Pilsner, also known as pilsener or plis, is a kind of pale lager. In 1842, Bavarian brewer Josef Groll first produced it in Plzeň (a Bohemian city in Prague), which explains the name of the beer. In fact, Pilsner Urquell – the first pale lager to be produced – is still made there today.
Pilsner beers can be produced in 4 main styles.
• German: bitter or earthy flavour
• Czech: lighter flavour with more foam
• European: moderately sweet
• American: similar to German-style with the hop notes of European-style
House of Amber Nectar carries a wide selection of pilsners from popular brands like Berliner.
Difference between pilsner vs lager
Lager is a type of beer that has been brewed at a low temperature. It can be pale, amber or dark, with the pale option being the most popular.
A pilsner is a type of pale lager. But while the latter originates from Germany, the former was first created in Prague. They also differ in terms of ingredients as different yeasts have been used and a higher concentration of hops are used in pilsners.
Flavour wise, pilsners are spicier and have a richer hop flavour as compared to lagers.