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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Pilsner - German Pilsner (Pils)

BJCP 2A

BJCP 2008 2A German Pilsner (Pils) style example
2A - Pilsner / German Pilsner (Pils)

 

IMPRESSION

Crisp, clean, refreshing beer that prominently features noble German hop bitterness accentuated by sulfates in the water.

COMMENTS

Drier and crisper than a Bohemian Pilsener with a bitterness that tends to linger more in the aftertaste due to higher attenuation and higher-sulfate water. Lighter in body and color, and with higher carbonation than a Bohemian Pilsener. Modern examples of German Pilsners tend to become paler in color, drier in finish, and more bitter as you move from South to North in Germany.

EXAMPLES

Victory Prima Pils, Bitburger, Warsteiner, Trumer Pils, Old Dominion Tupper's Hop Pocket Pils, König Pilsener, Jever Pils, Left Hand Polestar Pilsner, Holsten Pils, Spaten Pils, Brooklyn Pilsner

You can view the complete style details on the BJCP website. The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...

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VITAL

OG: 1.044-1.050
FG: 1.008-1.013
IBU: 25-45
SRM: 2.0-5.0
ABV: 4.4-5.2%

BJCP 2008 2A German Pilsner (Pils) style example
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