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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: 3259   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


erin1205's rating

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
erin1205 (9) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2012
pale, clear, sparkling, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, slick feel, fizzy,


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dirtyrat (23) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Decent pilsner. Pours pale golden color, minimal head. Clear, sparkly, and crisp. Very refreshing. Short bitter finish. Good, but it wasn’t great. Hight expectations since it had been talked up by folks in Germany.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
lobs_ols (129) - LATVIA - NOV 20, 2014
Clear gold, strong white head. Maltiness and Saaz hop on the nose. Lovely. Sweet, malty body with notes of bitter and a distinct hoppiness. The Pilsner of Pilsners indeed!

2.7
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ctiry (64) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2014
Ok it is a very hard to rate this beer. Because rating a bottle would not be to fair especialy if you find one after 5 monts from production date... Going to one of the best beerpubs in Prague would not reflect what Pilsner Urquell is in general... Soooo after a looot of glases I had during my entire drinking beer life (17 years) I am sitting in an average restaurant close to Wenceslas square rating this one... Main think you notice the foam is doing weird map disapearing fast. Aroma is hops. Taste...sorry after few pilsner style beer in microbreweries this one as main taste has sweetnes. It is no bitter for me. Decent carbonation. Very drinkable. The official description is just arrogance for me! Eapecialy in the situation when this beer is not brewed in Pilsen ONLY anymore... There are sooo many better pilsners in microbreweries...unpasteurized, unfiltered, without any aditives, clear, bitter, drinkable... Please keep in mind I am rating an average restaurant Pilsner Urquell.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
rayaron (298) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - NOV 20, 2014
Unpasteurized edition, 1L bottle. BBD 3/12/14. Very clear light golden with medium bubbly off-white head. Aroma of honey, floral, some graininess. Clean flavor, slightly sweet, moderate sourness, notes of honey, floral, corn sugar, malty, bitter-sweet finish, not so pleasant bitter aftertaste. Light carbonation, light-bodied. Very easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gylo (64) - Lublin, POLAND - NOV 17, 2014
Faktycznie, jako wzór i oryginał piw typu pilzner wypada znakomicie. Mimo wszystko to wciąż tylko i wyłącznie pilzner ;) Uwaga na zieloną butelkę - trzymana na świetle powoduje bardzo szybko zmianę aromatu i smaku piwa.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClaudeB04 (137) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 14, 2014
On tap it just looks fantastic, great nose of hops and fruits. Fruity and hoppy taste, my first thougt is always like this tastes so good if you’re thirsty. Long lasting bitter finish. When the place takes care of their tap it just tastes fantastic, the best pilsener to me. Was at a few places where it was considerably less tasty, so while in czech republic it’s probably worth to find a serious pub to have it..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ramboraffe (672) - SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2014
330 ml bottle. Clear golden with white head. Fizzy. Smell is light grain and bread with hay grass hops. Taste is light grain and bread with a bitter grass hop finish. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Diabobale (225) - ITALY - NOV 10, 2014
La pilsner ceca per eccellenza. Prodotta ancora utilizzando buoni malti e luppoli abbastanza carichi di amaro, č molto beverina e piacevole

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaaviK (16) - ESTONIA - NOV 9, 2014
330ml bottle, so it’s not at it’s freshest, and this is a style that suffers for that. The nose gives off a whiff of skunk that fortunately doesn’t come through on the tongue. A nice crisp pilsener, some grains in the background. The Saaz hops are light so they don’t overwhelm the malt.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
High_in_NM (7) - Los Alamos NM, New Mexico, USA - NOV 8, 2014 does not count
The original. Grassy, golden, bitter, medium body, nice. Very good pilsner.


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