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


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RATINGS: 3507   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakrock (129) - Helsinki, - JAN 5, 2013
For me, Pilsner Urquell is a legendary beer brand and at least for me the strongest brand from east (stronger than Elan and Skoda). It always a pleasure to sip this well brewed beer with so balanced taste world + very nice hop taste quarantees perfect sourness. If you are spending night with men and one of your friends has a sixpack of Pilsner Urquell and you have, let’s say newcastle brown ale, you just not have fun that night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sir__v (1139) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 4, 2015
On tap in a pub in London, UK - Color: clear golden blond beer with high carbonation and medium white foam. Smell: malt, and wheat. Some caramel and hops notes. Taste: good sweet malt taste, small caramel finish. Easy drinkable. Good sweet hoppy bitterness finish. Aftertastre: bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ippopotamo36 (803) - Rome, ITALY - SEP 3, 2015
On tap with markoijelena at the Belgrade Beer Fest in Serbia. Pours bright golden color, a bit hazy, incredibly persistent white foamy head. Nose: milled pilsner malts, straw, bread crust. Mouth: medium carbonation, balanced richness of malty notes, cookies too. Bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AlfredoGarcia (140) - Santiago, CHILE - SEP 3, 2015
500 ml bottle. Famous, and great! Sweet malts smell, a fire golden color with a low white head. Taste like a sweet pilsen with some great ending.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bubeer (127) - - SEP 1, 2015
Clear gold. Medium head with low retention. Hay, grass, bread and some thyme in the nose. Very pleasant bitter. Sticky texture, medium body. One of my favourites.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
ozzy70 (177) - Nebraska, USA - AUG 30, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours amber with small, quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is skunky and grassy. Taste is bitter and skunky.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fL0 (10) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
The original Pilsener... The color is golden. Solid Taste, balaced in hop and malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tonimeister (40) - Orahovica, CROATIA - AUG 28, 2015
hay, spruce, dough, cooked vegetables, golden, clear, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, light body, thick feel, lively, bitter,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cenzura (308) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 26, 2015
Aroma: malty sweetness and litle bit of hops. Taste: malts, grain and light grass notes. Very drinkable and refreshing. Nice head, good lacing and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Nonshaugen (83) - Fetsund, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2015 Actually, my intention was to not rate this, just leave a comment... RateBeer don’t allow this, so here we go... Beeing THE pilsner, the original, very first pilsner, this should cleerly have a solid 100 points for the style. Trying to discuss if this is up to the standards of correct style or not, is redicolous. 66 points overall just tells me it’s a lot of people that don’t like pilsner that have rated it. ’Nough said from this grumpy old man :-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redders1974 (402) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2015
No lager fan but this is decent by anyone’s standard crisp and clean packed full of malts decent carbonation.

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