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


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RATINGS: 298   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.

Chel's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chel (32) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
This is still my favorite Bohemian style pilsner as of 6-5-11. It pours golden yellow with a nice and foamy yellow head. It smells of citrus, malt, hops, and floral. It tastes fresh with a good balance of bitterness and malt sweetness. The hop bitterness is the primary flavor and is very refreshing. This is the oldest pilsner in the world and pilsner is named for the town, Pilz, it is brewed in. I love this beer alot. It is smooth and thin on the palaette and is good on a hot day or to complement good foods.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2015
Cardinal 011114. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is fruit, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit. Flavour is fruit, malt, hop, pine, grapefruit, grass, hay. Medium body. OK beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Linnet (1303) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2015
This is really the greatest example of the style, crisp, grassy, straw, hay, packed with flavour, hazy golden colour, white head. Exquisite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrGD (108) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
Straight from the barrel @Pilsner Urquell brewery. Cloudy golden colour with white head. Aromas of honey and lots of malts, very fresh and yeasty. Taste: malts, yeast, hops. Balanced and very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Manslow (379) - Warsaw, POLAND - APR 27, 2015
Kufel w Browarze w Pilznie. Kolor złoty, klarowne, piana średnia stoi długo. Aromat słodowy, chmielowy, lekko owocowy. Smak słodowo-chmielowy aromatyczny chleb.Średnio nagazowane. Nie mogłem opuścic piwnic w browarze. Bardzo dobry pilsner, wręcz kultowy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (328) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
Sample at En Öl- & Whiskymässa, Gothenburg, April, 2015. Three 25 litres kegs were brought along from the brewery, this was sampled from the first one opened. Clear deeep golden, soft, thick white four finger foam dissipating slowly leaving lots of lacings. Amazingly present aroma, with a wall of grass, floral, bready, slightly buttery feel. Taste is medium bitter, superb balance with bready, malty hints along with floral and grassy notes, velvet mouthfeel, slight bitterness in the finish. I may be a bit over exaggerated here, but still, this IS brutally tasty with the most delightful mouthfeel and high drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ramboraffe (1236) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Sample at en öl och whiskymässa 2015, Göteborg. Hazy golden with white head. Smell is floral and fruity, Taste is floral citric hoppy with a bit of butter and fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
vickey9 (709) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2015
Pours medium gold with a foamy white head. Nose is malt andBody and carbon is light, body is tight. Taste is rather bitter and dry. Palate mostly dominated by malt and hops. D@U kocoura

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ascelja (210) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 23, 2015
Tap. Little hazy golden body, medium white head. Aroma of malts and yeast, low intensity. Taste of malts, aftertaste is bitter, hoppy. Little sweet, medium bitterness. An average body and carbonation.
What kind of madness is around here? This is really an average pilsener, I can’t understand this 4,x ratings. Almost every Czech microbrewery beer (and even many of regional commercial) is few steps above this one. This is simple “not bad” category. It looks like people are ratings this trademark, old legend, not the beer (I believe any other with the same taste, aroma, etc. will be around 3).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rotin (211) - 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 (1702) - 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.

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