Czech Republic > Pilsen
thewolf (144) Kolding, Denmark | July 15, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Well, we were lucky to be shown around by the head brewer, giving an in-depth view of the brewery’s history and products. We even got to taste some sample brews (stout, yummy). Some unnecessary films on the tour, but otherwise enlighting (even with the Czech Republic’s biggest elevator :o) ). Highlight was of course the Urquell unfiltered straight from the barrel in the cellars. Wonderful.
Christian (237) Odense, Denmark | July 4, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
As said a few times before, an outstanding brewery tour. The historical cellar is an attraction in itself, but the rest of the tour with small displays and short film clips is very pro. And then there is the beer, in open wooden fermenters and wooden barrels.
Grovlam (47) Copenhagen, Denmark | July 1, 2008| Updated July 3, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The brewery was quit big, but still managed to make this somewhat interesting. Nothing new in the tour, just well planed and executed. And most importantly the unfiltered Urquell at the end of the tour just makes it all worth going. From Prague it was a train trip about 1.40 hours, and the brewery was easy to find in Plzen right next to the train station. The Na Spilce restaurant was a big place with 500 seeds, but the food there was amazingly cheep and excellent. Service was friendly but not that informative about the beers.
3fourths (1349) Boulder, Colorado | June 4, 2008| Updated April 20, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
There’s a restaurant on premise but the reason to visit is the tour, which consists of a movie, a visit to the packaging plant and the brew house, before finally descending into the cool cellars, at the end of which you are given a cup of the unfiltered Pilsner Urquell. It’s actually a really nice and informative tour, the cellars especially are fantastic, and the unfiltered PU from the wood is crazy good. Don’t miss it.
coldbrewky (67) Hippetown East, New York | June 1, 2008
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 20/20
HAH! I got seconds in the cellar! Maybe the tour guide was tired of my barrage of questions. I’ve been on my fair share of Brewery Tours, and this one, takes, the cake, the bleu ribbon, the prom queen and all the money in the vault. It was well worth the cost (including the extra $ for the ability to take photos) Our tour took 2.25 hours. the walk thru the cellars is the highlight and I do agree with that the beer in the cellar is a bit heavier than at Na Parkanu or even outside at Na Spilice. This is a beer pilgramage of epic proprotions. I wish they could incorparate a trip up to the top of the water tower. this is the only beer tour that I have ever ridden a bus on. The new packaging house was attempting to get a new bottling line de-gremlinized when we walke thru. The can line was flying along at ludicrous speed. I enjoyed the openess between the glass partitions there so you could hear ad smell the production process. The gift shop is small but jam packed with goodies and they accept major credit cards, so watch out. I did not eat at Na Spilice but what I saw going to the other tables looked great.
MartinT (521) Montreal, Quebec | May 4, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
The brewery tour is rather impressive here and gets nearly magical once you start walking the underground hallways lined with immense wooden kegs. It takes a while before you get to this underground (over an hour), but the setting is simply perfect for a glass of unfiltered, oak-fermented Pilsner Urquell, straight from the barrel. If they set up a pub down here, it would surely become a primo destination in this beery country, but as is, you have to get the entire tour whenever you want one glass of this fantastic olden PUrquell. And you can’t get seconds...
TaktikMTL (247) Montréal, Quebec | April 24, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Établissement visité le mecredi 19 mars vers 16h. Ambiance: Jusqu’à ce jour il s’agit de ma visite de brasserie la plus intéressante. Après un court vidéo promotionnel on fait le tour de la nouvelle et de l’ancienne brasserie ainsi que les tunnels sous la ville. Service: Les visites sont disponible en plusieurs langue pendant la saison estivale. Nous avons fait la visite anglais. Sélection: Lors de la visite on déguste une seule bière mais il s’agit d’une exclusivité. La Pilsner Urquell non filtrée et vieillie en fût de chêne dans les tunnels de la brasserie. Nourriture: Un restaurant est situé dans un bâtiment annexe à la brasserie. (81e rating d’établissement)
gioni (3) Nieuwegein, Netherlands | April 6, 2008
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
I liked this place, had several beers and had a real good time....
mullet (224) Melbourne, Australia | January 14, 2008
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
One of the few brewery tours in the world that’s actually worth doing. The brewhouse itself is fairly standard, but it’s the cellars which set this apart. There’s kilometres and kilometres of them, and they have some cool pictures from the floods a few years back. And yeah, you get to taste the old style beer from the wooden fermenters, which is bloody good but you only get a small cup and it’s served at lagering temp (i.e. too cold). The regular PU tastes bloody good at Na Spilce (the on-site restaurant) too.
waldowalters (11) Texas | October 13, 2007
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
An excellent tour of a very large brewery. The video part of the tour is not all that interesting, but the trip around through the bottling line and the old cellars is great. The guide we had was very knowledgable and the glass of Pilsner Urquell that we had in the cellars was a wonderful beer that was quite surprising in taste, a lot hoppier than any I had later in the restaurant. The restaurant on premises is a good place to go after the tour for more beer ad some very good food.
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