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 SummerfestSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.003.694,23189
Pilsner UrquellPlzeňský Prazdroj4.403.643,82778
Samuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.863,66286
Mama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.303.623,22784
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.642,59984
Piercing PilsDogfish Head Craft Brewery6.003.791,499-
Budweiser BudvarBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.611,42179
Blue Paddle PilsenerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.591,360-
Bell's Lager Of The LakesBell's Brewery, Inc.5.003.671,075-
Staropramen LagerPivovary Staropramen5.003.36851-
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.85725-
NomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.752186
Golden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.3848182
Torch PilsnerFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub5.303.74470-
Steam Whistle PilsnerSteam Whistle Brewing5.003.42446-
Summit PilsenerSummit Brewing Company4.503.59415-
KarlovackoKarlovaċka Pivovara5.003.06412-
Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Ales6.003.82402-
Peak Organic Fresh CutPeak Organic Brewing Company4.703.86378-
Krušovice ImperialKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.5.003.47375-
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.603.4835984
Schell's PilsAugust Schell Brewing Company5.303.6735090
Summer Of LagerCisco Brewers Inc.5.603.7731284
Edel-PilsNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.87308-
Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.603.54296-
Klisch Pilsner BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.423.45294-
Reality CzeckMoonlight Brewing Company4.804.3289-
RebelMěšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod4.403.3828182
Joseph's Brau Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.003.1527374
Live Oak PilzLive Oak Brewing Company4.703.99269-
STS PilsRussian River Brewing Company5.304.0925299
Turntable PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.9124790
Saranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.803.423874
Short's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Brewing Company4.703.63238-
Notch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.5722471
Danish DreamMikkeller ApS4.603.95218-
Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.403.34217-
Tiny BombWiseacre Brewing4.503.87216-
Schlafly PilsnerThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.7121190
ŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.5519984
Long Day LagerRed Hare Brewing Company4.983.63197-
MontejoGrupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.4.502.9196-
Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsnervon Trapp Brewing5.403.9316788
Creemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.303.52160-
Czechvar B:Original LagerBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.53146-
Terrapin Sound CzechTerrapin Beer Company5.503.9114584
HUB LagerHopworks Urban Brewery5.103.77145-
WonderstuffBauhaus Brew Labs5.403.9814488
KozelPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.5.003.36141-
Kelso PilsnerGreenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn5.503.59134-
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