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


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RATINGS: 3724   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xerox51 (11) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2005
Poured from a bottle in melbourne australia. The full body of this beer impresses me. Beers such as this one really do make the australian "largers" to shame, especially the premuim ones, such as crown larger or even VB or Carlton cold. Even if it may not be as fresh because of the export to melbourne, it still beats many local beers, especially any from CUB.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
CharlesBarkley (5) - USA - JUN 3, 2005 does not count
I tired this a few weeks ago and It was quite good. I liked everything about it more than the actual taste though. I was not a big fan of the after taste...It sent shivers down my spine...I couldn’t tell if it was a good or a bad thing. Also, the last time I drank one was while I was watching Blackenstein...so that may have soured my experience with this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2006 Golden beer with a short lived white head. Clean hoppy aroma. Good malt flavor on the front, but too bitter on the end. Good body with some crispness. Fairly good for a pilsener. I am no fan of pilseners. Wouldnt have bought it except the bottle shop had it on sale and I been seeing it everywhere lately. Czechvar is better. .. 5-09-2006 .. on tap at the Jacksonville Ale House. Smooth and lightly hoppy goodness. Crisp and tasty.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dopplebock1538 (71) - Sanatoga, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2005
Don’t fool yourself. The best pilsner ever! 60 years after a world war, and these guys still have it!.AMAZING!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2005
This was awesome for a pilsener. i am not big on the style, but this is definitely one of the better ones i have had. too bad most of em dont taste like this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hunsell (403) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 2, 2005
Truly outstanding pilsener. Golden coloured, small head. Very crisp, slightly sourish and excellent hopbitterness in the end. Very wellbalanced and wellbodied for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2008 [on tap at brewery restaurant, Plzen] Bright gold with a loasting, white blanket that formed good lacing. Fresh malt and huge, fresh saaz aroma--freshest hops to have ever been smelled by this nose. Sweet malt flavour balanced perfectly by noblle hops and ending with an ascertive bitterness that lasts for a little bit. Light to medium body with plenty of carbonation. The bitternes hangs on a little longer than I would have liked. Re-rate from blind at Modrý Abbé in Klatovy, sometime in June, 2008: Pleasant fruity and floral noble hops with a touch of DMS./5 Clear/bright gold with a thick white head./4 Strong bitterness with plenty of nice sweet malt to balance./5 Medium body, medium carbonation./3 Overall./14; Total./3.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 1, 2005
Clear, pale golden hue. Thick, lush head. Lively nose, pretty, floral, lightly spicy...dandy, with a dash of honey. Neat hops on the tongue, with a long, welcome stay on the palate. Light bodied, dry, hoppy finish. I’m not a lager man, but a classic pilsner like this will always be a friend, in a pinch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2005
I’m not the biggest pilsner fan in the world, but I was impressed by this beer, which I honestly had been avioiding prior to finding it on the "top 50 most accessable beers" list on this website. Nice deep golden color and impressive hops. Now I know what the original pilsner tastes like.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johndoughty (4950) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2005
The mother of all Pils. Pleasant inviting aroma and a golden appearance.Poured with a small head that soon dissapeared.Quite bitter with a smooth sharp aftertaste.

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