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


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RATINGS: 407   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný (unfiltered) is available on the Plzensky Prazdroj tour and at Na Parkanu in Plzen. A limited number of kegs were exported to Sweden and Finland for special events. Though the beer is not kvasnicovy (yeast beer), as there is no wort or young yeast added, it is unpasteurized and unfiltered.
Unfiltered Pilsner is available in selected pubs every october. Note that this is not the same as the more widespread tankovná (tank beer) or the unpasteurized (filtered) version, both of which are found throughout Prague and Czech Republic. all of these other versions should be reviewed under the regular Pilsner Urquell entry. Additionally, the 170 year Anniversary flip-top bottles should be reviewed under the regular Pilsner Urquell entry.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2008
[Unfiltered, unpasteurized, barrel-fermented. From the brewery tour] Very cloudy yellowish/golden color. Nice dense foam on top of my small sample glass. Aroma is FRESH. Fresh yeast, fresh grassy hops. Delicious. The malt character seems to be a bit subdued by all the other complexities of this beer. Yeast character is quite dominant, but not really overpowering (or providing much, if any diacetyl.). Hop character is strong and grassy. Quite bitter. The fermentation within the barrel seems to provide some interesting character to the beer overall... kind of musty and wet. Another layer of complexity. Overall, this beer was one of the highlights of my beer-focused trip abroad. Outstanding, overall. I’ll be lucky if I’m able to try this one again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (6820) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2017
From a liter growler purchased at the brewery in Pilsen. Pours a clear orange gold with an off white head. Aroma of fresh, dank grains. Flavors of caramel and toast. Smooth crisp finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
japppp (104) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2017
Draft at Konttori. Thin white head with cloudy amber color. Aroma has smooth floral and hoppy notes. Mouthfeel is smoother than filtered version. Taste has maltiness, hops and some floral notes. Exceptional balance and very nice indeed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5eba88 (224) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 24, 2017
Wyglad: złote, przejrzyste, drobnopecherzykowa piana - szybko znika, pozostaje pierścień piany Aromat: slomkowe, lekka owocowo, przyjemny diacetyl Smak: slodowosc, przyjemny diacetyl, goryczka niska, nasycenie średnie

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (6376) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2017
Tap @ Kick. Slightly unclear golden body with a decent white head. Both aroma and flavor is classic pilsner, but has more fruity freshness than found in your average macro pilsner. Very nice soft, smooth malt flavor, fruity yeast, some more fruit in general and a balanced grassy bitterness with a floral touch. Fine balanced body and pleasant aftertaste. Highly drinkable. I’m not totally converted, but it’s for sure a very nice pilsner experience. Maybe the wooden barrel version is even better?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (14786) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2017
Draft - Grainy and slightly Skunky nose. Clear gold with a decent white head. Lots of grain and a touch of skunk and bitterness. Clean finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
markextrae (4375) - Alingsĺs, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2017
From draft at the rover, goteborg. Poured a hazy deep golden colour with a white head. Nose has a big amount of crisp wheats, malts, grass notes, floral, fresh cut grass, citrus and soft stone fruits. Big crisp mineral mouthfeel, full fruited, sticky mouthfeel. This stuff is amazing

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
xmunozsbd (43) - Sabadell, - MAR 8, 2017
El ejemplo de las pilsner... ojala todas estuvieran a su altura... Mucho mejor que la filtrada.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SteveOrz85 (245) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
16 oz can from friend. Served in a pint glass. Beer is a clear yellowish color with and average white head that actually retains for a whole. Aroma is light and grainly. Taste is lightly sweet and slifhtly bitter near finish. Grainy notes. Lighter carbonation. Lighter bodied beer. Over all an inreresting sample. Always good to mix in some foriegn beers. Not great but not bad. Maybe just not my personal style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (47957) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2017

Draught from tank @ [ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 2016 ] @ Malmömässan, Mässgatan 6, Malmö, Sweden 21532.

[ As Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný ].
Clear medium orange yellow color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, pale malt, light cookie, light grain, moderate hoppy, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, sweet malt, pale malt, fruity malt, cookie, light bread. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160402]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thejackpacker (372) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2017
Draught in the cellars of Pilsner Urquell. Another incredible beer experience straight from the wooden barrels in Plzen. A bready, hoppy flavour strongly rising above the standard taste of pilsner. Leagues above usual pilsner.

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