- a pale, light lager beer.
- any lager beer of high quality.
- Also called pilsner glass. a tall glass that is tapered to a short stem at the bottom, used especially for beer.
Origin of Pilsner
- a type of pale beer with a strong flavour of hops
Word Origin and History for pilsner glass's
type of pale, hoppy lager beer, 1877, after Pilsen, German town in Bohemia (Czech Plzen) where it first was brewed. Now designating a type, not an origin; pilsner from Plzen is Pilsner Urquell, from German Urquell "primary source." The place name is from Old Czech plz "damp, moist." Related: Pils.