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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 3356   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.


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (900) - - SEP 23, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2014 Wet grass, herbs aroma. Rich malty flavor, then bitter herbal hops, dry finish. Pretty aggressive in bitterness and hops do lack flavors. This is surely part of beer history, but I’m very glad that a newer part of history is being written right now by so many young talented brewers.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Florya (580) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2015
How: Can Appearance: Deep golden, small to medium white head. Aroma: caramel, grass, citrus peel, fruits. Palate: light to medium body, average carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrunkSanta410 (414) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Pours clear golden color, thin white bubbly head. Lots of visible carbonation. Aroma is grassy, slightly fruity, apples, faint toasted malts. Taste is grassy, slight hoppiness, toasted malts. A bit of sweetness, semi bitter. Nice mix of flavors. Light body, high carbonation. Not a bad pils.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1148) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2015
A nice solid pils. Pale gold pour. Herbal, floral notes, and a nice long bitter finish. Especially drinkable. Grab a classic if you have to get something from the big boys.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nordic (100) - Tartu, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle (shared with friends). Golden color. Bitter. Not my style, but this one is drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamesewelch (129) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 oz bottle, around $3 for single, poured into 16 oz tulip glass

Aroma: Very nice picy, flora Saaz hop bouquet, some sweet maltiness, very clean yet intriguing

Appearance: Somewhere between gold and amber, maybe "deep burnish gold", a touch darker than I imagined.

Taste: Medium sweet and light bitter

Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, crisp, lingering bitter finish

Overall: I discovered Bohemian Pilsners after I discovered my preference for Saaz hops. Once I realized there’s an entire style dedicated to making lagers with Saaz hops, I started looking to find, taste, and homebrew a few. A very nice Bohemian Pilsener. A tad sweeter and maltier than I expected, but well balanced with the spicy and flora flavor of the Saaz hops. Very well balanced with malt and hops. The fuller body is also nice, I initially expected something more light bodied. The malts are somewhat complex and blends interestingly with the hop bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2015
11.5.2014. Can. Malty aroma with some hops. Taste has a bit sharp hoppy side but rather tasty pils.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cokemonkey11 (93) - - MAR 13, 2015
Green Bottle. Gift. Drink by 05/08/2015. Pours medium-light amber with a thin head subsiding slowly. Scent is medium pilsen yeast, light citrus notes. Taste is medium citrus and medium lager notes. Good overall character. Ends a bit harsh (bottle is too cold)

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Werthergoethe (76) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAR 13, 2015
Оригина& пива сорта пилзнер. Красиво& золотис& на вид. Очень освежаю&

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (1338) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2015 Unpasteurized and unfiltered. On tap at World of Beer Charlottesville, VA. Grainy and bready malt aromas, grassy hops. Hazy golden with a fully lasting white head. Dry, bready, subtle sweetness, sharp, spicy hops. Light-medium bodied. Earlier Rating: 12/1/2013 Total Score: 2.9 Spicy grassy hops and corn cereal aromas. Clear copper-gold, effervescent, with a somewhat lasting white head. Dry, well balanced with earthy hops up front followed by a cushion of cereal flavor, and a touch of butter. Sharp, crisp, light bodied, well carbonated, and finishes with slight shortbread and grass.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tectactoe (2851) - Michigan, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Tap: Golden body, clear from the most part with lots of active carbonation. Bone-white head on top that lasts for only a few moments. Aroma of earthy & spicy hops, white pepper, leaves... Seemingly of the Noble variety. Light bit of citrus spritz, grass, some faint dough, & a hint of skunk. Flavor has some very lightly sweet, doughy & bready malts as a solid base with a good inclusion of earthy hops, citrus zest, & grassy notes laid over it. Semi-bitter finish, unfortunately the back-end shows a little bit of that sulfuric skunky note. Really wish that wasn’t there. How can that be? It’s from a keg! Crisp, clean finish. Definitely a decent pilsner, but somehow that strange sulfuric note throws things off just a bit. Without that, this would be quite good. For now, though, the Pilsner of choice still comes from Weihenstephan.


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