lordwunjo (46) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A perfect beer, very enjoyable. The color is especially golden. The taste and aftertaste are especially pleasing.
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2004 An almost perfect beer. The beer present it self with a’ nice white head, a’ hoppy and bitter taste and a’ lovely mouthfeel.
Crockett (1029) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I'm not the biggest fan of pilseners. This is a decent one. Short white slow fading head. Good ammount of carbonation throughout. Just this side of skunky apple aroma. Hoppy with some roastinesss. A bit of malt. Ricey, soil, apple and pear some honey. Round and clean.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2006 When in Omaha, drop into the Bohemian Cafe and drink this on tap out of large heavy ceramic mugs made by Frankoma. Then enjoy some liver dumpling soup. I guess my point is that the classics are going to always be classic and stand the test of time. Please, make sure that you get a light-protected version of this (such as on tap). You beeraphernalia collectors can also buy the Frankoma Bohemian Cafe mugs as a souvenir.
becksgenius (110) - Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2004
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hard to find this stuff in decent condition, the bottle coupled with light skunks them so fast. Given that fact its probably hard to trust my rating as i have not had a good one. guess i need to go to a bar in plzen.
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled (660ml). People seem to love this or hate it. I can't believe the number of comments about it being stale or skunked - how can a supposedly world class beer distributed in a such a state. Mine wasn't skunked, but I just don't find it that exciting. I'm not really a big lager fan and I don't find it a crisp as many do. There's a lot a maltiness in there. So I don't love it or hate it, I just find it unexceptional. I prefer Budvar and some other Czech pilsners. I suppose it might be different if I were drinking it fresh in a bar in Plzen, but I doubt I'll be doing that any time soon.
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2004 Nice and light color and taste. Great when its ice cold and has a little hops and a little malt flavor. Absolutely crisp as the other ratings say. Very easy to drink a few.
Hangover (1088) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2004 Wonderful clear, golden color. Large head which dissipates to nothing in about 2 seconds. Clean, fresh aroma, little bit of spice/hops. Taste is crisp and refreshing. Mild hop bitterness. Pleasant mouthfeel. Not bad. Kinda like a weak pale ale, but in a good way. Extra points because it's a pilsner, and it's actually decent.
bsour (78) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 16, 2004
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I hope the drain liked this more than I did because that is where it ended up. This beer was too carbonated, skunked, and all around nasty. Too bad I'm not going to Czechoslovakia anytime soon to try a real Pilsner Urquell.
rabuc (143) - carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2004
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
my chance to sample the so called best pilsener that everyone tries to copy......and it wasn't as good as i expected. i wonder if it's because it came out of a bottle and may have been old? it looked great - golden, clear and bubbly. the taste just wasn't there....noticed skunkiness. i'd love to try a fresh keg of this!