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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: 3359   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jnels30 (3) - USA - JUN 20, 2003 does not count
As a pilsner its fine. As a beer it's average.Taste is clean but I thought it was too dry. Not worth the price unless you are a die-hard pilsner fan.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CEZ (403) - Milano, ITALY - JUN 16, 2003
[bottle] The perfect beer glass: clear, shiny golden color, medium carbonation, and a nice, lasting white head. The aroma is herbal and hoppy, but disappointingly faint. Taste is crisp, clean and dry. Light and drinkable without being too thin, and flavourful enough to satisfy your palate with just the perfect amount of Saaz bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DirtyD79 (41) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2003
An excellent Pilsner beer. Such a sin it costs as much as it does because I could drink one of these all day long.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJost (4) - Holley, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2003 does not count
I was introduced to this wonderful beer about fifteen years ago and am very pleased to find it growing in popularity. It has become one of my standards.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2003
I have sampled bot the American version and the Non imported.This is a rating of the non imported.The pils poured clean with a small head.The flavor had more body than its american version.The finish had some bitterness to it , but overall this is much better than what i had before.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUN 9, 2003
On Tap- Rich O's New Albany, Indiana. Golden color, nice white fluffy head which dissipates quickly. Light aroma of hops and malt. Goes down well. Crisp, clean, refreshing.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
adamcbowman (57) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUN 9, 2003
The Original, a great change in beers, but I believe others out there have beaten the orignal on taste and flavor. But heck, this was the first Pilsener, so it deserves some respect. But I don't like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 Quality is critical (and unfortunately variable) for this one. Evidently this beer does not travel/store well and can develop off flavors (a typical green bottle import problem). From a fresh keg, this beer can be superb-probably as good as any other Pilsner or Lager. Stay away from the bottled version. The variable quality of this one makes it difficult to rate. When fresh, this is a classic, hoppy Bohemian Pils.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lstorie3 (23) - Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Very light golden color. Extremely clear. Lots of tiny bubbles dancing their way to the top. Solid bright white head. Pleasant hop smell pronounced but not overpowering - just right for the style. On entry, again very dry and somewhat thin and crisp. Nice hop finish running dry rather floral - appropriate for the style. This is a refreshing, drinkable beer. I prefer bottle conditioned ales,but this is among the very best regardless of style. This is what Light American Lagers should taste like.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
topper71 (19) - USA - MAY 29, 2003
a pretty damn good beer. i enjoyed 2 6 packs and some pretzels one night while watching a ball game and look forward to doing it more often with this stuff


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