Examples: Bitburger, Trumer Pils, Victory Prima Pils,
Serving Temp: 35°- 40°
Glassware: Flute, Pilsner, Seidel, Stange or Stein
Aroma: Light grainy malt aroma is present with pronounced flowery or spicy notes. No fruity esters or diacetyl should be present.
Appearance: Light straw to gold, crystal clear with a white head.
Flavor: Crisp with a pronounced hop bitterness and a subtle sweet grainy malt flavor. No fruit or diacetyl.
Mouthfeel: Medium light body, high carbonation and dry.
Food Pairings: Cuisine: German. Cheeses: peppery (Monterey Jack). Meat: pork, poultry.
HopHeadSaid: German pilsners are drier and crisper than Bohemian pilasters do to the hard water used in brewing which accentuates hop bitterness and drier mouthfeel.