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


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RATINGS: 3516   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PeatyPete (588) - - JUN 29, 2013
One of my favorite pilsener. Well malt/hop ratio in the flavor that also seems something spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
szymonskc (97) - POLAND - SEP 27, 2015
Aromat slodki, wyczuwalna goryczka. Piana nie utrzymuje sie dlugo. Kolor zloty. W smaku przyjemny, slodkawy.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenJensen (1280) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 22, 2015
It has great serious and persistent foam, good flavor of a little malt, but most hops. Medium fullness with only a hint of malt sweetness. Hop bitterness with its seductive floral notes soon takes over, and hops are the most urgent flavor note in Urquell. It may be a model for the world lagers, but this is not a lager that push me out of your seat excitement. Preserved - it is as certain type of real, rich and tasty, but more praise deserve it nor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaelic (43) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
It all started here sith pilsner. Very balanced, fresh taste. Very hoppy tast, starts smooth but becomes dry and bitter. One of the better pilsner

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
elbernays (953) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle from bjcp course. Grain, earth, diacethnyl, bread, dough. Malt forward grain, lentil earthiness flavour. Okay clarity. Nice for style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maltman53 (435) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle pours amber with one-inch head. Smells of cereal, grain, and a hint of tobacco. It’s got a bigger body than most pilsners, but I could use more flavor and hop scent. Overall, not bad but would much rather have it on tap.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bcBelgianbrew (106) - , British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2015
It’s smooth, yet bubbly, like my personality. I’ve been craving pils lately. This one has a bit more flavour than most. Czech beer for the masses. Some light skunky bitterness. The green bottles are killing me. While do they do that? Maybe the beer doesn’t really taste much better in good condition? Best experience was in a plastic cup with a sausage from a street vendor in Prague. Stella, Heineken, Urquell - what’s the difference really?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (366) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Perfect pour. A: sweet malts, nice bitter aroma, refreshing and inviting. T: very smooth Pilsener, softest water I have ever had in a beer. No weird bitter spikes, very smooth taste development. Crisp mouthfeel. Thirst quencher, but also nice to just enjoy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RPPS (7) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - SEP 10, 2015 does not count
50cl can from El Corte Inglés Lisboa. Clear Golden Color, nice head, very drinkable and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer_rookie (179) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 8, 2015
From a 11.2 oz amber bottle.

Pours a golden color. Pretty tall white head, but doesn’t last long. Some thin lacing.

Aroma is very strongly of grassy hops. Yeah, there’s some lightly roasted barley malt. But mostly grassy hops.

Taste is quite grassy hops. Maybe some biscuit. But lots of hops.

Mouthfeel is medium light. It’s quite dry, it’s quite refreshing. Finishes clean.

Overall, it’s THE original pilsner. So, it should be among the best. I think it is. Probably the best pilsner I’ve ever had. I certainly recommend this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
sir__v (1192) - 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.

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