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 strains. A separate style category is maintained for Czech Pilsner (Světlý Ležák).

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Top Beers of the Style
Hill Farmstead Mary (3.901024)
Heater Allen Pils (3.889374)
Birrificio Italiano Tipopils (3.68378)
Birrificio Italiano Extra Hop (3.631532)
Sierra Nevada / Firestone Walker Beer Camp Torpedo Pilsner (3.599707)