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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Style Examples - 101 to 150 (out of 2848) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Avg Ratings > Bros
Rickard's BlondeMolson Coors Canada5.003.19124-
Gordon Biersch PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.303.3311883
Pine Mountain PilsDeschutes Brewery5.203.8811790
Einbecker Brauherren Premium PilsEinbecker Brauhaus AG4.903.5411776
Maes PilsBrouwerij Alken-Maes5.202.74115-
PfaffenheckNight Shift Brewing5.203.97113-
Full Sail PilsnerFull Sail Brewery & Tasting Room & Pub5.403.9311097
Moa MethodeMoa Brewing Company5.503.78108-
Squatters Provo Girl PilsnerUtah Brewers Cooperative4.003.4110874
77 LagerBrewDog4.903.36106-
Sudwerk PilsnerSudwerk Brewing Company5.003.7810689
Saranac PilsenerMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.303.4110569
Braumeister Harvest PilsVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown6.104.11104-
Thomas Creek Dockside PilsnerThomas Creek Brewery4.503.298-
Suntory The Premium Malt'sSuntory5.503.3198-
Butte Creek Organic PilsnerButte Creek Brewing Company4.503.399779
Schonramer PilsPrivate Landbrauerei Schönram5.403.8795-
Prost PilsProst Brewing Company4.603.8895-
Original Oettinger PilsOettinger International Getränke-Vertriebs GmbH4.703.0494-
Brau PilsDC Brau Brewing Co.4.603.89492
PilsenerCerveceria La Constancia S.A. / BevCo Ltd3.902.889278
Robert Earl Keen Honey PilsPedernales Brewing Company5.003.692-
Schwelmer PilsPrivatbrauerei Schwelm4.703.69279
LagerUpper Canada Brewing Company5.003.429090
Tipo PilsBirrificio Italiano5.003.8990-
Cruzcampo PilsenerGrupo Cruzcampo SA4.802.5689-
Rev PilsRevolution Brewing5.503.8488-
Prison Break Breakout PilsnerDouble Trouble Brewing Co.5.003.3887-
Emergency Drinking BeerWild Heaven Beer4.003.4286-
Pepperell PilsnerBanded Horn Brewing Co.4.603.88689
Citra PilsAl's of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing4.003.8986-
Pontchartrain PilsnerCovington Brewhouse5.003.5286-
PumaRhinegeist Brewery5.203.7886-
Allgäuer Büble Bier EdelbräuAllgäuer Brauhaus AG5.503.5585-
Frankenmuth Traditional German PilsnerFrankenmuth Brewery5.253.2785-
Bayern PilsenerBayern Brewing, Inc. / Edelweiss Bistro5.003.685-
St. Peter's Sorgham BeerSt. Peter's Brewery Co Ltd4.202.6684-
PilsnerThe St. George Brewing Company5.003.648499
Knappstein Reserve LagerEnterprise Brewery (Knappstein Wines)5.603.968396
Fürstenberg Premium PilsenerFürstlich Fürstenbergische Brauerei KG4.803.3383-
Hirter Privat PilsBrauerei Hirt GmbH5.203.2181-
Popcorn PilsnerSun King Brewing Company5.403.7581-
Berliner PilsnerBerliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH5.003.0880-
Saranac Summer PilsMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.203.6680-
Millstream German PilsnerMillstream Brewing Company5.003.157847
PilsnerSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.003.817691
Old Pavilion PilsnerMarshall Brewing Company5.003.757689
Zee German PilsKarbach Brewing Co.4.80474-
Mother Of ExilesRevolution Brewing5.203.8673-
PilsnerChuckanut Brewery & Kitchen5.003.9971-
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