Leighton (8747) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2013 Gravity cask at the Prince Regent - Marylebone, London. Pours lightly hazy gold with a very large, tight white froth. The aroma has bright and bready pale malts, crispy cereal, hay. Light to medium sweet flavor with a very intense breadiness, some dry hay, rich cereal. Light bodied with fine, massaging carbonation. Quick and somewhat dry to finish with plenty more semi-dry bread, some dough, cereal grains, mild hay bittterness. Exceptional. (4.2)
Had it again, the next day, at the Haggerston. Even better. A little less bready, a little crisper, a little less toasted corn. Delicious and even more refreshing. (4.3)
SaintMatty (4296) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (EBBC 2013, Edinburgh) - Hazy golden in colour. Lime, malt, grain and a hint of soap in the aroma. Hoppy, malty and zingy taste with notes of lemon, lime, tea and earthy hops.
brokensail (9203) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Ryan for lugging this from Czech Republic. Slightly hazed golden orange pour with a nice white head. Slight skunk on the nose, but otherwise sweet bread, apple, toast, and biscuit. A touch of floral hops and yeast. The flavor is a lot like King’s Hawaiian Rolls. Sweet and bready, some biscuit, floral hops, and apple. Very easy drinking.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pils on tap thanks to recent beer tasting, overall pretty straight forward, smooth, easy to drink, still fresh from the cross continent journey, yum.
GT2 (7104) - Riverslime, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
PET ’Growler’ 48 hours old thanks to Mowbeer! Pours a low haze glowing, bright golden. Medium, dense white foam with soapy lacing. Nose is heavily skunky up front, moves to some orange sticky fruits and a lot of sweet honey roll. Taste is not really bitter or even what I would consider pilsner-like as it brings soft Hawaiian sweet roll, a lot of corn surprisingly, biscuit, and someone was mentioning "toasted corn" which I can see. Interesting, but certainly not hoppy or sharply biting like an agressive pilsner. Palate is aerated with some oil density. In the finish there is some rich caramel and flan dessert. Reminds me more of a ’prohibition lager’ of sorts that I would expect from Jack’s Abby than a pilsner in any sense. Still, loving the palate and the character even if all around the flavor caught me off guard. (also note that I was instructed to take "big swigs" of this beer via MJ, which I did) Wife gave this a 3.5.
nimbleprop (3914) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lokal in Prague, but also all over the city. Sometimes you wonder if these regional treats are going to live up to the hype. How good can a traditional, unfiltered, unpasteurized Czech style Pils really be? The answer is very simple: really fucking good. Pours a slightly hazy, deep gold with some extremely frothy, creamy, lacing white head. Honestly, it looks like perfection. The nose is very nice too, malt, dried crackers, mild honey, almost like white toast with honey spread over, a little light brie rind lurking, some mild lemon. Flavor is just spot on, gently toasted white bread, some biscuit with honey, lemon, some grass, a little straw. The finish is really the icing on the cake, it’s clean and creamy at the same time. Utterly refreshing and drinkable. An icon of the style. Worthy of all of the praise and more.
Staffan47 (693) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2013 Fattat först nu i efterhand att den här ölen som bjöds på bryggeribesöket inte är samma som den vanliga urquell. Det var någonstans i samband med den här ölen jag började få upp ögonen för god öl. Året var 2002 på en resa i Europa med boysen. Ett legendariskt citat från detta bryggbesök:
-so dear visitors, do you know how we brew the dark beer? We brew it in the night.
Kan man garva lite åt än idag...
På SBWF 2013. Underbar. Dock låg i smörkolan
Pallieter85 (13) - BELGIUM - JUN 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lost the tasting notes. Had it in 2012 in the cellars in Pilsen. Asked for another pour, and another, and another. I can totally believe this is the standard for pilsener, and my heart was bleeding knowing what other breweries dare to call pilsener beer.
pgreensoup (13) - - MAY 11, 2013
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nefiltrovany Pilsner Urquell is a billion times better than the bottle. It really is unbelievable if you are having it on tank (tankova) in Prague. There is a growing number of establishments that pour it straight from the polystyrene bags through the tap to your glass. It doesn’t get better than Pilsner from the tank in Prague 6.
Pep10 (8) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Direct from the barrel in the Pilsner Urquell brewery. Hazy golden in colour with a creamy white head. The taste is unique, unlike anything I have had before, Creamy on the palat with a slight sour note and a hint of yeast. A fantastic refreshing after taste. Beyond all expectation!