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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: 3717   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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.


Kurtos' rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kurtos (180) - Sydney, - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours a pale amber colour. Taste. flavours of bitter orange and lemon. Overall. good beer


3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danioofp (12) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Jasne, po chwili gorzkie, lekka piana, szybko znika. Nie da si? pi? szybko ze wzgl?du na kumulacje goryczki, lepiej wolniej. Podawa? sch?odzone.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bitek (380) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Słodowe, nieco chlebowe. Lekkie, pustawe, raczej wytrawne. Goryczka średnia. Wysokie wysycenie. Mało wyraziste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattChiasson (16) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Out of the can poured a deep gold, crystal clear, with a thin white persistent head. Medium-high bready malt character (reminiscent of baked pretzel), caramel, moderate level of spicy (saaz) hops, grassy, some subtle lemon notes along with (not unpleasant) buttered popcorn as it warmed. Balance tilting more towards malt on the palate. Crisp, clean, refreshing. A true classic.

2.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Orange_times (154) - UKRAINE - AUG 17, 2016
Pours in golden yellow colour with medium white head. Light hoppy aroma. Medium bitter, lightly sweet. Light body, thin feel, low carbonation

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoddamnNoise (41) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2016
33cl bottle @ home. Aroma: not very intense aromas of malts, cereal, hay. Very clear, no hints of fruits, spices, hops. Appearance: light yellow color, cristal clear. Slightly under average head thickness, with under average retention. White head made of small bubbles. No lacing. Taste: light sweet, medium bitterness, no sourness. Clean flavors of slightly sweet malts and cereals but no very intense flavor. Crisp. Refreshing and thirst-quenching. Palate: light body, watery texture, under average carbonation, not very long dry and low-to-medium bitter finish. Overall: not very intense aromas of malts, hay. Good appearance except for the under average head thickness and retention. Not much flavor of slightly sweet malt and medium bitterness with not very long dry and medium bitter finish.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fst0912 (44) - GERMANY - AUG 12, 2016
Goldfarben klar mit deutlich malziger Brotaroma, Geschmack mit mittlerer Bittere, gut austariert durch den für ein Pils stark ausgeprägten Malzkörper.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerowl80 (198) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Tap. Pours light yellow/gold. Aroma is mild malt and grass. Clean crisp taste with some mild bitterness. Good for the style.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eunck (138) - Hamburg, Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2016
The original, well executed without too much fanciness. Fitting as the meter to compare all other Pilseners to, and most would fall short in my opinion.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
gr_pa (365) - siemianowice, POLAND - AUG 7, 2016
Clear, golden, after few seconds head dissapears competly, high carbonation. Very weak aroma: bread, hay. Light to medium body, medium sweetness. Clean, bit empty flavour, some bitterness at fionish (medium level). Comparing to "eurolagers", bitterness is quite high, bot overall it’s empty and dissapointing.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Grisza77 (528) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 5, 2016
Jasnozłote, klarowne piwo o średniej pianie, która dość szybko redukuje się do zera. Aromat i smak słodowy z minimalna nutą chmielu. Goryczka niska. Ogólnie spodziewałem się dużo więcej po starciu z czeską legendą, a wyszła zwykła koncernowa jałowość i bark smaków, zdecydowanie za mało chmielu.


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