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


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RATINGS: 3336   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2855) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2003
I tried this from a 22 oz bottle on the train home, alte at night, suffering from a cold. That said, it made a really good impression. Nice little head formed in the bottle, and a really sharp Saaz hop bite I would never have expected in a pale lager. Really helped ease my suffering; and bless the 7-11 on Michigan Ave. for having a variety of beer to take home besides the usual 40's of malt liquor and Foster's oil cans!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
asceticbrewer (23) - Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2015
12oz to pilsner glass. Pours a clear golden color. Head is effervescent, thin, white, and lacy. Aroma is grain and slight skunkiness. Taste is skunky, bitter, but has a clean sharp bite. Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
McSherman (72) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - FEB 26, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 8 / 7 / 8 / 8 / 6 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 82

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swapp (230) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - FEB 25, 2015
500 ml bottle. clear gold color with thin white foam. smells like herbs and yeasty with saaz hops. taste are light bitter from hops with specific sweetness and light roast nuts. aftertaste are short time saaz bitter with some yeasty sweetness. wery refreshing classic Czech pilsner and easy drinkable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlovell2 (992) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Pours copper color with white head. Grain and yeast aroma. Sweet grainy malt flavor with a citrus and yeasty finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
peponi (539) - Krakow, POLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Aroma: herbs, malty, diacetyl. Appearance: clear golden color, no head. Taste: medium herbal bitterness, malty, diacetyl, quite dry and watery. Palate: low body and high carbonation, herbal finish. Overall: King is naked.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jorn69 (1293) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
@ Röhällavägen 150219. Bottle (330 ml) from Systembolaget. Malty and fruity with grass and hay, sweet, medium body with a watery to oily texture. The finish is dry and really bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wozap (100) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Nalać na siedem i cieszyć oczy, i gardło. Aromat typowy dla czeskiego pilsnera czyli lekka nuta diacetylu. Nie porywa ale jest dobrze.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wprsousa (1) - Santos, BRAZIL - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
Essa é realmente um pilsen sensacional. Muito gostosa e com ótima drinkabillity

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
tbonde (41) - DENMARK - FEB 15, 2015
33 cl can@friends house. I was never a fan of that distinct Czech malt hop combination which is so prevalent in the Urqell, long praised by people around me. I do not find it fresh enough for a pilsner. However, I did find this drink better than the discount Czech beers which have come to market in Denmark. Nice aroma, good head and quite a nice taste with plenty of hop and a good bitterness. Will never be my first choice, but better than I remembered it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gripweed57 (819) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2015
330 ml bottle. I can’t believe I have never rated this. One of my earliest memories of drinking imported beers was the first time I drank this pils back in the late 1970’s. It was bold and hoppy, like nothing I ever tasted before. Now it seems so tame and pedestrian, but I respect my roots and pay homage to a true iconic style and brewery. Bright brassy gold with a brief white head. Aroma is grainy malt with a fresh Saaz hop character. Flavor is crisp, sweet malt and herbal hops. Finish is dry and complex with a noticeable dry bitterness.

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