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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.5.003.663,64590
Samuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.763,36788
Pilsner UrquellPlzensky Prazdroj, a. s.4.403.572,94778
Mama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.303.572,51184
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.631,98585
Budweiser BudvarBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.611,27380
Torpedo Pilsner: Hoppy Pilsner (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.203.681,250-
Blue Paddle PilsnerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.531,102-
Piercing PilsDogfish Head Brewery6.003.791,04192
Eurotrash PilzSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.203.39721-
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.76702-
Staropramen LagerPivovary Staropramen5.003.34694-
NomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.6247188
Golden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.3640582
Torch PilsnerFoothills Brewing Company5.303.63361-
Summit PilsenerSummit Brewing Company4.503.54335-
KarlovackoKarlovaċka Pivovara5.003.03313-
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.603.3831285
Schell's PilsAugust Schell Brewing Company5.303.6230190
Edel-PilsNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.85297-
Krušovice ImperialKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.5.003.47292-
Klisch Pilsner BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.423.44270-
Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerSpoetzl Brewery4.603.5266-
Reality CzeckMoonlight Brewing Company4.804.2825490
RebelM욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.4.403.3425083
Saranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company4.803.3523474
Short's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Brewing Company4.703.55224-
Trader Joe's Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.003.1322175
Peak Organic Fresh CutPeak Organic Brewing Company4.703.87207-
Schlafly PilsnerThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.7120690
Danish DreamMikkeller ApS4.603.92195-
ŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.5618785
Live Oak PilzLive Oak Brewing Company4.703.9217195
Berkshire Czech PilsnerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.93169-
Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.403.29152-
Creemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.303.53147-
Notch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.5414078
Long Day LagerRed Hare Brewing Company4.983.45129-
B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser BierPrvní Budějovický Pivovar Samson5.003.32120-
HUB LagerHopworks Urban Brewery5.103.66115-
KozelPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.5.003.3114-
Hansel And GretelElysian Brewing Company4.703.14110-
GambrinusPlzensky Prazdroj, a. s.5.003.4105-
Primator Premium LagerPivovar Náchod a.s.5.003.5810388
Kelso PilsnerGreenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn5.503.59101-
Palmetto LagerPalmetto Brewing Company5.403.37100-
Dominion Beach House Golden PilsnerOld Dominion Brewing Company5.203.569792
Gold Star PilsnerLancaster Brewing Company5.103.519470
King PilsnerKing Brewery4.803.8389-
MontejoGrupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.4.502.9388-
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