Mikey said:I would suggest that trying to duplicate a specific brand of beer at home is difficult with any style beer, but particularly so with Pilsners.
When it comes down to it, very very few people can do a blind taste test and pick out a specific commercial beer from amongst direct competitors.
Trying to make a home brew that will also stand out as being unique from equivalent clones can also be difficult.
The two Polish beers you mention are excellent- my local beer store gets one or the other quite frequently- but they're really not all that different than other German or Czech equivalents.
IMHO, no extract based beer will ever come close to being a clone of a commercial Pilsner. Same as Mom's scratch made chocolate cake can never be duplicated from a mix in a box.
Strength has nothing to with colour. These two beers are approx. the same colour as any other all mlt pilsner.Todd said:I see the ones I'm refering to are not listed as pilsner but a strong lager, I assume that is because they are darker in color.
The company itself lists it as two different styles, perhaps a pilsner is a certain level. I just wasn't sure if it is simply a strong pilsner or if it would be something different. Pilsners tend to be super light, this is a more amber color.Mikey said:Strength has nothing to with colour. These two beers are approx. the same colour as any other all mlt pilsner.
Could be some local liquor laws where you live that forces them to put that name on the label.