Favorite Pilsner?

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  1. ektaylor

    ektaylor Senior 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?
     


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    pscolari Senior member

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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]
     


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    why Senior member

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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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    texas_jack Senior member

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    Has anyone tried Sam Adams' Imperial Pilsner?
     


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    tdangio Senior member

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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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    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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    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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