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


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RATINGS: 3375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
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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.

SamTheBarrel's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (540) - Vallentuna, - SEP 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 500 ml can, pours clear golden with a medium white foam head that quickly reduced. Aroma of white bread, hay, honey, apricots and herbs. Taste is dry and bitter with a slight sweetness. Light-medium body with good carbonation. A delicious Czech Pilsner, available relatively cheap and fresh almost everywhere in Europe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
at_the_hop (29) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2015
A nice surprise. Honey and grass is obvious then a waft of hops. Leaves real bitterness at the back of the mouth and sweetness in the lips. Bitterness is just this side of too much. Carbonation is light for the style, generates a head but it doesn’t stick around long. At only 4.4% it tastes pretty grown up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mstrcrwly (535) - New York, USA - APR 17, 2015
Had this awhile ago..Drank straight from bottle..crisp,clean,dry,malty..middle of the road.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sugahshark (73) - POLAND - APR 16, 2015
Podane/Served: Footed Pilzner, 9°C Partia/Batch: 09.11.15, 0,5l bottle (green glass)
Aromat/Aroma: Zbożowy; mocny aromat "zielonej butelki"; słodowy; mocny ziołowy; nieco miodowy. / Grains; strong "green bottle" aroma; malts; strong herbs; slight honey.
Wygląd/Appearance: Głęboka, złota, klarowna barwa. Piana obfita, drobna, ale nie trwała. / Clear, deep, golden colour. Vivid, fine head; not lasting.
Smak/Taste: Zbożowe; ziołowe; miodowe; nutka jabłkowa; dość wysoka goryczka chmielowa. / Grainy; herby; honey; apple note; quite high hop bitterness.
Odczucie/Palate: Średnio pełne; wysokie ale miękkie nasycenie. / Medium body; high, but soft carbonation.
Ogólnie/Overall: Bardzo dobry, szkoda zielonej butelki. / Very good, pity the green bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Karstenborg (441) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2015
Clear golden with a small white head. Aroma is grain, grass and malt. Taste is grain, citrus and honey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jabah (138) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2015
I guess this may be considered a semi-premium beer. Good with dinner if out to eat and they don’t have micros, etc. The typical yellowish-gold color of a pilsner. Pretty light texture/appearance. Medium carbonation with light white head. Sweet, grainy, malty taste. A nice crisp change of pace beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
clockk (72) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - APR 13, 2015
Para mi es la reina de la Pils. Refrescante y bien echa, con una espuma blanquecina persistente.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
EAGLE82 (152) - Röslau, Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 13, 2015
Simply perfect! The best Pilsner out there. I you had one you will never prefer anything else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SG111 (398) - New York, USA - APR 12, 2015
Bottled. Pours honey color, white head. Aroma is very sweet caramel, honey and Apple notes. Flavor is sweet, light pilsner malt, caramel, honey. Slightly bitter (which is welcome) finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
cmc619 (488) - California, USA - APR 11, 2015
Sometimes, a beer rating comes down to not the brewer, not the brand, but the glass. On my first trip to Prague (2010), I tasted Urquell in Plzen in the caves. That blew away every preconception I had about the beer from trying it occasionally in bottles. On my second trip to Prague just recently (2015), I discovered Lokal, which was said to pour the best Urquell in the city. Went in and immediately loved the unique blend of throwback communist beer hall with trendy-hipster minimalism. Ordered an Urquell after the waitress explained the "3 pours" to us (weird - never saw that in Prague on the other visit). And it’s basically a perfect beer. Not much more to say. Super hoppy compared to modern pils. Beautiful soft and creamy head and mouthfeel. Just. Good. "50% of the responsibility lies with the brewer. The other 50% is up to the barman." Case in point at Lokal in Prague!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ianwelby (624) - SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2015
Pretty solid as these sorts of lager go. Slightly sweet but not sickly, bitter without tasting like chemicals and not a watery mess in the mouth. Very drinkable.

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