Are you the type of person that when someone asks what type of beer you drink, you say pilsner or are you the type of person that has no idea what pilsner beer really is and would like to know a little more about pilsner style beer? The first thing that you should know about pilsner beers is the fact that there are three different types of pilsner beer:
- German Pilsner
- Bohemian Pilsner
- Classic American Pilsner
When you look at the first types of pilsner beer, the German Pilsner you first look at its appearance. Which should look straw to light gold in color.
The next thing that you want find out about is what the flavor of the German Pilsner Beer should be it should be both crisp and bitter; however, it should have a dry to medium-dry finish. Some good examples of a good German Pilsner is Bitburger, Warsteiner and Brooklyn Pilsner.
The next type of pilsner beer is the Bohemian Pilsner its appearance should be very pale gold to a deep burnished gold. The Bohemian Pilsner flavor is rich yet complex enough to make it a good balance between malt and hops.
This beer was first brewed in 1842 and originally was clear and a very light colored beer. Some good examples of this beer is that of the Budweiser Budvar (which is Czechvar in the United States) and Dock Street Bohemian Pilsner.
The last type of pilsner beer is that of the Classic American Pilsner, it should look like yellow to a deep gold with very bright clarity. When you taste the flavors of the Classic American Pilsner it should be both crisp and dry; however, it should be smooth and not have a harsh aftertaste as well.
The Classic American Pilsner came from German immigrants that came to America. Some good examples of this beer are Stone, Ballast Point and Lost Abbey beers.