2.A - German Pilsner (Pils) (BJCP 2008)


Description

Crisp, clean, refreshing beer that prominently features noble German hop bitterness accentuated by sulfates in the water. A copy of Bohemian Pilsener adapted to brewing conditions in Germany. Drier and crisper than a Bohemian Pilsener with a bitterness that tends to linger more in the aftertaste due to higher attenuation and higher-sulfate water. Lighter in body and color, and with higher carbonation than a Bohemian Pilsener. Modern examples of German Pilsners tend to become paler in color, drier in finish, and more bitter as you move from South to North in Germany.


Profile

Aroma: Typically features a light grainy Pils malt character (sometimes Graham cracker-like) and distinctive flowery or spicy noble hops. Clean, no fruity esters, no diacetyl. May have an initial sulfury aroma (from water and/or yeast) and a low background note of DMS (from Pils malt).
Appearance: Straw to light gold, brilliant to very clear, with a creamy, long-lasting white head.
Flavor: Crisp and bitter, with a dry to medium-dry finish. Moderate to moderately-low yet well attenuated maltiness, although some grainy flavors and slight Pils malt sweetness are acceptable. Hop bitterness dominates taste and continues through the finish and lingers into the aftertaste. Hop flavor can range from low to high but should only be derived from German noble hops. Clean, no fruity esters, no diacetyl.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body, medium to high carbonation.


Ingredients

Pilsner malt, German hop varieties (especially noble varieties such as Hallertauer, Tettnanger and Spalt for taste and aroma), medium sulfate water, German lager yeast


Examples

Victory Prima Pils, Bitburger, Warsteiner, Trumer Pils, Old Dominion Tupper's Hop Pocket Pils, K


Ranges

Data Min. Max.
Original gravity 1.044 1.050
Final gravity 1.008 1.013
Bitterness 25.0 IBU 45.0 IBU
Color 3.9 EBC 9.8 EBC
Alcohol 4.40 ° 5.20 °


Recipes on Zython (21)

Blonde di oro
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
5.5% 26 IBU 35.0 l Jef
10/08/2019
Kai Kai
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
3.6% 12 IBU 60.0 l Eiki
01/06/2019
Blonde Tchèque
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
4.0% 11 IBU 80.0 l Pierrotte
06/05/2019
bizou dragon 12/13
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
4.4% 34 IBU 190.0 l jus
06/01/2019
test Alain
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
4.6% 62 IBU 50.0 l alain_a
30/11/2018
blonde simple
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
5.1% 51 IBU 7.0 l Roche_Pissotte
25/10/2018
blonde simple test 1
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
5.1% 72 IBU 7.0 l bastien83
23/10/2018
test Alain
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
4.6% 62 IBU 50.0 l lap
09/10/2018
Pils cascade
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
3.0% 11 IBU 70.0 l Pierrotte
07/09/2018
4eme brassin - La Knoupp
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
3.8% 23 IBU 50.0 l Jean
07/07/2018
3eme brassin - La Knoupp
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
4.7% 21 IBU 50.0 l Jean
12/03/2018
Rainer's lager
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
4.9% 29 IBU 20.0 l essom
03/03/2018
bière de garde
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
8.6% 28 IBU 22.0 l valemagne
25/02/2018
Pils-pierrotte
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
5.6% 24 IBU 30.0 l Pierrotte
13/02/2018
2eme brassin - La Knoupp
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
5.5% 33 IBU 35.0 l Jean
05/01/2018
THE FIRST
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
0.0% 0 IBU 40.0 l Karlitos
18/12/2017
N° 19 LA SOPHIE
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
4.7% 80 IBU 12.0 l Bruno
06/12/2017
1er brassin - La Knoupp
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
4.3% 22 IBU 25.0 l Jean
30/11/2017
Rainer's lager
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
5.1% 30 IBU 13.0 l essom
04/09/2017
N°- Pils
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
4.4% 34 IBU 15.0 l pasqueto
17/08/2017
blonde simple
All grain- 2.A - German Pilsner (Pils)
5.1% 51 IBU 7.0 l CrocKy
31/03/2017


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