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


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RATINGS: 3554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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.

SirQuackalot's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SirQuackalot (10) - USA - DEC 12, 2001
Great beer, a sharp, slightly hoppy pilsner that I enjoy, even though half the bottles I get are skunked. Why green bottles? Grr...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Banksiz (64) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Nutty-malty nose, a touch of pineyness. Medium malty body. Pleasant noble hop flavor, no overbittering. Pleasant bitter finish with no harshness. Very drinkable, beautifully balanced. A beer made to be enjoyed, not to be the bitterest at the beerfest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MBlessing (379) - Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2015
Goldgelb, fluffiger schaum, Geruch Getreide, Geschmack auch getreidig leicht malzig und im Abgang leicht herb

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrNosha (705) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2015
Flasche und vom Fass. Helle gelbe Farbe mit viel weissem Schaum. Süsslich-herber Hopfenduft. Geschmack sehr getreidig und bitter erst im Abgang. Ein klassiker aus Tschechien, das Bier ist aber schlechter als sein Ruf.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
R4N5H (463) - SINGAPORE - NOV 29, 2015
33cl bottle at CAD Cafe, Singapore on 30-Oct-2015. Light pale pilsner. Lots if bread, cereal and grain. Lively carbonation. Refreshing, but light on taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogre71 (187) - Utah, USA - NOV 28, 2015
When your talking pilsner this is the standard all others are compared too. Great flavor easy to drink would recommend...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
GuidZ (1) - - NOV 25, 2015 does not count
floral, pale, golden, clear, white foam, minimal head, lightly bitter, medium body, thin feel, fizzy,

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
corkyrory66 (1013) - BELGIUM - NOV 21, 2015
Brasserie emblématique bien sûr, fondée en 1842 à Plzen (3 consonnes au départ, c’est pas mal). La bière de fermentation basse qui en est issue est devenue un nom générique comme un Bic, ou un Domex, mais ceci n’en garantit en rien la haute valeur gustative … Elle est juste la preuve d’une domination économique du marché à une certaine époque … Niveau abv de 4,4 %. Bière pasteurisée… (Tant qu’on y est …) Arômes d’orge à la draille, houblon sec, tranchant. Saveur un peu fumée, un peu tannique, voire tabagique… (Tant qu’on y est …). Longueur avec tabac blond, foin coupé. Finale pinçante, piquante. CONCLUSION : une pils… sans jeu de mot ..

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bjakk (543) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 17, 2015
Bronze clear. White foam. Mild sweet malt aroma. Not much taste, malt sweet mildly bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thellgren (534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 15, 2015
0.5 l can from local supermarket. Looks like pale lager. This export can/bottle version tastes also like pale lager, but with more hops than usual for the style. Hops are here more upront than in the classic version found on tap in Prague and Plzen. The malty taste typical for Czech pilsners is missing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ArtificialCyst (152) - Szczecin, POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle. Aroma: Malty, some diacetyl, herbal notes. Appearance: Golden, dense low head, even quite durable. Taste: Malt combined with herbal notes, low bitterness, quite sweet, light diacetyl, hay, not the same as the old Pilsner but still not so tragically bad in comparision with corpolagers sold in the same place. Palate: Carbonation is medium, body is medium-low, finish is semi-sweet.

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