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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3742   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


BigHoss' rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
BigHoss (171) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Poured from a 12 FL.OZ Bottle, has a golden yellow color and medium white head. I smell bread, wheat, citrus and fresh cut grass. I taste all of the same, a good pilsner....


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Scrumpy369 (480) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 28, 2016
Can at home. Deep yellow colour good white head. Nose is light grainy. Taste is low bitterness. Some sourish aftertaste. On of the better industrial lagers...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rask0lnikov (751) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2016
500ml bottle. Golden yellow colour. Medium white head. Slightly malty, slightly sweet, bit grassy aroma. Slightly sweet, bit grassy begining. Malty in the middle. Honey like notes. Hay and bitterness in the end.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Villyzzz (56) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 26, 2016
Can at home. Pours light amber with medium head. Aroma is bitter malts, mild hops and cardboard. Taste is light pilsner malts with some bitter. Thin bodied. Short ending. Watery. Nice macro pilsner but not that great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
weissbierdrinker (27) - - SEP 22, 2016
Definitely my favourite mass produced pilsner; The original! Smells nice and hoppy, Appearance is gold, bright, clear. Tastes very refreshing, with a great hoppy bitterness and perfect balance. Mouthfeel is fizzy and not thin. Overall a great beer. I wish more big brands would offer such a drinking experience.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Scurgo (3) - - SEP 21, 2016 does not count
Das original Pilsner Urquell ist der Inbegriff deutscher Braukunst. Was der Bayern Josef Groll da geleistet hat begeistert noch viele Jahre später. Ein herrlich frisches Pilsener wie es sein muss.

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2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Skarecrow (230) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 18, 2016
330ml bottle BB 9/12/16 Golden color with good head. Slight grainy aroma. Mild bitterness with thin body and finish and a large does of wet cardboard which didn’t help matters. Would be good to try a fresher version again in future but I must say, I have had better Pilsner than this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreenCat (26) - SLOVENIA - SEP 17, 2016
0.5 can. Pours crystal clear golden yellow, with white frothy head, that disappears rather quickly. Surprisingly strong malt base for it’s ABV, with nice mild honey taste. Medium carbonation, with herbal, spicy notes of noble hops. Medium lasting bitterness. Nicely balanced and refreshing pilsner.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (1591) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 13, 2016
50 cl bottle from a local supermarket (around € 2). BB 02.04.2017. Pours clear, bright light golden with a small but persistent near white head. Aroma’s that of damp cornflakes and fakeish grassy hoppiness. Tastes clean, cerealy, grassy. A rather bitter finish. Creamy soft mouthfeel with crisp carbonation. So when did they decide they’ll do it with ’hop products’ instead of hops? Is that a direct result of SABMiller takeover? Overall it ain’t bad though - I prefer this to almost any widely available lager, and often choose this at Pudel for example, when in good company and it doesn’t matter what I have in the glass / to cleanse the palate from all the silly beers.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
lysysloik (4) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - SEP 13, 2016 does not count
easy dirkable pilsener from czech republic, could be better rated if aroma would not unpleasant. it felt a bit with yeast, perhaps i got faulty bath(?)

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KoRoBeNiKi (144) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2016
Beer in the Czech Republic is frankly cheaper than water in restaurants so most of them are light it seems. It was a light clear gold with a thin white head. There was a slightly malty/bitter aroma with a similarly light bitter taste. It was refreshing and it went well with the heaviness of Czech food but overall I wasn’t a super big fan. It was better on draft but not so much better that I’d increase the score overall by more than .2 It’s better than the generics where I am from but that isn’t saying much


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