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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3388   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.


dekester1's rating

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dekester1 (336) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2013
ed a mid gold with nice light head and lacing that maintained. Aroma was very hoppy and somewhat skunky/musty. Taste had a strong hop profile with a malty backbone. Palate was decent. Overall a tasty pilsner but a bit too hoppy for me.


0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
beerexpert100 (9) - Larnaca, CYPRUS - MAY 7, 2015 does not count
Smell of plastic. Pale colour, white head. Aroma of plastic, starch, some malt. It was to sweet. To much carbon, not much else to mention. To be avoided.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Roxer4life (7) - San fernando, California, USA - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
This is the first Pilsner I acknowledge drinking. After reading more about them I conclude it is a good crisp beer. Refreshing and "light". Goes down easy and taste good. I really have no complaints other than it maybe could use a bit more flavor, but I'll have to try more pilsners to say for sure. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (1181) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
Fresh, Czech purchased bottle. Pours dark yellow, with a big creamy head settling to finger thickness. Aroma is zesty hops and grassy notes, as well as roasted malts with bread and light notes of butter. Medium to full body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is moderately hoppy, with zesty hops with citrus and soapy notes, as well as nice roasted malts with bread and toffee. Amazing, lingering citrusy bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (406) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Aroma of fresh bread and sweet grains. Nice clear yellow, with a fine white head. Muted sweet malt up front. Balanced. Spicy bitterness bleeds in nicely. Fresh pepper, spices in the hop flavor. Finish is a balance of sweet and spice with some metallic notes.. Average carbonation with a slightly slick mouth feel. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
malvrich (78) - durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2015
12 oz BROWN bottle Pilsner glass Best by Sept 19 2015 First time trying this since the bottling change A: Deep almost orange gold pour with ample lacing from a light beige head. Good retention. S: Malty almost smoky aroma. Faint European hop scent. T: Malty upfront as in the nose. Baguette and grain dominate with a mild hop flavor that again I can best describe as "smoky". Very good. M: Has a bit of weight for the strength of the brew. average to slightly below on carbonation but feels sprightly on the tongue. Slightly oily finish. O: The old standby is in good form. This beer is still most excellent in its class. It has only improved in recent months. Still a favorite!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lello4ever (204) - ITALY - APR 30, 2015
La perfetta birra da pasto. Bionda, schiuma bianca, aroma di cereali, sapore dolce accompagnato dal giusto amaro. Per essere industriale č una gran birra

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
roldano (32) - - APR 28, 2015
La espuma blanquecine se mantiene como una fina capa durante la cata, color dorado pálido con burbuja fina permanente, ligero aroma en nariz, sabor amargo de inicio que se torna en un final más dulce con regusto limpio, la Pilsen original

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sdoe21 (2) - - APR 28, 2015 does not count
bread, earthy, golden, clear, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, bitter,

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vandenberq (30) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 25, 2015
Grasig, zitrusig, angenehm bitter. Schon immer solide und würdevoll, so mit gewellter Augenbraue. – Flasche modernisiert altbekannten Schnörkelstyle.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
klm1 (352) - - APR 24, 2015
Pours clear golden colour with firstly compact, creamy white head, which quickly vanish. Aroma of grain, similar are flavours. Taste is sweet, of grain, barley malts with nice hoppy note in finish. Low carbonation, medium bitterness. Nice little hoppy aftertaste. Alcohol abv. is low but you can feel the presence. Good pilsener.


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