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


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RATINGS: 3739   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
googleimage83 (47) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
Aroma - grassy, grainy, simple and pleasant. Appearance is clear, golden straw, nice pillowy head, good lacing. Taste is crisp, grainy, and lightly bitter; grassy hops, bready malts, consistent throughout the palate; nicely quenching. A very simple beer that delivers the goods.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uajii (3) - - AUG 26, 2016 does not count
Bottle. Golden color. Medium body. Floral, herbal, dry, pleasantly bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danioofp (53) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Jasne, po chwili gorzkie, lekka piana, szybko znika. Nie da si? pi? szybko ze wzgl?du na kumulacje goryczki, lepiej wolniej. Podawa? sch?odzone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bitek (439) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 19, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2016 Słodowe, nieco chlebowe. Lekkie, pustawe, raczej wytrawne. Goryczka średnia. Wysokie wysycenie. Mało wyraziste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattChiasson (43) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Out of the can poured a deep gold, crystal clear, with a thin white persistent head. Medium-high bready malt character (reminiscent of baked pretzel), caramel, moderate level of spicy (saaz) hops, grassy, some subtle lemon notes along with (not unpleasant) buttered popcorn as it warmed. Balance tilting more towards malt on the palate. Crisp, clean, refreshing. A true classic.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Orange_times (160) - UKRAINE - AUG 17, 2016
Pours in golden yellow colour with medium white head. Light hoppy aroma. Medium bitter, lightly sweet. Light body, thin feel, low carbonation

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoddamnNoise (53) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2016
33cl bottle @ home. Aroma: not very intense aromas of malts, cereal, hay. Very clear, no hints of fruits, spices, hops. Appearance: light yellow color, cristal clear. Slightly under average head thickness, with under average retention. White head made of small bubbles. No lacing. Taste: light sweet, medium bitterness, no sourness. Clean flavors of slightly sweet malts and cereals but no very intense flavor. Crisp. Refreshing and thirst-quenching. Palate: light body, watery texture, under average carbonation, not very long dry and low-to-medium bitter finish. Overall: not very intense aromas of malts, hay. Good appearance except for the under average head thickness and retention. Not much flavor of slightly sweet malt and medium bitterness with not very long dry and medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fst0912 (52) - GERMANY - AUG 12, 2016
Goldfarben klar mit deutlich malziger Brotaroma, Geschmack mit mittlerer Bittere, gut austariert durch den für ein Pils stark ausgeprägten Malzkörper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerowl80 (220) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Tap. Pours light yellow/gold. Aroma is mild malt and grass. Clean crisp taste with some mild bitterness. Good for the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eunck (142) - Hamburg, Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
The original, well executed without too much fanciness. Fitting as the meter to compare all other Pilseners to, and most would fall short in my opinion.

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