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

Definition of pilsner

1 : a light beer 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 However, our batch of pilsner was bubbling away in the fermenter, and the temperature of the beer was rising. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, "The June 2012 Mid-Atlantic derecho gave birth to a new beer, and it’s still brewed today," 29 June 2020 Go pour yourself another pilsner before your tears dilute this one and bring you down further, Laughing Boy. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, "Dear Abby: Everyone thinks they’re dating, but admission of a crush falls flat," 9 July 2020 But without power, their pilsner began to warm quickly. Kevin Ambrose, Washington Post, "The June 2012 Mid-Atlantic derecho gave birth to a new beer, and it’s still brewed today," 29 June 2020 Open since 2017, East Brother is the rare craft brewery that actually specializes in lager (which includes subcategories like pilsner). Esther Mobley, SFChronicle.com, "The hot new thing in craft beer? Good old-fashioned lager," 31 Jan. 2020 Post Match Pilsner This crisp and delicious Italian pilsner from talented, young brewer Marshall Kunz is hoppy with a white wine fruitiness. oregonlive, "Weekend’s here: These 10 beers from Portland breweries can be delivered to your home," 10 Apr. 2020 Silver Branch Brewing anniversary week: Silver Spring’s Silver Branch brewing celebrates one year of brewing delicious, classic beer styles — crisp Czech pilsner, earthy English ESB, Belgian abbey beers — with a week of events. Washington Post, "18 things to do in the D.C. area this week," 2 Mar. 2020 Customers who normally come to the shop to buy triple IPAs or high alcohol percentage beers are opting instead for lagers and pilsners, LaTondress says. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Liquor sales are up in Arizona. But metro Phoenix shop owners say the boom is bittersweet," 3 Apr. 2020 The brewhouse continues to produce its lineup of classic styles, including a stout, pilsner and Vienna lager, and Northwest favorites such as IPA, red ale and three barrel-aged beers. oregonlive, "Oregon beer this week: Bent Shovel finds a spot, Stickmen pop-up, plus events," 8 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of pilsner

1875, 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 1875

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7 Aug 2020

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“Pilsner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pilsner. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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: a light beer with a strong flavor of hops

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