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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: 3178   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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2003
This is by far the best pilsner I've had so far. Yellowish-gold color with little head. Everything is nicely balanced to make a smooth drinking beer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2003
nice deep gold color, moderately but pleasantly bitter, long-lasting, classic Pilsner taste

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
yoobz (4) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2003 does not count
A really good crisp beer. It sure tastes good with pizza or calzone. This beer was the beer of the month at a bar around the corner.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pwyman (71) - Hubert, North Carolina, USA - FEB 23, 2003
A medium golden color with a light head. Lightly bitter. A perfect pilsner.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane (101) - Skćvinge, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2003
A beer with many traditions. I like its bitterness - a perfect beer for a hot summerday

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2003
A golden clear and sparkly appearance with a very dispersed head. A slight skunky and fruity flavor...crisp. I don't really dig pilsners...but, it wasn't undrinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Terminus (3214) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 19, 2003
what can i say-saaz hops all the way!!! had on tap about a week ago and i must say, a very respectful pilsner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2003
I'm not much into Pils but this one is quite nice. A lot of flavour in this darker pilsner. Almost a floral like taste. Nice bite in the finish. Sure beats the other pilsners I've had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ferox (84) - Newcastle, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2003
Has to be one of the best overall pilsners in the world. Perfect, good sized head. Flavour is wonderful.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2003
Very bitter afterbite, kind of surprising for even a pilsner I thought. Perhaps it is because I drank it after another very bitter beer... <hic!>


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