While the definition of pilsner is open to much debate in the beer community, it generally refers to pale, hoppy lagers, ranging from ~30 IBU and up. From Classic German Pilsners, which tend to be light-to-medium bodied, semi-sweet to off-dry, hopped with German noble hops, to New World artisan renditions in North America, New Zealand and elsewhere, which showcase modern hop varieties. A separate style category is maintained for Czech Pilsner (Světlý Ležák).
Top Beers of the Style
Heater Allen Pils (3.872421)
Hill Farmstead Mary (3.795622)
Persephone Amarillo Pilsner (formerly Gibsons "B" Pilsner) (3.780686)
Artezan Złoty Pisiont (3.714104)
Sly Fox Keller Pils (3.703575)