Favourite Pils(e)ner Poll

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by AugustusRex, Feb 20, 2016.


What is your go-to pils? Some say Pils is the new IPA! (I hope...)

  1. Czechvar (Budweiser Budvar)

    11 vote(s)
  2. Jever Pilsener

    12 vote(s)
  3. Pilsner Urquell

    83 vote(s)
  4. FW Pivo Pils

    77 vote(s)
  5. Prima Pils

    129 vote(s)
  6. SN Nooner or Summerfest (specify)

    56 vote(s)
  7. Tipo Pils

    3 vote(s)
  8. Oskar Blues Mother's Little Helper

    16 vote(s)
  9. Sam Adams Noble Pils

    18 vote(s)
  10. Other (specify)

    157 vote(s)
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  1. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,563) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Well she is not 'here' to defend herself so, yeah, let's go with that!!:wink:


    P.S. We recently go back from a long hike at Valley Forge Park (Mt. Misery & Mt. Joy hiking trail). When we got home I was doing stuff around the house and I turn around and she is sitting on the couch drinking a homebrewed Sticke Alt so....

    Also, I will tag you on a beer discussion in tomorrow's New Beer Sunday thread re: OMB.
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  2. Theheroguy

    Theheroguy Initiate (0) Jun 29, 2012 Maryland

  3. cypert2

    cypert2 Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2015 Arkansas

    Other. Wiseacre-Tiny Bomb and Lost Forty-Bare Bones.
  4. Tucquan

    Tucquan Poo-Bah (3,338) Oct 11, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I get my PU in 500ml cans here in PA
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  5. Premo88

    Premo88 Poo-Bah (2,140) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Thanks for the info! It helps ...

    I wasn't sure if it's just me in general or if it's been how my palette is set up each particular session. With Bitburger, I generally just crack open that tallboy, pour and drink -- I rarely drink a bunch of water first, then eat some unsalted peanuts and drink more water to prepare my palette for its German-brewed goodness.

    And like I say, I *always* enjoy it. But I'll pay closer attention to dates to help me time my purchasing of it.
  6. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (328) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Lagunitas Pils. Best pilsner I have EVER had!
  7. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,891) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    I'm surprised Jever has only 4 votes at this time. What is its distribution like in the US?
  8. NealioATX

    NealioATX Initiate (81) Oct 28, 2015 Texas

    Imma be a homer and say Pearl Snap and Hans Pils.
  9. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,078) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Trumer Pils
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  10. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,931) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Voted Pivo. Considered other: Marble Pilsner.
  11. wrath98

    wrath98 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2012 New Jersey

    Other - Hill Farmstead Mary
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  12. Cannibalgasm

    Cannibalgasm Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2015 Minnesota

    Other: Weihenstephaner
  13. apollokim

    apollokim Initiate (102) May 31, 2007 Massachusetts

    Voted other- Rothaus Tannenzapfle
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  14. jkrich

    jkrich Meyvn (1,405) Nov 1, 2001 Florida

    I am enjoying Lagunitas Pils now.
  15. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,488) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Be careful man, they're gonna revoke your Penn citizenship for voting against Victory! :wink:
  16. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,488) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    Lotta old stock on shelves at a hefty price, unfortunately.
  17. tylerstravis

    tylerstravis Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2014 Colorado

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  18. musicsherlock

    musicsherlock Disciple (325) Jan 2, 2012 New York

  19. 57md

    57md Poo-Bah (3,413) Aug 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Noble Pils is #1 for me.

    Prima Pils is a solid second
  20. hardy008

    hardy008 Poo-Bah (2,162) Jan 12, 2008 Minnesota

    Schell's Pils.
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  21. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,563) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    I can't comment for the entire US but I get Jever in my area (Southeastern PA) but more often then not it is old. I will buy Jever when it is relatively fresh (e.g., less than 6 months old) but those instances are rare.

    Are you always (or frequently) able to buy fresh Jever? If so, how fresh is it?

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  22. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (3,188) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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  23. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Poo-Bah (1,891) Apr 21, 2014 Canada (ON)
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    In Ontario, you can often find it fairly fresh. The LCBO - the government run liquor stores - bring in 500ml cans at $2.30/can (so, like $1.65 US right now). If you happen by a store that has just received some, it can be pretty fresh (2-3 months). When I have had it fresh, I have really enjoyed it.

    One of the rare great things about the LCBO, is that all imported beer for the province goes through it. This means it has pretty huge buying power, and that is reflected in some great pricing on well regarded German and Belgian imports. (For example, bottles of Rochefort 8, almost always available, is $3.60 right now ($2.60 US). Unfortunately, that is really the only good thing about it...
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  24. AugustusRex

    AugustusRex Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Canada (ON)


    The best before dates are 15 months after bottling/canning (not one year), so the current batch at the LCBO which says 09/02/17 are already 3 months old.
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  25. Crawfish61

    Crawfish61 Initiate (96) Feb 1, 2013 Louisiana

    Scrimshaw Pils
  26. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (384) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Based on the list my go-to would probably be Jever, followed by Pivo Pils and Nooner, each quite different from the others.

    My actual go-to is Notch.

    Troegs Sunshine Pils is a favorite of mine as well but its only available seasonally and thus disqualified from the big go-to sweepstakes.
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  27. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (4,078) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Stoudts Pils is my second favorite.
  28. Reed

    Reed Initiate (0) Mar 4, 2012 Missouri

    Champagne Velvet
  29. Rochefort10nh

    Rochefort10nh Savant (903) Sep 30, 2005 New Hampshire

    Rothaus Tannenz├Ąpfle gets my vote. Now where's my 3 liter mug:wink:?
  30. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Zealot (543) Apr 6, 2013 Vermont

    Rothaus would get my vote... But of beers on the list I went with Jever. Criminally underrated perhaps due to the green bottles and its difficulty to find fresh
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    THANAT0PSIS Champion (802) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    New Glarus Hometown Blonde
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  32. Gutes_Bier

    Gutes_Bier Disciple (367) Jul 31, 2011 Germany

  33. BSW

    BSW Aspirant (271) Jun 20, 2011 California

    I answered Prima, but Reality Czech from Moonlight is my favorite Pils. Its distribution is so limited that there doesn't seem to be any point in listing it as my favorite.

    Edit: Sorry, I misread the thread title. Pivo is my go to Pils. I like Prima better, but Pivo is usually fresher in NorCal.
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  34. SaltofOH

    SaltofOH Savant (929) Mar 11, 2014 Ohio

    Same issue as BSW, above: Pivo is my absolute fave, but it's not available where I live, and by the time I get it, it has fallen off significantly. Pilsner Urquell, on the other hand, gets my vote because it is readily available, and in a can seems to hold up very well. I will definitely skip the green bottles, though (I hear they're putting them in brown now - took them long enough). Sunshine gets honorable mention but it's only available for a while. Nooner gets honorable mention for the opposite reason - for one so widely and regularly available, it is great.
  35. Caveworm

    Caveworm Savant (931) Feb 26, 2014 Ohio

    Can not believe I didn't see GLBC The Wright Pils in the selection. That is my top pick, with Pilsner Urquell at a very close second & Nooner in 3rd. Honorable mention to Fat Head's Jack Straw.
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  36. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    This would have been my vote if it were year round, or at least a yearly seasonal.

    THANAT0PSIS Champion (802) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    I loved Wright Pils. Hope it comes back.
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  38. Caveworm

    Caveworm Savant (931) Feb 26, 2014 Ohio

    I'd be in trouble in every facet of life if it were available year-round. I would be Frank Gallagher incarnate (the original UK "Shameless", to clarify. Not the lunky, diluted US version)
  39. Mark740

    Mark740 Initiate (19) Jan 30, 2013 Massachusetts

    +2 for Two Roads Ol' Factory Pils. Enjoying some tonight, very good.
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  40. Vason

    Vason Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2008 Ohio

    Voted "Other," for Lagunitas Pils. Close behind would be Urquell and Scrimshaw.
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