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

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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Draught from a keg from the Czech Republic. This is the only beer my wife will drink, she buys it from an importer who gets it from Plzen. After a carboy I can see why. Notes of grass, hay and grape. Big bodied for such a light seeming beer. Perfectly balanced, in the malt and hops. To quote her again. "This is the best beer in the world, why should I drink anything less." Wonderful finish. A good reason to retire to Plzen (Actually she also drinks the tinned tankovna Pilsner Urquell, but nothing else".)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
Draught at Den Blĺ Hund. Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized white head. Malty aroma of ay, grass and hops. Malty flavour of hay, hops and grass with notes of grape fruits and yeast. Hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 16, 2011
Sample from the brewery. ORange yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Light caramel and bread aroma. Very sharp bitter flavor. Notes of citrus. Bready with some dusty funk. Crisp and biting. Excellent pils.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnar (5676) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2011
From the vaulted lagering cellar in Plzen, this was the third time i travelled to Plzen to taste this wonderful brew. After an hour and more, boring trip, the guide was most proud of the bottling plant(greatest in Europe) My son and me was more interested in the beer. Served as fresh as fresh can be, in a big plastic cup, the color is hazy golden with a big creamy white head. The aroma has lots of fresh yeast, citrus and spices from the noble Saaz. Taste is overwhelmingly fresh hops, very good hop presence, spicy and grassy, on top of a solid sweet malty body. This is good++

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6296) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2011
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival, 30 Sep 2011) Hazy golden colour with frothy, white head. Malty nose with notes of grass, hay, bready malt and hints of citrus. Malty, fresh taste with grass, bread, hay, toffee, hints of citrus and a generous grassy bitterness in the finish. Medium body, fairly dry. Very fresh and very tasty. Lovely pilsener.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2361) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2011
Fat pĺ ölmässan i Stockholm 2011 Vertikalprovad mot den filtrerade versionen. Ofiltrerad är mycket mer fruktig än den brödiga filtrerade versionen. Trevlig eftersmak.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dazz3 (1554) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2012 Sampled at SB & WF 2011. Golden with a small white head. Smells stale and malty. Tastes stale malty with a stale bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clyx (208) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whiskey Festival Very nice lager with great mouthfeel, the only funky part of it is that it’s taste like nachos, but in a good way. It’s a beer i would like to have more often than having a sample in a stressful festival.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3051) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2011
Sample @ SBWF on September 29. Pours cloudy yellow with a rather small white head. Smell reminds me of a hefeweissen. There’s yeast, coriander and a fresh sweetness. Taste is malty with hints of butterscotch. It has a nice and balanced hoppy bitterness to it. A great lager. Pity this isn’t the Urquell that’s widely distributed.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Countbeer (4745) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2011
Draught from the cask at the brewery tour: Big vast white head on top of a deep hazy yellow colored beer. Smell wild yeast, light sour, yeast, bit like champagne, hints of hops. Taste is a soft smooth balanced mix of hops, yeast, smooth bitterness, a slight hint of something acidic/sour, some herbs/spices but smooth. Light fruity yeasty bitter aftertaste. Low carbo, medium to a bit fuller body, soft mouthfeel and a creamy texture. Had this again in Na Parkanu but you could taste it was less fresher. Best is directly from the cask. Divine!


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