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World Beer Awards 2019

Winners

World's Best Lager Classic Pilsener

World's Best Lager Classic Pilsener
Country Winner
Hirsch
Pils

Germany

"Fresh hops and hints of honey on the nose. Well balanced body with hops and a good amount of bitterness. Overall very well balanced and a beautiful example of the style. "

Argentina

Country Winner
Country WinnerDarwin Cerveza Artesanal
Tío Sam
Argentina

Austria

Country Winner
Country WinnerMurauer Bier
Murauer Pils
Austria
"Golden and bright with a good carbonation. Subdued aromas with sweet, grainy notes. Grainy flavours with subtle sweet notes and leafy hops. Clean on the palate. Pleasant finish, crisp."

Belgium

Country Winner
Country WinnerMaes
Pils
Belgium
"Golden colour, clear and very attractive. Excellent nose with noble hops. Nice palate, good amount of sweetness. Nice graininess and lingering bitterness. Well structured and floral notes. Excellent beer."

GOLD WINNERS

SILVER WINNERS

Silver
Pax
Pils
Belgium

BRONZE WINNERS

Brazil

Country Winner
Country WinnerWalfänger
Pilsner
Brazil

GOLD WINNERS

SILVER WINNERS

Silver
Bohemia
Brazil

BRONZE WINNERS

Bronze
Nossa
Brazil

Canada

"Nicely floral notes on nose. Good balance with hop and malt. Retro-nasal florals and dry finish. Lovely"

SILVER WINNERS

Silver
Fahr
Pils
Canada

BRONZE WINNERS

Chile

Country Winner
Country WinnerBio-Bier
Pilsener
Chile
"Pale straw colour, slightly hazy. High carbonation, and good head retention. Clean grain and slightly citrussy hops on the nose. Pleasant and fresh. Well attenuated, dry finish. Good job!"

Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The

Country Winner
Country WinnerBrasimba
Simba
Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The

Czech Republic

Country Winner
Country WinnerZubr
Grand
Czech Republic
"Dark golden in colour with a nice head. Buttered aromas, savoury. Clean palate with sweet flavours and hops. Very pleasant bitterness. Lingering bitterness in the finish. Balanced well with the sweetness. Very nice example of the style."

Finland

"Deep golden with a good carbonation. Faint nose with cereals and hops. Appropriate bitterness in flavour. Dry in finish."

France

Country Winner
Country WinnerJade
Blonde Traditionnelle
France
"Deep golden copper with a good carbonation. Gentle nose with balanced toffee and fresh hops. Low bitterness on the palate. Very clean. Quite a fragrant finish. A delicate and clean pilsner."

Iceland

Country Winner
Country WinnerBríó
German Pils
Iceland
"Pale golden in colour with a low carbonation. Savoury nose with herbs. Corn and cereal flavours coming through in flavour with a blalanced hop bitterness. Soft and crisp finish."

Ireland

Country Winner
Country WinnerBrewmaster
Lager
Ireland

Italy

Country Winner
Country WinnerBirra Lucana
Premium
Italy

Japan

Country Winner
Country WinnerFujizakura Heights Beer
Pils
Japan

GOLD WINNERS

SILVER WINNERS

BRONZE WINNERS

Myanmar

Country Winner
Country WinnerMyanmar
Premium
Myanmar

Netherlands

Country Winner
Country WinnerHertog Jan
Pilsener
Netherlands

GOLD WINNERS

Gold
Alfa
Edel Pils
Netherlands

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Country Winner
Country WinnerShepherds
Blonde
Palestinian Territory, Occupied

Poland

Country Winner
Country WinnerPIVOVSKY
PILS
Poland
"Hazy and pale yellow in colour. Citrus and spice on the nose with bready notes. Same in flavour. Bitter and long lasting finish with more spice notes. Very well carbonated, well balanced and good depth of flavour for the style. "

Portugal

Country Winner
Country WinnerPraxis
Pilsner
Portugal
"Hazy in appearance. Toffee on the nose. Flavours of biscuit with some citrus. "

Russian Federation

Country Winner
Country WinnerHamovniki
Pilzenskoe
Russian Federation
"Clear and pale yellow in colour. Lemon peel, grapefruit and crackers on the nose. Citrus with spelt bread in flavour, spicy notes towards mid palate. Long aftertaste with bitterness and lemon peel. Well balanced and full flavoured."

Spain

Country Winner
Country WinnerMahou
Cinco Estrellas
Spain
"Clear, pale golden in colour. Light citrus on the nose. Body is light and quite sweet. Hint of spice in finish. "

Switzerland

Country Winner
Country WinnerBoxer
Vedette
Switzerland
"Very pale in colour. Citrus and bread notes on the nose. Easy to drink, clean and light with lemony notes. Dry finish. "

Taiwan

Country Winner
Country WinnerBuckskin
German Pilsner
Taiwan

Thailand

Country Winner
Country WinnerFederbräu
Thailand
"Clear and pale in colour. Floral and light spice on the nose. Lots of sweetness in the flavour with a touch of fruit and good amount of bitterness. Sweet and lightly bitter finish. "

SILVER WINNERS

United Kingdom

Country Winner
Country WinnerWye Valley Brewery
1985
United Kingdom

GOLD WINNERS

SILVER WINNERS

Silver
Rebellion
Lager
United Kingdom

BRONZE WINNERS

United States

Country Winner
Country WinnerUtica Club
Utica Club Pilsener
United States

BRONZE WINNERS

Vietnam

Country Winner
Country WinnerHuda
Central Pride Runs Deep
Vietnam

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