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


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RATINGS: 3481   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.

sneagrams3's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Tasted 9/3/11. 12oz bottle. JAN1112 21:47. Pours filtered and golden hued. A shade lighter than the Czechvar I had right before. Moldy white head. Aromas of cereal grains, but no trace of a hop profile in the olfactory. Medium bodied and a more rounded effervescence than the Czechvar. It has a nice, dry body to it, but it also comes with a bit of diactyl. Mildly sticky with a decent punch of grassy hops. A lingering astringency mingles with the carbonation and the hops to add to the palate and flavor profile. Solid, but from what I just experimented, Czechvar wins.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smroush (126) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Malt flavors are mild, just slightly sweet and bready. Hops are mild to moderate, resiny in aroma, with just a slight touch of lemon, maybe a hint of herbs. Yeast is doughy and fairly distinct. Amber to gold color; clear; small just slightly off-white head. Taste has a light sweetness; mild to moderate bitterness. Body is light to moderate; texture is a bit thin and a touch slick. Carbonation is a bit above average. Finish is medium length, bitter and sweet with a pleasing dryness. Overall a good Pilsner; I particularly like the crisp, dry texture. The malt and hops are also nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (903) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2015
50cl, 33cl, Tap starting from 1997. I really do not agree with the description here especially. Yes, this is an exceptional pilsner, but there are also decent competitors. Perfectly balanced. Good with potato crisps/chips and som dry roasted pork. No need to describe the taste - you probably know that it is good already. Tap in Pudel Bar Tallinn is actually rather good. Thank You.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Woc (59) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2015
Sadly the best pilsner I’ve tasted during past two weeks. But standard pilsner, nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
cervmagpt (415) - PORTUGAL - JUL 30, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 3B). Can 50 cl - Batch L1131 20:45 AROMA: slight cereal aroma mixed with diacetyl and slight plastic (HDPE) notes. no hop aroma discernible. APPEARANCE: golden color and translucent. thin white and moussy head with low retention. TASTE: cereal flavour mixed with some diacetyl. medium-low bitterness with a slight dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with moderate-low carbonation. OVERALL: a czech pilsener sample with minor faults and without much hop presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle shared with my dad. Dark golden pour with a frothy head. Notes of caramel, hay, grass and biscuits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
felip989 (124) - Săo Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 27, 2015
Deep golden with a big white head. Aroma is bread, biscuit, caramel, nice herbal and floral notes. Same in taste with a nice citric/herbal bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zwiebel88 (610) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
Klassisch pilsig, grasig, heuig. Brotige Malzsüße, herb, sehrbsüffig, crisp, gutes Pils.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (331) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 20, 2015
.5l pour from tap into beer mug at Brickmakers Ale and Cider House in Vienna, Austria. Tank beer, unpasteurized, tapped three days ago. Looks perfect. Deep gold, only the slightest bit hazy, and a beautiful fluffy cloud-like head. The head is awesome creamy, and the beer has a great body, crisp and smooth. Not much on the nose. Maybe a hint of bread and hay. Nothing too notable, good or bad. Taste is nice. Biscuity and bitter, especially at the finish. Middle has some grassy notes too. It’s not a crazy complex beer, but what it does, it does well. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (371) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2015
Une bičre assez légčre mais avec une belle robe ambrée, une mousse onctueuse et un nez alliant épices, malt et un léger houblon, la bouche est ronde et équilibrée. Une bičre agréable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (257) - HONG KONG - JUL 20, 2015
Beautiful golden with minimal white head, aroma is hoppy, taste is sweet and bitter, very rich and refreshing.

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