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

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common

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common

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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
holandan (1) - - JUN 15, 2012 does not count
The best beer of the world. I drink this beer everywhere, where I found it. The last in the Gran Canaria.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tarosama (58) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
The one and only, real pilsner. I must say I really love this beer. True masterpiece either draft or bottle. Draft; you can spot visually very easily when this beer is not fresh, always check someone ordering before you place an order in the bar. It can taste really nasty when old. Bottle; serving temperature is vital. Full body, nice bitterness, strong hop aroma/finish. If you don’t like this pilsner what pilsner do you like ?

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
DESIRE4BEER (8) - Keele University accomodation, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013 does not count
despite being mass produced and only 4.4% I can’t fault it. One of the best beers available widely

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AserHapi (2) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2011 does not count
This really is the perfect pilsener. Many of my North American friends do not like its full body taste however.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mirogster (6) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
This comes from one not in love in that style. Best Pilsner ever. This is truly Bohemian Preciousssss. Sevre model. Constant quality by ages! All the other bastardized eurolagers can suck his %@&##. A: best pilsner ever. App: best pilsner ever. T&M: best pilsner ever. O: best pilsner ever !!!!

5
   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!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
filipforslund (2) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
First golden lager ever and still the best beer there is. Color is golden, smell is creamy and you can smell the hops. The taste is quenching with a good bitterness which makes you want to have another sip of the beer. This is quality!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pirx (2) - - JUL 17, 2012 does not count
Az egyetlen lúgos kémhatású sör. Akármennyit megihatsz bel?le. Mindem pilsner atyja... mit mondjak még, nekem a kedvencem.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Karol (679) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2013 Tapped at Kolkovna at the Eurovea shopping center in Bratislava. This is the best place to enojy this masterpiece in Bratislava/Slovakia. The Pilsner Urquell here is phenomenal! Fresh, spicy, malty, hoppy. The quality here equals the quality in Pilsen in the brewery. I know because I was in Pilsen not long ago so I can compare. I have been enjoying this masterpiece for many many years and hence it gets the maximum rating from me. It’s a masterpiece!

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
radek6999 (12) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2001
Unbeatable!!!!


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