The Perfect Pilsner: Beer Reviews and Comparisons

Are you a fan of a certain brand or style of brew but can never decide on which drink to go for? Picking your ideal beverage can sometimes be a tricky task, which is why we’ve decided to start a new series of beer reviews and comparisons.

Today, we’ll be discussing a popular type of pale lager: pilsner. We’re going to compare five different beers from a variety of brands, so read on to make your next choice easier.

BrewDog Lost Lager

This prime pilsner is made using spicy Saphir hops; these originate from Germany, meaning they’re well-suited to this style of beer! Plus, it also contains Bavarian yeast, which really adds to its authenticity.

It has a clean and crisp taste, and although the levels of hoppiness are low, slight citrus notes come through in each sip, with just a medium amount of bitterness.

Schloss Eggenberg Hopfenkönig

Schloss Eggenberg brews Hopfenkönig using Saaz hops (one of the four ‘Noble’ hops), which gives its bottles a strong aroma, with a low bitterness.

This drink is clean, crisp and dry (much like Lost Lager), offering all the makings of a great pilsner. Although it comes in at 5.1 percent ABV, the highest strength on our list, it’s still pretty light and easy to sup!

Jever Pilsener

While some of the other brands’ beers are often low on the hop scale, the brewers behind Jever Pilsener have added in even more of them. They’re able to do this thanks to the naturally soft water found nearby their brewery (which really adds to the overall quality of this product).      

This is what creates its unique, bitter taste! So, you can expect these bottles to be particularly hoppy, much more so than BrewDog’s, for example, which contain a fairly low amount.

Portobello Brewing Co. London Pilsner

Described as a classic pilsner, Portobello Brewing Co.’s offering uses Saaz hops, just as Schloss Eggenberg’s does. This means their bottles closely reflect the traditional German-style. However, Brewers Gold hops are also included, which adds further bitterness, as well as a touch of spice to set them apart!

This “craft lager” has just 4.6 percent ABV, which is something to consider if you’re watching the strength of your pints. It’s still refreshing to drink though and delivers a complex herbal flavour.

Bitburger Brewery Premium Pils

Bitburger Brewery’s Premium Pils contains flowery Hallertau hops, which date back more than 100 years. That means this beer is possibly one of the most authentic on our list in terms of flavour and aroma!

The brewer describes the taste as intense, yet crisp and light (like most of the others). However, the fruity notes found in this tipple may be similar to the citrus notes you can savour in BrewDog’s Lost Lager. Finally, with an ABV of 4.8 percent, it falls right in the middle of our selection in terms of strength.

We hope that quick rundown has helped you to decide which pilsner you want to buy next! Luckily, you can purchase each one from us, now. The perfect pint is just a click away.

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