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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: 3243   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerInHeaven (138) - 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.


2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rostosto (4) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
I don’t get it. Keep trying with this beer but this’ll be my last until I grab a can or visit the Czech Republic. 500ml bottle from the supermarket. Looks amazing when poured. Lovely golden and inviting. Slightly floral, grassy aroma. Dry almost savoury flavour similar to Staropramen, the hops don’t shine. Not a satisfying, come back and get me taste. I honestly think people are nostalgic and praising the invention of this original pilsner. Not changed since 1842 apparently but I’ve read different. Not a special beer, sorry!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2647) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Tap at Hammered Lamb. Pours clear light gold with fluffy white head. Grassy, earthy now hop aroma. Clean crisp malt, nice clean hop bitterness with some earthy notes. Excellent.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"i’ve had good ones and bad ones (skunky)...due to the green glass? it’s a highly refreshing brew fresh, slightly sweet and crisp. when i get a bad one, all bets are off. 2.0 for a bad one, 3.0+ for good"

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluemooner (623) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle, pours deep golden with a small, white head. Aroma is grain, yeast, and light malt. Flavor is malt, yeast, and light hops, with some fruity sweetness and sour notes. Light body with medium carbonation. Decent pilsner.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Niller (709) - Hammel, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
Can from Brugsen. Pours golden with a white head. Sweet hoppy taste, grain, some fruits, grass. Slightly bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
waiake (110) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 14, 2014
100th rated & a fine beer it is, mild floral malty aroma, the taste is lightly bitter crisp & fruity, very smooth & refreshing overall

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
eduardovl (866) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
500ml can poured in a Pilsen glass. A: Pours an absolutely clear golden color forming a big, bubbled and aired white head. Good retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass S: Nice perfume of hops. Grassy and flowery Saaz style in the nose. Also sweet grains, caramel malts and low fermentation bready yeasts T: Follows the nose. Slightly sweet pale malts in upfront. Notes of caramel malts. Delicious Czech style grassy and flowery hops. Lager-style bready yeasts. A bit metallic. Mild hoppy bitterness in the end M: Light body. Good carbonation. Grainy and hoppy aftertaste O: Great drinkability. My favorite Czech Pilsener so far. Delucious perfume of hops, good taste of pale grains and a pleasant bitter end Note: The canned version is considerably better than the bottle one [ BA Review @ 10/17/2009 ]

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 4/20
brunomota (2) - BRAZIL - OCT 10, 2014 does not count
Herbs, vanilla, floral, herbs, floral, floral, herbs, herbs, floral, herbs, floral, basement aromas, floral

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nickel (304) - - OCT 8, 2014
Tried long ago. adding just for statistics. Some malt and hops. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergaard (90) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2014
Clear golden color, kind of sticky but quite short lived head. Aroma has fruity, citric, malty, grainy and piny notes. Very refreshig taste - hops, citrus, cress, sweet malt and a somewhat bitter finish. Classic one.


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