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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.37/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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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, which makes this one highly drinkable (which is the point, duh). We named this beer in honor of the Trauger family of Bucks County who came to America in 1747 and were among some of the earliest German immigrants to the area. In 1767 Christen and Henry Trauger purchased two farmsteads in Nockamixon Township and have been a part of the fabric of this county, state, and country ever since. Five generations and 6847 family members later our Head Brewer somehow got lucky enough to be a small leaf of that family tree, and this is our way of looking back not only on that history here in this country, but also our family’s history dating back to Germany. Ironically enough, the Trauger family’s German heritage predates the introduction and widespread popularity of the Pils style, but nonetheless, this beer is brewed and named in their honor.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
Draft a Craft. Pours hazy medium gold with a finger of off-white head. Nose is pale malt, fruit, hopcitrus. Tastes pale malty and fruity up front, with mid-palate hops, citrus, and floral notes, and a smooth, crisp finish. This one is a good effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (1736) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a hazy golden color with a frothy white head. Aroma of light citrus, wheat, and yeast. Taste was well balanced with bitter citrus, lemon zest, and wheat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalsk (1017) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap at the Grain House. Pours a pale clear yellow color with and orange hue and white foam head. Aroma of citrus, grass and lemon zest. Light, sweet citrus taste with some caramel notes and zest mixed in. Tasty. Refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On draft at Isaacs. This was just ok for me. A bit thin in the bottle with not too much going on. Some floral notes mixed in with, some hay, grass and bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2273) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Golden colored body, medium to thin white head, spotty lacing. Light citrus and pilsener malts. Simple and pleasant. Medium to light bodied, lively carbonation, mild bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
keepersj12 (2563) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2013
One of the best Pilsners I’ve had. Pours clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is malty sweet with a hint of lemon. The flavor shows a nice bit of hops to balance. The finsh is dry and refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kramer (4694) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Sixtel, at home. Pours a clear yellow gold body under a small frothy white head that faded to a thin wispy film. The nose is great bready pils malt with a German hop bill that’s just about perfect. The hops are bright and bitter with a dry bready and crackery malt base. This is right up there for one of the best new beers for me in the last year. Light bodied and crisp with a nice lingering bitterness. Very well designed recipe here. I haven’t been all that thrilled with all of the beers from these guys, but this one is spot on for the style. Great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
devman171 (727) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2013
On draft at the brewery, light yellow with nice head, light malt and pine aroma. Crisp and clean finish, nice pils

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (7801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Draft at GABF 2013. Tettnang and hallertaur lemon balm and citrus pith aroma with a sourish corn kernel notes along with some quiet but off butter and malt powder and skin/foot funk. Mint toothpaste / herbal hop flavor. Toasty and chewy with sharp lemon flavor in the finish. A bit messy, the lemon sharpness and and butter and sweat notes ruin what seems an otherwise pleasant toasted pilsner malt and German hop smell. Medium sweetness, carbonation is decent but loose / clumsy, so the mouthfeel never seems to come together.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (5680) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Draft. Pours gold with a white head. Graint base, light flowery hops, low sweetness, and a relatively clean finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft grain, light dusty hops. Crisp, sweet grain, crackers. Biscuit bitterness, crisp grain. Soft and grainy, nice. Crisp, easy drinking, light sweet floral notes.

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