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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2004
Pretty darn good for a macro beer. A crisp refreshing beer with some bitterness and sweetness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2004
Spicy saaz aroma. Clear golden colour with large bubbled white head that recedes to cover. Strong, spicy bitterness is the dominant flavour. Medium light body and long dry finish. Perhaps not best of style (overbalanced towards bitterness) but a decent beverage all the same. Bottle (green).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2004 A great brew when you're downing a six pack. Smooth drinking with some hoppiness - a modle for the macros, proving that you can pump out a beer with flavour that has mass appeal.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BearBrewer (86) - New York, east village, New York, USA - APR 11, 2004
One of my first favorite "real" beers. Fantastic on tap, beautiful straw color, effervescant white head, strong hop nose. Crisp smooth finish with a nice hop bite at the end. A great drinking beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ToolHead (266) - Křbenhavn, DENMARK - APR 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2005 50 cl bottle, served in Urquell glass. Dark gold w/ good-sized head. Pleasant, hoppy aroma. Crisp, somewhat bitter taste w/ a pleasant bite, and a fabulous, lingering, very distinctive finish. Easier to drink than water. I never get tired of this beer, and I regret that I didn’t get around to tasting it some years back when it had even more character.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 7, 2004
On tap - Slaughtered Lamb Greenwich Village. A slightly creamy aroma more characterful than most pilsners. The colour is golden but over-carbonated. Flavour is slightly creamy and wheaty. Not bad for a pilsener and apparently much copied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pman (26) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2004
I misjudged this beer initially after drinking it from a bottle; on tap it is more flavorful and well worth your time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocLock (8397) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2004
A good, crisp pils. Yelloe coloredwith a subdued head. Aromas of citrus and hops. Has a smooth hoppy taste, with a crisp, clean finish. The green bottle have got to go, though. I've had skunked bottles of this.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adrian910ss (2412) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2004
Golden, yellowish in color with a small head. Slightly bitter in taste, but in a pleasant way. Good beer for drinking on a hot summer day.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2004
Bottle. Grassy hops aroma with some maltiness and black pepper. Just enough bitterness. Seemed to be a slightly old sample and a bit tired.


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