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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 3380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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It is called the "model of meter" among beers. All other pilsners are a better or worse attempt to copy the original - the first ever Pilsner Urquell. Its unparalleled exceptionality is guaranteed by the same recipe dating from 1842.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clockk (72) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 13, 2015
Para mi es la reina de la Pils. Refrescante y bien echa, con una espuma blanquecina persistente.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EAGLE82 (161) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
Simply perfect! The best Pilsner out there. I you had one you will never prefer anything else.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SG111 (410) - New York, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottled. Pours honey color, white head. Aroma is very sweet caramel, honey and Apple notes. Flavor is sweet, light pilsner malt, caramel, honey. Slightly bitter (which is welcome) finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cmc619 (492) - California, USA - APR 11, 2015
Sometimes, a beer rating comes down to not the brewer, not the brand, but the glass. On my first trip to Prague (2010), I tasted Urquell in Plzen in the caves. That blew away every preconception I had about the beer from trying it occasionally in bottles. On my second trip to Prague just recently (2015), I discovered Lokal, which was said to pour the best Urquell in the city. Went in and immediately loved the unique blend of throwback communist beer hall with trendy-hipster minimalism. Ordered an Urquell after the waitress explained the "3 pours" to us (weird - never saw that in Prague on the other visit). And it’s basically a perfect beer. Not much more to say. Super hoppy compared to modern pils. Beautiful soft and creamy head and mouthfeel. Just. Good. "50% of the responsibility lies with the brewer. The other 50% is up to the barman." Case in point at Lokal in Prague!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (637) - SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Pretty solid as these sorts of lager go. Slightly sweet but not sickly, bitter without tasting like chemicals and not a watery mess in the mouth. Very drinkable.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salwal (33) - - APR 10, 2015
Clear orange with little to no head.Strong bitter finish and nose of sausage water... Overrated sry...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kulesha83 (2) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Хороше, смачне світле. Асоціац& з минулим

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3143) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015
330 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/16/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with well balanced pale malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. A bit too fruity/estery in the aromas, but not too bad. Taste of lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly clean on lager flavors with some slight yeast esters present in the taste. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Moderate dryness. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a very good Czech pilsner style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. If it was cleaner with less fruity esters it definitely would have scored higher; but still a nicely enjoyable offering overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kolo269 (25) - aulnay sous bois, FRANCE - APR 4, 2015
biala piana ktora szybko opada ale zostaje cieniutki kozuch,smak goryczkowy,czuc lekko slod i lekko zalegajaca chmielowa goryczke,w zapachu slodowosc i jakby siano i jeszcze skoszona trawa,duze wysycenie,jedno z lepszych komercyjnych piw

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGCostaNeves (63) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015
The hand of Pilsners is a wonderful beer. Strong golden color with a white and effervescent foam good training. The aroma reveals a strong herbal trend with lemongrass notes, cereals, cereal malt, honey, spicy hops, and why not some cookie nuances that bring a certain sweetness. The taste is peculiar of this classic beer with apparent grains, cereals, honey, lemon grass, corn bread and spices logically all very well hopped a delicious bitterness. The malts are rather complex and merge in an interesting mixture with hop bitterness. A gem. In a medium body and good carbonation in effervescent granules, dry finish say that brings a creamy texture and crisp closing a thin bitter that always, always ask another sip. Saaz hops blessed !!! For me the best of all Lager. Incomparable.


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