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.5.003.681,51089
Samuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.921,45786
Pilsner UrquellPlzeňský Prazdroj4.403.681,35178
Mama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.303.6179884
Budweiser BudvarBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.6475879
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.6469284
Blue Paddle PilsnerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.62399-
Staropramen LagerPivovary Staropramen5.003.37315-
Golden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.4125882
Piercing PilsDogfish Head Brewery6.003.79232-
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.88198-
KarlovackoKarlovaċka Pivovara5.003.06194-
RebelM욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.4.403.3818282
Krušovice ImperialKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.5.003.48182-
Schell's PilsAugust Schell Brewing Company5.303.6817990
Eurotrash PilzSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.203.5173-
Summit PilsenerSummit Brewing Company4.503.6164-
NomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.7315086
Saranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.803.4614674
Reality CzeckMoonlight Brewing Company4.804.33144-
Klisch Pilsner BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.423.46142-
ŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.5713584
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.603.512984
Edel-PilsNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.89127-
Trader Joe's Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.003.1112674
Schlafly PilsnerThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.7312290
Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.603.57112-
B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser BierPrvní Budějovický Pivovar Samson5.003.35108-
Summer Of LagerCisco Brewers Inc.5.603.819584
Torch PilsnerFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub5.303.7394-
Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Ales6.003.8890-
Danish DreamMikkeller ApS4.603.9779-
Creemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.303.5377-
Short's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Brewing Company4.703.6373-
Primator Premium LagerPivovar Náchod a.s.5.003.66888
Berkshire Czech PilsnerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.9363-
StarobrnoPivovar Starbrno, A.S.5.003.66186
Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.403.3359-
KozelPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.5.003.4158-
King PilsnerKing Brewery4.803.8856-
Live Oak PilzLive Oak Brewing Company4.704.0356-
Gold Star PilsnerLancaster Brewing Company5.103.685469
Premium Lager / Kláster Svetlý Special 14%Pivovar Klaster5.603.7950-
ZlatorogPivovarna Laško4.903.1949-
GambrinusPlzeňský Prazdroj5.003.4147-
Palmetto LagerPalmetto Brewing Company5.403.4447-
Dominion Beach House Golden PilsnerOld Dominion Brewing Company5.203.614694
PilsnerLegend Brewing Co.6.003.5743-
Notch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.594371
Wasatch Summerbrau LagerUtah Brewers Cooperative5.603.4942-
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