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


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RATINGS: 3753   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.

lilannie's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 29, 2008
Unpastuerized (but still filtered) from tap at U Zlatého Tygra in Prague
Aroma: malty, wheaty, bready, biscuits
Appearance: murky yellow, creamy head, lacing
Flavor: crisp maltiness, very clean, wheaty, biscuits, bread

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Graham77 (441) - SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2016
500ml bottle. Aroma is toffee and herbs. The taste is medium sweet, quite astringent and medium bitter. Medium bodied. A mature pilsner. Very tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
karpik (717) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - OCT 24, 2016
Malts with some hoppy notes in aroma. Pours golden with white head. Taste is medium dry with malts and herbs. Low to medium bitterness at the finish. Overall ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drinking_77 (85) - Basel, SWITZERLAND - OCT 21, 2016
Review: Bottle of Pilsner Urquell ABV: 4.4% Coming in a nice green bottle and with classy looking labelling. There’s an attractive red seal stating that this is the “The Original Pilsner”, just so you dont get mixed up with all those cool Czech beers on the market. This one is the original, make no doubt about it! On pour a light golden yellow colour shows and when it all settles nicely we get a good looking beer with a nice frothy white head that does stick around This beer is alive, a good bit of carbonation, buzzing about. Some lacing as well. Definitely looks the part............. The aroma was a real lovely beery smell, floral hops, malts and lager yeast, nice on the nose......... Interesting taste, piercing taste throughout Very malty, Hoppy aftertaste which is a bit overbearing to be honest Bit of caramel as well Not what I was expecting at all. Has definite unique tastes and flavours, more like an ale than a soft lager...............Tasty, but I am not a fan, too skunky Bit surprised as was expecting a better taste, since this beer has a reputation as a "top beer", dont know if this is down to the acquisition by SAB Miller, or maybe due to the green bottles, or perhaps this does not travel well, but I am sure the draft version would be better. I guess i might actually have to go and visit Plzen itself to sample the good stuff!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeardedAvenger (257) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2016
Tap at Swan Inn, Farnborough. Hazy champagne yeast aroma. Light amber. Fizzy. A tight frothy white head. Sweet, umami. Smooth. A tickle of carbonation, followed by a dry finish. Highly drinkable if not that interesting.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VueltaBirrista (15) - Murcia, SPAIN - OCT 19, 2016
De un dorado tan brillante y limpio que casi hay que ponerse gafas de sol. Espuma poco consistente y pequeńísima burbuja. Aroma muy lineal a cebada y alguna leve nota herbal. En boca está bien estructurada, con el lúpulo muy presente, dominándolo todo y otorgándole un delicado amargor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntonyWilson (154) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - OCT 18, 2016
330ml Bottle: Pours a crystal clear golden with a good white head that stays. Lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee and hay. A nice crisp and clean finish with medium bitterness. Tastes of caramel with bready notes. Medium to low bodied with medium to high carbonation. My favourite commercial beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oiolosse (61) - - OCT 11, 2016
La única Pilsener que me ha gustado hasta el momento. Muy sabrosa. Gran historia. Gran Cerveza.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lonick (1587) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2016
Tap @U Glaubicu, Prague. Pours golden with a big white head. Nose is grass and hay. Taste is slightly bitter,with a milky/oil mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maracuja05 (743) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
[backlog] 26-08-15 // bottle at home. Pours a clear golden colour. Nice malty base. Some grains. Finishes with bitter herbal hops. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2016
Bright dark straw color with moderate activity. Foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 5-10 minutes, offering a decent amount of lacing. Flavors of sweet grains, faint caramel and lemon, saaz and noble hops. Low perception of sweetness, but highly sharp with a pleasant bitterness. Slick and smooth medium to full body with prickly carbonation. Light and short finish, lingering grainy notes and some grassy noble hops. Overall good quality craft. Lightly flavored grainy feel, almost nonexistent smell, while the finish offers the most flavors with a nice herbal feel, balanced citrus, and a very faint skunky feel. Very fresh and accessible.

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