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


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RATINGS: 3484   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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2903) - 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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tudval (1) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2015 does not count
After a long journey over the years, through all the beer styles that I could find, this is the only brew that I always enjoy without reservations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Echon (43) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2015
Can. Clear yellow colour and a small white head. Aroma has notes of caramel and malt. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness in the taste. Nice balance. Light body, average carbonation, bitter finish. A good czech pilsner.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Morboso (112) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2015
Pretty good, some of that distinctive pleasant hoppy floral armpit aroma of a Euro lager with some nice ballsy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smroush (127) - Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2015
Malt flavors are mild, just slightly sweet and bready. Hops are mild to moderate, resiny in aroma, with just a slight touch of lemon, maybe a hint of herbs. Yeast is doughy and fairly distinct. Amber to gold color; clear; small just slightly off-white head. Taste has a light sweetness; mild to moderate bitterness. Body is light to moderate; texture is a bit thin and a touch slick. Carbonation is a bit above average. Finish is medium length, bitter and sweet with a pleasing dryness. Overall a good Pilsner; I particularly like the crisp, dry texture. The malt and hops are also nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Senka (903) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 31, 2015
50cl, 33cl, Tap starting from 1997. I really do not agree with the description here especially. Yes, this is an exceptional pilsner, but there are also decent competitors. Perfectly balanced. Good with potato crisps/chips and som dry roasted pork. No need to describe the taste - you probably know that it is good already. Tap in Pudel Bar Tallinn is actually rather good. Thank You.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Woc (60) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2015
Sadly the best pilsner I’ve tasted during past two weeks. But standard pilsner, nothing special.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
cervmagpt (419) - PORTUGAL - JUL 30, 2015
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 3B). Can 50 cl - Batch L1131 20:45 AROMA: slight cereal aroma mixed with diacetyl and slight plastic (HDPE) notes. no hop aroma discernible. APPEARANCE: golden color and translucent. thin white and moussy head with low retention. TASTE: cereal flavour mixed with some diacetyl. medium-low bitterness with a slight dry finish. PALATE: medium-low body with moderate-low carbonation. OVERALL: a czech pilsener sample with minor faults and without much hop presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bursprak (1378) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2015
Bottle shared with my dad. Dark golden pour with a frothy head. Notes of caramel, hay, grass and biscuits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
felip989 (124) - Săo Paulo, BRAZIL - JUL 27, 2015
Deep golden with a big white head. Aroma is bread, biscuit, caramel, nice herbal and floral notes. Same in taste with a nice citric/herbal bitterness. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zwiebel88 (610) - GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
Klassisch pilsig, grasig, heuig. Brotige Malzsüße, herb, sehrbsüffig, crisp, gutes Pils.

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