The beer style Pils is the most popular beer style in Germany. The bottom-fermented beer belongs to the class of lager beers and is therefore fermented at 4-9 ° C.
The currently most popular beer style in Germany has its origins in Pilsen (today: Czech Republic) in the 19th century. There was already a beer there back then, but it didn't enjoy a great reputation because it was simply of poor quality. Therefore, a Bavarian master brewer from Villshofen was ordered to Pilsen, who created a new beer style. This was completely convincing and began his success story all over the world.
With a Pilsner, the focus is entirely on the hops. Malty and sweet aromas are only of secondary importance here. The slim full beer comes with approx. 5% alcohol and is light to golden in color.
There are many different types of pils that have evolved over time. The best known are the “Bavarian Pils”, “Bohemian Pils”, “American-style Pils” and the “North German Pils” with a hoppy, bitter taste. Ideally, a Pils should be drunk at a temperature of around 8 ° C.
In 2014, the Schönram Pils from the private country brewery Schönram even won first place as a Pils from Germany at the World Beer Cup and was awarded the title “Best Pils in the World”.
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