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FAQs about German pilsner
The German pilsner pairs well with a wide variety of food, including:
- Tangy cheese, such as aged white cheddar
- Shellfish and seafood, such as scallops, fish tacos, crab, or lobster
- Chicken dishes, like herb chicken or chicken empanadas
- Light desserts, including shortbread cookies
- Spicy dishes, such as Mexican or Indian dishes
- Grilled meat, including bratwurst and hamburgers
- Fried foods, such as chicken or fish
A pilsner is actually a type of lager, so they're more related than you might think. German pilsners are a type of pale lager that originated in Germany. They have a stronger hops taste than other types of lagers, but they use the same cold fermentation technique as other lagers. Both of them take a long time to ferment and produce a crisp and clean flavor because of the extended fermenting time.
Pilsners tend to be lighter than other lagers, and many associate them with a refreshing taste. Some also describe the taste as spicy, not based on heat but because the spiced flavor of the hops stands out so much in a German pilsner.
One of the biggest differences is the source of the hops. German pilsners use hops and malt, similar to what was used in Germany when some of the first pilsners were brewed. American pilsners use local ingredients, including hops that can be found more readily in America. American pilsners have a lighter flavor, and less malt or hops taste. Some also incorporate rice or corn in their brewing process to produce a distinctive flavor profile. Both pilsner styles were popular for being incredibly drinkable, and early brewers used similar cold fermentation techniques to produce both of these drinks.
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