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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: 3224   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11184) - 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

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
chrisv10 (11130) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christian (11119) - 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...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bhensonb (11066) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10925) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with approximately one finger of foam. S: Smells pretty much like I remember it. Mostly bread and biscuit type malt notes but there is a slight hoppiness to it that I would describe as floral and spicy. T: The flavor is similarly tilted toward the malt side with enough hoppiness to keep things refreshing. Bread with some earthy notes to start it off with a slight bitterness and more floral note taking over on the finish. M: The body is light to medium with a moderate to high level of carbonation. D: Definitely one of the classics. Maybe not my favorite pils, but certainly a good one.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2008 Date: 12/21/1995
Mode: Draft
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs

Appearance: pilsner yellow
Flavor: good hop flavor and aroma from beginning to end

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Score: *4
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10801) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2008
nice pilsener aroma, quite strong aroma for a macro. white head, relatively large, darkish clear yellow. Looks great. bitter taste (like pilsene) but a little more sweetness and bitterness than the average pilsener. aftertaste is sweet combined with pilsener. aftertaste lasts for a while. Great taste for a "low" alc.% beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (10564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 21, 2006
Bottled. Golden colour with a white head.Fruity aroma. Weak bitter and malty flavour. weak bitter finish.


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