Bohemian-Style Pilsener


Style Description

  • Alcohol by Volume: 4 - 5%
  • IBU: 30 - 45
  • Color:   3 -   7 SRM
  • Original Gravity: 1.044 - 1.056
  • Final Gravity: 1.014 - 1.020

Traditional Bohemian Pilseners are medium bodied, and they can be as dark as a light amber color. This style balances moderate bitterness and noble-type hop aroma and flavor with a malty, slightly sweet, medium body. Extremely low levels of diacetyl and low levels of sweet corn-like dimethylsulfide (DMS) character, if perceived, are characteristic of this style and both may accent malt aroma. A toasted-, biscuit-like, bready malt character along with low levels of sulfur compounds may be evident. There should be no chill haze. Its head should be dense and rich.

The styles listed are based on the Brewers Association 2011 Style Guidelines published by Brewers Association with changes.