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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 Company5.304.04412891
Beck'sBrauerei Beck & Co.5.002.74154262
Warsteiner Premium VerumWarsteiner Brauerei4.803.43145385
Scrimshaw PilsnerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.403.77138491
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Brauerei4.803.461277-
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Brewing Company4.503.751233-
Carlsberg BeerCarlsberg Danmark A/S5.003.01106970
The CrispSixpoint Brewery5.403.992498
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.003.8291396
St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.4.902.8788170
Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Brewery5.103.6784187
Polestar PilsnerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.503.6483896
Pivo Hoppy PilsFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.303.93833100
Saranac Adirondack LagerMatt Brewing Company5.503.3579277
BohemiaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.303.478888
Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Exportbierbrauerei4.803.672388
Stoudts PilsStoudts Brewing Co.5.403.91584100
Jever PilsenerFriesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG4.903.5650379
SOS (Save Our Shore)Abita Brewing Co.7.003.7459-
König PilsenerKönig-Brauerei GmbH4.903.7645896
Beck's SapphireBrauerei Beck & Co.6.002.7344265
Trumer PilsTrumer Brauerei Berkeley4.803.8143790
Efes PilsenerAnadolu Efes Brewery5.003.0943190
Sweetwater Road Trip AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.203.4642382
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.83363-
Stiegl PilsStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.5636182
Bavaria Beer / PilsenerBavaria Brouwerij N.V.5.002.9935284
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.54351-
Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7333483
Elm City PilsnerNew England Brewing Co.5.003.75319-
Weihenstephaner PilsnerBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.103.8731895
Krombacher PilsKrombacher Brauerei4.803.29318-
Organic Ur PilsBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.203.8231596
EKU PilsKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.003.59262-
Bavik Pils / LagerDe Brabandere5.203.325475
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.82247-
WernesgrunerWernesgrüner Brauerei AG4.903.34240-
Über PilsRogue Ales5.203.92231-
Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Publick House5.003.83227-
Simpler Times PilsnerMinhas Craft Brewery5.503.0821190
Veltins PilsnerBrauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.4.803.4520779
Mill Street Original Organic LagerMill Street Brew Pub4.203.17206-
Hans' PilsReal Ale Brewing Company5.303.89204-
LTD Series - 03Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.603.64203-
Braumeister PilsVictory Brewing Company5.504.03200-
Dinkelacker CD-PilsDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.520080
Spaten PilsSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.003.6719983
Almaza Pilsner BeerBrasserie Almaza S.A.L.4.002.7919574
Heineken PilsenerHeineken Nederland B.V.5.002.77193-
Flywheel Bright LagerMetropolitan Brewing5.203.7918494
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