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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 Company5.304.044,42191
Beck'sBrauerei Beck & Co.5.002.751,69662
Warsteiner Premium VerumWarsteiner Brauerei4.803.441,55385
Scrimshaw PilsnerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.403.771,53991
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Brauerei4.803.451,388-
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Brewing Company4.503.741,329-
Carlsberg BeerCarlsberg Danmark A/S5.0031,18070
The CrispSixpoint Brewery5.403.91,07998
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.003.821,05996
Pivo Hoppy PilsFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.303.941,056100
St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.4.902.8793870
Polestar PilsnerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.503.6390696
Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Brewery5.103.6689487
BohemiaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.303.486388
Saranac Adirondack LagerMatt Brewing Company5.503.3582577
Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Exportbierbrauerei4.803.679088
Stoudts PilsStoudts Brewing Co.5.403.9617100
Jever PilsenerFriesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG4.903.5653679
König PilsenerKönig-Brauerei GmbH4.903.7649796
Beck's SapphireBrauerei Beck & Co.6.002.7448665
SOS (Save Our Shore)Abita Brewing Co.7.003.71483-
Trumer PilsTrumer Brauerei Berkeley4.803.848090
Efes PilsenerAnadolu Efes Brewery5.003.0946990
Sweetwater Road Trip AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.203.4545182
Stiegl PilsStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.5639682
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.81395-
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.53390-
Bavaria Beer / PilsenerBavaria Brouwerij N.V.5.002.9937684
Krombacher PilsKrombacher Brauerei4.803.3375-
Weihenstephaner PilsnerBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.103.937195
Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7235883
Elm City LagerNew England Brewing Co.5.003.73353-
Organic Ur PilsBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.203.8232996
EKU PilsKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.003.59275-
Saranac Wild Hop PilsMatt Brewing Company5.203.6227186
Bavik Pils / LagerDe Brabandere5.203.327075
WernesgrunerWernesgrüner Brauerei AG4.903.34257-
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.82253-
Hometown BlondeNew Glarus Brewing Company4.803.99244100
Hans' PilsReal Ale Brewing Company5.303.86242-
Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Publick House5.003.83236-
Über PilsRogue Ales5.203.92232-
Simpler Times PilsnerMinhas Craft Brewery5.503.122790
Mill Street Original Organic LagerMill Street Brew Pub4.203.16225-
Veltins PilsnerBrauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.4.803.4522479
Braumeister PilsVictory Brewing Company5.504.01223-
LTD Series - 03Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.603.64221-
Dinkelacker CD-PilsDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.521680
Ol' Factory PilsTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.721592
Pearl Snap PilsAustin Beerworks5.303.8621285
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