ElGaucho (2120) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is truly a special brew. I’ve had Urquell on several occasions, but this is the first time I noticed the undertones of hop bitterness. That adds another special component to what I had already deemed a superior beer. It has a roasted malty aroma and a deep golden hue. A thin layer of head remains throughout. Pilsner Urquell is as tasty as it is noble.
MarshallMac (143) - West Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
You know what, i kinda like that skunky taste. I usually don’t find that anyway. There’s a little bitterness but at a cool temp, it’s nice and crisp
ondrej (32) - Toronto, CANADA - MAY 1, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
It would be unfair if I comment too much on this beer. The reason being I love it more than any other beer on earth.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a nice beer especially considering the style.
Smells a bit skunky. Nice golden color, remember this
is the first non-dark beer. A proper respect for history is
proper. Good flavor, with nice hop bitterness.
Octopussy (50) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A good pilsener. Light coloured, smells hoppy and just the right bitterness. Had another bottle the other night. Tastes better every time
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 26, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a great pilsener. For some reason, they bottle this beer in green bottles which causes it’s skunky flavor when exposed to light. Get this beer fresh and on tap and you will be amazed. Great hop aroma and flavor. Intense bitterness for a pilsener, almost to the point of being overhopped. No skunkiness when drank fresh and on tap. Pilseners are given a bad name by so many of the sub-par American light lagers. Get a fresh pint of PU to find out what a real pilsener should taste like.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got this on tap hoping I could avoid the skunkiness . . . no such luck. Obviously the Pilsner to end all Pilsners, but just not up my alley.
zenbrew99 (20) - USA - APR 23, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am not a pilsner fan, but this was quite good. the problems with Pilsner Urquell is the same, in my eyes, with every pilsner. A little skunky, not enough body, no head, but something about this one kinda grabbed me. I’d drink another sixer of it.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little too skunky for me, b ut the dry flavor and nice hops finish on this beer are redeeming qualities.
Davhgbrew (752) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of a German pils, but I liked the dry crisp, bitter taste. Nice drinkable brew.