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German Pilsener

Style Snapshot

This crisp, refreshing lager ranges from pale to dark straw in color, is light to medium-bodied, is moderate in strength, and is distinguished by the bitterness, flavor, and aroma of the German-variety Noble hops that are used.

German Pilsener is more highly attenuated than Bohemian Pilsener, and makes use of water that is harder and higher in sulfates. As a result, the German Pilsener has a greater and more lingering bitterness.

History

This can be thought of as a 'copy' of the Bohemian Pilsener style that was adapted to the brewing conditions in Northern and Central Germany. It is a yet another testament to the impact that the Pilsener style had on the world of brewing.

Style Parameters


Original Gravity (OG):

1.045 - 1.050

Final Gravity (FG):

1.007 - 1.013

Strength (ABV):

4.3 - 5.2

Bitterness (IBU):

28 - 43

Color (SRM):

2 - 4


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Serving This Style

Suggested serving temperature: 42 - 48 F

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German Pilsener