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


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RATINGS: 3519   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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 25, 2006
Can 500 ml. I just don’t get Czech pilsener, I know the story, but I just don’t think they taste good, at all. Especially not Urqell, which is supposed to be the mothership of them all. The nose is skunky, metallic and reminds me of shoddy Swedish beer in general (Spendrups anyone?). Taste is not much better, thin and soapy. Tasting this parallell to an India ale and the ale has such an appetizing hop bitterness compared to Urqell. I’m wondering what the Saaz-hops is all about? Still, I’m going to give this guy a couple of more tries... just not in the near future.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2006
Light yellow liquid with a small fast fading white head.The smell of hops is very evident.The taste is crisp,clean with a stong hop flavor.A nice beer if you like this style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2006
This is one of my mainstream favorites, enjoyed recently on London trip in Chelsea, but have also drank in Praha. Very refreshing and not too strong. Clean.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Good flavor and poor appearance (too cloudy). Like the flavor much better than the typcial american beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2006
A golden pour with a crisp white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma is rather dull--a little hops is all. The taste is clean and refreshing. Good hop flavor in this one. A great "crossover" beer for newbies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcwattsrugger (11612) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2006
12oz bottle-pours a foamy white head with yellow color. Aroma is citrus-lime, grain. Taste is citrus-lime-, grain, funky, grass, slight hops-flat/bitterness at finish. Light body, mild carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (4992) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
Pours a clear gold, with small fizzy white head. Standard beer aroma with some hops. Slightly floral flavor, skunky, a little malt, and hops. Watery and tastes like any standard pils. Not very good, although I did enjoy this as a refreshing beer with some good food.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ha1ag (787) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2006
bottled 0.5l, typical pilsner look and feel, golden color, quickly diappearing head, hoppy. not bad, but there are better

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerymon (2) - Eureka, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2006 does not count
Forget the whole "its the original" nonsense and just enjoy it for what it is. A fresh refreshing beer, with a clean taste and satisfying feel. There are better .....but then there are worse...alot worse!!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tykjen (182) - Florř, NORWAY - DEC 5, 2006
Considered a classic, but that must be in the fresh and unprosessed state. Rather ordinary pilsner, but with a far better bitterness than the average light lager. Hops are lacking in the nose, but it has a good malty/bready profile throughout the beer. Dry and bitter finish.

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