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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3380   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2006 Bottle. Clear golden color. Aroma is light and flowery. Taste is as you would expect. It’s a pilsner, thus not very interesting, but it goes down smooth. Decent light beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2004
Pillowy white head over a golden beer. Thick lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is mostly floral hops but seems slightly metallic. Some faint malt underneath that. Taste does not seem well-balanced to me. It is crisp enough, mildly fruity and would definately be welcome on a hot day, but otherwise nothing spectacular.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
punklawyer (100) - USA - FEB 15, 2004
I cannot seem to get this one (and not for lack of effort) when it is fresh. Every one I have had was skunky smelling with accompanying bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Poured with a big white foamy head, nice looking golden beer. Yeasty bread odor with sweet, mild fruity apple-cider smell. Smells refreshing. This 6-pack is not overly fresh. =\ Bitter, dry, good hop presence, some skunk(freshness issue) and a nice, mild apple//pear, lightly malty aftertaste while maintaining the bitterness. Overall very refreshing: nice dry, bitter flavor with fruit for a very pleasant beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Bright gold color. White head. Strong spicy aroma very distinct. I don't find it as bitter as some seem too. A nice change from average pils but not as good as I hoped for.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 This pours a pure gold color with a medium white head. The lacing is average. The nose is clean and a bit hoppy and sweet. The bitterness comes first with a light acidicity. There’s mostly malts, banana sweetness, and peppery bitterness. This is a very clean, nice changeup.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
SlimJimDrinker (115) - Nřrrebronx, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2004
Light bitter pilsner. Very Mild. You can easily get very hammered sitting in Praha on this beer ;D

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fly (1420) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Formula 409. How is it that I've had some beers SO many times and never rated them? I would feel much worse for not really commenting so much on the beer itself (which I like) but I have looked in the past at all the ratings by the BIG PEOPLE that have NO comments at all. Formula 409

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - FEB 11, 2004
Bottle: Pale golden color with a creamy white head that has surprising staying power. Nose is floral hop with a hint of yeast. Light body, somehwat dry with a moderate hop presence. Clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (5903) - Billdal, SWEDEN - FEB 7, 2004
Draught at U Zlateho Tygra, Praha, Czech Republic. A large and rocky head with a malty and bready aroma. A fine and longlasting bitterness and maltiness.


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