German Pilsener

Description:
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 - Downingtown5.304.065,20792
Beck'sBrauerei Beck & Co.5.002.842,10262
Warsteiner Premium German PilsenerWarsteiner Brauerei4.803.432,07084
Scrimshaw PilsnerNorth Coast Brewing Co.4.403.741,93391
Pivo PilsFirestone Walker Brewing Co.5.303.981,919-
Bitburger Premium PilsBitburger Brauerei4.803.481,780-
The CrispSixpoint Brewery5.403.961,73298
Tröegs Sunshine PilsTröegs Brewing Company4.503.81,619-
Nooner PilsnerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.203.841,536-
Carlsberg BeerCarlsberg Danmark A/S5.003.011,53670
Two Women LagerNew Glarus Brewing Company5.003.91,43096
Polestar PilsnerLeft Hand Brewing Company5.503.651,13896
St. Pauli GirlSt. Pauli Brauerei C.L. Wilh. Brandt Gmbh & Co.4.902.891,12170
BohemiaCervecería Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, S.A. de C.V.5.303.431,06088
Radeberger PilsnerRadeberger Exportbierbrauerei4.803.621,06088
Brooklyn PilsnerBrooklyn Brewery5.103.711,05886
Saranac Adirondack LagerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.503.3891977
Stoudts PilsStoudts Brewing Co.5.403.92698100
Pikeland PilsSly Fox Brewing Company4.903.86697-
Jever PilsenerFriesisches Brauhaus zu Jever GmbH & Co KG4.903.5969579
König PilsenerKönig-Brauerei GmbH4.903.7664796
Trumer PilsTrumer Brauerei Berkeley4.803.8160891
Efes PilsenerAnadolu Efes Brewery5.003.0860090
Weihenstephaner PilsnerBayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan5.103.93588-
Beck's SapphireBrauerei Beck & Co.6.002.7856765
Krombacher PilsKrombacher Brauerei4.803.4545-
SOS (Save Our Shore)Abita Brewing Co.7.003.72543-
Sweetwater Road TripSweetWater Brewing Company5.703.5552582
Stiegl PilsStieglbrauerei zu Salzburg GmbH4.903.61512-
Smuttynose VunderbarSmuttynose Brewing Company5.203.83493-
Sweetwater Take Two PilsSweetWater Brewing Company5.503.5548384
MaryHill Farmstead Brewery5.604.16478-
Goose Four Star PilsGoose Island Beer Co.5.103.6346880
Saint Arnold Summer PilsSaint Arnold Brewing Company4.903.57464-
Bavaria BeerBavaria Brouwerij N.V.5.00345584
Ol' Factory PilsTwo Roads Brewing Company5.003.8144092
Samuel Adams Downtime PilsnerBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)5.003.6641384
Who You Callin' WussieArrogant Brewing5.803.95405-
Paulaner Premium PilsPaulaner Brauerei GmbH & Co. KG4.903.7440583
Elm City LagerNew England Brewing Co.5.003.79394-
Organic Ur PilsBrauerei Pinkus Mueller5.203.838995
Rothaus Pils Tannen ZäpfleBadische Staatsbrauerei Rothaus AG5.104.0938590
Hans' PilsReal Ale Brewing Company5.303.9735385
Evil Twin Low LifeEvil Twin Brewing5.503.6634386
Pony PilsnerHalf Acre Beer Company5.803.8833688
Mermaid PilsnerConey Island Brewing Company5.203.65336-
WernesgrunerWernesgrüner Brauerei AG4.903.37333-
Bavik Pils / LagerDe Brabandere5.203.3233276
EKU PilsKulmbacher Brauerei AG5.003.59312-
Saranac Wild Hop PilsMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.6330786
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