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 - Downingtown5.304.065,25492
Beck'sBrauerei Beck & Co.5.002.842,14662
Warsteiner Premium German PilsenerWarsteiner Brauerei4.803.432,11084
Pivo PilsFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.303.981,975-
Scrimshaw PilsnerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.403.741,95591
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Brauerei4.803.491,821-
The CrispSixpoint Brewery5.403.961,77898
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Brewing Company4.503.81,659-
Carlsberg BeerCarlsberg Danmark A/S5.0031,57370
Nooner PilsnerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.203.831,567-
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.003.91,45396
Polestar PilsnerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.503.661,16396
St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.4.902.91,14370
Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Exportbierbrauerei4.803.621,07988
BohemiaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.303.431,07588
Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Brewery5.103.711,06686
Saranac Adirondack LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.3892477
Jever PilsenerFriesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG4.903.670879
Stoudts PilsStoudts Brewing Co.5.403.92704100
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.86702-
König PilsenerKönig-Brauerei GmbH4.903.7666996
Trumer PilsTrumer Brauerei Berkeley4.803.8262491
Weihenstephaner PilsBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.103.93614-
Efes PilsenerAnadolu Efes Brewery5.003.0861490
Beck's SapphireBrauerei Beck & Co.6.002.7857365
Krombacher PilsKrombacher Brauerei4.803.41564-
SOS (Save Our Shore)Abita Brewing Co.7.003.73542-
Goose Four Star PilsGoose Island Beer Co.5.103.6253880
Sweetwater Road TripSweetWater Brewing Company5.703.5552682
Stiegl PilsStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.61522-
Smuttynose VunderbarSmuttynose Brewing Company5.203.83511-
MaryHill Farmstead Brewery5.604.16494-
Sweetwater Take Two PilsSweetWater Brewing Company5.503.5548384
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.57482-
Ol' Factory PilsTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.8246392
Bavaria BeerBavaria Brouwerij N.V.5.003.0146184
Who You Callin' WussieArrogant Brewing5.803.94449-
Samuel Adams Downtime PilsnerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.003.6541784
Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7440983
Rothaus Pils Tannen ZäpfleBadische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG5.104.0839890
Elm City LagerNew England Brewing Co.5.003.79398-
Organic Ur PilsBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.203.839195
Hans' PilsReal Ale Brewing Company5.303.9837285
Pony PilsnerHalf Acre Beer Company5.803.8735988
WernesgrunerWernesgrüner Brauerei AG4.903.38350-
Mermaid PilsnerConey Island Brewing Company5.203.65348-
Evil Twin Low LifeEvil Twin Brewing5.503.6634786
Sunny RidgeJack's Abby Brewing5.103.9342-
Bavik Pils / LagerDe Brabandere5.203.3334176
EKU PilsKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.003.59319-
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