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Favorite Pilsner?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by ektaylor, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. ektaylor

    ektaylor Well-Known Member

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    What are you favorite pilsner beers? I live in Berkeley and there are quite a few local varieties out there--some of which I have ashamedly not tried.

    In my experience two have stood out: Trumer Pils and Pilsner Urquell. Unfortunately, due to the local Trumer Pils brewery, the bars in the area rarely offer another pilsner on tap.

    I am curious, though, what are your 'go to' pilsners?
     
  2. pscolari

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    Victory Prima Pils. Great example of the style.
     
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    Victory Prima Pils. Great example of the style.

    Eh, pilsner. I had one of these in the UK a few weeks ago and am now on a mission to find it in the US, so far no luck.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. why

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    Eh, pilsner. I had one of these in the UK a few weeks ago and am now on a mission to find it in the US, so far no luck.

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    That's a pilsner? [​IMG]
     
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    Beck's.


    Oh, and by the way, "Pilsner," in my opinion, is just a marketing term, not an actual type of beer.
     
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    Has anyone tried Sam Adams' Imperial Pilsner?
     
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    That's a pilsner? [​IMG]

    No. My lack of enthusiasm for pilsner could have led you to the conclusion that it wasn't. It is a great beer though. Worthington White Shield
     
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    I like Tsing Tao
     
  9. why

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    Beck's.


    Oh, and by the way, "Pilsner," in my opinion, is just a marketing term, not an actual type of beer.


    Eh, it refers mainly to the type of brewing. I agree somewhat -- a lot of lagers get called pilsners when they taste nothing like most of the crisp Czech beers that promulgated the term.
     
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    Eh, it refers mainly to the type of brewing. I agree somewhat -- a lot of lagers get called pilsners when they taste nothing like most of the crisp Czech beers that promulgated the term.
    One more reason to know and appreciate the real ones.
     
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    Grolsch, Gulpner, Jupiler.
     
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    Urquell, the origional Bud comes a close second. I pretty much won't drink any other pilsners, life is too short.
     
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    Pilsner Urquell, if only because it's the original, from Plzen.
     
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    Urquell, the origional Bud comes a close second. I pretty much won't drink any other pilsners, life is too short.

    I prefer Budweiser Budvar (or Czechvar as it's labelled in Canada)to Pilsner Urquell but they're both fantastic beers.

    Many of the North American mega-breweries call their beers pilsners but they're nothing like the real thing.
     
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    Oh, and by the way, "Pilsner," in my opinion, is just a marketing term, not an actual type of beer.


    only in the usa, actually it's a town and an almost 200 year old marketing term in europe ..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilsener
     
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    only in the usa, actually it's a town and an almost 200 year old marketing term in europe ..

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilsener


    Exactly. It has more to do with the "hop character" than the way the beer is brewed. As far as brewing is concerned, there are two types of beers: lagers (bottom-fermenting) and ales (top-fermenting). Everything is just a variation of those two, that's why there's so much confusion as to what is and isn't a Pilsner. The only real Pilsner is an Urquell.
     
  17. why

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    Exactly. It has more to do with the "hop character" than the way the beer is brewed. As far as brewing is concerned, there are two types of beers: lagers (bottom-fermenting) and ales (top-fermenting).

    Pilsner references the style of the brewing, not the fermentation process. It's not a strict taxonomy, but that doesn't preclude some beers from justifiably being called pilsners. Besides, not all Pilsner Urquell is made at the original brewery anyway.
     
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    Exactly. It has more to do with the "hop character" than the way the beer is brewed.
    no. for the way it is brewed it needs pilsen malt, pure barley.
    The only real Pilsner is an Urquell.
    actually the name derives from a herb called "bilsen" (henbanes) that was used in bavaria during middle age. josef groll showed the people in pilsen how to brew better beer, and a phonetic coincidence made a world-wide career ..
     
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