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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 Company5.304.034,76792
Beck'sBrauerei Beck & Co.5.002.751,85662
Warsteiner Premium German PilsenerWarsteiner Brauerei4.803.431,70184
Scrimshaw PilsnerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.403.771,69791
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Brauerei4.803.441,513-
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Brewing Company4.503.731,411-
Pivo PilsFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.303.951,394100
Carlsberg BeerCarlsberg Danmark A/S5.003.011,31470
The CrispSixpoint Brewery5.403.911,28298
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.003.811,21390
St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.4.902.871,00470
Polestar PilsnerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.503.631,00096
Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Brewery5.103.6596786
BohemiaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.303.3993688
Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Exportbierbrauerei4.803.5988788
Saranac Adirondack LagerMatt Brewing Company5.503.3586577
Nooner PilsnerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.203.82847-
Stoudts PilsStoudts Brewing Co.5.403.9645100
Jever PilsenerFriesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG4.903.5560079
König PilsenerKönig-Brauerei GmbH4.903.7754196
Beck's SapphireBrauerei Beck & Co.6.002.7652865
Trumer PilsTrumer Brauerei Berkeley4.803.852291
SOS (Save Our Shore)Abita Brewing Co.7.003.7517-
Efes PilsenerAnadolu Efes Brewery5.003.151690
Sweetwater Road Trip AleSweetWater Brewing Company5.203.4450182
Weihenstephaner PilsnerBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.103.9244595
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.79438-
Stiegl PilsStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.5643682
Krombacher PilsKrombacher Brauerei4.803.33429-
Bavaria Beer / PilsenerBavaria Brouwerij N.V.5.00341484
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.52407-
Elm City LagerNew England Brewing Co.5.003.73385-
Smuttynose VunderbarSmuttynose Brewing Company5.203.7237589
Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7237383
Organic Ur PilsBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.203.8235495
Sweetwater Take Two PilsSweetWater Brewing Company5.503.4301-
Saranac Wild Hop PilsMatt Brewing Company5.203.6230186
Hometown BlondeNew Glarus Brewing Company4.803.99298100
Hans' PilsReal Ale Brewing Company5.303.8828685
Bavik Pils / LagerDe Brabandere5.203.3128576
EKU PilsKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.003.58282-
WernesgrunerWernesgrüner Brauerei AG4.903.34279-
Ol' Factory PilsTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.7127392
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.81265-
Veltins PilsnerBrauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.4.803.4325479
Southampton Keller PilsSouthampton Publick House5.003.8253-
Rothaus Pils Tannen ZäpfleBadische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG5.104.0325390
Mill Street Original Organic LagerMill Street Brew Pub4.203.16252-
Simpler Times PilsnerMinhas Craft Brewery5.503.0924590
Evil Twin Low LifeEvil Twin Brewing5.503.63243-
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