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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.5.003.663,74589
Samuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.763,41686
Pilsner UrquellPlzensky Prazdroj, a. s.4.403.573,15978
Mama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.303.572,71484
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.632,18184
Budweiser BudvarBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.61,33079
Piercing PilsDogfish Head Brewery6.003.781,30692
Torpedo Pilsner: Hoppy Pilsner (Beer Camp Across America)Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.203.681,286-
Blue Paddle PilsnerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.531,152-
Staropramen LagerPivovary Staropramen5.003.34732-
Eurotrash PilzSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.203.39729-
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.76717-
NomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.6249186
Golden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.3542282
Torch PilsnerFoothills Brewing Company5.303.63381-
Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Ales6.003.78363-
Summit PilsenerSummit Brewing Company4.503.54353-
KarlovackoKarlovaċka Pivovara5.003.04332-
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.603.432484
Schell's PilsAugust Schell Brewing Company5.303.6331090
Krušovice ImperialKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.5.003.47309-
Edel-PilsNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.84300-
Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.603.48287-
Klisch Pilsner BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.423.43277-
Reality CzeckMoonlight Brewing Company4.804.2826290
RebelM욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.4.403.3525882
Summer Of LagerCisco Brewers Inc.5.603.6525884
Peak Organic Fresh CutPeak Organic Brewing Company4.703.86245-
Saranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company4.803.3523474
Trader Joe's Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.003.1423374
Short's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Brewing Company4.703.55226-
Danish DreamMikkeller ApS4.603.93210-
Schlafly PilsnerThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.720890
ŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.5518984
Live Oak PilzLive Oak Brewing Company4.703.9218195
Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.403.3172-
Berkshire Czech PilsnerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.92172-
Notch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.5516578
Creemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.303.54151-
Long Day LagerRed Hare Brewing Company4.983.42148-
MontejoGrupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.4.502.9126-
HUB LagerHopworks Urban Brewery5.103.65125-
KozelPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.5.003.29124-
B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser BierPrvní Budějovický Pivovar Samson5.003.31120-
Primator Premium LagerPivovar Náchod a.s.5.003.5711588
GambrinusPlzensky Prazdroj, a. s.5.003.4110-
Hansel And GretelElysian Brewing Company4.703.15110-
Palmetto LagerPalmetto Brewing Company5.403.36107-
Kelso PilsnerGreenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn5.503.59106-
Dominion Beach House Golden PilsnerOld Dominion Brewing Company5.203.589992
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