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


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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.
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
[Unfiltered, unpasteurized, barrel-fermented. From the brewery tour] Very cloudy yellowish/golden color. Nice dense foam on top of my small sample glass. Aroma is FRESH. Fresh yeast, fresh grassy hops. Delicious. The malt character seems to be a bit subdued by all the other complexities of this beer. Yeast character is quite dominant, but not really overpowering (or providing much, if any diacetyl.). Hop character is strong and grassy. Quite bitter. The fermentation within the barrel seems to provide some interesting character to the beer overall... kind of musty and wet. Another layer of complexity. Overall, this beer was one of the highlights of my beer-focused trip abroad. Outstanding, overall. I’ll be lucky if I’m able to try this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1263) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 3, 2015
On tap, u2p. Light hazy pale body, medium head. Aroma is yeasty, noble, malty. Taste has high sweetness, mostly malty with well balanced noble profile. body is full, high carbonation. Amazing drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mithe (969) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2015
(tap 0,5l @ U2P (Brno))
Aroma: Malty, hops.
Appearance: Hazy golden. Medium white head.
Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter. Light hops. Well balanced.
Palate: Medium body. Creamy texture. Bitter finish.
Overall: Ok, this is The Pilsner Urquell worth its name, not the boring below average stuff that they sell in bottles and in most pubs...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
feliponk (3) - CHILE - FEB 4, 2015 does not count
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2015 Una de las mejores pilsner que he probado, refrescante, sutil al paladar y muy deliciosa

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rammer (295) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle. Good pilsener. I don’t like this style but this beer is good. Nice bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (4378) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2015
At na parkanau Plzen with Sarah. Aroma is yeasty, fresh pils grains and earthy spicy hops. Hazed golden bright coloured pour with a steadfast sticky white froth. Flavour is earthy spicy hops married with fresh yeast lager yeast, sweet grains. Palate is semi crisp, highish carbonation and slightly grainy on the tongue. Complex, balanced and very easy to sink. A joy. Wish there wasn’t some idiots smoking beside me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley (3615) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2015
From barrel at the brewery tour. Slightly hazy gold pour with thin creamy white head. Aroma is really nice, rich lightly caramelized malt notes with fresh grassy, herbal hop notes. Taste is super smooth but very flavorful, nice sweet malty taste with a lingering bitter finish. Palate is light, light carbonation, so easy to drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pjk2 (1) - - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
I’ve enjoyed this beer since tasting it first in 1958 at the American[!] Embassy booth at the Brussels Worlds Fair. I’ve never found a pilsner that MATCHES it for taste aroma, &, especially, aftertaste. A batch of Canada’s (St Catherines Brewery) Moevenpick Pilsner seemed at least as good to me in about 1996, but later rounds of that brew were not as satisfying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
esp0r (2165) - NORWAY - DEC 30, 2014
From keg at Cafe Sara
Pours golden hazy with a massive creamy white head. Smell of grassy hops and spice, light malts. Light sweet, very crisp and refreshing, dry mouthfeel. Ends with a moderate to medium bitter finish. Grassy and spicy from the saaz. Quite nice, but not extraordinary better than the normal bottled and canned version

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Meilby (8479) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2014
Draught @ Cardinal, Stavanger
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, grain, hay and grass. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long grainy and grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is tihn to oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
NallePalle (183) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 5, 2014
Draught @ Queen’s Head, Stockholm. Nice, refreshing, well balanced in many respects.

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