von Trapp Brewing Reviews


AirForceHops
von Trapp Vienna Amber 2.9
12 oz. bottle from Prost. Aroma is toasted grain, sulfur, and mild yeast. Flavor is a reflection of the aroma with some light hints of dark bread and maybe a toasted nutty hint. Body is pretty thin/ rides the line of watery. Overall nothing close to high end of the style but drinkable enough.
Saturday, April 23, 2016

rjplumer
von Trapp Weissbier 3.9
Light banana and yeast aroma. A hazzy yellow and orange body. White head that lasts awhile. Has friendly but zesty lemony orange taste. Tart with a soft dry finish. Enjoyable and refreshing.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

BeerFanDan17
von Trapp Weissbier 3.2
Nice Hefeweizen, but not as flavorful as the unfiltered variety. Hints of banana and light apricot. Pours golden with a medium head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, April 18, 2016

Lukaduke
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsener 3.3
Pouirs a light golden straw color with good clarity and a two finger pillowy foam. Nose is cracker with hints of grass, honey and a touch of sulphur. Palate is grain forward with nice balance of bitterness and sweetness. Carbonation is spot on and its a refreshing brew with some nice lingering nuances of arugula, dandelions and rustic german malts.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

malrubius
von Trapp Weissbier 3.3
Bottle from Brewtopia. CLoudy golden orange with lasting head and lace. Clovey spicy aroma with some wheat tang and light banana. Peachy malt with grass and wheaty tang and fairly long assertive spicy citrus mineral grassy bitterness. Medium light fairly soft body. I like my hefes sweeter with more banan esters and less bite in the finish. Had high hopes for this. Oh well, back to Paulaner even though itís not as fresh.
Saturday, April 09, 2016

AirForceHops
von Trapp Weissbier 3.4
12 oz. bottle purchased at Prost. Hazy lighter yellow color, decent head retention. Aroma is light citrus, mild banana with a bready malt hint.

The flavor shows the German yeast character that you would want in the style. Body is lighter and not having a chewy yeast texture. Pretty much standard for the style. Decently made but canít stand next to the older German examples in style. No flaws or problems.

Friday, April 08, 2016

growler6
von Trapp Vienna Amber 2.9
Not a big fan of the style but here it goes. Tastes like any other Vienna, sweet. Watery. Smell of burnt grape nuts. Iíll pass on this one.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

growler6
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager 3.6
Buttered kettle corn without the saltiness, European hop spiciness. Lacks the creaminess of the top five or six German Helles but is a good interpretation of the style and can be had at a fair price. Not concerned where beers are from as long as they are enjoyable. That being said this is the best one Iíve tried from the US and a top 10 or 15 Helles overall.
Saturday, April 02, 2016

RxForHealth
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager 2
Best by 3/15/16 (ie. Past the date). Came from a mystery pack I purchased at a cider shop in Waterbury VT. An unexceptional lager. Nicer carbonated. No head. Yeast and spice aromas. Clean aftertaste. Wouldn't buy again but nothing wrong with it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, March 19, 2016

jimhilt
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 3.5
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Deep clear amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light chocolate nose and flavor is almost burnt chocolate, some maltiness. $2.35 for a 12oz bottle at Bertís Better Beers Hooksett, NH
Monday, March 14, 2016

M1ck1
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 3.6
brown, clear, minimal head, bread, chocolate, coffee, nuts, a little bit too bitter for Dunkel
Saturday, March 12, 2016

fombe89
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsener 3.5
On Tap. @V Barcelona Beer Festival.Del 04 al 06/03/2016 Color amarillo dorado, aromas malta, cuerpo maltoso.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
von Trapp Weissbier 3.4
On tap at Growler Garage. This was poured into a sample glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt yellow to orange color with a slight transparency about it. Carbonation seemed to rise at a nice pace. The smell had some nice sweet lemon, light banana, light Belgian spices all combining really nicely. The taste copied the smell very nicely. Sweet fruity aftertaste leads into a sticky sweet finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs smooth and light. Overall, I say this was a pretty good witbier. I donít see it as a hefeweizen, still one to come back to.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsener 3.8
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy yellow color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. Messy lacing clings and then slides into the beer. The smell starts off with some sweet grassy hops slyly moving into a light hoppy spice. Low bitter grassy hops bleed into a delicate sweet breadiness. The taste was mainly the same with a wet sweet corn aftertaste and finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Overall, as a German pilsener, Iíd say it works and definitely would have again.
Thursday, March 03, 2016

VastActiv
von Trapp Weissbier 3.4
Tap at Growler Garage, Burlington. Originally rated 20160214. Colour is cloudy light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, banana, wheat and malts.
Saturday, February 27, 2016

TylerGreenDC
von Trapp Trosten Bier 3.6
Draft. My bar IDs this as a rauchbier, but the flavor is big roasty walnuts and a bit of roasty cocoa, not smoke. Aroma of faint coffee. Starts with a big burst of roasty mouth feel that disperses quickly. Refreshingly wintry!
Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Quick3Beers
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 1.9
Pours a dark brown from a bottle. Not picking up on much aroma or flavor. I do have a cold but I was able to pick up on notes rather easily for other beers Iíve had tonight. Rather insipid.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

VastActiv
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager 3.1
Tap at Reservoir, Waterbury. Colour is clear golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Grain, some fruits, citrus, sweetness and malts.
Monday, February 15, 2016

thornecb
von Trapp Trosten Bier 3.6
Pours deep mahogany into a shaker. Pancake head with medium retention recedes leaving trailing sheets. Dark chocolate and caramel aromas. Dry with chocolate covered caramel upfront turning to mildly smoky roasted nuts and espresso in the medium length finish.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Maxbier
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 3.8
Dark tobacco brown color with off white head. Maple roast malty dunkel aroma. Wow, really good dunkel, so many dunkel a are just a malty flat mess. Certainly malty but clean without the yeast flavor of an ail that just not pair well with a malty beer like this. Biscuits, roast, hints of hob bitter, and a "clean" finish. Thanks dlovell2 for sharing.
Monday, January 25, 2016

damzz
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 3.1
Pours a deep brown with an off white head. Nose is slight roasted malt. Body is medium. Taste is under achieved roasted/dark malt with a slight - hardly detectable - sweetness that finishes dry with little bitterness. 12 oz bottle
Friday, January 22, 2016

probstblueribbon
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 3.2
Pint at The Blue Stone. Very deep brown with a tight, light tan head. Restrained dark-roasted malt, clean fermentation, a bit grainy, dry, moderate bitterness, straight-forward and well made.
Saturday, January 02, 2016

scottw86
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsener 2.9
Poured a pale yellow color with a white frothy head. Aroma is slightly skunky with pale malts and a touch of light yeast notes. Slightly tart with floral hops. Taste has a slight tartness to it with a decent amount of floral hops that help balance it out. Slightly skunky with pale malts in the finish. Not bad.
Thursday, December 24, 2015

RobertDale
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 3.3
12 ounce bottle. Thanks John! Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, grain, and yeast. Taste is malt, grain, yeast, and caramel. Pretty good.
Monday, December 14, 2015

damzz
von Trapp Oktoberfest 3.4
Itís not the usual sweet fest beer. It has some malt sweetness but its bitterness makes it a robust version of the fest beer. Von Trapp has interesting versions of classic lager styles. 12 oz bottle in a variety pacl
Sunday, December 06, 2015

damzz
von Trapp Vienna Amber 3.6
Pours a hazy burnt gold with a white head that quickly dissipates. Nose is slight malt. Body is medium. Taste is Munich malt with some complexity. Aftertaste has a higher hop bitterness lacking in other Viennas. Lighter in color than other Vienna lagers (Sam, Brooklyn, Leinenkugel, Dos Equis) but not in taste and bitterness. Very nice drink. 12 oz bottle in variety pack
Sunday, December 06, 2015

sailracer
von Trapp Vienna Amber 3.7
Tap. Pours an orange/amber with not much head. Excellent Munich malt flavors are prominent. Mild hops and bitterness. The only fault I could find with this beer was a bit of an odd aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015

dlovell2
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsener 3.9
On tap at brewery. Pours hazy golden color with foamy white head. Aroma is light malt, spicy yeast, and floral hops. Flavor is a light sweet malt with peppery yeast and floral hops. Fantastic Pilsner. Tastes great sitting on the back deck of Von Trapp looking at the mountains.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015

thornecb
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 3.1
Pours cola into a shaker. Off white head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Mild caramel aromas. Medium bodied with dark caramel and earthy hops turning to mild cocoa in the medium length finish.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Bulk_Carrier
von Trapp Trosten Bier 4
This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one and a half foamy off-white to tan head. Light foamy lacing stuck around the sides of the glass nicely. The smell started with a delicate amount of sweet milk chocolate sliding into a graceful smokiness. Light roasty edges balance it out. The taste was semi-sweet and roasty initially bringing in the smoke to balance. Light bready/yeastiness flows nicely into the grand scheme of things. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a nice score of level maltiness sliding over my tongue. Overall, really nice schwarzbier ranging close to the "rauchbier" style.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

mcox90
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 3.4
12 oz. bottle from Julioís. Poured a dark chestnut brown with crimson edges. Thin beige head. Aroma, although weak, hints at molasses, brown sugar and dark bread. Semi sweet with more dark baked bread, burnt sugar and roasted malt. Thin palate, could of been fuller. Didnít like it as much as I wanted to.
Sunday, November 22, 2015

thornecb
von Trapp Vienna Amber 2.5
Pours hazy amber into a shaker. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sour caramel and candy corn aromas. Medium bodied with dark malt and mild butterscotch front to back. Medium length earthy bitter finish.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

thornecb
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager 2.9
Pours pale yellow into a shaker. Bright white head with little retention recedes to mottle surface. Corn and sourdough aromas. Stale malt and sourdough upfront turning to sweet caramel and adjunct in the medium length finish.
Monday, November 16, 2015

canary dog
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 3.5
I want to like this beer more than I do. Itís an enjoyable and well-made brew; however, it is just a bit too sweet and really reminds me more of a brown ale at the finish. Not nuanced enough to be an appropriate dunkel lager, but still a nice beer.
Sunday, November 15, 2015

canary dog
von Trapp Oktoberfest 3.3
The typical caramel malts one should expect are present in this brew. However, I found the finish to be dull and almost stale.
Sunday, November 15, 2015

malrubius
von Trapp Trosten Bier 3.5
Bottled from Meditrina. Black with ring head. Smoky caramel aroma and hint of herbs. Sweet burnt caramel coffee chocolate brown sugar maple syrup with ashy woody smoky finish. Medium light body. Could use a hint more carbonation. A lot like Jacks Abby Smoke and Dagger but not as good. I was hoping this wouldd be a Bamberger rauchbier and not a black lager. Anyhow, pretty good, but Iíll continue to drink Great Northern Smokin Rauchbier as my regular. And Iím especially glad I didnít rate it last night when I poured it into a glass I had not properly cleaned and it sucked. Yes, clean glasses matter.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

rjplumer
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 4
Smooth and sweet roasted malt aroma. Although it may look black if held to up to a light bulb itíll show deep mahogany red. Itís topped by a modest of white head. Silk smooth sweet roasted malt taste. Wet and clean finish. Excellent brew.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015

tekstr1der
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 4.1
Dark garnet pour with minimal head and no retention. Aromas are roasty, toasty and malt. Flavor is a bit different with some nice semi-sweet caramel up front, finishing very balanced with mild hops. Well done dunkel.
Thursday, November 05, 2015

rjplumer
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsener 3.3
Malty grass aroma. Pale yellow body with a slight haziness. Slim white bubbled head. Light bitterness. Grassy malt taste
Friday, October 30, 2015

micmillon18
von Trapp Oktoberfest 3.2
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Best by date reads "12/26/2015" Aroma - Bready malts, some caramel. Appearance - Golden color. Thin off white head with little retention. Taste - Replicates the nose. Bready malt flavors, touches of caramel, graham cracker? Herbal hops play almost a co-starring role as opposed to the supporting sort you see in many marzens. Not bad, just different. Finishes dry with lasting herbal hop bitterness. Palate - Light to medium bodied. Dry with snappy carbonation. Overall - A very solid offering though nothing really wows me. The slightly more assertive hop character was interesting though.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015

rjplumer
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager 3.8
Light grain and bready aroma. Clear golden body with a thin white head. Light grain sweetness. Smooth and light bodied. Refreshing and very drinkable.
Friday, October 23, 2015

rjplumer
von Trapp Vienna Amber 3.8
Mild grain malt aroma. A clear golden amber body. Bold malt taste with only a hint of bitterness. Mild earthy sweet spice finish. Has a European lager quality(as best I can describe it) that I rarely taste in American craft brews.
Monday, October 19, 2015

tekstr1der
von Trapp Oktoberfest 4
Clear copper pour with zero head/retention/lacing. Looks kinda silly without any foam on top. Aroma starts to make up for the appearance, with some nice caramel, bread, and slight floral notes. Flavor is even better, full of nice malt breadiness. Very little carbonation is to my liking, making for a very smooth semi-sweet finish. One of the better of the style Iíve sampled.
Sunday, October 11, 2015

johnnnniee
von Trapp Dunkel Lager 3.7
Bottle at America on Tap Deep auburn color with a decent off white head. Rich maillard notes with hints of bready pilsner and a touch of floral spicy hops. Nice dark lager.
Sunday, October 11, 2015

vodka4blood
von Trapp Oktoberfest 3.6
Howler/ mini-growler from Growler Garage, emptying step: itís yummy & I was hoping that this would be one of the breweryís best products, seeing as itís a German immigrant familyís operation.... Better than the other one Iíve rated here, but I can still tell that itís not a true Marzen from deutschland, so call it a mixed review? October actually starts in September in Germany, so itíll be that much sooner until Weihenstephaner 1000 in 2040! See you there
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

dlovell2
von Trapp Oktoberfest 3.7
Pours bright copper with white head. Aroma is Caramel malt with herbal hops. Flavor is sweet caramel malt with biscuit & mineral notes. Some citrus flavors and a herbal floral hop finish. Really nice Oktoberfest.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BroSpud
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsener 3.1
12oz bottle purchased while in Stowe, VT. Pours a pale yellow with a white head. Fairly average pilsner with grass and pepper notes. Nothing great but OK for the style.
Thursday, September 24, 2015

radarsock
von Trapp Oktoberfest 3.2
LIVE RATE! On tap at WHYM. $7.00 exactly for the full pint. To stein glass, it pours a copper-toned effervescent orange with which a snowy white head 1 finger in length stood.

Aromas of German noble hops, corn kernels, mineral water, dry active yeast, sweat, and chalk.
Tastes much the same with the addition of DME, tin, and toasted breadcrumbs.
Clean and palatable but not amazingly complex.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Ungstrup
von Trapp Oktoberfest 3.3
Draft. An amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and bread, leading to a dry finish.
Monday, September 21, 2015

johnnnniee
von Trapp Oktoberfest 3.8
Bottle from Bertís Deep golden color with a small tightly bubbled white head. Sweet bready pilsner maltiness with a touch of spice and just a hint of fruit. Pretty nice stateside version of a German Lager, most donít do it this well.
Friday, September 18, 2015