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


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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   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 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Franzen (486) - SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2015
Nice aroma, but what’s really nice is the taste. Really nice pilsner taste good bitterness and dryness and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rotaman14 (559) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2015
Writing this from memory. Cloudy gold, huge white head. Grassy, fresh, fairly balanced taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gubihumle (540) - Nřrre Aaby, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2015
En af de bedst humlede řl der findes. En typisk gedigen řl som man med glćde ser frem til at nyde,, nĺr man endelig befinder sig i Prag. At den er ufiltreret gřr den kun bedre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
melush (2759) - SPAIN - NOV 26, 2015
Tap / Tirador. @ XXXII, Sevilla, Espańa. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Malt, cereal, bitter, slightly hoppy / Malta, cereal, amargo, ligeramente a lupulo.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markoijelena (2140) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 17, 2015
Plastic Bottle 1.5l from bro ippopotamo36.Taste with cika Boban and cika Alberto in Vranovo Serbia. 25.09.2015.Thank you bro for bringing this in Serbia. Pour it little bit hazy golden color with medium white head.Aroma malty and some yeast feel.Good palate, Taste of apple, pear, some nutty feel, grassy hops Saaz.Nice balanced smooth finish.Totally different from regular, really good.I hope I will try one day directly fresh.This bottle was one week old.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13611) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2015
Gravicask (OlutExpo2015) wooden cask
Super grainy aroma. Lovely hazy pale orange. Such raw fresh grains, it’s magical on the nose. I could swim in this. Alas it’s a bit duller in the mouth - lightly bready grains. Finish is pleasantly hopped, just a little bit of dry crisp spiciness. Super drinkable. Smooth palate, like a good hazy unfiltered lager should be. Well, this is a good beer to help you shed your prejudices - who cares if this is SABMiller, this is a beautiful lager.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marduk (6162) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2015
Little tun @Olutexpo 2015. Clear golden color. Huge size, thick white head, stays. Not much of aroma. Tiny bit of yeast and wheat. Nice malty body with moderately spicy hops. Nice hoppy bitterness. Everything is in balance. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3955) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2015
Tap. Slightly hazy golden with an average white head. Aroma of grassy hops, hay, grain and caramel notes. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and nice bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and average carbonation. A very nice Pils indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6067) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Lightly hazy, dark golden color with a medium white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, honey, grassy hops. Taste of dough, earth, toffee, biting grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cunningham (6909) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2015
Hmmm what is there to say about this that have not been said before. Probably nothing. If you stumble upon this rating, you might believe it is an “happy” rating. I rarely give any pilsner any higher rating than 3. But this pilsner make you realize how pilsner really should be. Not all the crap you usually get. Looks lovely with its hazed golden color and two finger thick white head. Solid lacing down the glass. Both aroma and flavor are dominated by a lovely mellow and smooth malt aroma. Lovely fresh bitterness. Medium body and a pleasant creamy soft carbonation. One more please!
[On tap from a wooden barrel at Forest & Brown in Oslo, Norway]

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