Various pils styles
The style description is followed by information about alcohol and bitterness (EBU) levels and colour. The styles are listed in the order mild to strong.
German-style pils is a crisp and dryish refreshing beer in which the biscuity aroma of German malt is combined with aromatic character of German noble hops. German-style pils is more strongly hopped and lighter in terms of original wort strength than Czech-style pils.
4.4–5.2% • 25–45 EBU • pale yellow–golden yellow
Czech-style pils is often a strongly full-bodied beer with a nuanced malty character. In terms of hoppiness, it is distinctly aromatic and dry. Czech-style pils is fuller-bodied and stronger in terms of original wort strength than German-style pils.
4.2–5.4% • 35–45 EBU • yellow–golden yellow
Other pils styles
Other pils beers have a characteristically refreshing, malty and elegant character that typically has a distinct hoppiness and dryish overall impression.
4.0–5.8% • 25–40 EBU • pale yellow–golden yellow–golden brown