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


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RATINGS: 3339   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (36929) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2012

Pours golden yellow with slight white head. Sweet malty aroma with saaz hops. The mouthfeel is surprisingly full with a forceful initial sweetness ending in the usual hoppy finish.

Can 500ml.

Clear light to medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, hay, toasted, moderate hoppy, grass, cardboard notes. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light metalic. [20120128]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2008 50 cL can. Pours clear and golden yellow to orange with a lacing white head. Mild fruity hops aroma, light accents of peach. Flavour is light sweet and fruity. Very mild bitterness into the finish. Nice balance and delicate hops bitterness and fruityness.6-4-7-3-13=3.3

From tap at Modrý Abbé, blindtasting beer #6. Pours crystal clear and golden yellow with a dense, creamy and white head. Vague hoppy aroma. Flavour is mild caramel malt and light bitter. Delicate bitterhops and caramel malt. Crisp and light hoppy bitter finish.4-3-6-3-10=2.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29988) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2002
A beer with a clear dark yellow color but ufortunatly almost no head. It has a slightly hoppy aroma - and the nice bitter flavor of hops. For a pilsener this is one of the very best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Nicely golden with a decent head. Fantastic malty AND flowery nose. Very soft mouthfeel in spite of the very pronounced hoppiness - although it apperently has diminished in recent years. A very classic nice pilsener. THE pilsener...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (22009) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2006
Draght. Clear golden coloured with a small white head. Aroma of malts and hops. Flavour of fruits, malts and hops. Dry hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2005
Tapped. Golden coloutm nediumsized white foamy head. Bready aroma with hints of fresh fruit and hops. Very smooth and soft palate. Flavour is mainly fruitish with hints of bread and a hoppy finish. The aftertaste is weak, but longlasting and mainly bittry. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20326) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2002
Golden coloured. Fresh from tap the aromatic, oily saaz aroma is very evident. It is rather dry, medium bodied and has a great deal of bitterness. One of the best megabrewed beers around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2012
2012-04-27, draught at Řlbaren, Copenhagen, 7-3-7-4-15=37
Blond color, with medium sized head. Very nice malt aroma. Very solid malt flavor, like a rock, with a good level of bitterness, complete and balanced, with a good degree of sweetness. It lacks the fresh fascination and hop of some Helles, but it’s a master of clean and fat malts.

2003-02-01, draught, 7-4-6-5-14=36
Very nice hop and malt aroma, rare for any other big brewer, honeyish. Good bitter body and strong, quite aromatic final.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (14626) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2006
Bottled. Light-carbonation golden beer with a small white head leaving lacings. Quite weak aroma with flowery hops overpowering the malts. Clean, malty and hoppy flavor, with a lovely bitter finish. A bit thin body, but ok. (060411)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
saxo (14382) - Hřjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 Bottle. Golden color and very lively carbonation. Medium head with medium duration. Aroma is dominated by hops and maybe a little fruit. Taste is mostly hops and bit too bitter for my taste. Rerated @ fonefan tasting. Medium head with medium duration. Color is golden. Aroma and taste are malt, hops and notes of butter.

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