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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 3410   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (1982) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Not bad. It’s always good to try a foreign beer. I love this taste for sure!

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rgf001 (191) - München, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
Reviewing from Pilsen at main square on tap. Medium aroma of oxidized spicy hops. The malt aroma is grainy sweet but also swords oxidation. Wonderful guild color with brilliant clarity and send white head. As with aroma, oxidation muddies the spicy Saaz and Moravian malt flavors. Bitterness is correct but s harsher than a normal pils. Medium body and adequate carbonation with minor astringency. Dry finish with slightly astringent aftertaste. Pasteurization and sloppy packaging seems to ruin one of the best beers in the world.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micmillon18 (10) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Poured from a 500 ml can into a willi becher glass. Best by date: 10/15/2015 Aroma - Honey, sweet cereal with some chewier caramel notes. Hops lend fresh cut grass, mild lemon. Bit of diacetyl, which adds a welcomed buttered biscuit character. Very enticing. Appearance - Beautiful clear golden hue; sticky white head. Head dissipates quickly but that may have had more to do with my pour than the beer. Taste - Taste matches the aroma to a T but the prominent difference is the remarkable spicy hop bite that balances the malt perfectly. Hop bitterness lingers into aftertaste with the aforementioned biscuity flavor. Love this beer. Palate - Light bodied, chewy, snappy carbonation. Overall - Despite the buyout by SABMiller, which sometimes spells the end of quality for some breweries, Pilsner Urquell stands as a prime example of why it isnt always a bad thing. Not that I ever had it before the buyout but this is absolutely one of the best Czech pilsner available, domestic or otherwise.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ROSE1962 (54) - POLAND - MAY 21, 2015
Barwa jasna, piana biała, z kija lana długo się utrzyuje a z butelki szybko opada. W aromacie słodowe i chmielowy, nuty maślane. W smaku goryczkowe, dość intensywnie zwłaszcza na końcu. Poza tym instesywny smak masła.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1388) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Draft at College Inn. Not sure how the hell I haven’t had this before, but I’ll definitely repeat. Good flavor, pretty fucking crushable. [Yeah, I know this is a lazy review, but after 3405 ratings I’m not sure the community is hurt by that -- I’ve said the most important parts already anyway].

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
PlinyDad1952 (55) - - MAY 19, 2015
UHH I DONT LIKE BELGIUMS BUT THIS ONE IS NOT GOOD. I LIKE DRINKING AMERICA OR CANADA. WAY BETTER THAN THIS PEEPEE. IT SMELL LIKE SKUNK OR MY CUSIN HOUSE. AND LET ME TELL YOU IM STICKING WITH PLINY(DELISCHIOUS) AS MUCH AS I CAN.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
PiwnyMarek (351) - Łomża, POLAND - MAY 17, 2015
Klasyk. Bardzo przyzwoity. Aromat dobry, wygląd ok, a smak bardzo przyjemny. Ciekaw jestem wersji niefiltrowanej...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Batavi (97) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
Uitgeschonken in Warsteiner bierfluitje. Donker goudgeel bier met een bescheiden witte schuimkraag, niet zoveel carbonatie. Bij het openen van de fles meteen een aangename geur van mout en verse hop. De smaak is zacht, licht droog en zacht bitter. Tonen van mout, gras/hooi, aromatische en verse hoppen, iets aardachtig. Zeer goed gebalanceerde Pilsener. Geen wonder dat deze Pilsener Urquell wordt gezien als het basis bier voor alle pilseners. De afdronk is mild bitter met een zacht moutige ondertoon, erg verfrissend. Pilsener is zeker niet mijn favoriete stijl, maar doe hier maar een kratje van. De originele Pilsener uit Pilsen Tsjechië, is het ultieme voorbeeld voor alle pilseners en lagers wereldwijd.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bavarian81 (86) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2015
I’ve had this beer a number of times, but finally decided to review it. It pours a nice clear, deep gold color which is the appearance I like from a pils. Not a super high amount of carbonation. Aroma is mostly sweet. Definitely get some of that light malt aroma as well as a light fruit smell. I also want to say it smells a little buttery. The hoppy taste is very prevalent right up front. The flavor is mostly a mild bitterness. Otherwise, it’s super crisp, clean, and dry which make a decent pilsner.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bawelt (18) - Lyon, FRANCE - MAY 13, 2015
Pas mauvaise. Un peu déçu car vendue comme le modčle, la référence en matičre de Pilsner. De fait, elle se boit plutôt bien mais reste basique. Le houblon saaz apporte un côté trčs désaltérant mais le malt reste trop discret. Le tout est sans prétention voire finalement timide. Je m’attendais ŕ plus de subtilité en arôme.


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