Life on Tap.

Home Reviews

Search Reviews

Advanced Search Options

American Pilsner Reviews

American grains put a yankee spin on the classic pilsner. Here, American malted barley plus corn or rice adjuncts replaces the traditional Pilsner malt, producing a sweet, grainy aroma and a moderate malt flavor. Hops, usually noble, bring the style back into pilsner territory; hop scents should dominate the aroma as well as the flavor. Very clear and mild to deep gold, these beers offer creamy mouthfeels and the highest ABVs of the pilsner bunch—some reach 6% ABV.

Pair: Try a pilsner with peanut-butter cookies, snickerdoodles and lemon bars; light and creamy, these beers refresh better than milk!

Glassware: pint glass