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BJCP 2008 Guideline

Pilsner - Bohemian Pilsener

BJCP 2B

BJCP 2008 2B Bohemian Pilsener style example
2B - Pilsner / Bohemian Pilsener

 

IMPRESSION

Crisp, complex and well-rounded yet refreshing.

COMMENTS

Uses Moravian malted barley and a decoction mash for rich, malt character. Saaz hops and low sulfate, low carbonate water provide a distinctively soft, rounded hop profile. Traditional yeast sometimes can provide a background diacetyl note. Dextrins provide additional body, and diacetyl enhances the perception of a fuller palate.

EXAMPLES

Pilsner Urquell, Krušovice Imperial 12°, Budweiser Budvar (Czechvar in the US), Czech Rebel, Staropramen, Gambrinus Pilsner, Zlaty Bazant Golden Pheasant, Dock Street Bohemian 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 The 2008 style guide is obsolete but there is a similar 2015 style that you can view below...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: 1.044-1.056
FG: 1.013-1.017
IBU: 35-45
SRM: 3.5-6.0
ABV: 4.2-5.4%

BJCP 2008 2B Bohemian Pilsener style example
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