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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 Company5.304.044,28591
Beck'sBrauerei Beck & Co.5.002.741,62762
Warsteiner Premium VerumWarsteiner Brauerei4.803.431,50585
Scrimshaw PilsnerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.403.761,46991
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Brauerei4.803.461,338-
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Brewing Company4.503.741,283-
Carlsberg BeerCarlsberg Danmark A/S5.0031,13070
The CrispSixpoint Brewery5.403.91,00498
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.003.8299096
Pivo Hoppy PilsFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.303.93956100
St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.4.902.8791570
Polestar PilsnerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.503.6487496
Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Brewery5.103.6687087
BohemiaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.303.482488
Saranac Adirondack LagerMatt Brewing Company5.503.3581077
Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Exportbierbrauerei4.803.5974688
Stoudts PilsStoudts Brewing Co.5.403.91603100
Jever PilsenerFriesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG4.903.5551979
König PilsenerKönig-Brauerei GmbH4.903.7647896
SOS (Save Our Shore)Abita Brewing Co.7.003.71474-
Trumer PilsTrumer Brauerei Berkeley4.803.846290
Beck's SapphireBrauerei Beck & Co.6.002.7345865
Efes PilsenerAnadolu Efes Brewery5.003.0945590
Sweetwater Road Trip AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.203.4643982
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.8387-
Stiegl PilsStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.5637682
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.53374-
Bavaria Beer / PilsenerBavaria Brouwerij N.V.5.00336384
Weihenstephaner PilsnerBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.103.8834695
Krombacher PilsKrombacher Brauerei4.803.3346-
Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7334483
Elm City LagerNew England Brewing Co.5.003.74339-
Organic Ur PilsBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.203.8231796
Beer Camp Across America Torpedo PilsnerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.203.73306-
EKU PilsKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.003.59266-
Bavik Pils / LagerDe Brabandere5.203.326675
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.82250-
WernesgrunerWernesgrüner Brauerei AG4.903.34248-
Saranac Wild Hop PilsMatt Brewing Company5.203.6323686
Über PilsRogue Ales5.203.92232-
Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Publick House5.003.83231-
Hans' PilsReal Ale Brewing Company5.303.88222-
Simpler Times PilsnerMinhas Craft Brewery5.503.0921790
Mill Street Original Organic LagerMill Street Brew Pub4.203.17215-
Veltins PilsnerBrauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.4.803.4421379
LTD Series - 03Full Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.603.63212-
Braumeister PilsVictory Brewing Company5.504.01210-
Almaza Pilsner BeerBrasserie Almaza S.A.L.4.002.8220574
Spaten PilsSpaten-Franziskaner-Bräu5.003.6620583
Dinkelacker CD-PilsDinkelacker-Schwabenbraeu AG4.903.520380
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