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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3279   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.


lilannie's rating

4.2
   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


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
FireGlider (42) - CROATIA - DEC 19, 2014
0.5 draught beer. Medium lasting thick head, golden/honey colour. There is aroma of something roasted. Little bitter taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bewyder (137) - FRANCE - DEC 19, 2014
La Pils originelle, un nez expressif et une bouche pleine d’arômes, c’est léger et retenu mais trčs agréable. Bue bouteille ramenée de Tchéquie et bue ŕ la pression au Falstaf, Paris, France, courant 2012.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wittz (15) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 14, 2014
Arcszesz-light, sörkorcsolya, verejték (de nem Mister), pici szappan. Szentségtörés: nem kéne névadónak (iskolateremtőnek?) lennie, nem érdemli meg. A villanykörtém színhőmérséklete hagy kívánni valót maga után, így az Appearance necces. Keserűsége macsós sajna. Azért a maga módján ez is egy trip.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tastybeer (1781) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Can. Pours bright, clear gold, big white head. Some retention/lace. Aroma of grain, grassy/spicy saaz, light soap. Taste is lightly bitter, grassy, grain, bread, some sweetness. Palate is average carbonation, light body, spicy bitter finish. Pretty damn good for $1.25/pint can.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gegwilson (1455) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
Keg in the Racehorse, Kettlewell. Golden with a frothy white head. Notes of citrus and caramel. Light and refreshing.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CTKlubben (69) - randers, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
light hay aroma. appear pale, with a small white head. taste light bitter. lively carbonation, light bodied. small bitter aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KoNrRiI (517) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2014
0.5 can. Clear, gold color and a small, white head. Aroma is not especially alluring - it’s an odd mix of vegetables and honey; while certainly interesting it isn’t something one particularly enjoys. Taste is full of Czech hops and pale malts - quite sweet actually, not the same bitter hops as I remember from a few years back. Medium body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is medium-long and honey-induced again. Overall a nice brew, a classic in its style.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jpkeskinen (269) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2014
Drank from a bottle. Quite basic but there is still something more. Maybe the slight bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hrc_Cro (113) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 19, 2014
0.5l draught. Clear orange color with medium white head. Aroma of burnt malt. Taste is light sour and pleasantly bitter. Appreciate the difference from other beers.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
YigSvartka (106) - Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Dark, but transparent golden yellow with many bubbles. No head. Typical cereal oriented pilsner aroma, but heavier emphasis on honey. Much more impressed with the taste. Maintains a smooth and refreshing texture that is true to the style, yet manages to introduce minor complexities. Initially, the stereotypical pilsner flavour prevails with cereals, honey, and grass, but the finish manages to have a slight bitter hop that makes this one unique. Good.


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