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Bohemian Pilsener

Style Snapshot

This crisp, complex, refreshing lager ranges from pale to dark straw in color, is light to medium-bodied, is moderate in strength, and exhibits a great balance between Noble-type hop bitterness, aroma, and flavor with its rich malt character.

The Bohemian Pilsener style is comparable to German-style Pilseners. However, Bohemian Pilseners are slightly more full-bodied and slightly darker in color.

History

This style is also called Czech Pilsener. The style was first made in 1842 in Plzen, Czechoslovakia, and made use of the lager yeast that was isolated and made available at that time. This beer was the original clear, light-colored lager beer, i.e., pilsener, that is so widely known today. The style quickly spread from its city of origin and gained rapidly in popularity.

Style Parameters


Original Gravity (OG):

1.044 - 1.056

Final Gravity (FG):

1.014 - 1.019

Strength (ABV):

4.0 - 5.3

Bitterness (IBU):

35 - 45

Color (SRM):

3 - 5


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Serving This Style

Suggested serving temperature: 42 - 48 F

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Bohemian Pilsener