Pilsner is a historically important beer style. All modern lagers owe their popularity to this style. It was first brewed in the early 1870s in Pilsen, and it has successfully conquered the world for the next 100 years. Pilsner is a clear, refreshing and drinkable lager. It has a moderate malt aroma, pronounced hop bitterness with notes of fresh grass and fruit. It pairs ideally with meat, oily fish and spicy food, which must be washed down with plenty of liquid.