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


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RATINGS: 3554   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer Guy99 (251) - Maineville, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2003
This is a great beer when it's fresh. I could do without the green bottles though. Just had one recently that was really impressive. Good firm body, enough hops to give that tasty tingle but well balanced with rich malt. This pilsner has the color of a good Munich helles...a shade or two darker than most pilsners. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
ovbeer (1) - USA - DEC 18, 2003 does not count
Good crisp clean beer. Does tend to start a little skunky but never the less this good stuff. However, I would like to try it fresh from the brewery so that it could be tasted before it has to make that long journey to the States.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2003
Nothing special - Straw yellow, thin and slightly sour with off flavors. My bottle started to skunk though, so I may rerate sometime with a fresher sample.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
StoutOrDeath (121) - USA - DEC 17, 2003
I tried this beer because Buster Poindexter mentioned it in THE WORST BEER I'VE EVER HAD. Great song. OK beer. Nothing extraordinary. I just prefer more powerful flavor in my brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - DEC 17, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2004 straw pour. yellow, small head... clean, farm aroma. the greatest bite of grass i ever had... nice! i don't mind at all. time to fly to the source and drink it fresh, damn it... i hear too many good things about this, but it's failed me everytime. UPDATE: still, a good brew. the grass bite had some metal blades this time around, and it's golden with big bubbles. the head is relatively small and white. the aroma matches its flavor in near equivalence. hmm, it's good. the palate could be worked on as well. it seemed a bit sharp, although it had some pleasant creaminess to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
psychoanalyst (16) - USA - DEC 16, 2003
Classic pilsner but a little too deiicate for my tastes. Bright gold color and nice hops in the nose. Pretty good balance in this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2004 Recommended to me by a good friend as a standard for pilsners. Good stuff. The aroma was pretty skunky the first time I had it, but upon more recent sampling, I found it to be quite pleasant. The appearance was predictably light; it poured a fairly attractive pure gold shade with a medium white head and lacing. The flavor was full and hoppy, with fairly little bitterness. Amazingly full of flavor for such a light, crisp, refreshing brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
the original pilsner, the yardstick by which to judge other pilsners, after trying this you'll realise why so many lagers dont deserve the pilsner or pils label they insist they deserve. exellently hopped and flavoured.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjgdawg (13) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Too much of a skunky aroma, and watery yellow color, but good flavor...bad aftertaste though.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2003
to skunky tasting looks pretty piss yellow pours no head and is only good with a spicey food like thai or mexican

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