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


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RATINGS: 3282   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paolo71 (23) - Alviano, ITALY - DEC 27, 2014
In bottle. White, frothy, rocky head. Pale gold. At nose not intense and persistent. Malt and a bit oh herbal hop. In the mouth good malt, gentle, light bitter not very ersistent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
androman (512) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
50cl can @ home from Auchan, Budapest. Body is clear light amber, Head is medium, white, fizzy, average lasting, fair lacing. Nose is light citrus, Aroma is malty, metallic, light hoppy, light cereal. Taste is medium sweet, light to medium hoppy bitter. Finish is average bitter-sweet. Light body, thin texture, average carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jagienka (32) - POLAND - DEC 22, 2014
Butelka. Kolor jasno żółty, krystaliczny. Piana obfita utrzymująca się. Aromat ledwo wyczuwalny słodowy. W smaku goryczka łodygowa na średnim poziomie, zalegająca. .

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jpkeskinen (273) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Drank from a bottle. Quite basic but there is still something more. Maybe the slight bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hrc_Cro (128) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 19, 2014
0.5l draught. Clear orange color with medium white head. Aroma of burnt malt. Taste is light sour and pleasantly bitter. Appreciate the difference from other beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FireGlider (57) - CROATIA - DEC 19, 2014
0.5 draught beer. Medium lasting thick head, golden/honey colour. There is aroma of something roasted. Little bitter taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1785) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Can. Pours bright, clear gold, big white head. Some retention/lace. Aroma of grain, grassy/spicy saaz, light soap. Taste is lightly bitter, grassy, grain, bread, some sweetness. Palate is average carbonation, light body, spicy bitter finish. Pretty damn good for $1.25/pint can.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bewyder (139) - FRANCE - DEC 19, 2014
La Pils originelle, un nez expressif et une bouche pleine d’arômes, c’est léger et retenu mais trčs agréable. Bue bouteille ramenée de Tchéquie et bue ŕ la pression au Falstaf, Paris, France, courant 2012.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1478) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Keg in the Racehorse, Kettlewell. Golden with a frothy white head. Notes of citrus and caramel. Light and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YigSvartka (110) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Dark, but transparent golden yellow with many bubbles. No head. Typical cereal oriented pilsner aroma, but heavier emphasis on honey. Much more impressed with the taste. Maintains a smooth and refreshing texture that is true to the style, yet manages to introduce minor complexities. Initially, the stereotypical pilsner flavour prevails with cereals, honey, and grass, but the finish manages to have a slight bitter hop that makes this one unique. Good.

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