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


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RATINGS: 3549   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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Dark golden color with a thin head that faded fast but left some lacing. The aroma was malty with some fruity overtones. The taste was malty and slightly hoppy, though there was touch of soapiness in the aftertaste which I did not particularly care for. Not a bad beer, just not a very interesting one. It's better than the average American Pilsner, but that's not saying much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ron (3170) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Light golden color with a small amount of head. Great clean crisp taste with a slight hops aftertaste. A fine an enjoyable pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2003
Straw hue with small head and some lacing, thin bodied. Saaz aroma, grassy and lighty fruity. Nice crisp and clean taste and mouthfeel. The aroma and taste is a constant reminder of my first encounter with Euro lager as a young man. Still among the finest of it genre.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
light malty aroma. Pours a golden brown, nice creamy head. Creamy malt presence. Fruitiness and hops in the flavour. Quite hoppy actually. Satisfying aftertaste and quite refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 3, 2003
6/21/03, bottle, Berlin. I'm not a pilsner fan, but this is a good one. Golden amber color, thick white head leaving magnificent lacing. Characteristic pils aroma with beautiful balance to the smooth malts and spicy hops. Complex flavors, malts and citrus hops. Soft palate, medium body giving way to assertive carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 29, 2003
I don't think this was too fresh. It almost tasted skunky. Had a plesant bitterness but there were many undesired off flavors present. Overall not too bad. Hopefully I will be able to try one that is a little more fresh next time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Golden body. Light hop aroma, with a slight skunkiness. Light saaz flavor, good balance. I think this one wasnt too fresh, so it was a bit skunked.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2003
Best pilsener I've had; take that for what it's worth. Not bad at all, super clean and crisp. Just a touch skunky. Very interesting, if nothing else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2003
Promises much and delivers most of it. This can be fantastic and can also be rubbish. It is clearly very effected by the draught system used and I have drunk this thinking it was crap and I have also had this marvelling at the complexity and clarity. Still, I am not a lager fan at all but this is one of the best no doubt. Great with fish. This is a real mood beer. Hot day, tight bikini's, scorching sun ... nothing better.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3190) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2003
Upon opening, I smelled a certain striped desecrator of flavor on the nose. We all know, however, that drinking beer is about "image," and this "foreign-looking" green bottle is preferred by the trendy and sophisticated swillers of the world, apparently. Luckily, light hops restored their aromatic dominance (although they weren't exactly dominant), and the golden-colored body is flavorful, hitting the tongue with slightly spicy hops upon sipping, and opening to sweet, smooth malt and lemon flavors upon the swallow. From what I've read about this beer, I believe I escaped the brunt of my furred adversary's tail-based attack.

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