Trapp Family Lodge Trosten Bier
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Trosten Bier. Translates to "comfort beer" A black lager with notes of roast and smoke. Rich flavor up front that finishes smooth and clean. 5.4%ABV

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2753) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 26, 2012
On draft at Resevoir. The beer that nobody needed just wasnt very good. really tasted to me like burnt leaves smells. Just grainy, earthy, leaves, roast, and a little astringent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maverick34 (2506) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Draught from Blind Tiger. Poured dark etc. Almost more Portery than schwarzbier - kind of thick.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
craftycarl21 (2295) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2010
On tap at Bluebird Tavern in Burlington. Reddish cola colored pour with a small film of a head. Aroma brings wheat and sourdough breadiness to the forefront. Secondary notes include caramel, molasses, smoke, and rye. The flavor holds increased smoke presence and continued sweetbread and caramel. The mouthfeel is a touch thin, but really pretty tasty overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2286) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 9, 2013
On tap in the lounge at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT. Opaque mahogany with small khaki head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, smoke, toffee and caramel. Taste of roasted malt, smoke, dark fruit, toffee & caramel. The flavors starts off with roasted malt, but the smokey flavor quickly comes in strong. Medium body and high carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2115) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2011
On tap at Burlington Flatbread.
Appearance : Deep clear dark amber with a small head. Nice lacing.
Aroma : Roasted malt with nice raisins and great malt. Light hops. Nice fruits.
Taste : Light caramel with malt and raisins. Great malt. LIght carbonation, very nice mouthfeel. Long finish with a nice bitterness.
Overall : Very nice brew. Very light and drinkable but with a nice complexity. Nice carbonation level. Very clean. Great notes of caramel and raisins. Very drinkable. Nice stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1520) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at Farmhouse. Pours black. Aroma is primarily fig with some mild raisin notes. Pleasant flavor of fig, coffee, and some chocolate malt. Light body. I didn’t get any smokiness. I actually got more dark fruit than anything.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle/Growler 64oz - Growler from Hunger Mountain Coop. Pours a fairly opaque dark brown in color with almost no head and very little carbonation. Aroma is just barely sweet and mostly of toasted/roasted malts, a hint of chocolate, hint of coffee and a tad bit of smoke. Flavor is surprisingly tart to start with plenty of the dark malts, stronger chocolate and a slight bitterness of the hops. Smooth in the mouth with a decent palate. The sweetness in the aroma appears again at the end. Lingering mocha at the end. Mr. Van Anda did not disappoint me... I like this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bellco33 (448) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2013
On tap at the brewery: Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. The aroma is roasted, smokey, and a bit of chocolate. Taste is more of the same, but is quite a bit sweeter than most of Trapp’s offerings. It is still quite enjoyable, though. A little hop bite at the back end but not much. Medium body, slightly sticky on the palate, pretty enjoyable.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
curepute (140) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Had a bottle sitting in my fridge for ten months. Time did good things to it! Black color, no head. Big smoke, toasted malts. The sweetness has mellowed out since the the time I had it at the brewery. Taste is: rauch, chocolate, toasted malts, toffee. The smoke wraps around the whole beer nicely, not over powering though. Very solid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
josarah (111) - Hinesburg, Vermont, USA - JUL 10, 2012
I had this on tap at Das Bierhaus in Burlington. This one was served a bit too cold, but the flavors did well under those conditions. The slight smokiness crept in as the beer warmed. The base beer tasted more like a schwartzbier, but either way a very good creation

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