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


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RATINGS: 3501   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.

ThisWangsChung's rating

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tonimeister (40) - Orahovica, CROATIA - AUG 28, 2015
hay, spruce, dough, cooked vegetables, golden, clear, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, thick feel, lively, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cenzura (305) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Aroma: malty sweetness and litle bit of hops. Taste: malts, grain and light grass notes. Very drinkable and refreshing. Nice head, good lacing and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Nonshaugen (73) - Fetsund, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
Actually, my intention was to not rate this, just leave a comment... RateBeer don’t allow this, so here we go... Beeing THE pilsner, the original, very first pilsner, this should cleerly have a solid 100 points for the style. Trying to discuss if this is up to the standards of correct style or not, is redicolous. 66 points overall just tells me it’s a lot of people that don’t like pilsner that have rated it. ’Nough said from this grumpy old man :-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (391) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
No lager fan but this is decent by anyone’s standard crisp and clean packed full of malts decent carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulioRangel (53) - Salvador, BRAZIL - AUG 21, 2015
Cerveja dourada, de sabor tostado/queimado. Paladar bastante suave, e "redondo" e com boa espuma. Cerveja bem equilibrada.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pijepiwo (208) - - AUG 20, 2015
Kolor jasna słomka. Piana srednie oczka, redukuje sie do malej warstwy. W aromacie slodowosc. W smaku chlebek. Goryczka wysoka. Wysycenie srednie

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paintedmaple (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2015
500ml can...spicy noble hop flavor and aroma. Biscuity, slightly herbal malt backbone. Refreshing easy drinker.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
doncho11 (7) - - AUG 18, 2015 does not count
One of the best pilsners. Very refreshing. Nor much of an aroma, and generally boring appearance. But solid beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rouhlas (1282) - GREECE - AUG 17, 2015
From tap. Clear golden color with white head. Malty grainy aroma, grassy, noble hoppy. Sweet and bitter taste. Light to medium thin to oily body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
azzie (501) - - AUG 14, 2015
Can 0,5l. Clear old gold color liquid with white head. Medium body, medium to heavy carbonation. Aroma of cabbage and cornbread. Taste is similar to smell with some sourness and sweetness. Sourish aftertaste.

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