A classic German-style pilsener is straw to pale in color. A malty residual sweetness can be perceived in aroma and flavor. Perception of hop bitterness is medium to high. Noble-type hop aroma and flavor are moderate and quite obvious. Distinctly different from Bohemian-style pilsener, this style is lighter in color and body and has a lower perceived hop bitterness.
Category: Pilseners and Pale Lagers
- Shellfish, Chicken, Salads
- White Cheddar
- Shortbread Cookies
Straw to Pale
Medium to Fast Rising Bubbles
Hop flavor is moderate and quite obvious, deriving from late hopping (not dry-hopping) with noble-type hops. Hop bitterness is medium to high
A sweet, malty residual aroma can be perceived
Not common to style.
Not common to style
Very low levels of DMS aroma may be present, usually below most beer drinkers’ taste thresholds and not detectable except to the trained or sensitive palate
Medium to High
Medium - High