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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 19, 2008
2008 Bottle @ Falcon Tavern - Light dry bitter front end, fresh malt on the back end. I drank this a few years ago and hated it, now, not so bad. I would probably drink this again...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2008
Typical Euro skunkiness. I once read where this beer was considered one of the world’s best. I think other beers have come a long way since that time.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2008
Good everyday beer or good with chicken or fish. Light in color and flavor. Goes down with ease.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2008
Pours a clear golden color with a small bubbly white head that lingered throughout with a little lacing. Mild grainy malt aroma with a hint of skunk. The taste is slightly better with a decent balance of bitterness and malts. Mouthfeel is light but not watery - very crisp and clean on the palate. This is better than most Euro pilsners and is fairly drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2008
Draught, Hotel Mercure Korona, Budapest. This seemed to be the best on offer at the time and expectations were low going by what I’d tried at home in a bottle. It was Ok though and I guess this is a pretty good exponent of the genre. Crisp and clean tasting with some maltiness. Not a bad get out of jail card.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2008
Clear gold pour. Fizzy white head and rather thin in the lace department. Clean refreshing. Thin bodied notable hints of hops

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gsmitty80 (2028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Good Czech Pils. Nothing extraordinary just a sessionable pale pilsner. Easy drinking and highly addictive it is a good beer for any occassion.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerBunker (943) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Pours golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma is of malts, nuts, and mild spice. Taste is malty, with notes of spice, bubblegum, and weak hops. Better than anticipated, but still subpar.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sdriessen (320) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 5, 2008
Pours a very light yellow with a small and quickly diminishing head. Aromas of freshly cut grass, lime and herbs. A fruity pilsner with flavors of apple, citrus, coriander and bubblegum. A watery mouthfeel with a soft carbonation. Leaves a bitter, hoppy finish that lasts. Not bad.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
martinboer (119) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2009
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.


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