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


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RATINGS: 3739   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VAYankee (345) - Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2003
Clear light golden color with a foamy white head. Smells like a pilsner should - crisp aroma of light floral hops. Tastes slightly sweet and refreshing. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and slightly metallic . A solid offering of this style - but I have come to prefer more robust styles than pilsener.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
andershn (90) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2003
Draught, 0.5 L glass. Poured with far too much carbondioxide which makes the head disappear much too fast. Also has a bad influence on the mouthfeel. Improves considerably after some time in the glass, however should rerate bottled version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 28, 2003
crystal clear (i can read through it!) straw color with a thin spongy head. lots of bubbles, and a balanced, floral aroma (saaz maybe?). a semi-sweet taste with good mouthfeel and a solid body, and a slightly bitter finish/aftertaste (not a bad thing, though). nothing too complex here, but could definitely be a session beer. very clean, overall not bad!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2003
quite mediocre, nothing too exciting, thin head, medium carbonation, and the nose was typical of that of a pilsner. For a while pilsner was my favorite style, but anymore I just cant get into them. Easily drinkable with a nice aftertaste, somewhat sweet but slightly hoppy, maybe. quite refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (547) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2003
On tap. This was served way too cold, but once it warmed up it had the good spice flavor that is prevalent among good pilsners.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (2079) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2005 Even among pilsners (not my favorite) this wasn’t all that great. I must have different taste buds than some of these other folks. No offense to them, pilsners aren’t my specialty, but I was far from impressed. Tasted skunky every time I tried it. 2/3/3/3/12

RERATE: Dark Gold color with very thin wispy head. Mild malty aroma with a touch of spice. Flavor is full with malt, spice, and just a touch of mild eurpean hops. Definitely different from the tap than a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BarePaw (148) - Pullman, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Not a bad beer. It is possibly the best pilsner I have ever tried. The aroma is very pleasant and the flavor has a nice bitter bite to it.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2003
Pilsner Urquell has become my number one favorite pilsner. When poured just right it has a nice eggshell white head of medium size bubbles that last quite a while and a clean golden color that looks very refreshing. After drinking this beer I now understand what all of the "pilsner style" beers are shooting for. Although it is lacking in the aroma department the taste is clean with a slightly bitter hops flavor and an overall sweetness that my wife said reminded her of a wine cooler. This is definitely a good choice on a hot summer day but the price is a little bit steep. I picked up a six pack on sale for $6.49 regular $7.99 so I won't be buying this one all the time, but as an addition to the beach cooler it would be money well spent. I do have one complaint though; I don't like the green bottle, otherwise I think that this is a good beer done right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 14, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Re-rate 6/25/07: Sweet up front, crisp and refreshing. Can drink this all day long with a smile. A classic pils. This gold standard has a nice slight bitter bite at the finish. Green bottles scare me, but smelled nice and fresh. Nothin like a pils on a hot day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jahills (151) - Cambridge (Hobart), AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2003
Hmmm, an interesting beer. Quite aromatic and surprisingly rich in colour. Quite a different and quite sharp and almost sweet just a little twinge of metal. I like this beer but i can sense some bad headaches the next day after a night on it due to the richness of this beer. It starts quite malty and full and fishes dry, hoppy and bitter. A great beer to start with.

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