Czech Pilsener

The birth of Pilsner beer can be traced back to its namesake, the ancient city of Plzen (or Pilsen) which is situated in the western half of the Czech Republic in what was once Czechoslovakia and previously part of the of Bohemian Kingdom. Pilsner beer was first brewed back in the 1840's when the citizens, brewers and maltsters of Plzen formed a brewer's guild and called it the People's Brewery of Pilsen.

The Czech Pilsner, or sometimes known as the Bohemian Pilsner, is light straw to golden color and crystal clear. Hops are very prevalent usually with a spicy bitterness and or a spicy floral flavor and aroma, notably one of the defining characteristics of the Saaz hop. Smooth and crisp with a clean malty palate, many are grassy. Some of the originals will show some archaic yeast characteristics similar to very mild buttery or fusel (rose like alcohol) flavors and aromas.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.5-5.5%   [ ? ] 

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read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewSamuel Adams Noble PilsBoston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)4.903.812530
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewSierra Nevada Summerfest LagerSierra Nevada Brewing Co.5.003.682187
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewPilsner UrquellPlzensky Prazdroj, a. s.4.403.581844
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewMama's Little Yella PilsOskar Blues Brewing Company5.303.621210
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewLagunitas PILS (Czech Style Pilsner)Lagunitas Brewing Company6.203.641066
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewBudweiser BudvarBrewery Budweiser Budvar / B.B.N.P.5.003.63929
 write a reviewBlue Paddle PilsnerNew Belgium Brewing4.803.6630
 write a reviewStaropramen LagerPivovary Staropramen5.003.37423
 write a reviewEurotrash PilzSouthern Tier Brewing Company5.203.45373
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewGolden PheasantPivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.5.003.38299
 write a reviewGreat Lakes The Wright PilsGreat Lakes Brewing Company5.303.83269
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewRedhook PilsnerRedhook Ale Brewery5.303.48259
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewNomadGreat Divide Brewing Company5.403.68235
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewSchell's PilsAugust Schell Brewing Company5.303.63216
 write a reviewKarlovackoKarlovaċka Pivovara5.003.08215
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewSaranac Bohemian PilsenerMatt Brewing Company4.803.37209
 write a reviewSummit PilsenerSummit Brewing Company4.503.57207
 write a reviewKrušovice ImperialKrálovský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.5.003.51200
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewRebelM욻anský Pivovar Havlíčkův Brod, A.S.4.403.36194
 write a reviewRogue Farms Good Chit PilsnerRogue Ales6.003.8191
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewGordon Biersch Czech Style PilsnerGordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant5.603.44189
 write a reviewReality CzeckMoonlight Brewing Company4.804.35188
 write a reviewKlisch Pilsner BeerLakefront Brewery, Inc.5.423.48179
 write a reviewShiner 101 Czech Style PilsnerSpoetzl Brewery4.603.57165
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewTrader Joe's Bohemian LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.003.1157
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewŽŽŽatecŽŽatecký Pivovar4.603.58147
 write a reviewTorch PilsnerFoothills Brewing Company5.303.72135
 write a reviewShort's Pontius Road PilsnerShort's Brewing Company4.703.63125
 write a reviewB.B. Bürgerbräu / B.B. Budweiser BierBudějovický M욻anský Pivovar5.003.35116
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewHarpoon Bohemian PilsnerHarpoon Brewery4.703.61112
 write a reviewLive Oak PilzLive Oak Brewing Company4.703.89107
 write a reviewSmuttynose Short Batch #11 - VunderbarSmuttynose Brewing Company5.103.79103
 write a reviewCreemore Springs Traditional PilsnerCreemore Springs Brewery Limited5.303.53100
 write a reviewBerkshire Czech PilsnerBerkshire Brewing Company Inc.5.503.9893
 write a reviewDanish DreamMikkeller ApS4.603.9887
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewOtter Creek Vermont LagerOtter Creek Brewing / Wolaver's5.003.5982
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewPrimator Premium LagerPivovar Náchod a.s.5.003.5973
 write a reviewJosephs Brau PLZNR Czech-Style LagerTrader Joe's Brewing Company5.403.2273
 write a reviewKozelPivovar Velké Popovice a.s.5.003.2872
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewGold Star PilsnerLancaster Brewing Company5.503.5571
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewStarobrnoPivovar Starbrno, A.S.5.003.5766
 write a reviewPalmetto LagerPalmetto Brewing Company5.403.4366
 write a reviewGambrinusPlzensky Prazdroj, a. s.5.003.4166
 write a reviewKing PilsnerKing Brewery4.803.8460
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewNotch Session PilsNotch Brewing4.003.5159
 write a reviewBuckeye BeerMaumee Bay Brewing Company5.203.1554
 write a reviewHUB LagerHopworks Urban Brewery5.103.8453
read BeerAdvocate's review write a reviewDominion Beach House Golden PilsnerOld Dominion Brewing Company5.203.6953
 write a reviewZlatorogPivovarna Laško4.503.1751
 write a reviewPremium Lager / Kláster Svetlý Special 14%Pivovar Klaster5.603.7751
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