Pilsner or Pilsener?

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ABUSEDGOAT
beers 3339 º places 64 º 23:07 Tue 10/11/2005

When I rate a beer that’s a pilsner/pilsener, the bottle always says pilsner, the site says pilsEner. Which is it? Is there a difference? Is it the same thing with a different spelling?

 
dortmunder
beers 961 º places 10 º 03:27 Wed 10/12/2005

Pils, pilsner, pilsener all the same thing.

I tried to make out a regional differences in nomenclature of this style in Germany, but judging from the results I got, I don´t think there is any. Maybe a higher occurance of "pilsner" in Southern Germany, but apart from it seems totally arbitrary.

 
Sigmund
beers 9261 º places 348 º 07:11 Wed 10/12/2005

Originally posted by dortmunder
Pils, pilsner, pilsener all the same thing.


Same thing in Scandinavia. Get used to it. "Pilsener" is "closest" to the German name of the Czech city Plzen: Pilsen. But all versions are okay.

 
Nekronos
beers 4448 º places 165 º 07:39 Wed 10/12/2005

Pils, Pilsen, Pilsener, Pilsner, Pills Inner, Pillgrimm, Pills errr... .

 
Walt
beers 2449 º places 189 º 10:52 Wed 10/12/2005

Kinda like Gueze and Geueze.

 
willblake
beers 2654 º places 81 º 10:55 Wed 10/12/2005

Originally posted by Walt
Kinda like Gueze and Geueze.
gueuze

 
Walt
beers 2449 º places 189 º 10:57 Wed 10/12/2005

Shut up jerk.

 
willblake
beers 2654 º places 81 º 10:58 Wed 10/12/2005

Originally posted by Walt
Shut up jerk.
jirk

 
fly
beers 1490 º places 273 º 10:59 Wed 10/12/2005

I’d blame the damn Americans

Came from Pilsn ya know

 
whaleman
beers 2178 º places 25 º 11:06 Wed 10/12/2005

Trivial stats:

Googling German language pages:
"pilsener" - 413,000 hits
"pilsner" - 206,000 hits
pilsener wins 2:1

Googling Czech language pages:
"pilsener" - 888 hits
"pilsner" - 167,000 hits
pilsner wins 188:1

Googling English language pages:
"pilsener" - 235,000 hits
"pilsner" - 1,130,000 hits
pilsner wins 5:1

 
3fourths
beers 9492 º places 1577 º 12:45 Wed 10/12/2005

from Plzeň, or Pilsen in German