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


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RATINGS: 3637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Asmodeus (4) - Blairstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2005 does not count
Not bad. Pretty up front with what it’s trying to do -- can be skunky, but overall it’s fairly clean and a little more dry tasting than other european green bottle imports.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 8, 2005
skunky smell and a little citrus flavor that has a slighty bitter finish pretty good

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 8, 2005
UPDATED: APR 26, 2005 aroma is hoppy, a bit grassy. taste is same with a bitter hoppy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
walleye (1088) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2005
from the bottle. poured light honey with a nice size white head. aroma, malts, hops some skunkieness but not to bad grains. flavor, citrus, malts hints of sugar and a bitter sourness. not to bad, very easy to drink will make a good hot summer day beer to just throw down.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2005
It’s skunkeriffic! Maybe I had a really bad bottle, but this is the skunkiest smelling beer I have ever experienced (except for the bottle of Heineken my buddy and I left in the sun for an hour just to see what would happen). Pale yellow, little head. Luckily most of the skunkiness does not find it’s way into the flavor. Not hugely bitter, but the bitterness seemed very harsh. Not something I’d like to experience again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demitriustown (1175) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2005
Clear very golden color. smells decent I did detect a little skunk but oh well. The flovor is strong but very pleasent sweetness and bitter meld together in an enjoyable combination. I enjoyed this brew. Got the tall boy 1pt. 6.3 oz bottle and I wish I would have got the sixer. Very good Pislner worth the money you pay for it. All pilsners should wish to be this good, and we all know that there is a mess load of crappy ones. Yummy!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrianG (44) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2005
Poured a very golden color. Average head that lasted a few minutes. Had an aroma that was rather skunky, but the beer tasted good. Strong flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2469) - California, USA - APR 2, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2006 Definitely a fresh only beer. I’ve really grown an appreciation for this beer. It’s dangerously drinkable and has enough there to keep me interested. Golden bronze with a large pillowy white head. Aroma is grassy hops and sea air, bread, flowers. The mouthfeel is buttery, but the hops dance on the tongue. Dangerously drinkable, probably my favorite pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hezron (613) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Pours cloudy golden yellow with a tall white head and good lacing. Aromas of citrus and hay malt. Flavors of citrus and hay, much like the aroma. Well balanced with some bitterness in the finish. No skunk, this must have been a fresh bottle. Medium body, almost creamy. So this is what a pilsener is supposed to taste like?

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Crisp taste, contrasts to the rough malt flavor. Very drinkable, goes down nice. Slight bitter, but otherwise, very little otherwise in the taste department.

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