Style Guide – Pilsner

Thanks for this in depth guide. Im not a personal fan of pilsners so I wouldn’t ever be able to write about them.

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Pilsner Style

The Pilsner style of beer first originated in 1842 in the city of Plzen, Bohemia, Czech Republic, making it one of the youngest styles of beer. It has since gained in popularity and production as more than half of the world beer production is modelled after the pilsner style. Pilsner is a type of pale lager that is traditionally produced using bottom fermenting yeast and cooler, longer fermentation processes. When it was originally produced it incorporated the use of caves during the fermentation process, but modern day pilsners have the luxury of refrigeration. Pilsner is traditionally brewed using soft water, paler malts and the Saaz noble variety of hops. Pilsners are light, clear and with a colour ranging from pale yellow to golden and they typically have an ABV (alcohol by volume) of 4.5-5% and have a bitterness (IBU) ranging from 25-45 on the bitterness units scale. Traditional pilsners should be both crisp…

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