2.B - Bohemian Pilsner (BJCP 2008)


Description

Crisp, complex and well-rounded yet refreshing. First brewed in 1842, this style was the original clear, light-colored beer. Uses Moravian malted barley and a decoction mash for rich, malt character. Saaz hops and low sulfate, low carbonate water provide a distinctively soft, rounded hop profile. Traditional yeast sometimes can provide a background diacetyl note. Dextrins provide additional body, and diacetyl enhances the perception of a fuller palate.


Profile

Aroma: Rich with complex malt and a spicy, floral Saaz hop bouquet. Some pleasant, restrained diacetyl is acceptable, but need not be present. Otherwise clean, with no fruity esters.
Appearance: Very pale gold to deep burnished gold, brilliant to very clear, with a dense, long-lasting, creamy white head.
Flavor: Rich, complex maltiness combined with a pronounced yet soft and rounded bitterness and spicy flavor from Saaz hops. Some diacetyl is acceptable, but need not be present. Bitterness is prominent but never harsh, and does not linger. The aftertaste is balanced between malt and hops. Clean, no fruity esters.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied (although diacetyl, if present, may make it seem medium-full), medium carbonation.


Ingredients

Soft water with low mineral content, Saaz hops, Moravian malted barley, Czech lager yeast


Examples

Pilsner Urquell, Kru


Ranges

Data Min. Max.
Original gravity 1.044 1.056
Final gravity 1.013 1.017
Bitterness 35.0 IBU 45.0 IBU
Color 6.9 EBC 11.8 EBC
Alcohol 4.20 ° 5.40 °


Recipes on Zython (14)

Zicomoussbeer
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
4.3% 42 IBU 5.0 l albertino16100
30/07/2020
Bohemian Session Ale
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
5.6% 41 IBU 5.0 l albertino16100
30/07/2020
Blondinette
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
5.9% 0 IBU 35.0 l Jef
15/06/2019
Bohemian Session Ale
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
4.0% 21 IBU 36.0 l pcoujoulou
02/04/2019
Soif
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
4.9% 0 IBU 35.0 l Guihery
27/03/2019
Lime Lager
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
5.5% 0 IBU 55.0 l nimbus
19/10/2018
palatinat
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
4.3% 28 IBU 50.0 l valemagne
18/09/2018
Junina
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
2.3% 0 IBU 120.0 l zythozoe
21/06/2018
Amer
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
5.3% 0 IBU 20.0 l Post_Partum
24/04/2018
blonde desiré
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
6.5% 13 IBU 20.0 l pierre
10/08/2017
bohemian's
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
4.8% 33 IBU 23.0 l LaurentFourniol
18/02/2017
Zicomoussbeer
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
4.4% 36 IBU 50.0 l Maxime
23/12/2014
L'Héricourtoise
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
4.0% 28 IBU 17.0 l Madmen
06/07/2014
Yvette
All grain- 2.B - Bohemian Pilsner
6.0% 38 IBU 4.0 l spenali
16/06/2014


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