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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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 1906) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Score
Bernard Světlý Ležák 11°Bernard Family Brewery4.70603.43
Belle Gueule PilsnerBrasseurs R.J.5.20603.24
PilsenerNew Belgium Brewing4.80593.68
RumpelPilsenFull Pint Brewing Company5.20593.52
Zomer PilsLakewood Brewing Company4.80593.6
Élixir CélesteBrasserie Dieu du Ciel!5.00583.87
ViaEmiliaBirrificio Del Ducato4.80573.83
Ciuc PremiumMiercurea Ciuc (Brau Union Romania)4.80572.78
Czech MatePaddock Wood Brewing Co.4.80563.8
ImposterBarrier Brewing Company5.00563.65
Lev Lion LagerMěšťanský pivovar Havlíčkův Brod4.70553.36
Premium Lager / Kláster Svetlý Special 14%Pivovar Klášter5.60543.76
Tuatara Mot EurekaTuatara Brewing Co.5.00543.9
Wasatch Last One In LagerUtah Brewers Cooperative5.60543.55
Radegast PremiumPivovar Radegast a.s.5.00533.48
Braumeister Pils - TettnangVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.30534.06
Dommelsch PilsenerDommelsche Bierbrouwerij5.00513.05
James Squire Original PilsenerMalt Shovel Brewery5.00513.47
FAKE LagerBrewDog4.70503.38
HUGE Large "Sound Czech" PilsnerRussian River Brewing Company5.00503.75
Pescadero PilsnerBallast Point Brewing Company4.60493.83
Roly Poly PilsRiver Horse Brewing Co.5.30493.84
Grand Trunk Bohemian PilsnerGriffin Claw Brewing Company5.00493.81
Xingu Gold BeerCervejaria Kaiser4.70493.25
Château NeubourgGulpener Bierbrouwerij B.V.5.50483.49
Pilsner Urquell NefiltrovanýPlzeňský Prazdroj4.40484.11
California DreamMikkeller Brewing San Diego4.60483.97
Mikkeller Rauch PilsMikkeller ApS4.60473.79
Koutská 12° DvanáctkaPivovar Kout na Šumavě5.00474.22
IceModern Times Beer4.70473.93
1795 Original Czech LagerPrvní Budějovický Pivovar Samson4.70463.07
Paradise Rd PilsnerFigueroa Mountain Brewing Co.5.00463.87
Little Creatures Original PilsnerLittle Creatures Brewing Company4.60453.15
Kozel 11° MediumPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.4.60453.41
Stroh's Bohemian-Style PilsnerPabst Brewing Company5.50443.76
6th Borough PilsnerCaptain Lawrence Brewing Co.5.00443.8
Zatecky GusBaltika Breweries4.60442.98
Bernard Celebration LagerBernard Family Brewery5.00443.44
Honey PilsnerMadhouse Brewing Company5.00433.2
Redor PilsBrasserie Dupont sprl5.00433.6
Mojave GoldIndian Wells Brewing Company4.40432.54
Behemoth PilsnerCore Brewing & Distilling Co.5.00433.8
Technical Ecstasy2nd Shift Brewing5.40423.91
Staropramen Lager (Ležák)Pivovary Staropramen5.00423.45
Bernard Sváteční Ležák 12°Bernard Family Brewery5.00413.56
PilsenerCervezas Nacionales4.00402.97
Flying Monkeys Mythology Canadian Golden PilsnerFlying Monkeys Craft Brewery5.30393.67
Phoenix GoldPhillips Brewing Company5.00393.54
Slaapmutske Dry-Hopped LagerBrouwerij Slaapmutske5.30393.58
Na ZdravíSouthern Oregon Brewing Company4.80383.81
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