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


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RATINGS: 3411   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGCostaNeves (69) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 4, 2015
The hand of Pilsners is a wonderful beer. Strong golden color with a white and effervescent foam good training. The aroma reveals a strong herbal trend with lemongrass notes, cereals, cereal malt, honey, spicy hops, and why not some cookie nuances that bring a certain sweetness. The taste is peculiar of this classic beer with apparent grains, cereals, honey, lemon grass, corn bread and spices logically all very well hopped a delicious bitterness. The malts are rather complex and merge in an interesting mixture with hop bitterness. A gem. In a medium body and good carbonation in effervescent granules, dry finish say that brings a creamy texture and crisp closing a thin bitter that always, always ask another sip. Saaz hops blessed !!! For me the best of all Lager. Incomparable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trhac (6) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2015 does not count
A Czech classic. When it´s tapped in a good pub, it´s still a really good beer. But a lot of Czech pubs tappes it with much less care then it deserves:-( Hoppy aroma, nice carbonation and a good drinkability. Due to lower alcohol content, one can survive even ten pieces without a significant hangover:-)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Towey1989 (400) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Keg at The Roebuck, Leek (Titanic) A clear golden colour with a fizzy white head. Aroma of grain, cereal malt, honey and grassy, spicy hops. Taste is similar. Grain, cereal, honey, grass and spice plus some bread and maize included. Medium bodied and a fizzy carbonation. A dry, grainy finish. A great pilsner as expected, the best lager I’ve had, nothing more though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
milo91hd (154) - Lecce, ITALY - MAR 29, 2015
Colore giallo oro molto limpido con un cappello di schiuma fine e mediamente persistente, aromi erbacei con un bel maltato di sottofondo, nel palato č molto pulita ed č di facile bevuta, l’amaro dei luppoli nel finale si fa sentire in maniera quasi impercettibile. Ottima pils

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alomtnez (152) - SPAIN - MAR 28, 2015
On tap. Big white head with good retention. Clear golden colour. Saaz, pure pilsen aroma with malty hints. Dry bitter flavour with some malty notes and dry bitter finish. Medium body, high carbonation. Quite plain bitter flavour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Florya (695) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
How: Can Appearance: Deep golden, small to medium white head. Aroma: caramel, grass, citrus peel, fruits. Palate: light to medium body, average carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (527) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Pours clear golden color, thin white bubbly head. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is grassy, slightly fruity, apples, faint toasted malts. Taste is grassy, slight hoppiness, toasted malts. A bit of sweetness, semi bitter. Nice mix of flavors. Light body, high carbonation. Not a bad pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1441) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
A nice solid pils. Pale gold pour. Herbal, floral notes, and a nice long bitter finish. Especially drinkable. Grab a classic if you have to get something from the big boys.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nordic (144) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle (shared with friends). Golden color. Bitter. Not my style, but this one is drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (174) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 oz bottle, around $3 for single, poured into 16 oz tulip glass

Aroma: Very nice picy, flora Saaz hop bouquet, some sweet maltiness, very clean yet intriguing

Appearance: Somewhere between gold and amber, maybe "deep burnish gold", a touch darker than I imagined.

Taste: Medium sweet and light bitter

Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, crisp, lingering bitter finish

Overall: I discovered Bohemian Pilsners after I discovered my preference for Saaz hops. Once I realized there’s an entire style dedicated to making lagers with Saaz hops, I started looking to find, taste, and homebrew a few. A very nice Bohemian Pilsener. A tad sweeter and maltier than I expected, but well balanced with the spicy and flora flavor of the Saaz hops. Very well balanced with malt and hops. The fuller body is also nice, I initially expected something more light bodied. The malts are somewhat complex and blends interestingly with the hop bitterness.

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