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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: 3478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
warrenlw63 (8) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2004 does not count
This beer is great value at the moment at $11 a six pack at Dan Murphy’s. Rapidly becoming a victim of it’s own success these days. Has defintely lost something over the years. Does not have that wow factor that it had when I tried it 10 years ago. Is it me or have they dropped the bitterness perception somewhat? I still never detect any of the so-called diacetyl that some say it has. I must be thankful though that it’s become more readily available these days. At $1.50 more per sixpack than crappy VB it represents excellent value for money nowdays.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2004
On tap at "Big City", Allston MA. Gummy and yeasty tasting, hardly what I expected from the label. Strange infidelity in color. Not terrible, but I expected more pungent notes, even if it is mass-produced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3858) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2008 [bottle] Pours a light golden color with a decent sized white head. Very good hoppy aroma. Initial taste of hops that gave way in time to a malty finish. Reminds me a bit of Heineken without the disgusting skunk taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 10, 2004
Fresh, hoppy aroma as expected. Poured a mid gold colour, with a nice white head that faded just a little. Great balance, with it difficult to decide if it is dominated by the hops of the malt. Hard to top in this style.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2004
Pretty good beer with a decent balance of flavor. Light clear and refreshing with a good amount of foamy white head. Very good for the style.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gdj (10) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 6, 2004
a beautiful Pilsner, one of the best. clean crisp with that hoppy aroma. A definite favourite

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14447) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
Bitter, but also aromatic. Perfect for long sessions.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
This is great pilsner! Crisp, clean flavor that went down smooth and left no bitter aftertastes like some do. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2004 Excellent pilsener! Pours a beautiful gold with a white head. Aroma is of light malt, Saaz hops. Taste is refreshing, clean and sweet with a nice malt and hop balance. Mouthfeel is nice and full- the flavor just dances all over your tongue. Much better than most pilseners. Highly recommended, especially on a hot day. My bottle wasn't skunky at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghawener (1522) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - APR 26, 2004
Bottle: Orange yellow with a medium head. Aromas of herbs and spices with a equally herbal, spicy and bitter taste. I can understand why this is THE standard for pilsners.


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