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Old 07-23-2008, 01:41 AM   #1
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What is the difference in Pilsner and Pilsen?

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Old 07-23-2008, 01:54 AM   #2
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Pilsen is the place ascribed to the Pilsner style. To further complicate matters most commercially labeled American Pilsners are, infact, not according to the BJCP. They are American Lagers or Light American Lagers.
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:55 AM   #3
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Assuming you're talking about grain...

Nothing really... just the names. Depends on the country of origin. The German maltsters call it Pilsen, from what I've seen. American maltsters call it Pilsner, Belgians may call it that too.

 
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^^^ Yea, and that. What the hell forum am I in?
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:27 AM   #5
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Pilsen is how you pronounce PLZEN. It's a town in the Czech Republic where pilsner beers were born in 1842.

Pilsner on the other hand, the -er is a masculine suffix which generally means "from". A Pilsner beer is from the town or region of Plzen. Likewise, a male from Plzen is also called a Pilsner, while a female from Plzen is called a Plznerine (-ine being the diminuative/feminine suffix).

As for beer, it is the style of beer brewed in that region.
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Old 07-23-2008, 03:45 AM   #6
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lol, i have wondered the same thing!

 
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Pilsen is how you pronounce PLZEN. It's a town in the Czech Republic where pilsner beers were born in 1842.

Pilsner on the other hand, the -er is a masculine suffix which generally means "from". A Pilsner beer is from the town or region of Plzen. Likewise, a male from Plzen is also called a Pilsner, while a female from Plzen is called a Plznerine (-ine being the diminuative/feminine suffix).

As for beer, it is the style of beer brewed in that region.
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a female from Plzen is called a Plznerine
Plznerine? That sounds like a fruit... or some kind of lubricant

 
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