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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: 3651   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2005
Poured gorgeous gold with center-fold quality foam. Aroma of quasi-funky pils hops (I’m not a big hops guy), but I enjoyed the crisp palate and cool finish. Some lingering after-skunk, though that could have been my specific bottle. I may try it again.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
Can. Decent beer. Obviously a great attempt at the style (HA!). a little thin unfortunately and a little metallic. I will try this in a bottle and re-rate.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jimlintott (13) - CANADA - JAN 20, 2005
I poured a glass of this for a friend and upon tasting it he looked surprised and claimed that it tastes exactly how you would imagine beer should taste. Nice thick head. Clear and inviting with nice colour and aroma. Very enjoyable with a strong taste that finishes clean. Nice on its own or with food. Versatile brew that is a great one to give those who have never tasted anything but macros.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 19, 2005
good looking golden color with a slightly tinted white one finger head nice flavor thats neither missing or overwhelming i will buy again

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glider (57) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2005
One of the best beers ever. I remember reading about this in 1979 and finally they started exporting it near me. Clear nice color, even crisper head. The flavor is bright, almost vibrant. Smooth as silk & as good as gold (as is the color)

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Once,I wanted to debate the relative merits of several beers with a friend, and he, being very wise, stopped me short, handed me a bottle of PU, sipped his deeply and set me straight with these few, sage words, "Quite simply the best beer in the world!" And I thank you for that, Ron, everyday.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottle & Tap: Clear golden yellow, white head. Aroma is grains, spicy saaz aroma. Taste is crisp, clean, dry with notes of grains, light malts. A nice pilsner, much, much better when served fresh.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Poured golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is corn and heavy spice. Taste is mostly abrasively bitter hops. Thin bodied. More flavor than other pilseners, but overall unbalanced and not terribly enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2496) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Decent sized head. Creamy on top with great carbonation. Dark gold in color. Dusty, malt aroma with some hops (distinctly saaz). Skunk upon opening but dissipates quickly. Little bread also. Flavor is malty and bready with a bit of bitterness from the hops. More bitterness at the finish. Not a bad brew and much better than most pilsners.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cazort (558) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 Nice strong hops. More hops than grain but this is ok. Very crisp, bitter, very refreshing. All around enjoyable. Its claim that it would make a good measuring stick among pilsners is not without merit: this is nothing outlandish, but it is a very good beer. I tend to view most beers as being insufficiently bitter--this one is just right. Warning: this beer does not keep...you’ve got to drink it fresh if you buy it in bottles.


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