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German Pilsener

The Pilsner beer was first brewed in Bohemia, a German-speaking province in the old Austrian Empire. Pilsner is one of the most popular styles of lager beers in Germany, and in many other countries. It’s often spelled as "Pilsener", and often times abbreviated, or spoken in slang, as "Pils."

Classic German Pilsners are very light straw to golden in color. Head should be dense and rich. They are also well-hopped, brewed using Noble hops such has Saaz, Hallertauer, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Tettnanger, Styrian Goldings, Spalt, Perle, and Hersbrucker. These varieties exhibit a spicy herbal or floral aroma and flavor, often times a bit coarse on the palate, and distribute a flash of citrus-like zest--hop bitterness can be high.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-5.5%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV rAvg Revs Bros
Prima PilsVictory Brewing Company5.304.04415591
Beck'sBrauerei Beck & Co.5.002.74156462
Warsteiner Premium VerumWarsteiner Brauerei4.803.43146685
Scrimshaw PilsnerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.403.76139691
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Brauerei4.803.461293-
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Brewing Company4.503.741244-
Carlsberg BeerCarlsberg Danmark A/S5.003.01108270
The CrispSixpoint Brewery5.403.994098
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.003.8293296
St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.4.902.8788770
Pivo Hoppy PilsFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.303.93861100
Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Brewery5.103.6784687
Polestar PilsnerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.503.6484396
BohemiaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.303.479388
Saranac Adirondack LagerMatt Brewing Company5.503.3679277
Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Exportbierbrauerei4.803.673388
Stoudts PilsStoudts Brewing Co.5.403.91590100
Jever PilsenerFriesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG4.903.5650679
SOS (Save Our Shore)Abita Brewing Co.7.003.7460-
König PilsenerKönig-Brauerei GmbH4.903.7646096
Trumer PilsTrumer Brauerei Berkeley4.803.8144690
Beck's SapphireBrauerei Beck & Co.6.002.7444665
Efes PilsenerAnadolu Efes Brewery5.003.0843490
Sweetwater Road Trip AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.203.4642782
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.82368-
Stiegl PilsStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.5636782
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.54359-
Bavaria Beer / PilsenerBavaria Brouwerij N.V.5.002.9935484
Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7333683
Krombacher PilsKrombacher Brauerei4.803.29327-
Elm City LagerNew England Brewing Co.5.003.74327-
Weihenstephaner PilsnerBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.103.8732195
Organic Ur PilsBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.203.8231596
EKU PilsKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.003.59262-
Bavik Pils / LagerDe Brabandere5.203.325775
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.82247-
WernesgrunerWernesgrüner Brauerei AG4.903.34241-
Über PilsRogue Ales5.203.92231-
Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Publick House5.003.83227-
Simpler Times PilsnerMinhas Craft Brewery5.503.0921390
Mill Street Original Organic LagerMill Street Brew Pub4.203.17208-
Veltins PilsnerBrauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.4.803.4520879
Hans' PilsReal Ale Brewing Company5.303.89206-
LTD Series - 03Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.603.64203-
Braumeister PilsVictory Brewing Company5.504.03202-
Dinkelacker CD-PilsDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.520080
Spaten PilsSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.003.6719983
Almaza Pilsner BeerBrasserie Almaza S.A.L.4.002.7919674
Heineken PilsenerHeineken Nederland B.V.5.002.77194-
Flywheel Bright LagerMetropolitan Brewing5.203.7918794
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