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 - Downingtown5.304.065,14792
Beck'sBrauerei Beck & Co.5.002.842,06862
Warsteiner Premium German PilsenerWarsteiner Brauerei4.803.432,03284
Scrimshaw PilsnerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.403.741,89391
Pivo PilsFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.303.991,876-
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Brauerei4.803.481,735-
The CrispSixpoint Brewery5.403.961,67698
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Brewing Company4.503.81,610-
Carlsberg BeerCarlsberg Danmark A/S5.003.011,50770
Nooner PilsnerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.203.841,491-
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.003.91,40696
Polestar PilsnerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.503.651,12196
St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.4.902.891,09970
Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Brewery5.103.711,04786
BohemiaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.303.441,04688
Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Exportbierbrauerei4.803.611,03188
Saranac Adirondack LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.3890977
Stoudts PilsStoudts Brewing Co.5.403.92693100
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.86693-
Jever PilsenerFriesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG4.903.5967979
König PilsenerKönig-Brauerei GmbH4.903.7563396
Trumer PilsTrumer Brauerei Berkeley4.803.8159191
Efes PilsenerAnadolu Efes Brewery5.003.0858990
Weihenstephaner PilsnerBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.103.93570-
Beck's SapphireBrauerei Beck & Co.6.002.7956365
SOS (Save Our Shore)Abita Brewing Co.7.003.72543-
Sweetwater Road TripSweetWater Brewing Company5.703.5552582
Krombacher PilsKrombacher Brauerei4.803.4525-
Stiegl PilsStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.61502-
Sweetwater Take Two PilsSweetWater Brewing Company5.503.5548284
Smuttynose VunderbarSmuttynose Brewing Company5.203.82478-
MaryHill Farmstead Brewery5.604.16469-
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.57462-
Bavaria BeerBavaria Brouwerij N.V.5.00344884
Ol' Factory PilsTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.842492
Samuel Adams Downtime PilsnerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.003.6540184
Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7440183
Elm City LagerNew England Brewing Co.5.003.79392-
Organic Ur PilsBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.203.7938495
Four Star PilsGoose Island Beer Co.5.103.6338380
Rothaus Pils Tannen ZäpfleBadische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG5.104.0936790
Hans' PilsReal Ale Brewing Company5.303.9734385
Evil Twin Low LifeEvil Twin Brewing5.503.6633286
Bavik Pils / LagerDe Brabandere5.203.3232676
WernesgrunerWernesgrüner Brauerei AG4.903.36324-
Coney Island Mermaid PilsnerConey Island Brewing Company5.203.64321-
Saranac Wild Hop PilsMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.6330786
Hometown BlondeNew Glarus Brewing Company4.804.07306100
Pony PilsnerHalf Acre Beer Company5.803.8730488
Sunny RidgeJack's Abby Brewing5.103.87302-
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