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Pilsner

Also Known As:   Pils, Pilsener, Bier nach Pilsner Brauart

Pilsner beer is Germany's most popular beer. It is available throughout Germany, but is most popular in the northern, western, and eastern areas of Germany. Pilsner beer accounts for two-thirds of the German beer market share.

       Pilsner
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Classification:  Vollbier

Type of Beer:  Lager

Alcohol Content:  4.8%

Extract Value:  11%

IBU:  30-40

Region:  Brewed throughout Germany

Well Known Brands
Bitburger, Warsteiner, Einbecker Brauherren

Beer Characteristics
The head is white and dense. Intense hops taste with a slight bitterness. Malty. Moderately effervescent. Heavy hops aroma. Its appearance is clear and light golden in color. The finish is clean and refreshing.

Serving Suggestions
Optimal serving temperature is 46° F (8° C).

Food Pairings
Pilsner beer goes well with many dishes, including seafood, poultry, roasts, and steak. It also pairs well with flavorful cheese.

History
The Pilsner beer was first created on October 5, 1842 in the Bohemian city of Pilsen (which belonged to the Austrian-Hungarian Empire at the time - now it belongs to the Czech Republic). It was the Bavarian brewer, Josef Groll, who invented this first blond lager for his new place of employment, the Burgher Brewery. The beer was first served on November 11, 1842. 

 




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