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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3643   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2491) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2161) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 12, 2005
Foam a lot fine and little long-lasting. Dark yellow color with glares amber. A lot interesting. Scent in the norm, enough fizzy. Fresh and full taste. Light but with a determined character. Much valid one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1323) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
Bottle.Crisp and sharp,some hops.Average pilsner,on tap could be another story.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Pours light gold, with a clean white head. Minty Saaz hops aroma. Not a big fan of Saaz, but of course they are essential here. Pleasantly bitter with mild soft malt and a very clean finish. Palate is remarkable. Quite light and delicate considering the significant hop presense. I was kind of sceptical at first, but this is really quite a good beer. A legend worthy of it’s reputation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gachupines (1205) - USA - JAN 7, 2005
Crisp taste, fairly even balanced and easy to drink. Slightly bitter, but still fairly smooth. I don’t drink pilsners that much, but this would be a good beer to relax with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2005
Bottled (was a Christmas present) Pale yellow-ish colour. Quite fizzy. Quite a bitter tang for a Lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
Bottle. Pours light golden color with a nice little lace and head. Nose is a little biting and sour with some great Saaz hop... can’t wait for this taste again! Clean, clear, crisp, biting bitterness... one of the best out there when it comes to a lighter beer. Great body for a pils and I only wish that I was drinking one in the basement of Plzensky prazdroj... Someday I’ll get there....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - JAN 2, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2005 On tap is the best way to enjoy. The next best is a 12 pack that hasn’t been punched for a handle, so to protect from light. The six pack is skunked 99.9% of the time. Buttery mouth feel. Hops and carbonation makes razor sharp. Firm dry malt framed so nicely by bitterness. Has never let me down, solid. Refreshes in hot weather and pleases on chilly days. An excellent everyday choice. Number one pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Pours clear in a pilsner glass. Best enjoyed chilled. Nice sweet aftertaste. A very nice accompaniment to spicy food.

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