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Pilsener - Czech / Svetlý

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 Svetlý 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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Name Ratings  Score   
1New Glarus Unplugged Bohemian Lager   R  
New Glarus Brewing Company
New Glarus, Wisconsin
 220  3.54 Find
2Westbrook Table Beer  R  
Westbrook Brewing
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
 72  3.52 Find
3Bièropholie Na Zdravi!  R  
 53  3.49 Find
4Vinohradský Ležák 12°   R  
Vinohradský Pivovar
Prague, Czech Republic
 22  3.45 Find
5Mazák 12° Světlá Hodová  R  
Pivovar Mazák
Dolní Bojanovice, Czech Republic
 11  3.41 Find
6Gambrinus První Chmel  R  
Plzeňský Prazdroj (Asahi)
Pilsen, Czech Republic
 11  3.38 Find
7Terrapin Georgia Theatre Session: Sound Czech (2010-2014)  R  
Terrapin Beer Company (Tenth and Blake - MillerCoors)
Athens, Georgia
 28  3.38 Find
8Vrooden Bohemian Pilsner  R  
Brasserie Vrooden
Granby, Quebec
 22  3.36 Find
9Ninkasi Pravda Bohemian Pils  R  
Ninkasi Brewing Company (Legacy Breweries)
Eugene, Oregon
 30  3.33 Find
10Dvůr Chýně Dvorní Výčepní 10° Kvasnicové Světlé  R  
Pivovarský Dvur Chýně
Chýně, Hostivice, Czech Republic
 32  3.31 Find
11Port Brewing Pilz (Pilsner)   R  
Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 51  3.3 Find
12Dock Street Royal Bohemian Pilsner (2008-2015)  R  
Dock Street Beer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 20  3.3 Find
13Crikveničko Svijetlo  R  
Pivovara Crikvenica
Crikvenica, Croatia
 14  3.29 Find
14vandeStreek Hop Art #4  R  
vandeStreek bier
Utrecht, Netherlands
 47  3.28 Find
15Ei8ht Ball Mike Czech  R  
Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Bellevue, Kentucky
 23  3.26 Find
16Kocour Klasický Dvanáctistupňový Ležák Plzeňského Typu  R  
Pivovar Kocour
Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
 37  3.26 Find
17De Molen Opdondertje  R  
Brouwerij De Molen (Swinkels Family Brewers)
Bodegraven, Netherlands
 11  3.24 Find
18Kolding Bryglaug Tjekpils  R  
Kolding Bryglaug
Kolding, Denmark
 17  3.24 Find
19U Rybiček Světlý Ležák Stříbrňák 10%  R  
Rodinný Pivovar U Rybicek
Stříbro, Czech Republic
 28  3.23 Find
20U Rybiček Světlý Ležák Argent 12%  R  
Rodinný Pivovar U Rybicek
Stříbro, Czech Republic
 36  3.23 Find
21Chotěboř 12° Kvasnicová  R  
Pivovar Chotěboř
Chotěboř, Czech Republic
 13  3.22 Find
22Múzejný pivovar Svetlý ležiak 12.5°   R  
Múzejný pivovar - Múzeum obchodu Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia
 14  3.21 Find
23Nota Bene Pirát Světlá 11°  R  
Nota Bene
Praha, Czech Republic
 15  3.19 Find
24Mikkeller Tjekket Pilsner  R  
Copenhagen, Denmark
 157  3.19 Find
25Vyškovské Pivo Exportní 12°  R  
Pivovar Vyškov (Jihomoravské Pivovary)
Vyškov, Czech Republic
 65  3.18 Find


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