Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Trumer Pils - Austria 26-3-11

The Low Down:
I wasn't planning to drink Trumer as my Austrian selection, then I remembered that I wasn't limited to one beer from each country and grabbed a bottle at Dan Murphy's on the way to my Dad's second 60th Birthday Celebration.

Light and hoppy, as any good pilsner will be, The high carbonation makes it go down easy, but there's a kind of nasty soda water burp feeling at the end.

Notes of grass and bread are to be had when you get past the pure carbonation. My Dad didn't like it all that much, and this is from a guy who for ten years drank V.B(Victoria Bitter). His tastes have matured with him, and I have to agree, this is not the perfect pilsner. It is simple, and that's what it claims to be.

Packaging: 5/10
A standard European Beer package. Does what it says on the pack.
Refreshment: 8/10
Carbonated like it's the ozone layer. It's surprising the Gillard government hasn't tried to tax this for it's carbon footprint.
Flavour 6/10:
The Notes of Flavour are there, if you strain, predominantly they are hops, as a Pilsner should be.
Alcohol Content: 5/10
4.9%. Pretty much the Universal Standard range for Pilsners around the world.
Price: 9/10
$3.50 for the single in Campbelltown Dan Murphy's. I was surprised it was there at all. so the price is right.
Total: 33/50

This is a situational beer. They serve it at the Sydney Opera House, where you have a choice of this, Kirin(Japan) and what ever drivel Tooheys have pumping out that particular day. This is the best bet. not because its necessarily better than Kirin, but because its as dry as most of the Entertainment.