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


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RATINGS: 3178   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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/21/2012. 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a perfectly clear golden straw color. The head is a fluffy two finger white color with surprising retention (for a macro lager). Good lacing, too. S: AARGH LIGHTSTRUCK!!! Beneath the unfortunate skunk in the aroma, there lies simple pale malts and zesty noble hoppiness. T: Thank smeg the flavor is a massive improvement. Initially, some fruity esters greet the palate, before the zesty, refreshing finish...AND IT’S GONE! Holy shit, did I finish the beer that quickly? It’s hardly BCBS, but as far as simple macro-brewed lagers go, this one’s the best in the business. M: The palate feel seems perfectly tailored to provide crisp refreshment. There’s this real sense of subtle delicacy that separates this not only from the BMC stalwarts, but numerous craft lagers as well. The bitter aftertaste is fantastic for what this beer is trying to accomplish. O: A damn shame about the skunky nose - luckily the rest of the beer easily compensates by offering everything you could want in a proper pilsner. Could be a go to for me in cans/on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ERB92 (223) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
Grass, grains and some floral notes in the aroma. Golden with a white head.Medium sweet and medium bitter. Light to medium body with a average carbonation. Overall this is a proper Pilsner with hops in the aroma and some flavour.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dziajl (42) - - JUL 9, 2014
On Tap, Classic of Pilsner. Colour Gold, Aroma with light hops, and malty notes. Above moderate carbonation. Ideal creamy foam.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Wischylini (120) - Grimstad, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2014
Pours a light yellow, with a medium head. Aromas are mostly soapy water and pale cereals. Taste is overly bitter and unbalanced, and the body is thin. Lingering aftertaste of desolation and broken hope. This is the most overrated pisswasser out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hezze (6) - - JUL 5, 2014 does not count
The Mother of meter. Jättegod. Smak av, bröd, rostat bröd, smörkola Sitter som en fläskläpp

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argento (154) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014
hćldes i hřjt glas.... iskold.. carbonering i top, ikke den store nydelse, bitter prikkende. aroma ja....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hman43 (292) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2014
This beer pours light in color with a white head. The aroma has hops, maybe spruce. It has a fairly crisp taste and is enjoyable on the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (668) - California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours a golden yellow with a thick white head. Grass, floral, grain, hop and malt aroma. Hop, grass, grain, floral and malt flavors. Light body and lively carbonation. Decent bitterness for the style and a light grassy and floral finish with some bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VDuquerroux (208) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A clear golden beer with a medium white head. Thin bubbles. Medium persistence. Aroma is powerfull withe nose : herbal, hay. Caramel. Medium refreshing bitter. Light body, medium texture, fizzy carbonation, bitter finish. Overall, great aroma (intense but not complex), good bitterness, refreshing but a bit light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1286) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
330ml bottle @ White Horse, Parsons Green. One of those beers I can’t believe i havent rated yet. Mind you I last had this fresh on draught in Pilsen a few months before joining RateBeer. This is rated from a bottle. Pours clear gold with bready aroma, malty flavours with Saaz hoppiness and the slightest hint of toffee. A thirstquenching classic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
delorian (47) - budapest, HUNGARY - JUN 30, 2014
Kis túlzással az egyetlen bármely hazai boltban kapható iható sör. Műfajában túlzás nélkül etalon és viszonyítási alap. A szüretlen változatot még nem sikerült elcsípnem, de rajta leszek ! :)

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