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


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RATINGS: 3600   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (315) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Been a while since I’ve had this. It pours clear straw gold with a thick white foamy head. Nice lacing. Aroma is skunk, hay, grass. Taste is full with a creamy mouth feel. Nice long slightly bitter finish. It’s as good as I remember. Really good beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Shanshirohop (44) - Zaragoza, SPAIN - FEB 12, 2016
Una muy buena lager con ese toque que solo les dan los checos, lupulada, refrescante y rica.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
commonshawn (809) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 10, 2016
12oz bottle with commonmac. Straw gold with small white head. Smells of off grain. Sweet grain and malt. Pretty standard bad pilsner.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
canddw (76) - - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle. Clear amber with typical lager carbonation and head. Full fruity nose with blackcurrent hints. Refreshing fizzy wheaty flavour with bitter finish, clean and dry. Nice lager.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dukeandduke (182) - Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2/6/16 Chicago (11.2 Oz Bottle (Best before 6/5/16 date) poured into Flute glass. Bright clear straw blonde colour, heavy immediate carbonation, slowed but steadied after initial pour. Medium white head, no lacing. Pleasant pilsner aroma of bread malt and grassy hops. Crisp clean dry taste, minimal hops, nice bitterness mix. Thin texture offset by solid carbonation mix, easy drinking. Overall good offering and I’ll enjoy the rest of the 12 bottles this winter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
migwell (211) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2016
An old favorite from years gone by. PU is of course the ’UR’ brau, the original pilsner, and I believe it remains the benchmark for the style. Interesting 4-pack with various old style graphics on the 16+ oz. cans. By no means an adjunct beer, this is beer in its purest form, heavy on the malt, lighter on the hops, somewhat grassy, clear and clean, easy drinking... a classic. Poured into a 19 oz. pilsner glass, light foam, the ’soft’ water seems to give this beer its smooth mouth feel, like the original Burton-on-Trent Bass Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MartR (223) - Aespa, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2016
Clear golden in appearance. Flavors include a sweet malty touch with hop presence. Hops take on a bitterness bite and some grassy notes. Finishes with honey aftertaste. Light bodied and well carbonated. Classic pilsner and never disappoints you.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Werckmeister (1577) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 6, 2016
0,5l from tank. Yellow clear shiny colour, small white head. Smells off tobacco, butter, spices. Medium body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Tastes tobacco, grains, lightly buttery, some pepper, spices, light bread. Finishes lightly bitter with notes of tobacco and some grainy / buttery notes. not my kind of beer..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
midovark (100) - Balssagyarmat, HUNGARY - JAN 31, 2016
1 litre bottle. Nice golden color with a white head. Malts in aroma & taste. Medium bodied, lively carbonated. Pleasant bitter taste with a long finishing. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
McDef85 (34) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2016
Bilanciata tra malti e luppolo. Dolcezza, pane, con seguito secco e astringente. Sentore solforoso tipico del Saaz. Finale pulito e rinfrescante.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Hoppy_Luke (908) - Poznań, POLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Pilsner Urquell od dawna nie gościł moim szkle. Zapamiętałem jednak to piwo jako wyróżniające się spośród propozycji browarów polskich sprzed jakichś 10-15 lat. Dla mnie, przede wszystkim wyróżniał się sporą (tak mi się wtedy wydawało) goryczką. Od tamtego czasu wypiłem sporo piw, ale pewien jestem (co do Pilsnera) jednego - goryczka była! Nie wiem, co się przez ten czas z owym piwem działo, ale wśród nut słodowych, lekkiej metaliczności i mokrego kartonu, goryczki nie uświadczyłem. Również aromat był płaski i jednolity - słód i mokry karton. Nawet wizualnie nie było się czym zachwycać - słomkowa barwa, idealnie klarowne, praktycznie bez piany. Słabe piwo, niczym nie wybijające się ponad inne "koncerniaki"...

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