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Scandinavian / Dutch Pilsener

Style Snapshot

This somewhat sweetish style of lager is pale to dark straw in color, is light to medium-bodied, moderate in alcohol content, and is relatively low in bitterness.

This style is similar to the German Pilsener style but tends to have a slightly lower starting gravity and much lower bitterness. It can also be more pale in appearance than the German version.

History

The spreading popularity of the Pilsener style took hold in Northern Europe in the late 1800's. The isolation of yeast strains suited to brewing lager were brought to the Low Countries and Scandinavia by pioneers like Heineken and Carlsberg. These are names recognizable in the beer industry to this day.

Style Parameters


Original Gravity (OG):

1.040 - 1.050

Final Gravity (FG):

1.006 - 1.012

Strength (ABV):

3.5 - 5.0

Bitterness (IBU):

25 - 35

Color (SRM):

2 - 4


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Serving This Style

Suggested serving temperature: 42 - 48 F

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Related Styles

Scandinavian / Dutch Pilsener