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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Prima PilsVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.305,3024.02
Beck'sBrauerei Beck & Co.5.002,1832.77
Warsteiner Premium German PilsenerWarsteiner Brauerei4.802,1583.44
Pivo PilsFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.302,0013.94
Scrimshaw PilsnerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.401,9823.77
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Brauerei4.801,8633.46
The CrispSixpoint Brewery5.401,8053.93
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Brewing Company4.501,6703.74
Nooner PilsnerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.201,5883.8
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.001,4843.83
Bohemia ClásicaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.4.701,1843.37
Polestar PilsnerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.501,1713.66
St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.4.901,1602.87
Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Exportbierbrauerei4.801,1023.6
Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Brewery5.101,0803.65
Saranac Adirondack LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.509263.35
Jever PilsenerFriesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG4.907283.56
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.907103.79
Stoudts PilsStoudts Brewing Co.5.407093.92
König PilsenerKönig-Brauerei GmbH4.906813.78
Trumer PilsTrumer Brauerei Berkeley4.806363.82
Weihenstephaner PilsBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.106353.93
Efes PilsenerAnadolu Efes Brewery5.006233.1
Krombacher PilsKrombacher Brauerei4.805823.38
Beck's SapphireBrauerei Beck & Co.6.005752.77
Goose Four Star PilsGoose Island Beer Co.5.105613.59
SOS (Save Our Shore)Abita Brewing Co.7.005423.7
Stiegl PilsStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.905343.58
MaryHill Farmstead Brewery5.605274.09
Sweetwater Road TripSweetWater Brewing Company5.705263.44
VunderbarSmuttynose Brewing Company4.905203.73
Take Two PilsSweetWater Brewing Company5.504843.48
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.904843.55
Ol' Factory PilsTwo Roads Brewing Company5.004773.75
Who You Callin' WussieArrogant Brewing5.804763.93
Bavaria BeerBavaria Brouwerij N.V.5.004673
Rothaus Pils Tannen ZäpfleBadische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG5.104194.04
Samuel Adams Downtime PilsnerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.004193.61
Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.904093.72
Elm City LagerNew England Brewing Co.5.004013.73
Organic Ur PilsBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.203973.83
Hans' PilsReal Ale Brewing Company5.303863.86
Bavik Super PilsDe Brabandere5.203793.36
PonyHalf Acre Beer Company5.503723.73
WernesgrunerWernesgrüner Brauerei AG4.903633.36
Mermaid PilsnerConey Island Brewing Company5.203583.59
Low LifeEvil Twin Brewing5.503583.65
Sunny RidgeJack's Abby Brewing5.103523.85
PilsenerBrauerei C. & A. Veltins GmbH & Co.4.803363.45
EKU PilsKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.003253.57
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