While the definition of Pils(e)ner is open to 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 (3.872508)
Persephone Amarillo Pilsner (3.847683)
Hill Farmstead Mary (3.790472)
Deschutes Pub Reserve Series: Pilsner Pie (3.756815)
Suarez Family Palatine Pils (3.740906)