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


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RATINGS: 3653   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
bogus (97) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 10, 2011
Recently had the export version, but drank the "original" last year in prague. Quite a difference... Too bad. Clear golden colour, white head. Aroma of hops and grains. Taste is fresh, quite hoppy, cereal and a bit like iron. Liked the czech version better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choke (96) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2002
one of the best tasting pilsners around

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patty26 (95) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2007
As far as widely available brews go this one is pretty solid. Dark golden color with little head. Sweet aroma and a slightly bitter taste with little lingering afterwards.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Viceroy (95) - Bucharest, ROMANIA - APR 30, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Bottle 0,33l Appearance: Clear light golden colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, white head. Aroma: - moderate - malt, grain, hay, grass. Skunky aroma is almost absent. Taste: moderate sweet and bitter with a average duration. Palate: Body is medium, texture is thin, carbonation is average. Overall: A bit boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tmzl (95) - SLOVENIA - JAN 2, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2014
Look: Pours with average fizzy white head, fast retention, fully diminishing. Lacing is good. Color is like it should be - golden. Body is clear, normal carbonation, expected maybe a bit more.

Smell: Grain, bread malt, hay, grass, crackers. Also spicy and the distinct Saaz hop. Text book stuff.

Taste: Similar story as the smell. Hay, spice, hint of sweetness in the middle and then the explosion of moderate clean hop bitterness. Works well. Bitterness stays with you for a while, but smooth and screaming at you: "Drink more you fool!"

Mouthfeel: Surprised at the medium, silky body, but still fresh crisp carbonation, very refreshing and easy to drink.

Overall: Text book stuff, nothing more and nothing less then expected. Well, maybe the medium body was a bit of surprise, but yes, a well crafted lager.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beers0mniac (94) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Clear golden yellow color with nce white head that disappears quickly. Aroma has malts, hops and grass with little herbs. Taste has bread with malts, light grass with nice hops bite.High carbonation. Good and refreshing pils!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
45thstbrewer (94) - Conowingo, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Pilsner Urquell is a classic example of an European Pilsner. I found it a little dry

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kflorence (93) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Bottle, pours a lovely golden color with minimal lacing. Honestly doesn’t smell very good, notes of grains, hops and corn. There is an initial almost sweet, creamy malt and hop flavor, a definite grain presence, and perhaps some corn. However the beer finishes with an astringent bitter, metallic-hop flavor which I am not too fond of. One of the better pilsners out there, but the horrid aftertaste kills it for me. I’d rather have an ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Bottle. Excellent carbonation upon cap removal. Great aroma-nice and hoppy. Nice amber-golden color visible even through the green glass. Taste is is pleasantly hoppy, with a good, crisp bite. The medium aftertaste that remains is more than welcome and is fairly tasty. Carbonation remains excellent throughout the whole bottle. A great beer to drink!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oycpff (93) - USA - MAR 30, 2006
Medium dark gold color, medium head. Hoppy and malty. Nice floral hop flavor, good balance, only slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is full and round. Taste is smooth and full bodied. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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