Pilsner – Czech Republic
This beer derives its origin and name from the Czech city of Pilsen. Its production followed the dissatisfaction of the consumers over the low quality of the top-fermented beer, which was then prevalent in Bohemia.
The original Pilsner lager is the world’s first blond lager. It is brewed with soft water and flavored with Saaz hops. It also takes a bright pale or golden yellow appearance. A typical Pilsner Urquell is available in different volumes of 330 ml, 355 ml and 500 ml aluminum cans or green bottles, and have an acholic content ranging from 4.5%–5% by volume. Nowadays, you may find one Pilsner different from another; this is because several local brewers have learned to take advantage of its popularity. Thus, you have styles like German-style Pilsner, Czech-style Pilsner, European-style Pilsner, American-style Pilsner, and Canadian-style Pilsner, each one differing from the other in color, foaminess, and flavor.