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Pilsener / Pils / Pilsner

The classic “German Pils” - also known simply as “Pils”, “Pilsner” or “Pilsener” - is a light-bodied, highly-attenuated, gold-colored, bottom-fermented bitter German beer showing excellent head retention and an elegant, floral hop aroma. Crisp, clean, and refreshing, it showcases the finest quality German malt and hops. The use of the term Pils is more common in Germany than Pilsner to differentiate it from the Czech style. Lighter in body and color, drier, crisper, and more fully attenuated, with more of a lingering bitterness, and with higher carbonation than a Czech Pilsener. More hop character, malt flavor, and bitterness than International Pale Lagers and more hop character and bitterness with a drier, crisper finish than a Munich Helles although the helles has more malt flavor, but of the same character as the Pils. The style also includes the 2 following substyles. The “Italian-Style Pilsner”, an hoppier Pilsner generally using old-world German hops for dry-hopping. The “New Zealand Pilsner”, a slightly maltier and less crisp take on the German Pils showcasing New Zealand hop varieties.

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1Hill Farmstead Poetica 2 
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 10  3.96 Find
2Suarez Family Palatine Pils 
Suarez Family Brewery
Livingston , New York
 66  3.85 Find
3Nepomucen From The Woodland 
Browar Nepomucen
Jutrosin, Poland
 45  3.85 Find
4Hill Farmstead Mary 
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Greensboro, Vermont
 228  3.8 Find
5Highland Park Timbo Pils 
Highland Park Brewery
Los Angeles, California
 26  3.75 Find
6Nómada Naturepils 
Nómada Brewing
Sabadell (Barcelona), Spain
 21  3.75 Find
7Live Oak Gold 
Live Oak Brewing Company
Austin, Texas
 19  3.74 Find
8Suarez Family Qualify Pils 
Suarez Family Brewery
Livingston , New York
 44  3.74 Find
9Sly Fox Keller Pils 
Sly Fox Brewing Company
Pottstown and Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
 27  3.71 Find
10Schilling Hanse 
Schilling Beer Co. and Resilience Ale Project
Littleton, New Hampshire
 18  3.7 Find
11Suarez Family Cabana 
Suarez Family Brewery
Livingston , New York
 17  3.7 Find
12Persephone Amarillo Pilsner  
Persephone Brewing Company
Gibsons, British Columbia
 26  3.68 Find
13Ängöl Mästarpilsner 
Ängöl Kvartersbryggeri
Kalmar, Sweden
 16  3.67 Find
14Funky Fluid Tomyski Pils 
Browar Funky Fluid
Warszawa, Poland
 44  3.67 Find
15pFriem Pilsner 
pFriem Family Brewers
Hood River, Oregon
 103  3.66 Find
16Le Castor Pilsner 
Microbrasserie Le Castor Brewing Co.
Rigaud, Quebec
 22  3.66 Find
17Birrificio Italiano Tipopils 
Birrificio Italiano
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy
 494  3.66 Find
18Allagash Truepenny Pilsner 
Allagash Brewing Company
Portland, Maine
 38  3.65 Find
19ReCraft / Piwne Podziemie La Dolce Vita 
Świętochłowice, Poland
 37  3.65 Find
20Birrificio Italiano Extra Hop 
Birrificio Italiano
Lurago Marinone (CO), Italy
 80  3.65 Find
21Bierstadt Slow Pour Pils 
Bierstadt Lagerhaus
Denver, Colorado
 36  3.65 Find
22Les Trois Mousquetaires Pilsner 
Les Trois Mousquetaires [LTM]
Brossard, Quebec
 12  3.65 Find
23Red Rock Fröhlich Pils 
Red Rock Brewing
Salt Lake City, Utah
 15  3.65 Find
24Trzech Kumpli ITAPils 
Browar Trzech Kumpli
Tarnów, Poland
 64  3.64 Find
25Finback Telephone Lines 
Finback Brewery
Queens, New York
 17  3.64 Find


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