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Style: German Pilsener
Style Information
The German Pilsener is pale yellow to gold in color. The aroma is somewhat muted, but dominated by the hops. There should also be a notable malty sweetness in the smell. The taste should also be dominated by a notable hop bitterness, but is should not be overwhelming. A mild malt sweetness should also be apparent. The feel should be medium bodied. ABV should range from 4% to 5%. IBUs should be between 30 to 40.

Recommend glassware for this style
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 German Pilsener
1. Noble Pils by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)130
2. Prima Pils by Victory Brewing Company54
3. Hans' Pils by Real Ale Brewing Company35
4. Pearl-Snap by Austin Beerworks28
5. Edel Pils by New Glarus Brewing Company23
6. Surly Pils by Surly Brewing Company22
7. Summer Pils by Saint Arnold Brewing Company21
8. Joe's Premium American Pilsner by Avery Brewing Company19
9. Troegs Sunshine Pils by Troegs Brewing Company17
10. Pilsner by Bayern Brewing, Inc.14

Top Reviews German Pilsener
 BeerAvg Score
1. Pilsner by Steam Whistle Brewing92
2. Landbier by Brauerei Kapsreiter GmbH86
3. Home Town Blonde by New Glarus Brewing Company85
4. Ithaca Pils by Ithaca Beer Company83
5. Noble Pils by Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)80
6. Uber Pils by Rogue Ales Brewery - Brewers on the Bay80
7. St. Norbert's Pilsner by Titletown Brewing Company80
8. Premium Pils by Bitburger Brauerei80
9. Hirter Privat Pils by Brauerei Hirt GmbH80
10. Prima Pils by Victory Brewing Company79