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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3242   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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13844) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2008 330ml bottle from Unwins. Pale gold with white bubbly head. Along with Budvar, one of my favourites. Nice pilsner citric hop. OK in mouth with satisfying hop citric finish. More flavour than most lagers too.. 2.7.5.0 Re-rate Draught at blind tasting at Modry Abbe. Pretty looking beer, clear gold, thick cream head. Excellent carbonation. NO huge aroma, some hop on finish. No bad or off flavours, nothing to make it unattractive. It’s fine. Even some drinkability.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (13693) - 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)

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13662) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
Bitter, but also aromatic. Perfect for long sessions.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theis (13537) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 22, 2007
Bottle at Hotel Pav in Prague. We just arrived, are now having the first beer. Clear golden - white head. Hay, fresh lemon, citrus, straw. Fresh - better than bottled Urquell in DK.....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12815) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 12, 2004 Bottle
Very fresh hoppy aroma. Quite big white head. Appearance very clear, golden. Bitterness which has some bite - but not too heavily plus grass flavour which stays long enough to make drinking enjoyable. (9/3/8/4/15 3.9)
Re-rate: bottled (BB 01/2005)
Dark golden color with steady white head, lace. Strong hoppy aroma - like it should be. Hops dominate mouthfeel, some sugary notes too. Bitter hoppy aftertaste. Classic benchmark of the style. (7/3/7/5/15 3.7)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (12723) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2001
Ok, so it’s very seldom fresh at all in North America. I just remember a few years ago in Halifax when I had some straight off the boat. That’s where these high marks come from. When fresh, this is a first-rate pilsner. When not fresh, well, it’s like any other beer that isn’t fresh. Usually on this side of the ocean you’ll want to get it on tap or from the can, to avoid skunkage.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12278) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Clear gold with thin white head. Mild malty aroma. Bitter taste and finish, decent body. Not bad. Better on draught.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
(Draught) Pours a pale yellow with a small white head. Good Bohemian pilsner taste in this brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 12, 2002
Very good pilsner, made in the town the style is named after, Plzen. The malts are nice, but don’t be fooled -- the malts are only there to serve as a counterweight to the blast of Bohemian hops. i’m not a big pilsner fan, but i’m always happy to drink this one. One suggestion: hit the brewery -- it tastes better in Plzen than it does in the States (slightly different recipe).

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (11342) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2011
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is malty, fruity and light hoppy - flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and quite bitter. Bitter and dry finish. Soft. Excellent pilsener. 140810


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