Prior to the Craft Beer explosion, whenever we heard the word Pilsner, we thought bland and watered down. Then we tried some great versions of the style from brewers such as Victory, Firestone Walker, Great Divide, and a few others, and learned that when done right, Pilsners can be absolutely delicious.
Of course, German brewers have always known how great a Pilsner can be, and have been brewing them since the early to mid-1800s. Paulaner of Munich is one such brewer that knows a thing or two about making Pilsners, and they were kind enough to send us a can of their version which was recently reintroduced to the United States.
Here’s what they had to say about it in a recent press release…
Paulaner has been refining the Pilsner recipe since the mid-1800’s and the classic German Pilsner is remarkably refreshing and great for the fall. Paulaner Pils is a beer of formidable cleanliness and sophistication that delivers a clean, crisp taste. At 4.9% ABV, this light beer features a brilliant bright yellow color, floral hop aromas and a pleasant dry finish.
Per Steve Hauser, CEO of Paulaner USA, “At Paulaner, we enjoy catering to our consumers who know beer and appreciate our brand’s history. Since 1634, Paulaner has been dedicated to the art of brewing and we strictly follow the Reinheitsgebot, Germany’s beer purity law. To this day, we continue to stay true to our mastered brewing techniques and only use select, high-quality ingredients for the utmost taste and quality. Given this, we are delighted to bring back our beloved classic German Pilsner to our U.S. customers.”
Based upon all that, this sounds like a mighty refreshing brew. To find out what WE thought of this beer, click the play button on the following video:
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