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


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RATINGS: 3223   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Peter4Beer (11) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2012
A little bitter after taste, but I liked the color and aroma, Head retention was great.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
panzerwolf (31) - - SEP 16, 2014
Pours light gold, modest head. A slightly floral aroma, lots of crisp bitterness and a malty, drinks smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnowek (47) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2014
Everyone seems to harp that this is the prototype of a Czech pilsner, but if this is the case, then why are so many other similar beers and beer styles from other countries not rated anywhere near as highly as this one? A good-enough brew for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gregorymconway (25) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
500ml can from LCBO. Straw thin transparent body with large frothy head. Great appearance. Classic pilsner aromas. Slight bitterness on the relatively long finish, for a pilsner. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
geologyguy (690) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Obviously pilsner smell and taste...little maltier than most pilsners...bitter finish that is deeper than most other hops...hard to describe, slightly sweet then gets bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RenataLF (21) - - SEP 13, 2014
Brilhante, espuma densa, aroma de lúpulo herbal e leve frutado. Amargor médio, leve acidez.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tinylightsrecs (187) - - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from Sainsburys Team Valley. Pours light gold, thin white head. Nice malty tang and more flavour than average lagers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrJoller (62) - ITALY - SEP 11, 2014
Golden pour with average dense head. Aroma is sweet malt and european hops. Refreshing character, high drinkability. Truly a pilsner prototype.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGarnigle (554) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 8, 2014
From the 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maddmatt639 (243) - Pacifica, California, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Light retention and light lacing. Smells of vegetables, sweet malt and caramel. Tastes of sweet malt, corn and straw. Sweet aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mainuh_man (123) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2014
0.5L bottle. Pours a clear golden with a rocky white head and decent lacing. Aromas are herby hop, hay and cooked vegetables (canned corn). Mild sweetness at the beginning and middle, with resiny, piney and herby hop flavor that develops to a dry hop linger, though not overpowering bitterness. Medium body with a creamy(ish) mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, really a tasty pilsener (the original!). Nice hop flavor, good balance, and nice mouthfeel all around.

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