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Quite possibly the most iconic beer style in modern history, the pilsner — also spelled pilsener — captured the attention of beer drinkers across the world and inspired a myriad of regional imitations. This lightly colored, exquisitely balanced lager remains one of the most loved beers to enjoy, and one of the most challenging for the brewer to create. Pilsners are characteristically light in color and have a very short finish. The world over, pilsner-style lagers have become the standard beer for many reasons, and American craft brewers have worked hard to put their own unique spin on this classic German beer. German-Style Pilsner Beer A classic German-style pilsner is straw to pale in color with a malty sweetness that can be perceived in aroma and flavor. Perception of hop bitterness is medium to high. Noble-type hop aroma and flavor are moderate and quite obvious. Distinctly different from the Bohemian-style pilsner, this style is lighter in color and body and has a lower perceived hop bitterness. German Pilsner Lager in America German pilsner lagers have a rich history in the United States. Some of the first breweries in the United States were started in the 1800s by German immigrants and specialized in brewing pilsner beer. Since then, American craft brewers have continued to experiment with the classic style pils. Like other German beers, pilsner lager’s crisp finish makes for a refreshing beer during the warmer months of the year. We want to help you find the next pilsner beer to keep you refreshed on a hot summer day.

  • SRM Color Scale
    3 - 4
  • International Bitterness Units (IBUs)
    25 - 40
  • Alcohol by Volume (ABV)
    4.6% - 5.3%
  • Alcohol
    Not Detectable
  • Hop Aroma/Flavor
    Hop aroma is not perceived to low. Hop flavor and bitterness are very low to low, deriving from European noble-type hops
  • Malt Aroma/Flavor
    A sweet, malty residual aroma can be perceived
  • Yeast Esters
    Not common to style
  • Yeast Phenols
    Not common to style
  • Body
  • Carbonation
    Medium to High
  • Finish Length
  • Attenuation
    78 - 86
  • Hops
    German Noble
  • Malt
  • Water
  • Yeast
Food Pairings
  • Cheese
    White Cheddar, Grilled Cheese
  • Entrée
    Shellfish, Chicken, Salads, Risotto, Spicy Chicken Wings, Sushi
  • Dessert
    Shortbread Cookies
  • Carbonation
    Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles
  • Clarity
  • Color
    Straw to Pale
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