Definition of pilsner
1 : a light beer with a strong flavor of hops
2 : a tall slender footed glass for beer
Recent Examples of pilsner from the Web
The hallmark of a fresh pilsner is the pillowy, dense, white head.
The flagship Point Special Lager, a pilsner, has nabbed awards at a variety of competitions, including a gold at the Great American Beer Festival in 2003.
The restaurant that might open at the turn of the year will include a craft brewer, making a Czech style pilsner beer and a new control system for the trains.
Brewpub only, 737 W. Randolph St. Pilsner at Dovetail Brewery Pilsners are a slow-growing craft rage, but there's no finer example than Dovetail's, which boasts a soft cereal-like grain note balanced against malt that veers into fresh honey terrain.
Great Raft just changed the recipe for its flagship Southern Drawl, which is now a dry-hopped pilsner using Louisiana rice.
Is there a two-finger billowy white head on pilsners, IPA’s, and witbiers?
His grandfather, Dr. Henry Zanger, was Swiss German and lived on South First Street at Alma Avenue — the house has since been moved and restored near Santa Clara University — and the pilsner style was his favorite.
Spring is definitely here, and that means lighter styles of beer — pilsners, saisons, wheat beers and spring bocks.
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Origin and Etymology of pilsner
German, literally, of Pilsen (Plzeň), city in the Czech Republic
First Known Use: 1875See Words from the same year
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Definition of pilsner for English Language Learners
: a light beer with a strong flavor of hops
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