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


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RATINGS: 228   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.95   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bontus (615) - Flanders, BELGIUM - MAR 5, 2009
Drunk this in the brewery on a tour. Golden body and a foamy white head. Delicious pilsner. Probably THE pilsener.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
MiP (13055) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2009
Draught Na Parkanu. Hazy orange colour. Big stable creamy white head. The flavour is very refreshing, fruity with a medium bitterness. Grapey fruity hop flavour. Very drinkable and good.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2009
UPDATED: APR 16, 2009 This may just be the world’s best beer. Unfortunately you’ll have to go all the way to Plzen to get some, as it is only available at the end of a Pilsner Urquell brewery tour or in the Na Parkanu Restaurant at the brewery museum. I would suggest, however, that it is well worth the trip. I had it at the end of the tour, in the brewery cellars, on tap, straight from an oak barrel, surely the best way invented to drink beer. Unfortunately they only give you a very small glass, because this stuff is fantastic! The yeast present gives it a cloudy gold appearance, and it pours with quite a large, firm head. Its bitterness is mild, and dominated by the strong, fruity flavour. The palate is nice and crisp, and it finishes smoothly. An almost completely faultless beer. It is simply a brilliant, shining example of what beer can be!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 17, 2009
Draught at Na Parkanu, Plzen. Hazy orange with a creamy white head. Aroma of malt, yeast and grassy saaz hop notes. Flavour is sweet malt, bread and a clean, crisp bitterness from the hops. Dry and hoppy finish. A remarkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jfb (3465) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 (draught, at Na Parkanu, Pilsen) pours a hazy golden colour with a tall layer of dense white foam. distinct aroma of buttery, honeyed pale malts and herbal hops, more mellow and grainy than the standard version. flavour is more pronounced, with full honeyed pale malts and herbal hops, light notes of yeast and caramel. a full-bodied pilsner with medium carbonation and a smooth, light bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2008
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2008 On tap at Urquell. Hazy golden with a tall. dense and creamy head leaving laces. Very malty aroma with a whiff of yeast. Medium body, sweet maltiness with lots of flowery hop accents. Dry and hoppy finish with the hops really growing on your palate. 270608 and 280608.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2008
On draught on tour at the brewery. A hazy golden colored beer, with a beautiful white thick head. The aroma of hops, malt and some wood. The taste of hop bitters, a little bit sweet with malty and wood notes. Drink it slowly, the temperature rises and it will be more tastefull. It has a lovely dry bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TaktikMTL (5552) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2008
En fűt. Verre dégusté directement dans les souterrains de la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de leveure et d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un moyen col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goűt d’agrume et de boisé. Durée moyenne de l’arričre goűt. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légčrement minérale. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence d’agrume et de céréale en arričre goűt. (Rating #1967)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2008
Cloudy golden with medium white head. Sweet fruity aroma with yeasty, hoppy, floral and caramel notes. Sweet fruity, flavor with caramel and hoppy notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
asheft (2447) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2008
[I don’t need to say where I got this] Plenty of fresh czech hops in the nose together with a citrusy sulfur. Hazy caramel with a lasting clingy white foam. Excellent caramel maltiness behind a fairly assertive bitterness that seems to be more rounded in the filtered version. Tons of fresh hops flavour, but also fermentation sulfur and even some DMS. They tell me that’s it’s impossible, but I’m sure that I could detect a hint of aromatic oak in the very end as I licked my lips. Medium body and a lasting bitterness. Moderate carbonation--higher than one may expect from a cask.

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