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


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RATINGS: 3550   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.

UDBeernut's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
UDBeernut (2315) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Straw yellow color capped by a foamy white head, ok retention with light lacing. Smell of grass, hay, light cracker. Taste is same followed by light spunkiness. Light bodied, not a terrible beer. Wish they shipped in amber glass or cans to preserve better. Rated via BeerBuddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogre71 (185) - Utah, USA - NOV 28, 2015
When your talking pilsner this is the standard all others are compared too. Great flavor easy to drink would recommend...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GuidZ (1) - - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
floral, pale, golden, clear, white foam, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, fizzy,

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
corkyrory66 (1012) - BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2015
Brasserie emblématique bien sûr, fondée en 1842 à Plzen (3 consonnes au départ, c’est pas mal). La bière de fermentation basse qui en est issue est devenue un nom générique comme un Bic, ou un Domex, mais ceci n’en garantit en rien la haute valeur gustative … Elle est juste la preuve d’une domination économique du marché à une certaine époque … Niveau abv de 4,4 %. Bière pasteurisée… (Tant qu’on y est …) Arômes d’orge à la draille, houblon sec, tranchant. Saveur un peu fumée, un peu tannique, voire tabagique… (Tant qu’on y est …). Longueur avec tabac blond, foin coupé. Finale pinçante, piquante. CONCLUSION : une pils… sans jeu de mot ..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bjakk (543) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 17, 2015
Bronze clear. White foam. Mild sweet malt aroma. Not much taste, malt sweet mildly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2015
0.5 l can from local supermarket. Looks like pale lager. This export can/bottle version tastes also like pale lager, but with more hops than usual for the style. Hops are here more upront than in the classic version found on tap in Prague and Plzen. The malty taste typical for Czech pilsners is missing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ArtificialCyst (149) - Szczecin, POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle. Aroma: Malty, some diacetyl, herbal notes. Appearance: Golden, dense low head, even quite durable. Taste: Malt combined with herbal notes, low bitterness, quite sweet, light diacetyl, hay, not the same as the old Pilsner but still not so tragically bad in comparision with corpolagers sold in the same place. Palate: Carbonation is medium, body is medium-low, finish is semi-sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ston3s42 (105) - - NOV 14, 2015
Light golden appearance with lots of creamy head that doesn’t last long. Tastes simply of bitter hops and grassy malt. Light body, very crispy carbonation and a lasting bitter finish. Refreshingly disappointing

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
biir (247) - Berlin, - NOV 14, 2015
I like Pilsener, but somehow I cant become acquainted with the original: it has a crisp beginning but the finish is nothing but foul. Maybe I dont like czech hops. Sorry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
FrankZappa7 (104) - GERMANY - NOV 13, 2015
12.11.2015-Flasche-0,5l. Goldener Körper mit großer weisser Krone. Aroma grasig, malzig. Antrunk malzig, grasig hoppfig, leichte Butterscotch-Note(Diacethyl). Gutes Bier.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Totot (2) - Brandenburg, GERMANY - NOV 11, 2015 does not count
Beer at it’s finest, because there is nothing more to it , then the pure beer drinking experience. Herby hops aroma and a hayish malt character. With an aftertaste, that gives you a prickling and refreshing mouth feeling.

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