BJ's Enchantress Golden Pilsner
Golden color with good lasting head. Aroma of Saaz hops—pleasantly spicy, herbal, earthy and slightly grassy.
- Alcohol (by volume)5.00%
- Bitterness (IBU)35
2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice, but calorie needs vary. Additional nutrition information available upon request.
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Try BJ's Enchantress Golden Pilsner™ While It Lasts at BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse
In the warmer months, there's nothing quite like the crisp and refreshing taste of a Pilsner. At BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, our seasonal BJ's Enchantress Golden Pilsner™ is nothing short of magical. While others have claimed the Pilsner name, BJ's Enchantress Golden Pilsner™ is among the few that honors the intensely flavorful spirit of the true Pilsner. Its aroma demonstrates the Bohemian allure of this Pilsner: it's spicy, herbal and earthy, with a touch of grassiness to the discerning nose. Take a sip and you'll understand immediately that this isn't an average pseudo-pilsner: it's the real deal. You'll first notice a perfect balance of bready malt and spicy hop flavors, giving way to a crisp, smooth, and hoppy finish. The result is a beer that's both refreshing and engaging.
What Exactly Is a Pilsner?
In the Bohemian city of Pilsen, they have been brewing beer for centuries. But it was in 1842 when their beer made a lasting impression on the world stage. This is the year that a man named Josef Groll changed the beer world forever. Originally from Bavaria, where many esteemed beers are made, Groll became a brewer at the citizens' brewery in Pilsen, where he introduced the world to a golden beer made with lighter kilned malts and Saaz hops: the Pilsner. Pilsen became the epicenter of this popular new style that quickly spread across Europe. As with many popular things, lesser copies were made. But the original Pilsner style still stands out, and anyone who tries a true Bohemian-style Pilsner will understand why this beer became so beloved in the first place.
How Does BJ's Enchantress Golden Pilsner™ Honor the Original Pilsner?
Pilsners are notoriously tricky beers to brew correctly. Our Head Brewer, Aaron Stueck, used the resources of our R&D Brewery in Boulder, Colorado to craft a Pilsner recipe that would capture the alluring spirit and intense yet balanced flavors of the original. For one thing, we use Saaz hops, which are the same type of hops that Josef Groll used to make his Pilsner a sensation. The malts and hops we used are imported from the Czech Republic and from Germany. The yeast we use requires slow, cold fermentation that lasts at least two weeks. It's then lagered, or kept and matured at cold temperatures, for several more weeks after fermentation. Then, BJ's Enchantress Golden Pilsner™ comes out clean, smooth and ready to refresh.
What Food Pairs Best With BJ's Enchantress Golden Pilsner™
One of the great things about a Pilsner is that it pairs well with a wide variety of foods. Try it with a savory appetizer like our our Crispy Calamari, and then move onto your entree. We think that our EnLIGHTened Shrimp and Arugula Pita Tacos, our EnLIGHTened Peruvian Quinoa Bowls, and our Santa Fe Salad perfectly complement the clean and spicy flavors of Enchantress Golden Pilsner™. If you have some beer left by dessert, try it paired with our Sugar Cookie Pizookie®!