The 15 highest-rated Pilsners

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Summertime brewin'

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The beer-drinking surge in the past decade has shifted a heavy focus on IPAs, crafted brews featuring epic blasts of hops surrounded by bitterness and citrusy pine.

But Pilsners still reign as a go-to option for many looking for a classic beer varietal that’s lighter and easier to drink. Especially during the summer, when it makes more sense to reach for a beer that doesn’t have such weighted-like viscosity prevalent behind the creative can art.

What are the best Pilsners? The light lagers have been around for over a hundred years (nearing 200), and there are plenty of options. So to alleviate researching such a vast beer aisle, we looked to BeerAdvocate and its weighted ratings that consumers—who have actually tried the beer—supply.

Based on the overall opinions, these are the top 15 Pilsners…

15. Aosta — Schilling Beer Co.

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Overall rating: 4.16

14. Sugar Creek Pilsner — Dovetail Brewery

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Overall rating: 4.28

13. Bohemian Pilsner — Goldfinger Brewing Company

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Overall rating: 4.28

12. Alexandr 10° — Schilling Beer Co.

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Overall rating: 4.08

11. All Mammals Play — Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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Overall rating: 4.36

10. Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovany — Plzensky Prazdroj

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Overall rating: 4.14

9. Saaz Pilsner — Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

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Overall rating: 4.33

8. Tenner — Notch Brewing

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Overall rating: 4.34

7. Quiet Life — Fox Farm Brewery

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Overall rating: 4.21

6. Pils — Heater Allen Brewing

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Overall rating: 4.14

5. Desitka — Notch Brewing

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Overall rating: 4.40

4. Pilsner — Dovetail Brewery

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Overall rating: 4.24

3. The Standard — Notch Brewing

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Overall rating: 4.28

2. Poetica 3 — Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Overall rating: 4.39

1. Reality Czeck — Moonlight Brewing Company

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Overall rating: 4.28

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