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
Tri Stupeni Svetloe KlassicheskoeTri Stupeni (Три Ступени)4.0000
Green Tea PilsnerThe Ruddy Duck Brewery And Grill4.9000
Weizenfeld PilsVasileostrovskaya Brewery (Василеостровская Пивоварня)4.5000
Katsika PilsnerMikrozythopoiia Folegandrou5.0000
Saazbrucker PilsnerWest Berkshire Brewery Company4.9000
Prescription Pils450 North Brewing Company4.5000
Svijany 450Pivovar Svijany4.6000
Svijanský Fanda 11%Pivovar Svijany4.8000
Olympica Magna PilsElis Brewery5.0000
Tipo PilsenWensky Beer Microcervejaria5.0000
Intramural SuperstarWill County Brewing Company4.3000
Svijany Kvasničák 13%Pivovar Svijany6.0000
Last Drop Brewery ThurderstormLast Drop Brewery4.8000
Jaromir LagrBreakside Brewery5.1000
Small Batch Series: No. 12 - Dry Hopped PilsnerCommon Good Beer Co.4.8000
Třebonické Legionář Světlý Ležák 11°Třebonický Rukodělný Pivovárek ? 00
Tmavé PivoLe Cheval Blanc ? 00
NorCal Fresh Hop PilsTilted Mash4.9000
The North PilsnerGray Stone Brewing5.0000
Třebonické Legionář Světlý Ležák 14°Třebonický Rukodělný Pivovárek ? 00
Chlumecký VítBrewery Lobkowicz4.3000
Knightberg Premium LAGERPremium Breweries4.7000
MarquisBrewery Lobkowicz4.3000
IMPERIALpilsCervezas Deva7.8000
Maine LoggerNorthern Maine Brewing Company5.4000
Třebonické Semír Světlý Ležák 12°Třebonický Rukodělný Pivovárek ? 00
Sidetrack PilsnerSidetrack Brewing Company5.6000
Boho PilznerOrmond Brewing Company5.0000
Třebonické X Desítka Světlé Výčepní 10°Třebonický Rukodělný Pivovárek ? 00
Peak City Golden LagerSouthern Peak Brewery5.2000
Třebonické XI Jedenáctka Světlý Ležák 11°Třebonický Rukodělný Pivovárek ? 00
LežákFrankies Břeclav ? 00
Třebonický Velikonočni Special 13°Třebonický Rukodělný Pivovárek ? 00
Sváteční LežákFrankies Břeclav ? 00
Czech LightPivo Praha4.5000
Bohemian PilsnerArdent Craft Ales4.8000
Nový SvětIowa Brewing Company5.3000
PilsnerPresqu'ile Craft Brewery5.0000
Parnas PilsnerSorø Brughus ? 00
Wielka SzychaReCraft Brewery5.0000
Czech MateMyths & Legends Brewing Company ? 00
Pigeon Toed PilsnerBack Alley Brewery5.6000
PikeyMacushla Brewing Co.5.3000
MothraStilt House Brewery5.4000
CrackPot PilsAviator Brewing Company5.2000
Empire State PremiumHeartland Black + Gold5.5000
Porcupine PilsnerHop Barn Brewing5.0000
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