Trendler Pilsner
Tired Hands Brewing Company

Trendler PilsnerTrendler Pilsner
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Style:
Lager - Kellerbier / Zwickelbier
Ranked #18
ABV:
5%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,702
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 7.02%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
132
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Tired Hands Brewing Company
 
Pennsylvania, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  12
SCORE
89
Very Good
Trendler PilsnerTrendler Pilsner
Notes: 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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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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Rifugium from North Dakota

3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nov 21, 2016
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IronLover from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale straw yellow in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a short, creamy, bright white foam with moderate retention. Medium, clean, pilsner malt aroma with bready notes. No hop aromas. Medium bodied with medium high carbonation and a slick feel. Bready malt and herbal hop flavors with pear fruit notes. Medium, spicy, hop bitterness through the middle that carries to the end. Finished semi-dryly with herbal and lemony bitter hop flavors. Clean aroma. Great malt and hop character and finish. A tasty german lager with a bitter, hoppy character.

Apr 15, 2018
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oline73 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 27, 2016
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 03, 2015
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Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 25, 2017
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whatname from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 06, 2016
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mdfb79 from New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can into stemware.

Pours a bright somewhat clear yellow color with an inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident. Grass, dough, light floral and citrus notes, earthy malts, and wheat. Light crisp body and low carbonation.

Overall a decent pils; not as hoppy as they describe it.

Nov 21, 2016
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ShemRahBoo from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aug 18, 2015
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

32 oz growler filled on 8/21 poured into a pint glass

A- A hazy golden straw color with a three finger white head.

S- Floral, some earthy spice, pilsner malts, citrus, some grapefruit.

T- Citrus, earthy spice in the finish, bready malts, some peppercorns, nicely balanced.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- The first lager I have tried from Tired Hands and it is good one. Citra hops are noticeable but aren't the focus of the beer. Worth seeking out, always love to Tired Hands try different styles.

Aug 23, 2015
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superspak from Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a BIF from oline73. 16 ounce can into signature tulip glass, canned on 8/31/2016. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, cracker, bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine/herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, citrus peel, pepper, pine, cracker, bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and minimal lingering hop astringency after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/grainy/sticky, and slightly resinous balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.6%. Overall this is an awesome Kellerbier. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/earthy hops and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Oct 16, 2016
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LehighAce06 from Pennsylvania

3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Oct 13, 2015
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acurtis from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 25, 2015
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dafla67 from Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mar 05, 2019
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LoveStout from New York

3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 25, 2015
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 15, 2016
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rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 13, 2015
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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
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sludgegnome from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Sep 28, 2016
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dfhhead25 from Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 13, 2015
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Zaphog from Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 18, 2017
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SDRedDevil from California

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 18, 2017
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ScaryEd from New Hampshire

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

Poured from a 16 oz can into a pint glass.

Pours a mostly clear straw color with a healthy 2 fingers of bright white head. Not much retention but leaves a fair bit of lacing.

The aroma is all pilsner malt up front; bready and subtly sweet, followed by a wave of orange citrus and rindy lemon zest. The back end is quite grassy with some very subtle notes of honey wheat and grains. Aroma is on point for the style.

The flavor is a bit more yeasty than expected. Lots of dough and wheat with some subtle hints of citrus on the finish.

The feel is about right. Lighter in body with lively, prickly carbonation. Very crisp.

Overall, a pretty damn good pilsner. The flavor is lacking a bit but this is still a great summer beer and a solid representation of the style.

Aug 31, 2017
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redfox405 from California

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jul 30, 2018
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IPAchris from Pennsylvania

4.35/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 18, 2015
Trendler Pilsner from Tired Hands Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 132 ratings