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The term "pilsener" is widely used to describe a number of beers available on the market. According to German criteria for a true pilsener, however, the vast majority of them would be unrecognizable as such. By this definition, a pilsener is a lager beer with a light golden color (5-8 color units by European Brewers’ Convention standards), a specific gravity in the 11.5-12.5% Plato range, and a hops content of at least 28 EBUs (European Bitter Units). Most so-called domestic "pilseners" fall far short in these categories; Bayern Pilsener easily meets all three (6 color units, 12% Plato, 34 EBUs). What does all this technical jargon mean? It means you have purchased one of the very few authenic pilseners brewed in America. Reward yourself by enjoying this beer the way it was meant to be served: pour your cold Bayern Pilsener, in two or three slow steps, into the center of your glass (a fluted or "tulip" glass works best). The thick creamy head (the German term for this is "crown") and you have just created the mark of a classic Bavarian pilsener. It is functional, too - the crown holds finely distributed natural carbonation inside the glass and acts as a shelter for this beer’s distintive, hoppy flavor.

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baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - SEP 27, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2003 Dark golden to orange in color. Smooth buttered popcorn with touches of caramel, pineapple and a good dose of resin and pine. Dry with a semi dry moderate bitter finish. Bitterness is of the sort that grabs the side of your tongue. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth and full. A good pilsner.

BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2003
OOOOOooo. Tasty malt aroma and flavors. Nice sweet hop profile. This is a nice american pilsener with some good flavors. harlequinn doesn't know what he's talking about, this was respectable.

harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Okay everybody, do not even bother with this one. Bland and boring, pours and looks like every american standard. Over malted, in everyway possible, with no hop presence on my palate. A very bad pilsener, which is very typical for this brewer.

vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 8, 2003
Has a golden color and a malted smell. Tastes malted and mild hop finish. Overall not the best pilsner, but not crisp enough for me.

P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 27, 2003
all malt, crisp and toasty. not enough hops to get me really excited about a pills. very czech tasting as it likely should be

beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 3, 2003
Gold color. Medium head. Aroma is malty and spicy. A medium bodied pilsner. Mild malts and hops. Well balanced. Very tasty. Nice tasting beer for a pilsner. Very drinkable. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Rich golden, clear with minimal head. Delightful aroma of Noble hops and sweet malt. Flavor doesn't live up to that, but it's not bad. Sweet up front taste quickly turning pilsner-bitter on mid-to-back tongue. Aftertaste of that same bitterness lingers pleasantly.

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