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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.5.003.663,52989
Samuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.773,26387
Pilsner UrquellPlzensky Prazdroj, a. s.4.403.562,74778
Mama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.303.572,31484
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.631,81284
Budweiser BudvarBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.611,22580
Blue Paddle PilsnerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.541,040-
Piercing PilsDogfish Head Brewery6.003.7994592
Torpedo Pilsner - Collaboration With Firestone Walker Brewing Co.Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.203.69862-
Eurotrash PilzSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.203.4690-
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.77662-
Staropramen LagerPivovary Staropramen5.003.35648-
NomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.6343187
Golden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.3638582
Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Ales6.003.78331-
Torch PilsnerFoothills Brewing Company5.303.64326-
Summit PilsenerSummit Brewing Company4.503.53312-
KarlovackoKarlovaċka Pivovara5.003.04295-
Edel-PilsNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.85292-
Schell's PilsAugust Schell Brewing Company5.303.6329190
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.603.3928584
Krušovice ImperialKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.5.003.47274-
Klisch Pilsner BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.423.44261-
Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerSpoetzl Brewery4.603.51253-
Reality CzeckMoonlight Brewing Company4.804.2924590
RebelM욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.4.403.3424182
Saranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company4.803.3523073
Short's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Brewing Company4.703.55222-
Trader Joe's Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.003.1220974
Schlafly PilsnerThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.7120490
Danish DreamMikkeller ApS4.603.91183-
ŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.5817984
Peak Organic Fresh CutPeak Organic Brewing Company4.703.88174-
Live Oak PilzLive Oak Brewing Company4.703.9416295
Berkshire Czech PilsnerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.94161-
Creemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.303.53142-
Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.403.3139-
Notch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.5412778
B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser BierPrvní Budějovický Pivovar Samson5.003.32119-
Long Day LagerRed Hare Brewing Company4.983.46112-
KozelPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.5.003.28107-
HUB LagerHopworks Urban Brewery5.103.67104-
Primator Premium LagerPivovar Náchod a.s.5.003.69787
GambrinusPlzensky Prazdroj, a. s.5.003.3795-
Hansel And GretelElysian Brewing Company4.703.0994-
Palmetto LagerPalmetto Brewing Company5.403.3892-
Gold Star PilsnerLancaster Brewing Company5.103.529169
Kelso PilsnerGreenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn5.503.5890-
Dominion Beach House Golden PilsnerOld Dominion Brewing Company5.203.569092
King PilsnerKing Brewery4.803.8285-
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