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 - 201 to 250 (out of 3045) - Ordered by # Reviews
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Name Brewery ABV Ratings > Avg
Saranac Bavarian PilsMatt Brewing Company / Saranac Brewery5.50533.82
Perlenbacher Premium PilsMauritius Brauerei4.90522.69
Oppigårds BergsmansölOppigårds Bryggeri AB5.30523.96
Piedmont PilsnerOlde Hickory Brewery4.50523.44
Stone Hammer PilsnerF&M Brewery5.00523.64
Hoyner PilsnerHoyne Brewing Co.5.50513.91
Bavaria GoldCerveceria Costa Rica5.10502.99
Packerland PilsnerHinterland Brewery Restaurant4.50503.44
High Country Pilsner ("Golden Trout Pilsner")Mammoth Brewing Company5.50493.21
Veldensteiner Premium PilsKaiser Bräu GmbH & Co KG4.90493.41
Berliner Kindl Jubiläums Pilsener PremiumBerliner Kindl Brauerei5.00493.25
801 Small Batch PilsnerUinta Brewing Company4.00493.6
Calhoun ClawLake Monster Brewing5.40493.59
Coedo RuriCoedo Brewery (Kyodo Shoji Koedo Brewery)5.00493.29
VlietThrees Brewing5.10493.87
Stiltsville PilsnerConcrete Beach Brewery5.20493.62
Punxsutawney PilsWormtown Brewery5.00493.72
Hansa PilsnerHansa Borg Bryggerier ASA4.70482.95
Pilsen CallaoUnion De Cervecerias Peruanas Backus y Johnston5.20482.83
Mac's Hop Rocker PilsenerMac's Brewery5.00483.72
Bofferding Lager PilsBrasserie Bofferding4.80472.93
Alfa Edel PilsAlfa Bierbrouwerij B.V.5.00473.4
Hasseröder Premium PilsHasseröder Brauerei GmbH4.90463.21
Harvest PilsVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown5.00463.9
Kloud Original GravityLotte Liquor5.00463.02
People's PilsnerPeople's Brewing Company4.50463.52
Ringnes PilsenerRingnes Bryggeri (Carlsberg)4.50452.72
Spencer Trappist FeierabendbierThe Spencer Brewery4.70453.67
Hellas PilsHellenic Breweries Of Atalanti S.A.5.00452.71
AdelaisIdle Hands Craft Ales5.20453.91
Schultheiss PilsnerBerliner Kindl-Schultheiss-Brauerei GmbH5.00453.11
Altenmünster PremiumAllgäuer Brauhaus AG4.90453.65
PilsnerBackcountry Brewery4.70443.5
Pilsner Style BeerChurchkey Can Co.4.90443.4
Crux PilsnerCrux Fermentation Project5.20443.8
Rio Grande Desert PilsnerSierra Blanca Brewing Company (Rio Grande)5.40443.58
Yellow KiteBristol Brewing Company ? 443.17
Continental LagerChurch Street Brewing Company5.30443.56
Texas PilsCommunity Beer Company6.00443.62
OutlawgerLocal Option5.00433.93
Lakeport PilsenerLakeport Brewing Company5.00432.61
Efes Pilsener Fici/DraftAnadolu Efes Brewery5.00422.86
Great Lakes Prohibition PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Co.5.10423.8
DAB PilsenerDortmunder Actien Brauerei / DAB4.80423.21
Craft PilsnerAlmanac Beer Co.4.80423.82
Bischoff Premium PilsenerPrivatbrauerei Bischoff4.70413.4
Tuborg PilsnerTuborg Deutschland GmbH4.90412.97
Taybeh GoldenTaybeh Brewing Co.5.00413.17
MetricIndustrial Arts Brewing Company4.70413.82
Jubiläums German PilsAktienbrauerei Kaufbeuren AG4.90413.51
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