Trendler Pilsner
Tired Hands Brewing Company

Trendler PilsnerTrendler Pilsner
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Tired Hands Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
3.99 | pDev: 7.02%
Apr 10, 2021
Dec 22, 2013
Brewed with all German Pilsner malt and hopped emphatically with Spalter Select from our 2018 German selections. Fermented with our house lager yeast and cold conditioned for five weeks. We brew this beer for Jean’s grandfather, Joseph Trendler, but make enough of it to share with everyone!
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz can into a pint glass. Canned 2/23/21, so just under 7 weeks old.

Looks splendid in the glass. Crystal clear pale golden yellow body. Bright white head persists in decent form throughout leaving good lacing at first.

Clean floral aroma, a little grassy.

On tasting a little sweet, very floral, light, grassy, clean, faint lemon. Good beer.

Mouth medium, finish dry, slightly sweet.

Overall, very well brewed example of the style. Clean, crisp, subtle, flavorful.
Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 4 by BarrelAgedG from California

Apr 05, 2021
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Canned on 2/23/21; consumed on 3/14/21

Pours a crystal-clear, pale lemon-gold body producing a fervent effervescence and multiple fingers of airy, soapy, eggshell-white foam; great head retention steadily yields a finger of craggy cap, a moderate collar, and a comprehensive walling of chunky, webby lacing caked to the side of the glass.

Aroma opens with fresh toast contrasting stale white bread for a surprisingly fulfilling and uniquely bready first impression; intermittent notes of wildflower honey meet a pillowy minerality with distant accents of floral perfume over the middle as unhusked, raw grain and fresh straw begin to accentuate an impressively subtle malt depth; lemon oil meets dusty grains, dried moss, and overarching, bittersweet malts, acknowledging a soft, supplementary hop presence on the close.

Taste immediately impresses a distinctly different, hoppier tone, featuring lime zest and bittersweet honeysuckle upfront, with only vague tones of raw grain, bread dough, and clean lager yeast coming through over the mid-palate; fresh grass reasserts itself thoroughly on the back end, with a further enhancing hop profile expressing notes of wet moss past the finish.

Mouthfeel brings a light body with a full, fluffy carbonation, brilliantly attenuated yet wilting against the oncoming hoppy twang, which eschews mild resinous and mineralic textures for an amplifying brightness over the mid-palate; a steadily building, moderate bitterness begins to assert itself through the back end, lingering on through an otherwise clean finish sporting a subtle crispness/'snap.'

A budding hop profile undermines a delicately refined malt structure itself threatening perfection, jarring this Pilsner in a direction not entirely welcome; the contrasts developed in this one only highlight an instability in presentation, abandoning some impressive subtleties in favor of a more bombastic presentation; the final result remains highly consumable, though unmistakably lacking focus.
Mar 15, 2021
Rated: 4.15 by Lord_of_the_Rinks from Pennsylvania

Mar 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It's pale straw with opulent white pillowy head. This is probably the highest I've been able to pile on head to a can pour. The two cans I've had have offered a slightly different experience. The first can was creamy but overly herbaceous. This one is still creamy but offering some grape character and the hop herbacity of the Noble bouquet is much more subdued in a good way. The malt character reminds me in some ways of Lost Abbey's farmhouse lager. This is a good pilsner, but not my favorite by any means.
Feb 07, 2021
Rated: 4.9 by Jcal2023 from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2021
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Reviewed by FBarber from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a cloudy, unfiltered, straw yellow color. Nice thick velvety white head dissipates until just a thin layer of white velvet remains on the top of the beer. Thick layers of foam form on the glass as the beers consumed.

Aroma has light notes of straw, pilsner malts, a touch of doughy malt with a bright lemon and lemon grass notes. A bit of grassy hops on the back end. The lager yeast definitely peeps through on the nose giving it a distinct doughy, yeasty aroma.

Taste largely follows from the nose with light straw and pilsner malts notes on which the hops shine with notes of lemon, lemongrass, and a hint of orange citrus. Apparently this is hopped with spalter select, to the mild orange note isn't unexpected. The lager yeast does give it this doughy, yeasty note - not quite as strong as a sourdough type yeast, but it definitely has a distinct yeastiness coming through. Slight spice and grassy bitterness comes through on the back end.

Feel is a bit "thicker" - more in line with a Kellerbier than a straight pilsner, but with this being a Keller-pils, I guess its just leaning one way more than the other. Bright carbonation. Drier finish.

Overall this was a delicious pilsner - I'm frankly very impressed with what Tired Hands has done with this one. If I had regular access to this, it would be a regular purchase for me.
Oct 18, 2020
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Reviewed by jackflaps from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Canned 18 Sept 2020. Poured into pint glass.

L: Straw-colored, with a small bit of haze. Head retention is high, with a lot of lacing for the style.
S: Definite citrus notes to it, but also the usual herbal and grassy aromas I'd expect for a pils/keller.
T: Bready up front, spice and herbal notes on the finish. Really well-balanced overall though, on point for the style.
F: Very crisp, clean, and a little dry.
O: Very good pilsner, maybe the best of any PA brewery. Definitely worth seeking out if you're a fan of the style.
Oct 16, 2020
Rated: 4 by kcc from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2020
Rated: 3.99 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Jul 23, 2020
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Reviewed by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.67/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a very clear light yellow with plenty of carbonation, fairly long lasting head, and good head retention, leaving behind more lacing than I expected. Smell is about right for the style, which is to say there's not a ton on the nose. Taste is consistent with a well done pilsner. Bread, a bit of bitterness but not overwhelming. Nice, crisp, clean beer.
Jul 11, 2020
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Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Golden color with rich white foamy head and puffy lacing.
N; Bread notes, honey, citrus, and grass.
T: Crisp grassy/citrus hit with some bread mixed in, minor honey and soapy flavors.
M: Crisp and dry with a light feel.
O: A solid pils, good flavors and feel.
Jun 18, 2020
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Reviewed by tzieser from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours straw in color, almost pale gold (SRM 3.5 or so) not completely transparent with just a very slight haze to it. Thick, rocky white head when slowly poured. Head retention is very good; dissipating ever so slowly into a thin lacing. Strong carbonation. Looks nice for a keller pils.

S: Bright hop aroma. There is a lemon/citrus note that is almost certainly Citra but it also manages to show off some light herbal and grassy notes as well. Hint of peppercorn. Sweet wheat malt aroma, subtle dough, freshly baked bread. Noble hop aroma is pretty apparent. I'm fairly certain there are other hops used in this beer aside from Citra based on the nose on this one. Very good aroma overall.

T: Very interesting. Doughy, bready, wheat malt notes interwoven with herbal noble hop spiciness. Citra is almost nowhere to be found (thankfully?) perhaps adding a light lemon note but then again that also could be from noble hops. Seems like Citra was only used in dry hopping this beer or was very lightly used during the bittering process. Finishes slightly bitter, extremely dry. I'm loving the layers of flavor here. The hops play perfectly with the malted wheat. Very good.

M: Crispy mouthfeel. Very dry finish. Extremely drinkable.

O: I'm impressed. Thankfully the Citra did not overpower at all and it tastes very much like a proper Northern German pilsner along the lines of Jever but with more of a light citrus suggestion and also a doughier malt body (probably thanks to the wheat). I'm a big fan.
May 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.31/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Excellent head production, with a big, clumpy, snow-white foam topper, slowly and unevenly receding, leaving behind spotty lacing. Body is a sickly off-yellow, perfectly - and I mean perfectly - transparent.

Grassy and peppery aroma; cracker, pine, honey, and that tough-to-describe, earthy/pungent pilsner malt.

Very tasty: lemon, honey, pepper, grass, light dough and cracker. Long, silky finish, with an amorphous but pleasant, slightly honeyed and sweet aftertaste, along with touches of pepper.
May 17, 2020
Rated: 4.2 by Rhettroactive from Virginia

Apr 21, 2020
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Reviewed by 2beerdogs from California

3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks to larryi86 for this tight pils. Sent to me in NBS BIF #11
Pours a slightly opaque golden straw color. Fluffy white head jumps 2 fingers high, retreats yto a patchy cap that leaves a pretty solid ring. Decent lacing.
Aroma of slightly peppery grass, apple, and a melange of lemon and crackery malt that hints at lemon meringue crust.
Flavor: grain, pepper, lemon zest, grass, and back to cracker and a smooth drying hop bitterness.
Mouthfeel is crisp, light, and actively carbonated.
Overall, a solid pils.
Apr 06, 2020
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Reviewed by JRed from New Jersey

3.74/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Hazy golden in body with white frothy head. Aroma of lemon and apple skins, grain, honey, and light grass. Tastes of light grass, grain, honey, pear, and some dry bitterness towards the finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation.
Feb 15, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Dec 29, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by bluehende from Delaware

Dec 27, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by alexsergio from New York

Jul 21, 2019
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