pil·​sner | \ ˈpil-snər How to pronounce pilsner (audio) , ˈpilz-nər, ˈpil-zə-nər How to pronounce pilsner (audio) \
variants: or pilsener
plural pilsners or pilseners

Definition of pilsner

1 : a lager with a strong flavor of hops
2 : a tall slender footed glass for beer

Examples of pilsner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fracture rebuilt the brewhouse then started producing its beers – styles ranging from a pilsner, to hazy and West Coast IPAs, to a coffee milk stout and a petite saison. oregonlive, 16 Sep. 2022 Alcohol by volume: 6 percent Like a pilsner with attitude or a marzen with sharper edges, this lager is smack dab in Eppig’s wheelhaus, as Eppig leans toward classic German styles. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Sep. 2022 Welcome beer is a 1913 Pilsner, a Czech-style light-bodied pilsner with herbal, spicy and bitter notes. Marc Bona, cleveland, 28 Aug. 2022 From Hinterland’s big open bar window, Gehrts and his team pour a dozen taps including a Bohemian pilsner from Chuckanut, a hazy IPA from Ruse and other smart selections from some of the Northwest’s top breweries. oregonlive, 4 June 2022 This went down with a caña, a small glass of beer, in this case a local Spanish pilsner. Todd Pitock, WSJ, 16 Aug. 2022 The ideal pilsner is refreshing and crisp—the very definition of summer drinking. Amanda M. Faison, Outside Online, 9 June 2022 What to drink: Again, the taplist turns over frequently, but see if there’s a delicious pilsner on the board to go with one of the seafood creations from food vendor Fisherman’s Market. oregonlive, 30 June 2022 Start drinking with the Spicy Bohemian, a pilsner dry-hopped with jalapeños. The Editors, Outside Online, 18 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of pilsner

1868, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pilsner

German, literally, of Pilsen (Plzeň), city in the Czech Republic

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25 Sep 2022

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“Pilsner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilsner. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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