- 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
Examples from the Web for pilsner
Contemporary Examples of pilsner
Here in the birthplace of pilsner, beer is known as "liquid bread."The Czech Republic's Beer Party
January 25, 2013
Historical Examples of pilsner
Your father and I have often dined on bread and cheese, and pilsner, and thought it a feast.Lola
This Pilsner motive runs through the book from cover to cover.A Book of Prefaces
H. L. Mencken
As she never staggered, and never misbehaved herself otherwise under the Pilsner influence, I think it agreed with her.My Life
Just before bedtime he was entitled—so his dietetic schedule told him—to one glass of Pilsner beer.
As Pinton put the glass of Pilsner to his lips he met the gaze of two sardonic eyes.
- a type of pale beer with a strong flavour of hops
Word Origin for Pilsner
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.