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


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RATINGS: 3722   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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.

cblado's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (298) - Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear, light golden color with nice pearly head. Aroma is hay and dough notes. Flavor is very light and crisp. Palate is also very light. What a classic. I could drink these all day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rhombic (106) - SPAIN - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle. Nice concept, very good notion of balancing a decent flavour with the more drinkable qualities of most pilsners. However, there is a difference between acknowledging this and considering the best exponent of a style. While the flavour is complex, it could have been a bit more long lasting. It obviously is one of the better macrobrewed ones, of course. Aromas are nice but somewhat sparse, mostly cereal-ish. Good choice for a pilsner, but there is no point to mindlessly rave about it being perfect, because of the lack of complexity in the aromas and the slightly thin texture. Very good flavour profile though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kaserov (117) - Oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 27, 2016
No soy demasiado fan de la primera Pilsner. Me parece bien que lo utilicen a favor, como publicidad, pero creo que si una cerveza no es buena da igual que sea pionera en su estilo (aplicable no solo a cervezas). Está muy bien que traten de colarte que no solo es la primera Pilsner, si no que también es especial, que llevan usando la misma receta no sé cuántos ańos... etc. La realidad es que la cerveza es floja. Es dorada, como casi cualquier Pilsner. No crea mucha espuma por mucho que te esfuerces. La carbonatación tampoco está muy presente. El aroma es mejor que el sabor... que, he de decir, es bastante plano y, en cierto modo, desagradable. En boca se puede dar el aprobado, pero una vez que uno la traga queda un regusto de sabe Dios qué que no me interesa lo más mínimo. żPara refrescar? Indudable. żPara disfrutar? Denme otra cosa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12427) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
Draft - Light sweet bready grains. Clear gold with a nice white head. Some citrus and grainy notes with a very dry finish. Touch of bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
googleimage83 (30) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2016
Aroma - grassy, grainy, simple and pleasant. Appearance is clear, golden straw, nice pillowy head, good lacing. Taste is crisp, grainy, and lightly bitter; grassy hops, bready malts, consistent throughout the palate; nicely quenching. A very simple beer that delivers the goods.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
uajii (3) - - AUG 26, 2016 does not count
Bottle. Golden color. Medium body. Floral, herbal, dry, pleasantly bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
danioofp (12) - POLAND - AUG 20, 2016
Jasne, po chwili gorzkie, lekka piana, szybko znika. Nie da si? pi? szybko ze wzgl?du na kumulacje goryczki, lepiej wolniej. Podawa? sch?odzone.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bitek (420) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Słodowe, nieco chlebowe. Lekkie, pustawe, raczej wytrawne. Goryczka średnia. Wysokie wysycenie. Mało wyraziste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattChiasson (17) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 18, 2016
Out of the can poured a deep gold, crystal clear, with a thin white persistent head. Medium-high bready malt character (reminiscent of baked pretzel), caramel, moderate level of spicy (saaz) hops, grassy, some subtle lemon notes along with (not unpleasant) buttered popcorn as it warmed. Balance tilting more towards malt on the palate. Crisp, clean, refreshing. A true classic.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Orange_times (158) - UKRAINE - AUG 17, 2016
Pours in golden yellow colour with medium white head. Light hoppy aroma. Medium bitter, lightly sweet. Light body, thin feel, low carbonation

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GoddamnNoise (42) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - AUG 12, 2016
33cl bottle @ home. Aroma: not very intense aromas of malts, cereal, hay. Very clear, no hints of fruits, spices, hops. Appearance: light yellow color, cristal clear. Slightly under average head thickness, with under average retention. White head made of small bubbles. No lacing. Taste: light sweet, medium bitterness, no sourness. Clean flavors of slightly sweet malts and cereals but no very intense flavor. Crisp. Refreshing and thirst-quenching. Palate: light body, watery texture, under average carbonation, not very long dry and low-to-medium bitter finish. Overall: not very intense aromas of malts, hay. Good appearance except for the under average head thickness and retention. Not much flavor of slightly sweet malt and medium bitterness with not very long dry and medium bitter finish.

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