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

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Top Beers of the Style
Heater Allen Pils (3.867262)
Persephone Amarillo Pilsner (formerly Gibsons "B" Pilsner) (3.814971)
Hill Farmstead Mary (3.793153)
Artezan Złoty Pisiont (3.737671)
Sly Fox Keller Pils (3.703575)