Permutation Series #72: Pale Lager
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
Lager - American
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
88
Avg:
4.22 | pDev: 5.69%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
20
From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Notes: Permutation is our experimental series of small batch offerings, showcasing the unique visions and innovative concepts developed by our brewing and cellar crew.

For Permutation #72 we're bringing out our take on a pale lager. This easy-drinking beer strikes a pleasing balance between floral bitterness and subtle sweetness - at 4.7% ABV it's just the type of beer we like to have a few of while catching up with friends and family.

Out of the can Permutation 72 pours a bright bright shade of marigold yellow with a glimmering white head. On the nose, we find enticing aromas of fresh-baked biscuits, along with mellow grassiness and a touch of green tea. The taste follows aroma with notes of sweet bread dough and a touch of lemon zest joining in. Finish is clean and refreshing with a snappy noble hop quality tying it all together.

MALT: Pilsner Malt, Carahell, Acidulated Malt

HOPS: Hallertau Magnum, Saaz
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 20 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ManapuaMan:
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A beer not to ponder but to drink cold.

Great looking lager. The clear golden body fills the stein with aplomb and is capped with a tight, frothy white head. Lovely carbonation speaks to the crispness that awaits.

Aroma and taste are hand-in-hand: toasted grains, biscuit, bread. Mildly floral and a hint of lemon and grass.

Appropriately bitter after a clean, crisp pull. Damn refreshing and straight up delicious.

Jan 05, 2019
More User Reviews:
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Gatch from Rhode Island

4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Canned 12/11/18.
Was really excited to see this. Picked it up at the Canton brewery. Any lager from Trillium, sign me up!

One of the clearest beers I’ve seen in a loooong time. With trends toward hazy, it’s a refreshing sight to see a beer nearly as clear as water, wow! Very few bubbles, as well. A light copper-gold color with minimal head. My description can’t be much better than their description of this beer, so I won’t even try. It’s damn delicious and I’m actually upset I only grabbed one can rather than a 4-pack. Price was a steal, too. An incredibly drinkable lager with a ton of flavor for the style. Wow!

Dec 31, 2018
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 18, 2018
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 29, 2018
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soze47 from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love the floral hoppy brightness and Pilsner legs on this beer. The touch of acidulated malt hits just right too, brightens the best of this well made lager.

Feb 13, 2019
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 15, 2018
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alexsergio from New York

4.52/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 16, 2018
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Prost76 from New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 16, 2018
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smartassboiler from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 07, 2019
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 01, 2019
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BAsbill from California

4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 18, 2018
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dannycohen62 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 26, 2018
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snowmageddon from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 25, 2018
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Christoph50 from Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Great tasting Czech style pilsner/lager that I hope sticks around for a while. Great beer to start with, not too strong. Poured pretty clear and had a nice layer of foam. Had a Stilling st. after and the flavor of it seemed extra intense.

Dec 14, 2018
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jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 04, 2019
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Clean notes of green tea, mild biscuit, mild bready malty sweetness, grassy floral bitterness, lemon zest

Dec 13, 2018
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dogdrule from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 07, 2019
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Pinkylives from Massachusetts

3.99/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 29, 2018
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Apr 19, 2019
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can dated 12/11/18.

Pours clear gold with a chill haze and a large, fluffy head of white. Retention and lacing is exceptional. Bready with a hint of orange honey in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Malty and a bit sweet on the palate with a light bitterness. Finishes with honey-drizzled dough.

Jul 15, 2019
Permutation Series #72: Pale Lager from Trillium Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 20 ratings