Neshaminy Creek Trauger Pilsner

Posted: January 12, 2016 in German Pilsener, Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, Reviews

I’ve been enjoying pilsners a lot more lately, so when Val brought this beer home for me, I was quite excited. The brewery is pretty close to me since we’ve moved, so I should try to get out there again. Last time I was there, I tried this in a sampler and liked it. Let’s see if my opinion changed.

traugerpilsner

ABV: 4.8%

Style: German Pilsner

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Our Pilsner is assertively hopped with Hallertau and Tettnanger noble hops and has a cracker-like malt backbone that finishes crisp and dry coming in at 4.8% ABV. We named this beer in honor of the Trauger family of Bucks County whose descendants came to America in 1747 and were among some of the earliest German immigrants to the area. In 1756, Johann Christian and Ludwig Wilhelm Trauger purchased two adjoining farmsteads in Nockamixon Township and have been a part of the fabric of this county, state, and country ever since. Ironically enough, the Trauger family’s German heritage predates the introduction and widespread popularity of the Pilsner style, but nonetheless, this beer is brewed and named in their honor.”

Random: I think once a conference call goes over an hour and a half, most people tune out.

This beer poured with a half a finger of pure white head that dissipated slowly and left no lacing on the glass. It did leave a slight crown on top of the clear, straw yellow body. It had light carbonation visible. The nose was mild, but had some grass and cracker. The taste was crisp and also had the same cracker note that was in the nose. It had a bit more depth with the hops with grass and slight spiciness with vegetal notes. It also had a pleasant minerality to it. The body was light with moderate carbonation. I felt like the beer needed more carbonation. The finish was quick and clean with cracker and grass. A can of this will set you back $1.83 ($.15 per ounce). This beer was an easy drinker, but it just needed more carbonation to be outstanding.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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