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 >
STS PilsRussian River Brewing Company5.304.0925199
Bedele BeerBedele Brewery5.503.761999
5 O'Clock PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company5.204.128794
Dominion Beach House Golden PilsnerOld Dominion Brewing Company5.203.610694
Lobkowicz KnightBrewery Lobkowicz4.803.642694
PilsnerOccidental Brewing Co.4.804.072393
Patriot PilsnerBoston Beer Works - Canal Street5.503.682791
Turntable PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.9223890
Shower BeerChampion Brewing Company4.503.8110590
Schlafly PilsnerThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.7121190
Peacemaker PilsnerPug Ryan's Brewery5.803.492590
Grand Trunk Bohemian PilsnerGriffin Claw Brewing Company5.003.864990
Schell's PilsAugust Schell Brewing Company5.303.6735090
Sierra Nevada SummerfestSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.003.684,22089
Baderbräu Chicago PilsnerBaderbräu Brewing Company4.803.827188
Downright PilsnerPort City Brewing4.803.6611688
WonderstuffBauhaus Brew Labs5.403.9814488
Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsnervon Trapp Brewing5.403.9316488
Double AughtBear Republic Brewing Co.5.003.7311388
Machine Czech PilzBunker Brewing Co.5.203.666888
Primátor PremiumPivovar Náchod a.s.5.003.5913388
3 Golden HairsGrimm Brothers Brewhouse4.603.742787
Bohemian PilsnerRock Art Brewery5.003.892987
Maccabee Premium BeerTempo Beer Industries LTD4.902.743087
NomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.752186
StarobrnoPivovar Starbrno, A.S.5.003.559686
Samuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.863,66286
Built To Last PilsnerChilly Water Brewing Company5.203.731286
Zomer PilsLakewood Brewing Company4.803.635885
Summer Of LagerCisco Brewers Inc.5.603.7731184
Terrapin Sound CzechTerrapin Beer Company5.503.9114384
Mama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.303.623,22284
Gordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.603.4835984
ŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.5519984
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.642,59284
RebelMěšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod4.403.3828182
Lev Lion LagerMěšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod4.703.375582
Praga Premium PilsPrvní Budějovický Pivovar Samson4.703.228382
Golden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.3847982
CircuitTin Man Brewing Company5.103.026480
Budweiser BudvarBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.611,41979
Pilsner UrquellPlzeňský Prazdroj4.403.643,81878
Bohemian PilsnerRiver Rat Brewery4.603.28676
Joseph's Brau Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.003.1527274
Saranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.803.423874
Notch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.5822371
Gold Star PilsnerLancaster Brewing Company5.103.6110269
Bluetongue Traditional PilsnerBluetongue Brewery Pty Ltd4.503.283051
Konrad K17Pivovar Konrad / Pivovar Hols7.203.581-
King PilsnerKing Brewery4.803.8499-
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