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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 Avg Hads > Bros
Sierra Nevada Summerfest LagerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.003.673,94589
Samuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.873,48386
Pilsner UrquellPlzeňský Prazdroj4.403.633,47678
Mama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.303.612,97784
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.642,40684
Piercing PilsDogfish Head Craft Brewery6.003.791,420-
Budweiser BudvarBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.611,37479
Blue Paddle PilsnerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.591,281-
Staropramen LagerPivovary Staropramen5.003.36794-
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.84722-
NomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.751586
Golden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.3845282
Torch PilsnerFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub5.303.73415-
Summit PilsenerSummit Brewing Company4.503.58387-
Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Ales6.003.83379-
KarlovackoKarlovaċka Pivovara5.003.05357-
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.603.4734084
Krušovice ImperialKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.5.003.46340-
Schell's PilsAugust Schell Brewing Company5.303.6633390
Edel-PilsNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.87302-
Peak Organic Fresh CutPeak Organic Brewing Company4.703.85301-
Summer Of LagerCisco Brewers Inc.5.603.7729784
Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.603.54292-
Klisch Pilsner BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.423.45284-
Reality CzeckMoonlight Brewing Company4.804.3282-
RebelMěšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod4.403.3726782
Trader Joe's Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.003.1424374
Saranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.803.423674
Short's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Brewing Company4.703.61233-
Danish DreamMikkeller ApS4.603.95214-
Schlafly PilsnerThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.7120890
ŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.5619684
Live Oak PilzLive Oak Brewing Company4.704192-
Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.403.33191-
Notch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.5618971
Berkshire Czech PilsnerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.91185-
Long Day LagerRed Hare Brewing Company4.983.57181-
STS PilsRussian River Brewing Company5.304.0717399
MontejoGrupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.4.502.92170-
Creemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.303.52153-
Tiny BombWiseacre Brewing4.503.88146-
HUB LagerHopworks Urban Brewery5.103.77139-
KozelPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.5.003.36131-
Primator Premium LagerPivovar Náchod a.s.5.003.5912588
GambrinusPlzeňský Prazdroj5.003.4122-
B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser BierPrvní Budějovický Pivovar Samson5.003.3121-
Kelso PilsnerGreenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn5.503.59119-
Palmetto Charleston LagerPalmetto Brewing Company5.403.4115-
Hansel And GretelElysian Brewing Company4.703.29113-
East Village PilsnerGreen Flash Brewing Co.5.303.71108-
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