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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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Travlr (26417) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Draft at the source. Crystal clear golden color. Aroma of peppery hay. Taste is crisp clean pepper. OK.

fiulijn (21511) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
Draught at Columbia City Ale House, Seattle
Blond color. The malt has a bit too much hay and husks, there are some grassy traces from the hop, it’s fairly dry.
Not bad.

Oakes (19409) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
Bright yellow. Light but balanced aroma of continental hops and pale malt. Herbal hops, moderate bitterness, and light pale malt flavour. Reminds me of Veltins.

bhensonb (15967) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Aroma of grassy hop, slight malt. Clear light gold color, with a very slight white head. Starts sweet, develops a little body as the carbonation leaves, finishes rather balanced with the hop finally coming forth. Pretty good, though more bitter would fit the style.

Ratman197 (15620) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle poured a clear yellow with a small lasting white head. Aromas of straw, bread, spicy hops and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, bread, earthiness and spicy hops with a crisp dry finish.

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.

hopdog (13203) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2005
12oz bottle labeled best before Oct. ’05. Poured a lighter and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of we grass, grain, banana and somewhat fruity. Tastes of banana, grain and a little doughy. The body was stronger compared to the other Pilsners of late (may have been the doughy/breadiness to it).

jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2010
on tap-pours a white head that laces and gold/amber color. Aroma is grassy, lemon, grain. Taste is grassy/lemon/spice hops, grain, yeast. Finishes dry.

kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2008
Date: 05/10/2008
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

Appearance: clear gold, scant head,
Aroma: light grain aroma with a touch of malty sweetness and light floral hops,
Overall: sweet cereal dlavor, light bitterness, touch of spicy character,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 7/20
Rating: 2.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *+/4

marcus (10869) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 14, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours clear pale yellow with a modest white head and a banana aroma. There is a refreshing pilsner flavor with a dry slightly bitter finish.

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