Czech Pilsener

The birth of Pilsner beer can be traced back to its namesake, the ancient city of Plzen (or Pilsen) which is situated in the western half of the Czech Republic in what was once Czechoslovakia and previously part of the of Bohemian Kingdom. Pilsner beer was first brewed back in the 1840's when the citizens, brewers and maltsters of Plzen formed a brewer's guild and called it the People's Brewery of Pilsen.

The Czech Pilsner, or sometimes known as the Bohemian Pilsner, is light straw to golden color and crystal clear. Hops are very prevalent usually with a spicy bitterness and or a spicy floral flavor and aroma, notably one of the defining characteristics of the Saaz hop. Smooth and crisp with a clean malty palate, many are grassy. Some of the originals will show some archaic yeast characteristics similar to very mild buttery or fusel (rose like alcohol) flavors and aromas.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.5-5.5%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Sierra Nevada Summerfest LagerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.003.684,11889
Pilsner UrquellPlzeňský Prazdroj4.403.633,66078
Samuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.863,56886
Mama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.303.623,12784
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.642,51884
Piercing PilsDogfish Head Craft Brewery6.003.791,492-
Budweiser BudvarBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.611,40579
Blue Paddle PilsenerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.61,325-
Staropramen LagerPivovary Staropramen5.003.36835-
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.85722-
NomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.752086
Golden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.3846782
Torch PilsnerFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub5.303.74452-
Summit PilsenerSummit Brewing Company4.503.59403-
Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Ales6.003.82387-
KarlovackoKarlovaċka Pivovara5.003.05384-
Krušovice ImperialKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.5.003.46358-
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.603.4735184
Peak Organic Fresh CutPeak Organic Brewing Company4.703.88347-
Schell's PilsAugust Schell Brewing Company5.303.6634390
Summer Of LagerCisco Brewers Inc.5.603.7730884
Edel-PilsNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.87306-
Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.603.54294-
Klisch Pilsner BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.423.45289-
Reality CzeckMoonlight Brewing Company4.804.3288-
RebelMěšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod4.403.3727382
Joseph's Brau Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.003.1525974
Live Oak PilzLive Oak Brewing Company4.703.99245-
Saranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.803.423874
Short's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Brewing Company4.703.61235-
STS PilsRussian River Brewing Company5.304.0722499
Danish DreamMikkeller ApS4.603.95216-
Schlafly PilsnerThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.7121090
Notch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.5820871
Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.403.32202-
Turntable PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.920090
ŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.5519984
Long Day LagerRed Hare Brewing Company4.983.64189-
MontejoGrupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.4.502.92184-
Tiny BombWiseacre Brewing4.503.89179-
Creemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.303.52158-
Hopped In Half3 Floyds Brewing Co.5.303.95154-
HUB LagerHopworks Urban Brewery5.103.77144-
KozelPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.5.003.36137-
Kelso PilsnerGreenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn5.503.59130-
Primátor PremiumPivovar Náchod a.s.5.003.5912988
GambrinusPlzeňský Prazdroj5.003.39127-
WonderstuffBauhaus Brew Labs5.404126-
B.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser BierPrvní Budějovický Pivovar Samson5.003.3121-
Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsnervon Trapp Brewing5.403.9111788
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