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 - Downingtown5.304.065,24592
Beck'sBrauerei Beck & Co.5.002.842,13762
Warsteiner Premium German PilsenerWarsteiner Brauerei4.803.432,10484
Pivo PilsFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.303.981,966-
Scrimshaw PilsnerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.403.741,95091
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Brauerei4.803.491,815-
The CrispSixpoint Brewery5.403.961,77198
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Brewing Company4.503.81,649-
Carlsberg BeerCarlsberg Danmark A/S5.0031,57070
Nooner PilsnerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.203.831,561-
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.003.91,44596
Polestar PilsnerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.503.661,15896
St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.4.902.91,14270
Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Exportbierbrauerei4.803.621,07788
BohemiaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.303.431,07488
Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Brewery5.103.711,06486
Saranac Adirondack LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.3892377
Jever PilsenerFriesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG4.903.670679
Stoudts PilsStoudts Brewing Co.5.403.92703100
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.86701-
König PilsenerKönig-Brauerei GmbH4.903.7666496
Trumer PilsTrumer Brauerei Berkeley4.803.8262491
Efes PilsenerAnadolu Efes Brewery5.003.0861090
Weihenstephaner PilsBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.103.93609-
Beck's SapphireBrauerei Beck & Co.6.002.7857265
Krombacher PilsKrombacher Brauerei4.803.4562-
SOS (Save Our Shore)Abita Brewing Co.7.003.73542-
Goose Four Star PilsGoose Island Beer Co.5.103.6252780
Sweetwater Road TripSweetWater Brewing Company5.703.5552682
Stiegl PilsStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.61519-
Smuttynose VunderbarSmuttynose Brewing Company5.203.84506-
MaryHill Farmstead Brewery5.604.16491-
Sweetwater Take Two PilsSweetWater Brewing Company5.503.5548384
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.57480-
Bavaria BeerBavaria Brouwerij N.V.5.003.0146084
Ol' Factory PilsTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.8145892
Who You Callin' WussieArrogant Brewing5.803.93441-
Samuel Adams Downtime PilsnerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.003.6541784
Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7440983
Elm City LagerNew England Brewing Co.5.003.79398-
Rothaus Pils Tannen ZäpfleBadische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG5.104.0839690
Organic Ur PilsBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.203.839095
Hans' PilsReal Ale Brewing Company5.303.9736985
Pony PilsnerHalf Acre Beer Company5.803.8735488
WernesgrunerWernesgrüner Brauerei AG4.903.37348-
Evil Twin Low LifeEvil Twin Brewing5.503.6634786
Mermaid PilsnerConey Island Brewing Company5.203.65346-
Bavik Pils / LagerDe Brabandere5.203.3333976
Sunny RidgeJack's Abby Brewing5.103.9336-
EKU PilsKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.003.59319-
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