Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Bartender Knowledge - What is a Pilsner Beer
Pilsner beers were first brewed in old Bohemia - now known as the Czech Republic in 1842 in an area referred to as "The Pilsen" - similar to like we in American would refer to as "New England" or "The Midwest" or the "Deep South" etc.
Modern pilsner beers are not much different then those first brewed back in the 1800's. They have a very light, clear color - generally from pale to a golden yellow - but they have a very distinct hop aroma and full flavor.
The alcohol strength of a Pilsner is typically around 4.5%-5% (by volume), if the pilsner is brewed stronger that this about, it is then usually labeled and sold as an "Export".