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Czech Pilsener

The birth of Pilsner beer can be traced back to its namesake, the ancient city of Plzen (or Pilsen) which is situated in the western half of the Czech Republic in what was once Czechoslovakia and previously part of the of Bohemian Kingdom. Pilsner beer was first brewed back in the 1840's when the citizens, brewers and maltsters of Plzen formed a brewer's guild and called it the People's Brewery of Pilsen.

The Czech Pilsner, or sometimes known as the Bohemian Pilsner, is light straw to golden color and crystal clear. Hops are very prevalent usually with a spicy bitterness and or a spicy floral flavor and aroma, notably one of the defining characteristics of the Saaz hop. Smooth and crisp with a clean malty palate, many are grassy. Some of the originals will show some archaic yeast characteristics similar to very mild buttery or fusel (rose like alcohol) flavors and aromas.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.5-5.5%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Sierra Nevada Summerfest LagerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.003.66337689
Samuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.77318287
Pilsner UrquellPlzensky Prazdroj, a. s.4.403.56261478
Mama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.303.58217684
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.63169584
Budweiser BudvarBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.61118780
Blue Paddle PilsnerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.55952-
Piercing PilsDogfish Head Brewery6.003.7990392
Eurotrash PilzSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.203.41666-
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.77611-
Staropramen LagerPivovary Staropramen5.003.34606-
NomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.6440787
Torpedo Pilsner - Collaboration With Firestone Walker Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.203.73393-
Golden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.3736982
Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Ales6.003.78319-
Summit PilsenerSummit Brewing Company4.503.54292-
Torch PilsnerFoothills Brewing Company5.303.64292-
Edel-PilsNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.84286-
Schell's PilsAugust Schell Brewing Company5.303.6228490
KarlovackoKarlovaċka Pivovara5.003.04283-
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.603.427084
Krušovice ImperialKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.5.003.47260-
Klisch Pilsner BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.423.44255-
Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerSpoetzl Brewery4.603.52247-
Reality CzeckMoonlight Brewing Company4.804.323990
Saranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company4.803.3523073
RebelM욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.4.403.3323082
Short's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Brewing Company4.703.56218-
Trader Joe's Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.003.1320474
Schlafly PilsnerThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.7219990
ŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.5817384
Danish DreamMikkeller ApS4.603.91171-
Live Oak PilzLive Oak Brewing Company4.703.9215495
Berkshire Czech PilsnerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.94153-
Creemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.303.53134-
Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.403.29132-
Peak Organic Fresh CutPeak Organic Brewing Company4.703.82125-
B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser BierPrvní Budějovický Pivovar Samson5.003.32119-
Notch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.5311978
Long Day LagerRed Hare Brewing Company4.983.46102-
KozelPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.5.003.29101-
HUB LagerHopworks Urban Brewery5.103.67100-
Primator Premium LagerPivovar Náchod a.s.5.003.69587
Hansel And GretelElysian Brewing Company4.703.192-
Gold Star PilsnerLancaster Brewing Company5.103.529169
Palmetto LagerPalmetto Brewing Company5.403.3989-
GambrinusPlzensky Prazdroj, a. s.5.003.3988-
Kelso PilsnerGreenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn5.503.5985-
Dominion Beach House Golden PilsnerOld Dominion Brewing Company5.203.598592
King PilsnerKing Brewery4.803.8382-
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