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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3451   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4762) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2003 For something that pours like water, Pilsener Urquell really has a pleasant taste.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Great pilsner. Nothing like most of the crappy american ones. Rich head, great hoppy bitterness and floral aroma. Smooth and beautiful.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2062) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2007 Golden coloured, nice carbonation. Very pleasantly hoppy, smooth and bitter flavour. It’s true what they say: when referring to Pils, this is the example.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5764) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2003 I drank the unfiltered version in the brewery in Plzen. This version is actually even better, but after a visit to the brewery, i can appreciate this pilsener a lot better. Very nice strong wort aroma, hoppy also. Quite bitter taste. This beer is the best to drink before dinner, while during dinner i wouldn't prefer such a bitter pilsener.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nicbristol99 (44) - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2002
This is an excellent beer that rates just a shade behind Czechvar (Budvar). Lacks that pilsner’s smoothness. Still, this is a tremendous brew. Great hoppy aroma and taste. Some grassy notes. Great palate with pleasant bitter aftertaste. Maitaining its quality while becoming more widespread in this country.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2002
This definatly doesn’t deserve the bad ratings i’ve seen.I’m sure there are some bad bottles out there but if you have the means keep shopping for a good one it’s worth it.It had a light head,with some hop aromacoming through crisp taste with a definate hoppiness and a clean finish well worth the money and the time to get a good bottle

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dewolfpack (59) - Petit De Grat, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2002
This is the first try it was in a bottle in Nova Scotia .Bad first impression not a good burp and poor aftertaste maybe it was a bad bottle .But you would think that for a company that has been brewing since 1842 would be able to eliminate so many skunky beer .I will try again at a much later date maybe when I visit the Czech Republic to get a fresh bottle .TTFN

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
foduck (330) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2004 Finally got some bottles that weren't skunked. First Pilsener I've really enjoyed. Kind of grassy, grainy, on the sweet side. I could taste a little hops but not that much, very mild all around. Pleasant sweetness, I drank most of the 6-pack.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 green bottle = skunky, (although being a former heineken addict, i don't mind it that much) poured with a nice foamy head but it dissappeared before I could take a sip, light amber/orangish like color, crisp taste, thats all I can say really, slight hoppy finish, Pilsners aren't really my thing

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2003 RERATE: Nice deep amber in color, minimal head/lacing. Skunky funky smell. OLD: Had some from draft last night. Not nearly as good as bottled samples I fondly recall, so these ratings reflect an average of the two experiences. Draft was amazingly not nearly as good as bottled memories. Tart aftertaste, decent sense of maltiness. I used to really really like this beer a lot, but now, I'm not selling the farm for it.


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