jp311stud (9) - St. Bonaventure, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2002 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice golden color, very crisp, but slightly bitter. it is a very refreshing beer.
whooh (13) - mt. holly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2002
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
simple:pilsner urquell ;all pilsners are compaired to this pilsner.taste of hops perfect.head medium, adds to taste.golden,perfect beer.
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
aroma is a bit off at first. head retention poor. i prefer the hoppier german interpretations of the style better. with that said, the overall flavor grew on me and the soft malt finish kept me gulping more. not bad overall and priced well at this time- $5.99 per six and $10.99 per 12 at Osco.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plenty of head, dark golden pilsner like color. As the bottle says, it’s the original pilsner. The one all are based off of. Aroma was skunky as expected from a green bottle import that had no doubt been on the shelf for a while. Oakes is probably right that if this beer were fresh, it would be superb. The palate on this beer was not very fulfilling to me. Left an empty dry feeling in my mouth with a metallic finish. This beer’s flavor was very full. Lots to be found in this beer, unfortunately, most of it was covered up by the skunky taste. Overall a very drinkable pilsner that I will consider in the future. MUCH better than some of the american pilsners i’ve had.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good pilsener, but not near the equal of Budvar (Czechvar). This one’s ranking is largely predicated by reputation. Lacks the subtle complexities of Budvar. Pours a cider color with a small, rapidly dissipating head. Flavor is a bit too ’grainy;’ not malt flavors exactly but a bit like Wheat Chex. Upon first opening it smells a bit like a certain leafy illicit substance. Nice finish.
damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2004 Very nice pilsner, true to style (oh derrr)! Moderate hoppy flavour with a dry bitter finish. Gee the water in Plzen does taste good.
Donatas (188) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 15, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
After i saw TV commercials, expectations were high. But the beer itself is nothing special.
Radek Kliber (6814) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 14, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another re-rate for this beer. Previous 3.8 and 4.0. Great looking rich golden brew with nice thick head. Very refreshing, some sweetness of light roasted malt with great smooth but with bite bitterness. Super fun to drink, well made pilsner. Great from start to the end .
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice but not great. Always see it listed on top of pilsner lists--- guess I’m not a pils expert, I don’t taste much difference between it and DAB.
stephen louis (164) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer.I see alot of you have got skunky stale ones.I have never had this experience.a strong Saaz hop taste.very crisp and aromatic.a very good beer.