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Style: Czech Pilsener
 
Style Information
The Czech Pilsener (or Pilsner) style has a very pale gold to darker gold color, and is usually very clear. The aroma is dominated by the malts and has slightly spicy hop notes. The taste is dominated by muted malts sweetness, along with a very mild bitterness from the hops. Generally, Saaz hops are used, which lends the slightly spicy notes in the aroma and taste. Aftertaste is clean and should fade away quickly. The feel is medium to lighter. ABV should be around 4.2% to 5.4%. IBUs should be around 35 to 45.

From Wikipedia:

"Originally Pilsner was a specific term for beers brewed either in Plzeň (with Pilsner Urquell being registered as a trademark by the first brewery), or for those brewed in České Budějovice (the most famous being Budweiser Budvar today). Both terms have lost their original meanings by different means. Pilsner because all the imitations of the original style (especially in Germany where the style became extremely common) used the name. Budweiser because of the American Budweiser brewery, set up by a German immigrant. The problem is that the name Budweiser Bier does not historically belong to either of them, since it was used for the first time in 1802 by the "Burgess Brewery", which exported its beer under that name to USA in 1875 while Anheuser-Busch started operation in 1876 and their first trademark registration is from 16 July 1878 (made by C. Conrad as Budweiser Lager Bier and transferred to the company on 27 January 1891). In 1911 an agreement was settled that Anheuser-Busch may use the Budweiser name in North America and in 1939 it was banned to use Budweiser by Czech breweries there. Nowadays, Anheuser-Busch is trying to extend this to the rest of the world by various lawsuits."

Recommend glassware for this style
 
GlasswareDescription 
Flute Glass Traditionally used for champagne, the flute glass has a place in your beer glassware
collection. The long, narrow bowl helps to ensure that carbonation doesn't dissipate
quickly. L... [more]
Mug Typically very heavy and sturdy. A mug (or stein) is most commonly made of glass or stoneware. Traditionally German, one advantage is clinking glasses together without worrying about breaking th... [more]
Pilsner Glass Pilsener glasses are primarily designed for serving pilseners, but they do well with many other lighter beer styles also. They tend to start with a short neck at the bottom and taper unwards to ... [more]
Stange A Stange is the preferred glass shape for the serving of Kölsch. Altbier is traditionally served in a Becher, which although slightly shorter and fatter than a Stange is similar in shape. Both u... [more]

Top Consumed Czech Pilsener
 
 BeerConsumed
1. Two Women by New Glarus Brewing Company49
2. The Crisp by Sixpoint Craft Ales36
3. Pilsner Urquell by Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.36
4. Workingman's Pilsner by Fountain Square Brewery35
5. Summerfest by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.20
6. Jinx Proof by Three Floyds Brewing LLC18
7. Pilz by Live Oak Brewery17
8. Mama's Little Yella Pils by Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery17
9. Saaz Pilz by Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery12
10. Unplugged Bohemian Lager by New Glarus Brewing Company9

Top Reviews Czech Pilsener
 
 BeerAvg Score
1. Baderbräu by Baderbräu Brewing Company92
2. Pony Pilsner by Half Acre Beer Company88
3. Notch Session Pils by Notch Independent Brewers86
4. Unplugged Bohemian Lager by New Glarus Brewing Company84
5. Summerfest by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.79
6. Hallertau 24 by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)78
7. Two Women by New Glarus Brewing Company75
8. Lev Lion Lager by Mestansky Pivovar, A.S.74
9. Pilsner by Buzzard's Bay Brewing, Inc.74
10. Mama's Little Yella Pils by Oskar Blues Grill & Brewery72