Brewed by Plzensky Prazdroj (SABMiller)
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Plzen, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný (unfiltered) is available on the Plzensky Prazdroj tour and at Na Parkanu in Plzen. A limited number of kegs were exported to Sweden and Finland for special events. Though the beer is not kvasnicovy (yeast beer), as there is no wort or young yeast added, it is unpasteurized and unfiltered.
Unfiltered Pilsner is available in selected pubs every october. Note that this is not the same as the more widespread tankovná (tank beer) or the unpasteurized (filtered) version, both of which are found throughout Prague and Czech Republic. all of these other versions should be reviewed under the regular Pilsner Urquell entry. Additionally, the 170 year Anniversary flip-top bottles should be reviewed under the regular Pilsner Urquell entry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Desverger (5072) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2015
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - golden pour with white head. Aroma and taste is malty and grassy hoppy, straw, hay, crisp on the palate, goes down very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (13482) - DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015
Tap delivered same day @ Highlanders , 4.4%. Slightly hazy golden with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, grass, straw and a little grainy. Flavour is malt, fruit, hop, grass, straw, little earthy, little grainy, medium sweet and quite bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (11705) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Tap at Taphouse in Copenhagen. The real unfiltered found its way to cph. Hazy yellow white head. Dry aroma. Yeasty notes and perhaps a little bit of dough. The filtered one is much more perfumy or flowery in comparison. Flavor is yeasty malty and euro hoppy. Some sweet notes too. Filtered is cleaner and a little less yeasty. Palate is decisively softer and nicer in the unfiltered version. Somehow the unfiltered has the best overall taste to it. But both are fine specimens. As I see it the unfiltered is overrated at ratebeer , probably not the best of its kind.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lukasmh (727) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Tap, finally! Pours slight cloudy very clean goldenwith creamy white head. Aroma is crisp, pilsner malt, earthy spicy hops, slight flowery. Subtle caramel. Taste is super fresh, hoppy, spicy, sweet pale malt, biscuit. Smooth body and long crisp quite bitter finish. Spicy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kjesnor (3) - NORWAY - SEP 17, 2015 does not count
Standard pilsner. Light and good to drink ever time............................

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melker (244) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
FYI this beer is possible to get from bars other than the brewery bar. I got it from tap at The Rover, Göteborg. Grass, earth, yeast, bread, herbs, flowers. Balanced beer, medium bitter and medium sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
axl (267) - Lund, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
Straight from the barrel (or at least that’s what it’s made to look like) during the brewery tour. Much more enjoyable than the ordinary version (though the ambience certainly played a role), I wish this was more widely sold as I’d drink more Pilsner Urquell if it was! (Different rating format as I have no proper tasting notes)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (2187) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Straight from the source. I can pretend to imagine drinking this beer as a Medieval Belgian peasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 4, 2015
8/VII/15 - on tap @ the beer museum (Plzen) - BB: n/a (2015-882) Thanks to Motelpogo for the beer and food!

Bit hazy orange to deep blond beer, huge creamy off-white head, very stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: yeast (top fermenting, very specific smell), brewery, wort, little metallic. MF: soft carbon, full body, smooth creamy texture. Taste: bit sweet, malty touch, fruity notes, soft bitterness, citrus. Aftertaste: bit fruity, nice bitter hops, grassy, very creamy and smooth finish. It’s really amazing how much better this beer is, unfiltered and straight from tap! So much fuller, richer, creamier, tastier. Lovely beer and should be again Czech’s number 1 beer, totally deserved! (when writing this, the n°1 beer is Matuska Stout with 18 ratings)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
djoeye (2759) - Tromsř, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2015
You’ll have to get this only in Plzen CZ: Look; mafioso off white tight standing head, hazy strawy gold-golden body, crocheted small curtains everywhere inside the mug. Aroma; bread, straw, hops, grains, malts - clean straightforward perfect start. Taste; mafioso malts, leafy hops, bread, butter, meadow spices, sweet butterscotch. Finishes softly blended 2/3 malts and 1/3 fine fresh hops, OMG !. Feels well balanced, clean, just a little oily, but also the tiny oil contains the finest malts. Overall probably the best beer ever. Best pils in the world, pitty that there’s never any bottled version. [50cl in a clear mug, apx4.4%abv, T@Šenk Na Parkanu, T@Ferie2015]

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