Pilsner
Trillium Brewing Company

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Style:
Pilsner - German
Ranked #38
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
87
Ranked #13,776
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 7.59%
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
82
From:
Trillium Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  0
Gots
  4
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Our traditional Pilsner is the result of a continued, iterative focus on lager brewing. This fine-tuned, German-influenced recipe features classic lager yeast, a grain bill of primarily Bohemian floor-malted pilsner malt, plus Hallertau Magnum and Saaz hops and extended lagering in our horizontal tanks.

Pilsner pours a glimmering straw color with a fluffy white head. Aromas of whole grain bread crust and a touch of satisfying malt character hit the nose. These flavors follow on the palate, with a balanced sweetness and subtle, noble hop bite. A crisp finish keeps this medium bodied beer refreshing and easy to drink.

MALT: Pilsner, Melanoidin, Acid Malt

HOPS: Hallertau Magnum, Saaz
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 82 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ManapuaMan:
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ManapuaMan from Massachusetts

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Been drinking iterations of this Pilsner since it was tagged as a series of permutations quite some time ago. For me - the beer has evolved from a heavily hopped lager with an overwhelming taste of grass and hay to one that’s much more balanced by a foundational layer of malt.

Great looking brew - clear golden body capped by a head that’s as puffy as you want it to be.

Aroma is less grassy than it has been but still has a powerful presence. Biscuit, cracker, hay and dough mixed in.

The balanced bitterness is right up my alley - not soft of flabby, rather a complementary kiss of bitter hops awaits at the end of a sip.

Crisp, clean, grassy with a bitter kiss. Real nice.

Feb 17, 2020
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Coronaeus from Canada

4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 19, 2019
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whatsgoody from Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 08, 2019
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TangoJuliet from New York

3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 16, 2020
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RBorsato from Virginia

5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 25, 2019
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can dated 3/15/19 from egrandfield poured into K Zildjian Glass.

Hazy straw color, with a stark white head of 3 fingers, receding to 2, and finally 1. Lots of lace left behind in webs.

Sharp, grassy, saaz-like aromas with hints of hay and flowers, slight manure.

Flavor opens fruity with some light apple, pear, and green grape notes, but quickly fade to soft white bread and then a wave of sharp grassy pine. Some green bean. Definite vegetal flavors. The last note lingers well beyond the finish.

Feel is crisp and creamy with good carbonation but leaves a bothersome resiny coating on the palate.

Overall, a good example of the style, but not personally what I look for in an approachable Pilsner. Maybe do some dry-hopping with it to bring more hop flavor and less grassiness.

Apr 17, 2019
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TheIPAHunter from Pennsylvania

4.36/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jun 17, 2019
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tigg924 from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear gold in color with one inch head. Taste is white bread, grain, and earthy hops on the finish. Bitter, light bodied, dry, with high carbonation. Solid, but I do not like the really bitter finish. Is a bit sharper than I prefer in the style. Above average, but I prefer several others in the style.

Feb 20, 2019
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eppie82 from Illinois

3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On draft, at Trillium Fort Point Brewery.

Apr 29, 2020
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liquorpig from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 10, 2019
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swenny916 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 03, 2019
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can. Pours slightly hazy with a decent head. Head is generous with lacing. Aroma is soft. Its not a super bright aroma. A bit earthy. Also some sweet grains. Flavor is of raw biscuit dough and honestly a bit of tobacco. Soft hoppiness in the nose and taste but it's oddly bitter. Definitely a unique take on the style. It starts to grow on you but. Really nice carbonation level. The odd bitterness lingers for a while but it's overall pretty drinkable. Smells and tastes a bit unfinished/raw.

Mar 16, 2019
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grahuba from Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 10, 2019
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It is a pretty beer, golden and clear, with a persistent cap and lots of small bubble lacing forming a full coat on the glass. Nose is lovely Pilsner funk, a floral hop hit with a touch of spiciness. Flavor opens with honey malt, closes with harsh bitterness. Feel is over-carbonated, but the finish is pretty clean. Overall, interesting but not completely successful.

Jun 09, 2019
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Prost76 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 11, 2019
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Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 05, 2019
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BAsbill from California

4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 06, 2019
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MrDarcy from Massachusetts

3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Jan 26, 2019
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Gkruszewski from New York

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 04, 2019
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 14, 2019
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teamgalt from Massachusetts

4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 12, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a foggy golden-straw with a finger of dense, white foam. Head retention is good, as is lacing. Aroma is spicy, herbal, medicinal hops with nutty, bready malts behind. The is a little lactic twinge alongside dewy cardboard. Flavor profile is spicy, medicinal, herbal hops with bready, nutty, earthy malts. It maintains a flavorful, but slim dynamic. Mouth feel is effervescent and crisp with a medium-thin consistency. Overall, an okay lager. It tastes a little off via bitter malts.

Served in a red wine glass. Reviewed on phone.

Apr 15, 2019
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trevorpost from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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mickyge from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 31, 2019
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SebastianOwl from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 16, 2019
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