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 > Ratings Score
Czech MatePinthouse Pizza Craft Brewpub9.1053.95
Benedict Imperial PilsnerBřevnovský Klášterní Pivovar8.5063.52
Czech 1-2Taps Fish House & Brewery8.3024.12
IMPERIALpilsCervezas Deva7.8000
The Majestic Imperial PilsnerTrolley 5 Restaurant & Brewery7.7013.55
Fresh Hopped Imperial LagerBudějovický Budvar, n.p.7.5014
4 Hour PilsLatitude 42 Brewing Company7.4013.97
PilsnerNutmeg Brewhouse7.4013.75
Konrad K17Pivovar Konrad / Pivovar Hols7.2013.58
Imperial Pilsener No7Brasseurs R.J.7.0013.93
High Grade ExportCheboygan Brewing Company7.0082.82
Blanc CzechJohn Harvard's Brewery & Ale House7.0013.76
Diesel PilsMorgan Street Brewery7.0013.64
Pegg's Point PilsnerCouncil Rock Brewery7.0012.7
Pilsner UkiahUkiah Brewing Co.6.9013.38
Lightening RoadAndrews Brewing Company6.9013.25
Czech PilsBlack Flag Brewing Company6.8023.54
Apex DoubleBomber Brewing6.8013.44
Lager-RhythmHorseheads Brewing Inc.6.6013.65
Svijanský Baron 15%Pivovar Svijany6.5093.8
Radegast Extra HořkýPivovar Radegast a.s.6.5013.54
Rat Hole PilsnerRat Hole BrewPub6.5012.5
Independent Imperial PilsnerLongwood Brewpub & Restaurant6.5034.22
MontmorencyLes 3 Brasseurs - Laval6.5023.25
Strong PilsnerHarrington's Breweries6.5000
Valley PilsnerHopped Up Brewing Company6.5013.36
Plum PilsnerMolly Pitcher Brewing Company6.5013.75
Pilsnergubbarna Bogesund 1307Pilsnergubbarna AB6.5023.57
Illumination Pilsner42 North Brewing Company6.5013.69
Rainy Day Band Aide BluesStill Hill Brewery6.5023.71
Rychtář Speciál 15°Pivovar Rychtar Hlinsko6.5063.41
The PedalerIron John's Brewing Company6.4014.43
DreihopJunction Craft Brewing6.4013.54
Bohemian PilsnerRapp Brewing Company6.4014.15
Matuška Námořnik (Czech Sailor Navy Lager) 15°Minipivovar Matuška Broumy (Matuska)6.3033.95
Tart Cherry Placebo PilsStrangeways Brewing6.3000
LubelskaPerla Browary Lubelskie S.A.6.20193.32
Bohemian PilsnerHigh Desert Brewing Company6.2043.59
#7 Belgian PilsnerHoops Brewing Company6.2013.5
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.202,6253.64
Rebel Svátečný SpeciálMěšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod6.2013.79
New World PilsnerFATE Brewing Company6.2014
Speedy's Happy PilzAngry Inch Brewing6.2012.64
Buoy Czech PilsBuoy Beer Company6.20383.9
Pre-Prohibition PilsnerMexitaly6.2033.65
European PilzOrlando Brewing Partners6.15153.58
EspecialCerveza de Marbella SAVIS6.1013.25
Pusherman's PilsIdle Vine Brewing Co6.1023.44
ZythgeistWolverine State Brewing Company6.1043.81
Polar Vortex PilsRiepstine's Pub6.1013.5
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