SNIAT (120) - Passaic, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good here, much better over there. Good on tap, but I don’t think these European pilsner type beers travel (or store)very well. I was told the Czech’s sell all their good hops to Germany.
Elladan99 (14) - USA - JUL 29, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Osmin99 (120) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 29, 2001
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delbomber (387) - Philadelphia, USA - JUL 21, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My first beer of the night, rationale being it would probably be the most delicate. Lush, creamy, white head with a clear, golden color. Earthy, smooth, and yeasty, hops were present but not overwhelming. Zero sweetness. Slightly bitter finish, with noticeable bight on back of tongue. Yeasty aroma corresponded well with overall taste of beer. Not earth-shattering, but good.
ccwinnies99 (10) - ardmore, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 15, 2001
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2001
1.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pilsner Urquell is a very nice in appearance pils. However, unless you live next to the Czech Republic, getting one of these that is fresh and non-skunked is tough. I have tried this beer a few times and have been disappointed in its bitter, skunked taste. I will re-visit it again and hope for a fresh one! Revisited 6/24/01 and I am still disappointed. Light struck/skunked and undrinkable. My whole family remarked on how bad the glass of beer smelled. I still say you have to live in the Czech Republic or get lucky to get a fresh version of this beer
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 24, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2005 No, its not the best Pilsner in the world (see Lakefront), but its better than I remembered. Yes, the aroma may be a bit skunky, but there’s some honest pilsner floweriness too. Very drinkable, with a less astringent aftertaste than many of style.
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - JUN 14, 2001
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Probably my all around favorite beer. If a better balanced brew exists, I want to know what it is. For a relatively light beer, Pilsner Urquell is as complex as anything I’ve tasted. It has that PERFECT hops-malt balancing act going, plus that European grainy taste. It’s almost like a well done German wheat, except it has hop complexity. Flavorful and rich, yet thirst quenching and refreshing. PU is tops in my book.
JBowz99 (26) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 11, 2001
2.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
THE original pilsner is pretty average. Take one whiff... skunk. Try a sip... better, but still only average.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 10, 2001
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It smelled kinda skunky but had a crisp taste to it. Nothing too special.