

They nail it on the head here. Drinkable and as good of as example as you'll find in VT at least!

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3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours almost black with a dark tan one finger head and a spotty lace both fading fairly quickly. light aromas of roasted malt and old coffee. taste is same but on the light side with a slight bitter finish. mouthfeel is light , carbonation is good and hides the alcohol well.

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Von Trapp Trosten Lager from von Trapp Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 105 ratings