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 For something with a sharper bite, go with a German-style pilsner. Michael Agnew, Star Tribune, 30 June 2021 With just enough hop flavor to intrigue, the easy-drinking pilsner was made for the chefs who stand over their grills holding a beer in one hand while grasping a greasy spatula in the other. Kelly Dearmore, Dallas News, 2 June 2021 In Moonlight’s Death & Taxes black lager, Reality Czeck pilsner, Bombay by Boat IPA and other beers there is a sense of perfect proportions. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Apr. 2021 Grab a cocktail atop the Natchez Manor Bed & Breakfast, home to the town’s only rooftop bar, or pair a brick-oven margherita pizza with a tap-poured pilsner at Natchez Brewing Company and Kitchen. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 June 2021 The Reality Czeck pilsner (a type of lager) reminds me of really good Chardonnay: floral, silky, ever so slightly creamy, but refreshing above all. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Apr. 2021 Head brewer Dylan Mobley, formerly of Bottle Logic Brewing, is overseeing the beer production, which will offer an opening menu of a pilsner, a Mexican-style lager, a West Coast IPA, a double West Coast IPA and a hazy IPA. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2021 Ideally, the brewery will launch with a mix of these beers, a portfolio with a pilsner, a lager, stouts, stouts with adjuncts, IPAs and hazy IPAs. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2021 Known for their no-nonsense labels and award-winning beers, their Craft Lager is a flavorful and sessionable pilsner-style lager that barely tips the scales at 4.8% ABV. Hudson Lindenberger, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2021

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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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The first known use of pilsner was in 1868

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3 Jul 2021

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“Pilsner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilsner. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of pilsner

: a light beer with a strong flavor of hops


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