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


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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rotin (294) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 23, 2015
Draught at the Pivovarská šenkovna, Ústí n. L. (easter edition 2015). Little cloudy, golden colored beer. Aroma of malt, bread, some sweet fruity or flowery tones. Medium bodied, malty flavor, bready, moderately hopped.
Not bad, still it is average beer. Definitely not the best Czech pilsener.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonusWagner (1793) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Has a slight buttery popcorn diacetyl character in the nose. But the flavors are crackery malts with a slightly grassy hoppiness imparting medium bitterness for style; not as tame as more generic pils, less exotic than the Italian exemplars of style. Quite easy to drink and tasty to boot. Meets my expectations and I had to travel all the way to a World of Beer to try it rather than going back to my Grandmother’s homeland.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
RollE2k (45) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
Pretty much as boring as the regular urquell, that means it works when in emergency situations, but not otherwise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bodega95 (85) - - MAR 19, 2015
Es nuestra pilsner favorita. On tap en OMA bistró. Dorada con una abundante corona blanca. Notas de caramelo, ligera, chispeante y refrescante. Carbonatación media y amargor ligero. La pilsner ideal.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (707) - - MAR 15, 2015
Softly hazed and golden, with a head of tightly packed white. Corn, biscuits, honey and crackers on the malt side of the nose -- a lot of malty complexity. The hops are soft here, lending an herbal, minty twang to the proceedings. Compared to the standard draft and bottled versions, it’s got a lot more malt character -- again the rich melanoidins of crackers and honey. The barley is balanced perfectly by tea-like hops. A lot of complexity in this little old Pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
backdaft (278) - Menasha Red Light District, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 12, 2015
On tap @WOB-Appleton. Seriously lucky to try this. Pours a hazy orange/gold in color. Huge, frothy, white head leaves plenty of lacing all the way down. Aromas of grain, malt, and grassy hops. Taste is well balanced between bready malts, sweet grains, and grassy hops. Light to medium sweet, with some perceived bitterness. Very smooth and incredibly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - MAR 12, 2015
Orange, gelb. In der Nase hopig, Malznoten, recht würzig, Hefe, minimal schweflig. Am Gaumen pilsig, würzig, Malzkörper. Sehr gutes Pils.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartlebier (2760) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAR 11, 2015
Complimentary sponsor draught pour@BKL ’15 - FR. Had CZ-based people not already introduced me to unfiltered Bohemian pilsner goodness like Kout, this would have opened the BKL with a revelation that Urquell, traditional representative of CZ pilsners, can have actual malt character: Rich malts, textured like sawdust and seasalt, assaulting the palate with a Saaz-aided bite. Peach blossom and flowery-herbal nose, while being somewhat rough on first sip: grainy, macropored artisanal bread, some pepper. Did not taste in optima forma and still this was a memorable enough, malt-characteristic opener to the following three-day beer olympics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Werckmeister (1072) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 7, 2015
on tap at Braukunst Live, Munich. dark orange, hazy color, big white head. smells of grain, yeasty, medium body, very slick mouthfeel, big taste of grains, bread, burned grains, light dry / grainy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (1589) - 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.

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