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


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RATINGS: 3548   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jp311stud (9) - St. Bonaventure, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2002 does not count
nice golden color, very crisp, but slightly bitter. it is a very refreshing beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
whooh (13) - mt. holly, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2002
simple:pilsner urquell ;all pilsners are compaired to this pilsner.taste of hops perfect.head medium, adds to taste.golden,perfect beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bierlieber (49) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2002
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2002
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
damirvrkic (56) - Franklin ACT, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Donatas (188) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - DEC 15, 2002
After i saw TV commercials, expectations were high. But the beer itself is nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Radek Kliber (6814) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 14, 2002
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 .

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2002
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stephen louis (164) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2002
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.

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