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


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RATINGS: 3483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Michael Jackson, rest his soul, rated this a world-class pilsner. It’s the original pilsner for crying out loud and do I see ratings in the 2’s? Apologies for not being ’extreme’ enough or alcoholic enough but for the finest example of the style, look no further. I don’t care if they have gone from 5 strains of yeast to 2 or if they brew it in Poland and Russian now under SABMiller or if it’s not as malty as it was in nineteen aught four, this is Pilsner Urquell, the original pilsner, a class unto itself.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Echon (42) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
Can. Clear yellow colour and a small white head. Aroma has notes of caramel and malt. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness in the taste. Nice balance. Light body, average carbonation, bitter finish. A good czech pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Morboso (112) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2015
Pretty good, some of that distinctive pleasant hoppy floral armpit aroma of a Euro lager with some nice ballsy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smroush (126) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Malt flavors are mild, just slightly sweet and bready. Hops are mild to moderate, resiny in aroma, with just a slight touch of lemon, maybe a hint of herbs. Yeast is doughy and fairly distinct. Amber to gold color; clear; small just slightly off-white head. Taste has a light sweetness; mild to moderate bitterness. Body is light to moderate; texture is a bit thin and a touch slick. Carbonation is a bit above average. Finish is medium length, bitter and sweet with a pleasing dryness. Overall a good Pilsner; I particularly like the crisp, dry texture. The malt and hops are also nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (903) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2015
50cl, 33cl, Tap starting from 1997. I really do not agree with the description here especially. Yes, this is an exceptional pilsner, but there are also decent competitors. Perfectly balanced. Good with potato crisps/chips and som dry roasted pork. No need to describe the taste - you probably know that it is good already. Tap in Pudel Bar Tallinn is actually rather good. Thank You.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Woc (59) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2015
Sadly the best pilsner I’ve tasted during past two weeks. But standard pilsner, nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
cervmagpt (417) - PORTUGAL - JUL 30, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 3B). Can 50 cl - Batch L1131 20:45 AROMA: slight cereal aroma mixed with diacetyl and slight plastic (HDPE) notes. no hop aroma discernible. APPEARANCE: golden color and translucent. thin white and moussy head with low retention. TASTE: cereal flavour mixed with some diacetyl. medium-low bitterness with a slight dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with moderate-low carbonation. OVERALL: a czech pilsener sample with minor faults and without much hop presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle shared with my dad. Dark golden pour with a frothy head. Notes of caramel, hay, grass and biscuits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
felip989 (124) - Săo Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 27, 2015
Deep golden with a big white head. Aroma is bread, biscuit, caramel, nice herbal and floral notes. Same in taste with a nice citric/herbal bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zwiebel88 (610) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
Klassisch pilsig, grasig, heuig. Brotige Malzsüße, herb, sehrbsüffig, crisp, gutes Pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (331) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 20, 2015
.5l pour from tap into beer mug at Brickmakers Ale and Cider House in Vienna, Austria. Tank beer, unpasteurized, tapped three days ago. Looks perfect. Deep gold, only the slightest bit hazy, and a beautiful fluffy cloud-like head. The head is awesome creamy, and the beer has a great body, crisp and smooth. Not much on the nose. Maybe a hint of bread and hay. Nothing too notable, good or bad. Taste is nice. Biscuity and bitter, especially at the finish. Middle has some grassy notes too. It’s not a crazy complex beer, but what it does, it does well. Very refreshing.

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