HH (165) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap, MUCH better than the stuff in green bottles. Nice hop aroma/bite. Could do lots of these.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - AUG 22, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I guess I just went into the experience with expectations that weren’t met. It’s not bad, it’s just overrated. Intense sour aroma and taste, refreshing only when very cold and it’s very hot outside.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2004 The standard of pilseners. Pours a light golden color, looking like a mamby-pamby lager, but then it lays the hops on you with a delightful bitterness. It's no more expensive than the likes of the standard imports in my area at about $7.50. It's the way a Pils should be.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2004 RERATE: I had this on tap at about 10 bars in czech republic and it is sooo much better over there when you can get it fresh. THis beer is outstanding compared to any other czech pils. The thing you notice most is the smoothness and the hop aroma and flavor in the fresh version. ALmost every urquell I’ve had in the states is at least slightly skunked or stale- especially in bottles. My new rating reflects the fresh version in the czech republic.
Decent pilsner, but still could use more czech saaz. Nice head that fades, unfortunately. Light copper color with nice carbonation. Goes down relatively smooth. Still cant beat a prima.
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2002
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
I drank this beer accidently last week. I passed out drunk in the bathroom and some one was using my mouth as a urinal. I thought directly from the tap would be better but i was wrong
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2003 The first pilsener ever made and certainly one of the best. Pours a beautiful head with tons of lace, floral aroma and a nice hop finish.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Re-rate 08/17/02: Clear gold in color, the head is large, frothy, brilliant white, the lace is in sheets. Nose is malt, sweet, a bit perfumy. Front sweet, the top light, the finish is nicely hopped and dry, acidic, and to me still one of the best ’Pils’ brewed anywhere. Ranks #418 on my current 1000 beer master list.
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden in color. Head sinks quickly. Some maltiness but most of the aroma is coming from the Saaz hops, they also give this pils some bite. Overall, a pretty decent pilsner.
slinkymello (137) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m usually not a big pilsner fan, but this one is quite good... watch out for the six packs; don’t know how long they sit exposed to light... green bottle doesn’t help
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma, crisp taste, lots of bitterness present, but
not too much bitterness. Has that canned European
pilsener taste, but not as overpowering as the German
counterparts. I like some other pilseners better, but this
one is not bad.