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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 3385   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 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Salwal (35) - - APR 10, 2015
Clear orange with little to no head.Strong bitter finish and nose of sausage water... Overrated sry...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kulesha83 (2) - - APR 7, 2015 does not count
Хороше, смачне світле. Асоціац& з минулим

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3164) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2015
330 ml bottle into lager glass, bottled on 2/16/2015. Pours fairly crystal clear golden yellow color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Nice aromas with well balanced pale malt and earthy hop notes; with good strength. A bit too fruity/estery in the aromas, but not too bad. Taste of lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, cracker, bread, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Fairly clean on lager flavors with some slight yeast esters present in the taste. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Moderate dryness. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a very good Czech pilsner style. All around good robustness and balance of pale malt and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. If it was cleaner with less fruity esters it definitely would have scored higher; but still a nicely enjoyable offering overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kolo269 (26) - aulnay sous bois, FRANCE - APR 4, 2015
biala piana ktora szybko opada ale zostaje cieniutki kozuch,smak goryczkowy,czuc lekko slod i lekko zalegajaca chmielowa goryczke,w zapachu slodowosc i jakby siano i jeszcze skoszona trawa,duze wysycenie,jedno z lepszych komercyjnych piw

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGCostaNeves (65) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015
The hand of Pilsners is a wonderful beer. Strong golden color with a white and effervescent foam good training. The aroma reveals a strong herbal trend with lemongrass notes, cereals, cereal malt, honey, spicy hops, and why not some cookie nuances that bring a certain sweetness. The taste is peculiar of this classic beer with apparent grains, cereals, honey, lemon grass, corn bread and spices logically all very well hopped a delicious bitterness. The malts are rather complex and merge in an interesting mixture with hop bitterness. A gem. In a medium body and good carbonation in effervescent granules, dry finish say that brings a creamy texture and crisp closing a thin bitter that always, always ask another sip. Saaz hops blessed !!! For me the best of all Lager. Incomparable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trhac (6) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2015 does not count
A Czech classic. When it´s tapped in a good pub, it´s still a really good beer. But a lot of Czech pubs tappes it with much less care then it deserves:-( Hoppy aroma, nice carbonation and a good drinkability. Due to lower alcohol content, one can survive even ten pieces without a significant hangover:-)

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (335) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Keg at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grain, cereal malt, honey and grassy, spicy hops. Taste is similar. Grain, cereal, honey, grass and spice plus some bread and maize included. Medium bodied and a fizzy carbonation. A dry, grainy finish. A great pilsner as expected, the best lager I’ve had, nothing more though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (151) - Lecce, ITALY - MAR 29, 2015
Colore giallo oro molto limpido con un cappello di schiuma fine e mediamente persistente, aromi erbacei con un bel maltato di sottofondo, nel palato č molto pulita ed č di facile bevuta, l’amaro dei luppoli nel finale si fa sentire in maniera quasi impercettibile. Ottima pils

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alomtnez (138) - SPAIN - MAR 28, 2015
On tap. Big white head with good retention. Clear golden colour. Saaz, pure pilsen aroma with malty hints. Dry bitter flavour with some malty notes and dry bitter finish. Medium body, high carbonation. Quite plain bitter flavour.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Florya (630) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
How: Can Appearance: Deep golden, small to medium white head. Aroma: caramel, grass, citrus peel, fruits. Palate: light to medium body, average carbonation.


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