German Pilsener

The Pilsner beer was first brewed in Bohemia, a German-speaking province in the old Austrian Empire. Pilsner is one of the most popular styles of lager beers in Germany, and in many other countries. It’s often spelled as "Pilsener", and often times abbreviated, or spoken in slang, as "Pils."

Classic German Pilsners are very light straw to golden in color. Head should be dense and rich. They are also well-hopped, brewed using Noble hops such has Saaz, Hallertauer, Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Tettnanger, Styrian Goldings, Spalt, Perle, and Hersbrucker. These varieties exhibit a spicy herbal or floral aroma and flavor, often times a bit coarse on the palate, and distribute a flash of citrus-like zest--hop bitterness can be high.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-5.5%   [ ? ] 

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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Prima PilsVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.304.065,22292
Beck'sBrauerei Beck & Co.5.002.842,11062
Warsteiner Premium German PilsenerWarsteiner Brauerei4.803.432,08284
Scrimshaw PilsnerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.403.741,93791
Pivo PilsFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.303.981,933-
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Brauerei4.803.481,787-
The CrispSixpoint Brewery5.403.961,73998
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Brewing Company4.503.81,625-
Carlsberg BeerCarlsberg Danmark A/S5.003.011,54870
Nooner PilsnerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.203.841,544-
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.003.91,43496
Polestar PilsnerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.503.661,14596
St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.4.902.891,12570
Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Exportbierbrauerei4.803.621,06588
BohemiaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.303.431,06388
Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Brewery5.103.711,05986
Saranac Adirondack LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.3892077
Stoudts PilsStoudts Brewing Co.5.403.92700100
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.86698-
Jever PilsenerFriesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG4.903.5969779
König PilsenerKönig-Brauerei GmbH4.903.7665296
Trumer PilsTrumer Brauerei Berkeley4.803.8161291
Efes PilsenerAnadolu Efes Brewery5.003.0860390
Weihenstephaner PilsBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.103.93594-
Beck's SapphireBrauerei Beck & Co.6.002.7856865
Krombacher PilsKrombacher Brauerei4.803.4552-
SOS (Save Our Shore)Abita Brewing Co.7.003.72543-
Sweetwater Road TripSweetWater Brewing Company5.703.5552682
Stiegl PilsStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.61515-
Smuttynose VunderbarSmuttynose Brewing Company5.203.83494-
Goose Four Star PilsGoose Island Beer Co.5.103.6348980
Sweetwater Take Two PilsSweetWater Brewing Company5.503.5548384
MaryHill Farmstead Brewery5.604.16478-
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.56467-
Bavaria BeerBavaria Brouwerij N.V.5.00345584
Ol' Factory PilsTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.8144392
Who You Callin' WussieArrogant Brewing5.803.95420-
Samuel Adams Downtime PilsnerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.003.6541384
Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7440683
Elm City LagerNew England Brewing Co.5.003.79394-
Organic Ur PilsBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.203.839095
Rothaus Pils Tannen ZäpfleBadische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG5.104.0838990
Hans' PilsReal Ale Brewing Company5.303.9836085
Evil Twin Low LifeEvil Twin Brewing5.503.6634386
Pony PilsnerHalf Acre Beer Company5.803.8834188
Mermaid PilsnerConey Island Brewing Company5.203.65337-
WernesgrunerWernesgrüner Brauerei AG4.903.37336-
Bavik Pils / LagerDe Brabandere5.203.3233276
EKU PilsKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.003.59315-
Saranac Wild Hop PilsMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.6330786
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