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Pilsener - Czech/Bohemian/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 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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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
5Gambrinus První Chmel  R  
Plzensky Prazdroj (Asahi)
Plzen, Czech Republic
 11  3.38 Find
6Terrapin Georgia Theatre Session: Sound Czech (2010-2014)  R  
Terrapin Beer Company (Tenth and Blake - MillerCoors)
Athens, Georgia
 28  3.38 Find
7Vrooden Bohemian Pilsner  R  
Brasserie Vrooden
Granby, Quebec
 22  3.36 Find
8Ninkasi Pravda Bohemian Pils  R  
Ninkasi Brewing Company
Eugene, Oregon
 30  3.33 Find
9Port Brewing Pilz (Pilsner)   R  
Port Brewing Company / The Lost Abbey
San Marcos, California
 51  3.3 Find
10Dock Street Royal Bohemian Pilsner (2008-2015)  R  
Dock Street Beer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 20  3.3 Find
11Crikveničko Svijetlo  R  
Pivovara Crikvenica
Crikvenica, Croatia
 14  3.29 Find
12vandeStreek Hop Art #4  R  
vandeStreek bier
Utrecht, Netherlands
 47  3.28 Find
13Ei8ht Ball Mike Czech  R  
Ei8ht Ball Brewing
Bellevue, Kentucky
 23  3.26 Find
14Kocour Klasický Dvanáctistupňový Ležák Plzeňského Typu  R  
Pivovar Kocour
Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
 37  3.26 Find
15De Molen Opdondertje  R  
Brouwerij De Molen (Swinkels Family Brewers)
Bodegraven, Netherlands
 11  3.24 Find
16Kolding Bryglaug Tjekpils  R  
Kolding Bryglaug
Kolding, Denmark
 17  3.24 Find
17U Rybiček Světlý Ležák Stříbrňák 10%  R  
Rodinný Pivovar U Rybicek
Stříbro, Czech Republic
 28  3.23 Find
18U Rybiček Světlý Ležák Argent 12%  R  
Rodinný Pivovar U Rybicek
Stříbro, Czech Republic
 36  3.23 Find
19Samuel Adams Bohemian Pilsner  R  
Boston Beer Company
Boston, Massachusetts
 12  3.23 Find
20Chotěboř 12° Kvasnicová  R  
Pivovar Chotebor
Chotěboř, Czech Republic
 13  3.22 Find
21Múzejný pivovar Svetlý ležiak 12.5°   R  
Múzejný pivovar - Múzeum obchodu Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia
 14  3.21 Find
22Nota Bene Pirát Světlá 11°  R  
Nota Bene
Praha, Czech Republic
 15  3.19 Find
23Mikkeller Tjekket Pilsner  R  
Copenhagen, Denmark
 157  3.19 Find
24Vyškovské Pivo Exportní 12°  R  
Pivovar Vyškov (Jihomoravské Pivovary)
Vyškov, Czech Republic
 65  3.18 Find
25Emelisse Oertype  R  
Brouwerij Emelisse
Goes, Netherlands
 143  3.18 Find


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