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.5.003.684,13689
Pilsner UrquellPlzeňský Prazdroj4.403.643,73278
Samuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.863,63086
Mama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Grill & Brew5.303.623,18384
Lagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.642,56384
Piercing PilsDogfish Head Craft Brewery6.003.791,496-
Budweiser BudvarBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.611,41279
Blue Paddle PilsenerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.591,356-
Staropramen LagerPivovary Staropramen5.003.36846-
Great Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.84724-
NomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.752186
Golden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.3847582
Torch PilsnerFoothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub5.303.74460-
Summit PilsenerSummit Brewing Company4.503.59409-
Rogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Ales6.003.82397-
KarlovackoKarlovaċka Pivovara5.003.05396-
Krušovice ImperialKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.5.003.46364-
Peak Organic Fresh CutPeak Organic Brewing Company4.703.88360-
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 / Shiner4.603.54295-
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 Company5.003.1526474
Live Oak PilzLive Oak Brewing Company4.703.99263-
Saranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery4.803.423874
Short's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Brewing Company4.703.63238-
STS PilsRussian River Brewing Company5.304.0923899
Danish DreamMikkeller ApS4.603.95218-
Notch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.5821671
Schlafly PilsnerThe Schlafly Tap Room5.003.7121190
Turntable PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.303.920990
Josephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.403.32206-
ŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.5519984
Tiny BombWiseacre Brewing4.503.87197-
Long Day LagerRed Hare Brewing Company4.983.64194-
MontejoGrupo Modelo S.A. de C.V.4.502.91190-
Creemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.303.52159-
HUB LagerHopworks Urban Brewery5.103.77145-
Von Trapp Bohemian Pilsnervon Trapp Brewing5.403.9214488
WonderstuffBauhaus Brew Labs5.403.98140-
KozelPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.5.003.36139-
Terrapin Sound CzechTerrapin Beer Company5.503.9113284
Czechvar B:Original LagerBudějovický Budvar, n.p.5.003.52132-
Kelso PilsnerGreenpoint Beerworks / Kelso of Brooklyn5.503.59131-
Primátor PremiumPivovar Náchod a.s.5.003.5913188
GambrinusPlzeňský Prazdroj5.003.38128-
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