About Pilsner

About Pilsner
Pilsners are pale to golden straw in color and range in alcohol from 4.5-6%. The hallmark of a fresh pilsner is a dense, white head. The alcohol levels must be such as to give a rounded mouthfeel. These beers are medium-bodied and are characterized by high carbonation and tangy Czech and German varieties of hops that impart floral aromas and a crisp, bitter finish. This style originated in Bohemia in the Czech Republic. German pilsner styles are similar, though often slightly lighter in body and color. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Pilsner Urquell, Paulaner Premium Pils, Brooklyn Brewery Brooklyn Pilsner and Victory Prima Pils.

Top Picks for Pilsner

Fremont Brewing Golden Pilsner
94 points
A light and super crisp Pilsner with nice length and depth of toasty, hoppy flavor.
Awards: 2023 World Beer Championships Gold Medal - 2023 Best Pilsner
Church Street Brewing Company Golden Elf Pilsner
93 points
Toothsome and complex without forgetting to be refreshing above all.
La Bittt À Tibi Pilsner
93 points
Tasty and very bready with just a hint of pleasant, grassy butter.
Toppling Goliath TG Pils
93 points
A beautiful Pilsner with a delicate, rounded mouth feel of rich, buttery sweet grains; great depth of flavor here.
Holland Lager 1839
93 points
$7.99
Best Buy
Easy drinking with a rich malt forward aromas properly balanced by delicate, citrus hoppy bitterness.
93 points $7.99 Best Buy
Edison Brewing Patent Pilsner
92 points
Crisp and traditional with a soft, sweet nose that dives into a minerally bitterness on the palate and makes a great refreshing Pilsner fit for a hot summer day or even a crisp fall afternoon in a biergarten.
Hofmuhl Privat Pils
92 points
Light, clean, and refreshing, this is exactly what you want from a Pilsner.
Humble Sea Brewing Company Penelope Pils
92 points
Well balanced with beautiful floral aromas and a light, fruity essence.
Silver City Brewery Silver City Pils
92 points
Light, crisp, flavorful, delicious and exactly what it should be.
Wernesgrüner Brauerei Pils Legende
92 points
$5.99
Best Buy
A light and refreshing beer with nutty and malty tones on the finish.
92 points $5.99 Best Buy