von Trapp Brewing Reviews




malrubius
4
von Trapp Trosten Barrel Aged
Squealer from Brewfest Beverage. Black with lasting small head and lace. Smoky aroma with hints of whiskey chocolate and purple grapes. Medium light very fruity sweetness with hints of chocolate. Dry smoky finish with mild woody bitterness. Medium light body, very "wet" without being watery. (Not sure how to describe, please BM me if there’s a better way). Sessionable, extremely quaffable. Glad I have a whole 32 ouncer to myself.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

yespr
3
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
From tap. Pours hazy yellow, small white head. Aroma is mild grassy, light malty. Bitter, grassy, straw, slight herbal. Grassy and dry far finish.
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Jabic
3.2
von Trapp Bock Bier
Ar: Medium aroma of melanoidin-rich malts, like Vienna or Munich, with the characteristic toasted, slightly tangy aroma; medium-intensity hops, very spicy and peppery, with a touch of resin; a hint of sulfur. Ap: Deep amber and clear; large light tan head with good retention, leaves a pattern of lacing along the glass sides, a ring of foam, and some suds. T: Rich, smooth melanoidin character; mildly sweet, with some light tannins; umami on the finish, with a slightly metallic hint; clean fermentation profile, really letting the rich melanoidin-type malts shine; bitterness is medium, with a peppery, very herbal flavor, and slightly astringent finish. P: Medium body with high carbonation, finish is dry. O: A pretty nice dark bock beer; the rich base malts come through pretty strongly, and the fermentation profile is quite clean; some of the metallic and tannic notes could be dialed back, though.
Friday, April 14, 2017

ClarkVV
3.5
von Trapp Dunkel Lager
Draught at Salty Pig, 3/4/17.
Clear, milk chocolate with lighter amber tints and a small, beige head of low to moderate retention.
Grainy, caramel-laden malts also imbue light chocolate and slight red fruits in the nose as a bare, grassy, noble hop character adds a touch of levity. Mineral, yeast and bread sit on the end rather plainly, but do impart a freshness.
Soft, well-attenuated and leaning on the caramel malt for a light sticky sweetness as it mixes with the base malt. Lightly grainy and bready at times with low but moderately-engaging carbonation. Pretty standard, well-executed, traditional dunkel, on the lighter side. Won’t find any (American) hops here....

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Renobob
3.6
von Trapp Weissbier
Bue à la pression. Blanche trouble. Mousse épaisse onctueuse. Nez à fond sur la banane. Palais style blanche allemande très bien fait. Pain, banane, fruit jaune, levure. Ronde et douce au palais.
Sunday, April 2, 2017

trapped
3.2
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager
Draught @ Albion. Clear golden with smallish white foamy head, faint citrus aroma, high carbonation, smooth malty taste with a hint of hay flavor, smooth body, abrupt finish. Very nice Dortmunder.
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Blairgus
2.7
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager
28 Mar 2017, bottle. pale yellow, clear, some occasional bubbles. nose is slightly sweet with some mildly bitter pilsner hops. thin body and moderately fizzy. lightly bitter dried grass and lightly sweet. nice enough.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

canary dog
3.7
von Trapp India Pale Lager
This definitely is one of those offerings that tries to appeal to both the IPA drinkers and the Pale/Pils/lager drinkers. I think it does an admirable job of providing the drinkability of the German Pils style, and foregoing the spicy hops for the Americanized citrus hops. Not bad. I need to try this one again and I may have to re-rate.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

jpchindi
3
von Trapp Vienna
Can at Nosh. Better than any macrobrew lager, but pretty mediocre otherwise. Inoffensive, good with food. A bit watery.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

puboflyons
3.3
von Trapp Trosten Barrel Aged
Out of growler filled on February 18, 2017. Beautiful dark brown pour with ruby hues and a modest, short-lived tan head. Lacing. The aroma emits a definite barrel aging character. A Bourbon-like dark fruity sensation with a hint of smoke and a low to no hop profile. Muted sweetness. The body feels a little thin. The taste is hard to explain but the barrel-aging is abundant along with dark fruit, black cherry, booze (despite being 6%), and a low to no hop bitterness at the end.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

omhper
3.9
von Trapp Vienna
Keg at The Farmhouse, Burlington. Hazy amber, mid sized head. Gentle bready malt aroma. Mid dry with medium body and well rounded mouthfeel. Toasty firm malt, mild grassy hops. Mid bitter finish. Harmonious and very likable.
Friday, February 10, 2017

tfontana
3.1
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass. Appearance is hazy greenish-yellow with mild sparkle, finger-width white fizzy head with poor retention and sparse lacing. Aroma is bread, biscuit, light Munich malt, light fruit--grape?, and champagne-like yeastiness. Taste is strong cracker malt and light fruitiness, mixed with stronger European hop bitterness. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with lightly fizzy texture, average carbonation and dry crackery-bitter finish. Overall, I’m not high on the style as a whole, but there is a fair amount going on here, all things being equal.
Thursday, February 9, 2017

dlovell2
3.9
von Trapp / Hoppebrau Collaboration No.1
Poured from 16 oz can purchased at the beautiful Von Trap brewery. Pours amber with white head. Aroma is caramel malt and melon. Flavor is caramel and toffee with distinct melon flavor. No bitterness. Very nice!
Sunday, January 8, 2017

AdamChandler
3.5
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
Been craving a Pils for the last few weeks. Grabbed this 6-pack at the local store. Bets by 4/20/2017. poured into a tall german glass. tan yellow head. lots of tiny bubbles. Looks golden yellow. Nose is a Saaz bomb with corn, rice, lemon, pine. Decent carb, filling and brings on the burps. Very crisp, refreshing until the finish when you get a cereal like flavor with honey and pine.
Sunday, January 8, 2017

argo0
3.3
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
12oz bottle. Medium white head atop lightly hazed straw body with persistent Champagne bubbles. Aroma is moderately sweet, lemon, bread/biscuit, some spicy, light honey. Taste is moderately sweet, lemon, some pepper/spicy, light honey, bread. Light body, some effervescence, light chalky.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Chalumeaux
3.6
von Trapp Dunkel Lager
Poured from bottle thanks Chris DeMont amber brown with a tan head. Aromas of bread caramel nuts and toffee. Taste is sweet caramel brown bread toasty nut.
Monday, December 26, 2016

Luvystypotables
3.1
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
A typical Pilsner aroma grass, hay and grain, a pale clear straw color with a short lasting white head. A light body with a grain and grass taste with a lightly bitter finish.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Luvystypotables
3.4
von Trapp Trosten Bier
A smoky aroma with a hint of yeast. Pours a hazy black color with a short lasting tan head. A watery body with a taste of smoke and grain, a smoked grain finish.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Luvystypotables
2.8
von Trapp Vienna
A watery malt aroma pours a clear orange color without much of a head. A sweet malt taste with a watery body and a sugary finish.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

thepatrickman
3.6
von Trapp Trosten Bier
On draft at York River Landing, Maine. Smoke and chocolate that finishes lager clean. Very well made.
Friday, December 16, 2016

Handypaul
3.3
von Trapp / Hoppebrau Collaboration No.1
Can. Pours clear dark amber with a one-finger, white, somewhat lasting head that leaves poor lacing. Aroma of malt, caramel and tangerines. Flavor follows nose, light to medium body, appropriate carbo, full mouthfeel in the finish which is lightly bitter but intensifies in the far finish. The finish contains an odd chemical flavor that is not that pleasant. Not again for me.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

muzzlehatch
3.8
von Trapp Trosten Bier
12 ounce bottle from Pearl Street Beverage in Burlington, VT, drunk a few minutes out of the fridge in a Zywiec lager glass. Darkly translucent cola color, thick off-white lasting large-bubbled head which laces finely as it decays...lightly spicy (cinnamon) toasty aroma offers more than a little smokiness, a hint of vanilla...body is a bit sweet at the front, a bit less so in the middle and finish but still perhaps more sugary than most in this style, yet offering plenty of that dark roastiness and a very smooth lager body, with a touch of bitterness to finish and light prickly carbonation; could be a little fuller I suppose but this is small as issues go. All in all an excellent representation to this palate; I wish I’d bought more von Trapp stuff on my recent visit back east but you can’t have everything.
Monday, December 5, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.6
von Trapp / Hoppebrau Collaboration No.1
Also known as "Collaboration #1" with Hoppebrau. I poured my can into a mug (correct for the style). The appearance was a burnt orange almost brown color with a thin white foamy head that concaved to leave a little valley of a head in the middle. Moderate messy lacing. The aroma leads with the grassy bitter hopping, full and charging the malts in a nice smooth sweet malty lager yeastiness. Rich caramel, toastiness, nuts all come together to blend nicely. The flavor takes the malts nicely to the hops, blends sweet and lets the bitterness really collide well. Huge bitter hoppy burst into the malts in the aftertaste. Dry grassy bitter finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Good carbonation is felt all around. A bit more bitterness comes across than normally associated with the amber lager style, but hey, the brewers warned us, right? I’m not worried, are you? Overall, an amber lager hopheads could really like. I say try it if you see it.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

altonbrownd
3.3
von Trapp Vienna
On tap at Whole Foods, Columbus Circle. Nice gold body with big head. Nose is malty, cereal. Taste is malts, cereal, bitter. Crispy, dry finish.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

dlovell2
3.6
von Trapp Vienna
Pours amber with a white head. Grainy malt aroma and yeast. Flavor is grain, caramel, and bready malt up front with some fruit flavors. Spicy yeast finish.
Sunday, November 27, 2016

dlovell2
3.9
von Trapp Trosten Bier
On tap at brewery. Pours black with tan head. Smoky roasted malt aroma with chocolate malt. Flavor is dark roasted malt with a caramel malt flavor that comes out as the beer warms. Unsweetened chocolate. Smoky flavor throughout beer. Nice roasted finish. Another fantastic beer from Von Trapp. So good I bought a six pack.
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Garrold
3.7
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager
Tap. Reservoir, Waterbury, VT. Clear gold. No head. Nose has grassy, grainy malts. Light, grassy hop. Some sweet flora. Taste is light sweet, with some grassy, grainy dry character. Clean mouthfeel. Sweet and grassy finish, that dries out at the end. Nice lager.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

GRM
3.2
von Trapp India Pale Lager
Can 473 ml, date of 6/16/16, gift from Philippe Boutin (merci!), savoured on November 15 2016; eye: amber, clear, good effervescence, good sheet of tan head that thins out, average lacing; nose: malt, caramel, light spicy notes; mouth: malt, caramel, hops, dry finale in malt with good presence of bittering hops, medium-light body, rather carbonated, more bitter than expected, mildly sweet, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Canette, 473 ml, date 6/16/16, cadeau de Philippe Boutin (merci!), savourée le 15 novembre 2016; œil : ambrée, limpide, bonne effervescence, bonne couverture de mousse fauve qui s’amincit, dentelle moyenne; nez : malt, caramel, léger houblon épicé; bouche : malt, caramel, houblon, finale sèche en malt avec bonne présence de houblon amérisant, corps moyen-léger, plutôt carbonatée, plus amère que prévue, moyennement sucrée, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

dogfish120love
3.8
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
Pours a murky dark yellow with a white lacing. Aroma is grass, pepper and cinnamon. This is solid
Friday, November 4, 2016

coldbrewky
3.5
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
Pale yellow with a green tinge. PAle to dry with decent hopping.. Some straw but not a whole field. smooth quick finish. any peppery bitterness was lost due to the pepper and corriander cheese shipment from the Kingston farmers market cheesemonger.
Monday, October 31, 2016

thornecb
3
von Trapp Oktoberfest
Pours gold into a shaker. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving scant sheets. Caramel and put fruit aromas. Soft with sour citrus and dusty caramel upfront turning to sour, bitter earth in the lasting finish.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Onslow
3.2
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Crystal clear light golden brew with white head and good head retention. Mild aroma of light lemony notes. taste is light clean and crisp. Somewhat doughy malt up front with a clean agile and slightly spicy finish. Given the constraints of the style, this is very good
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Onslow
3.1
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Clear golden brew with very active white head. Mild floral aroma. Taste is very light malt up front, mild bitter up front as well. Finish is modestly bitter. Very wall crafted with a pure clean taste, and what taste there is comes over as a really fine example of the style. But it is pretty weak in terms of taste and also pretty one dimensional. the excellent craftsmanship and fine (if subdued) taste take it a step or two past being merely inoffensive, but it could be much much more.
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Slipstream
2.7
von Trapp Oktoberfest
On tap at Sugarbush. Oktoberfest is here! And it looks like the Von Trapp place has joined the growing list of VT craft breweries. This has a yeasty, brown bread flavor. Pretty dry with plenty of grain, and not a lot of aroma. There is something a little unattractive in here - it is a little too yeasty imo - but it’s OK overall.
Saturday, October 15, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.8
von Trapp India Pale Lager
Bottle, pours hazy bright golden with large and lasting white head. Notes of bubblegum hops, lager, grapefruit, spice and other flowery malts. Clean and drinkable.
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Onslow
3.5
von Trapp Vienna
Draft. Deep golden brew with tan head. Aroma of light malt and simple astringent hops. Taste is mild malt sweet with a simple and restrained hops finish, astringent with some light grass and crisp fruit. Very good.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

JStax
3.5
von Trapp Dunkel Lager
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a clear amber with a white head of foam. The aroma has roasty nuts, toffee, some burnt caramel. Sweet and toasty taste. Medium body and medium carbonation.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

JStax
3.8
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
Draft sample at the source. Clear yellow with a white head of foam. Aroma has dry, spicy, moderately floral aspects. Dry and crisp finish. Fairly clean. Moderate bitterness. Medium body and medium to high carbonation.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

JStax
3.5
von Trapp Vienna
Draft sample at the source. Clear copper with a white head of foam. Aroma is spice and wood. Munich character. More sweet. Medium body and medium carbonation.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

JStax
3.8
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager
Draft sample at the source. Clear yellow with a white head of foam. Aroma is bready and a little corny. Very doughy taste. Sweet with a crisp, grassy finish. Medium body and medium to high carbonation.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Boutip
3.7
von Trapp India Pale Lager
Can: Poured a light yellow color lager with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral hops notes with light cereal notes is quiet pleasant. Taste is also a good mix of floral hops notes with light bitterness notes and some clean cereal notes with hints of residual sugar notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Very smooth to drink with just enough hops to provide some flavours.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

PhillyCraft
3.7
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
Bottle from Jon, pours an ultra hazy golden shade with large white head and lots of carbonation. Smell and flavor of crisp hops, light spice, apples, bread, corn, Pilsner and Munich Malt. Nothing wrong with this pils
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

WillRunForBeer
3.3
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager
12oz bottle from CBC. Thanks to last night’s discovery on a bottle of Von Trapp Dunkel I was able to hold this up to the light in the store and discern the "best by" date... 11/29/16. Pours a beautiful clear golden with a white head. Aroma is light malts, grass, slight hop spice (Saaz?). Flavor is crisp, slightly sweet, light grains, grass, a hint of Saaz hop spice at the finish. A well crafted example of a style that I don’t usually seek.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WillRunForBeer
3.3
von Trapp Dunkel Lager
12oz bottle from CBC. I was unable to see until I poured this and held the bottle to the light, that the "best by" date is just past... 09/21/16. Black lettering on a brown bottle with a brown beer inside, well, I guess it’s better than no date. Pours medium dark reddish brown with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown bread, earthy spice. Flavor is brown bread, earthy spice, Mild tannic bitterness in the finish.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016

puboflyons
3.3
von Trapp Oktoberfest
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with no date that I can see. Copper-yellow in color with a big foamy head that long-lasting head. Busy carbonation. The aroma has a toasted malt character with and otherwise clean. The body is medium or better. The taste tends to have a soapiness with those toasted malts. But the malts should be more forward than I’m getting. There is still an odd lemongrass like bitter finale.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

Bulk_Carrier
3.8
von Trapp Bohemian Pilsner
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pilsner glass. The appearance was a straw yellow color with a two finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipates at a nice pace. Moderate thin stringy lace. The aroma takes in sharp spicy Saaz hops (grassy bitter harsh) and let’s it flow over a nice contrast of sweet biscuits. Evens out nicely. The flavor takes in a nice blend of the previously mentioned aromas to boot. Light balanced aftertaste of biscuits/breadiness to grassy hops and that rides into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a fabulous sessionability about it. Low carbonation seems to hit appropriately. Spicy hops balance with their sharpness over my tongue.Overall, really nice Czech pilsner that I would have again.
Sunday, October 2, 2016

thornecb
3.4
von Trapp India Pale Lager
Pours hazy gold into a shaker. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving soapy lacing. Bread and citrus aromas. Medium bodied with sweet hot bready yeast and sharp pith front to back. Lasting sour pith finish.
Friday, September 30, 2016

AirForceHops
3.4
von Trapp Oktoberfest
12 oz. bottle shared by Willrunforbeer, much thanks! Almost clear orange in color liquid. Aroma is lager yeast, (the essence of old malt) bread and English toffee.

The flavor didn’t surprise me one bit. Toasted grain, light caramel, and a bready yeast. Body is lighter side of medium. Astringent after taste without any real hop flavor. Serviceable.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

WillRunForBeer
3.3
von Trapp Oktoberfest
12oz bottle from CBC. Pours copper with an off white head. Aroma is babana, caramel, light clove. Full body with flavor of banana, caramel, bread dough. Prickly carbonation. Moderate astringency in the finish.
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Jow
3.2
von Trapp Golden Helles Lager
Tap at Troy beer fest. Golden pour. Nose is grainy. Tastes of grain, grass, cereal and some bread. Light bodied.
Sunday, September 18, 2016