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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3311   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 27, 2002
I am basing this review on the best Pilsner Urquell that I have ever had. But usually it is not up to par, this beer is notorious for not travelling well, and this is well deserved as you will generally get a mediocre if not downright bad bottle. But if you get a good one it is a great pilsener. Must be great at the source...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebaron99 (110) - Royston Park SA, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2002
Rich honey and leathery taste glides down too easily. Flowery slightlysweet and delish. Bring it on, try it in a factory glass,even better. Encore

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2008 RERATE 9/07: Floral nose, slightly citric, golden body, white head dissipates rapidly. Floral and citric/fruity notes in the flavor a bit grainy but not badly so refreshing. Moderate bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6422) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2014 Bottle (BB Mar 2015). Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium to dark yellow. Aroma is moderately malty (toasted grain/bread, cereal), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with light notes of men’s cologne and honey. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Still one of the best mega-brews in the world (when reasonably fresh and unskunked).

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - FEB 21, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2003 Pale golden, good carbonation. Wonderful clean, fresh, hoppy aroma. Flavor is light and crisp, with a nice richness, fairly malty and well balanced with perfect dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20174) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2002
Golden coloured. Fresh from tap the aromatic, oily saaz aroma is very evident. It is rather dry, medium bodied and has a great deal of bitterness. One of the best megabrewed beers around.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
Something about the smell that always makes me nostalgic for something, but not sure what. A great taste that is enhanced by the odd smell of the beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pjcoupe (105) - Perryton, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2002
I had smelled that smell in a nasty Heiny years before and I was scared.Man what a surprise If that taste is saaz hops I’ll have aheapin’ plenty.Great taste.Great Beer.I think I’ll have more.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zyster99 (21) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2002
More hoppiness than usual for a ’commercial’ beer. Overall a good, not great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2002
pretty good pilsner. i prefer Brooklyn, though. this is a bit light for me.


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