Pilsener Beer or pils is a type of beer we can find almost everywhere in the world, but it comes from a Czech town that gives not only the name, but a great tradition and makes it for many the world?s best Pilsener Beer.
History of Pilsener Beer
The city of Pilsen (Plzen) is situated in the southwest of the Czech Republic and it is famous because of the large beer industry, which enjoys a well-earned fame. But it all starts at the end of the decade of the 30's in the nineteenth century.
The beers of Bohemia (west of Pilsen city, also famous for its beer) were dense, thick and high fermentation did not satisfy the needs and tastes of the residents of Pilsen. That's why they choose to create their own beer.
That?s how Pilsener Beer was born under the name of "bourgeois brewery," which joined the rules of the Bavarian beer. Pilsen starts with a need, but soon began to have its own identity and style defined in terms of formulation and the entire design process, to obtain a final product of unquestionable quality. Today nearly two centuries after Pilsener Beer was born beer is made in the main breweries in the world.
The city of Pilsen has approximately 165.000 inhabitants
Pilsener Beer is a lager beer, but has a number of characteristics that differences it from this kind of beers. Pilsener Beer is characterized by Moravian malt and the use of Zatec hops which produces a considerable increase in the alcoholic content. Another detail that should be emphasized is that this kind of beer is made with low fermentation yeast, a fact which clearly influences in its flavor.
Pilsen is usually between 3 to 5 alcohol degrees.
Czech Pilsener Beer beers are considered one of the best worldwide, with brands like Gambrinus, Pilsner Urquell, Staropramen among others. In Germany we also find a lot of beers of this class, which are differentiated by being a little stronger and bitter than Czech's
Pilsen usually has a golden pale gold color
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