beer, pilsner

A modern pilsener has a very light, clear colour from pale, really pale up to a golden yellow, and a distinct hop aroma and flavour. Czech pilseners tend toward a lighter flavour with good examples being Pilsner Urquell and Staropramen, while those in a German style can be more bitter (particularly in the north, e.g. Jever) or even "earthy" in flavour. Distinctive examples of German pilseners are Flensburger, Beck's, Bitburger, F?rstenberg, Veltins, K?nig Pilsener, Krombacher, Radeberger, Holsten, Warsteiner, Henninger and Wernesgr?ner. On the other hand, Dutch (Heineken, Amstel) and Belgian pilseners (Jupiler, Stella Artois) have a slight sweet taste.