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.5.003.684,14489
Pilsner UrquellPlzeňský Prazdroj4.403.643,74778
Samuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.863,64386
Mama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.303.623,19184
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.642,56984
Piercing PilsDogfish Head Craft Brewery6.003.791,497-
Budweiser BudvarBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.611,41379
Blue Paddle PilsenerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.591,356-
Staropramen LagerPivovary Staropramen5.003.36848-
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.84725-
NomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.752186
Golden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.3847582
Torch PilsnerFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub5.303.74461-
Summit PilsenerSummit Brewing Company4.503.59409-
KarlovackoKarlovaċka Pivovara5.003.05399-
Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Ales6.003.82398-
Krušovice ImperialKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.5.003.46366-
Peak Organic Fresh CutPeak Organic Brewing Company4.703.88364-
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.603.4835784
Schell's PilsAugust Schell Brewing Company5.303.6634890
Summer Of LagerCisco Brewers Inc.5.603.7730984
Edel-PilsNew Glarus Brewing Company5.303.87308-
Shiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerSpoetzl Brewery / Shiner4.603.54296-
Klisch Pilsner BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.423.45291-
Reality CzeckMoonlight Brewing Company4.804.3288-
RebelMěšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod4.403.3727782
Joseph's Brau Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.003.1526674
Live Oak PilzLive Oak Brewing Company4.703.99263-
STS PilsRussian River Brewing Company5.304.124399
Saranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.803.423874
Short's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Brewing Company4.703.63238-
Danish DreamMikkeller ApS4.603.95218-
Turntable PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.9121790
Notch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.5821771
Schlafly PilsnerThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.7121190
Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.403.33208-
Tiny BombWiseacre Brewing4.503.87204-
ŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.5519984
Long Day LagerRed Hare Brewing Company4.983.64195-
MontejoGrupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.4.502.91190-
Creemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.303.52159-
Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsnervon Trapp Brewing5.403.9214788
HUB LagerHopworks Urban Brewery5.103.77145-
WonderstuffBauhaus Brew Labs5.403.98140-
KozelPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.5.003.36139-
Terrapin Sound CzechTerrapin Beer Company5.503.9113684
Czechvar B:Original LagerBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.52133-
Primátor PremiumPivovar Náchod a.s.5.003.5913288
Kelso PilsnerGreenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn5.503.59131-
GambrinusPlzeňský Prazdroj5.003.38128-
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