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Czech Pilsner (Světlý)

Hallmarked by the generous use of the Saaz hop, Bohemian or Czech pilsners are also noted for their rich gold color, fat maltiness and moderate to full body. Generally brewed to 10-12° Plato. in Czech these beers are simply called Světlý Ležák. Sometimes served cloudy and unfiltered with young wort mixed in, known as Kvasnicova in the Czech Republic, the same as what is known as krausening in Germany. Regardless of origin, to be a pilsner a beer must have at least 28 units of bitterness, and preferably much more.

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1Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný 
Plzensky Prazdroj (Asahi)
Plzen, Czech Republic
 410  3.83 Find
2Auval C-12 Pivo 
Brasserie Auval Brewing Co.
Val d’Espoir, Quebec
 34  3.8 Find
3Bauhaus Brew Labs Wonderstuff Neü Bohemian Pilsner 
Bauhaus Brew Labs
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 55  3.64 Find
4Koutský 12° Světlý Ležák  
Pivovar Kout na Šumave
Kout na Šumavě, Czech Republic
 218  3.63 Find
5Koutský 12° Kvasnicový Světlý Ležák  
Pivovar Kout na Šumave
Kout na Šumavě, Czech Republic
 95  3.63 Find
6Svatý Norbert Velikonoční 13° 
Klášterní Pivovar Strahov
Prague, Czech Republic
 28  3.62 Find
7Holy Mountain Three Fates 
Holy Mountain Brewing Company
Seattle, Washington
 27  3.61 Find
8Moonlight Reality Czeck 
Moonlight Brewing Company
Santa Rosa, California
 161  3.6 Find
9Nihonkai Club Pilsner 
Oku Noto Beer -- Nihonkai Club
Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan
 16  3.59 Find
10Koutský 10° Světlé Výčepní 
Pivovar Kout na Šumave
Kout na Šumavě, Czech Republic
 156  3.58 Find
11Úněticke Pivo 10° 
Únetický Pivovar
Únětice, Czech Republic
 46  3.57 Find
12L'Amère à Boire Cerna Hora 
Brasserie Artisanale L'Amère à Boire
Montréal, Quebec
 104  3.57 Find
13Vinohradský Jedenactka 11° 
Vinohradský Pivovar
Prague, Czech Republic
 66  3.56 Find
14Matuška Speciální Světlé 13° 
Pivovar Matuška
Broumy, Czech Republic
 71  3.56 Find
15Societe The Heiress 
Societe Brewing Company
San Diego, California
 28  3.56 Find
16Kormoran Podroze Kormorana Czech Pils 
Browar Kormoran
Olsztyn, Poland
 76  3.55 Find
17La Succursale Miláček 
La Succursale
Montréal, Quebec
 25  3.55 Find
18Únětické Pivo 12° Nefiltrované 
Únetický Pivovar
Únětice, Czech Republic
 88  3.54 Find
192nd Shift Technical Ecstasy 
2nd Shift Brewing
St. Louis, Missouri
 23  3.53 Find
20Russian River HUGE Large Pilsner 
Russian River Brewing
Santa Rosa, California
 48  3.52 Find
21Mabrasserie PILŽ Světlý 
Montréal, Quebec
 41  3.52 Find
22Oskar Blues Mamas Little Yella Pils (Chardonnay Barrel) 
Oskar Blues Brewery
Longmont, Colorado
 19  3.52 Find
23Saint Arnold 5 O'Clock Pils 
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Houston, Texas
 27  3.51 Find
24Hostivar Světlá Třináctka 13°  
Pivovar Hostivar
109 00 Praha 15, Czech Republic
 15  3.51 Find
25Vinohradska 12° (2016-) 
Vinohradský Pivovar
Prague, Czech Republic
 24  3.49 Find


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