About the German Pilsener

The German Pilsener is an adaptation of the Czech Pilsener that was first brewed in the 1870s. Its color ranges from straw to pale gold and should exhibit very good clarity. The aroma and palate should have a light grainy-sweet malt scent of cracker and honey. Should have pronounced noble hop notes that can be floral, spicy, and herbal. The palate should have moderate to high bitterness that lingers into the finish. Its feel should be medium-light with moderate to high carbonation. Its alcohol strength straddles sessionable and moderate. Comparatively, the German Pils is lighter in body and color, drier, crisper with higher attenuation and carbonation than the Czech style. It’s hoppier with more malt flavor higher bitterness than International Pale Lagers. The Pils has more hop flavor and bitterness than the Munich Helles.

Domino is a German-style Pilsener brewed by MIA Beer Co. that balances floral and spicy noble hops with cracker and honey.

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Independent Pilsner is a German-style Pilsener by Coppertail Brewing Co. that balances peppery and floral hops with cracker malt.

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Signs is a German-style Pilsener by Civil Society Brewing Co. that blends cracker malt and a touch of honey with spicy and floral noble hops.

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The Crisp is a German-style Pilsener by Sixpoint Brewery that’s light and refreshing with a taste of peppery hops, lemon citrus, cracker malt, and honey.

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Cruzcampo Pilsener is a German-style Pilsener by Grupo Cruzcampo SA that tastes of thin white bread spiced with noble hops.

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Southern Tier Pilsner is a German-style Pilsener by Southern Tier Brewing Co. that blends noble hops with a lightly sweetened wheat base.

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Yellow Snow Pilsner, a German-style Pilsener by Rogue Ales blends malty sweet vanilla, bubblegum with peppery hops and spruce.

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Prima Pils is a German-style Pilsener by Victory Brewing Company that blasts biscuit malt with spicy, herbal hops.

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