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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: 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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (12195) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2012 50 cl can. Clear golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, straw, little bitter and hops. Flavour is malt, hops, little citrus, little butter, little sweet and a little bitter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 5, 2007
Clean hop aroma, not so hoppy as American pale ales, but hoppy. Golden amber color with a decent white head. Medium mouthfeel. Instant hit of hop bitter, quickly balanced by malt. And it goes on like that. Bitterness is ever present, and the malt still hangs in at the finish. It’s not a lot of malt, but it’s not a gigantic amount of hop either. Bitter enough to keep around the mouth. Won’t replace a decent ale, but better than 90+% of the filtered golden lagers.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
(Draught) Pours a pale yellow with a small white head. Good Bohemian pilsner taste in this brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (12093) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2006
Bottled. Golden colour with a white head.Fruity aroma. Weak bitter and malty flavour. weak bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Theydon_Bois (12090) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Tap at the Rose and Thistle, Frimley Green - 05/01/13. Clear mid golden with a thin white head. Nose is subdued, light pale malt, a little caramel and grass. Taste is malt forward, caramel, touch buttery but not in a nasty diacetyl way, light fruit, hint of vanilla. Medium bodied with spritzy carbonation, bitter dry finish. Memories fade perhaps but this isn’t the beer it was when I first tried it in Praha some 11 or so years ago! Drinkable however and still a far superior option to most keg tap commercial drivel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11960) - 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).

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Bottle.Cclear amber color with large white head. Aroma has medium hop tone. Flavor is hop and and malt with a medium bitter hop finish

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11628) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2007 Golden with a big, frothy head. Hops-dominated nose of pine and grass with some malt. Rich hoppy flavour resulting in a long-lasting bitterness with a solid malt backbone. This is probably the one style where the original standard is still the most interesting version...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11383) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2008 Pours golden yellow with slight white head. Sweet malty aroma with saaz hops protruding. The mouthfeel is surprisingly full with a forceful initial sweetness ending in the usual hoppy finish.
6/3/7/4/12 = 3.2

Tap @ Modrý Abbé.
6th beer in the blindtasting.
Pours clear golden with a slight green hue. Nice, creamy, white head. Weak aroma, sweet maltiness with subdued grassy hops. Medium carbonation with a nice, rather oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet chewy malts with a fine hoppy finish. More bitter than dry.
7/3/7/4/11 = 3.2

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11359) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a foamy white head with yellow color. Aroma is citrus-lime, grain. Taste is citrus-lime-, grain, funky, grass, slight hops-flat/bitterness at finish. Light body, mild carbonation.


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