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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: 3281   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - AUG 3, 2003
The head was small sized, white and contained fine-small bubbles that quickly dissipated.The body was carbonated and clear.The hue was gold.The nose was skunky and there was no lacing with this beer.The flavor was bitter tasting and it left an aftertaste.The mouthfeel was thin and watery.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Elvis (5) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2003 does not count
Hoppy, skunky, but somehow appealing. Not much on the aroma, decent head, slightly bitter, but light and refreshing.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jerkadilly74 (155) - mooresville, Indiana, USA - AUG 1, 2003
This is the true "skunky" beer. Somewhat simi9lar to Heine, Becks, and the others. Not spectacular yet not shitty either. The 6 pack price is a bit hefty, try to find stores that sell these individually.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2003 I can't believe I forgot to rate this one. Golden color with a nice head. Grassy, hoppy aroma. A very hoppy taste that I'm not a fan of. I prefer a weaker flavored pilsner, like St. Pauli Girl. Not my favorite kind of hops.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1368) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2003
Overall, a wonderful brew. Strong golden color with a well-balanced hop-malt combination. Although, I think Czechvar edges it out just a little.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
JoeyT (8) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2003 does not count
Supposedly, this Czech beer is the world's oldest pilsner. I didn't like it at all. Skunky taste. Highly overrated, if you ask me.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
duffman24 (6) - USA - JUL 22, 2003 does not count
This is what a beer should be, great aroma, flavor packed, slightly bitter after taste. Those Czech's know how to do it

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
steasa (12) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2003
This beer packs a punch! Massive Saaz Hops aroma,clean fresh malty taste.Plenty of Hops flavour and deep long hops finish.Best Pilsner available.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2007 Oh lunch beer, how I love thee. Draught served in pint glass. Large frothy white head diminishes slowly and leaves very nice lacing. Average looking (density) body is mildly carbonated and a medium yellow in color. Nose is of light malt (light bread, grain), moderate hops (perfume, herbs). Taste shifts from sweet to spicy bitter with a long finish. Body is medium density and very creamy. Carbonation is soft. Everything is as it should be with this brew; peppery hops, creamy mouthfeel, no harshness. A great thirst quencher but not terribly interesting in the aroma / flavor departments.

Rerate, 7-9-07. 50cl can, Duvel tulip. Flavour and aroma are far less than I remember, and the mouthfeel is quite watery. Distinct coppery aroma/flavour. Meh, mediocre.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 17, 2003
Pale gold yellow color, a little clearer and less bubbly than czechvar. Can pour a large grassy/straw smelling/tasting head if too warm. Iniital taste is saaz hops, but has some sour notes to it I dont care for. Some malt character towards the finish, but this beer is too watery, and does not warm gracefully. Still, it has a crisp enough body while cold and has some straw/floral notes to some extent.


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