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


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RATINGS: 399   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chel (32) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
This is still my favorite Bohemian style pilsner as of 6-5-11. It pours golden yellow with a nice and foamy yellow head. It smells of citrus, malt, hops, and floral. It tastes fresh with a good balance of bitterness and malt sweetness. The hop bitterness is the primary flavor and is very refreshing. This is the oldest pilsner in the world and pilsner is named for the town, Pilz, it is brewed in. I love this beer alot. It is smooth and thin on the palaette and is good on a hot day or to complement good foods.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46673) - 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 (211) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
schnubbie (33) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 3, 2017
I was surprised how different the tast is compared to the filtered Pilsner Urquell. Bitter and fresh hops. Hard to find.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ClarkVV (6214) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2017
Draught at Tritonia, 12/1/16.
Clear, well-carbonated with a large, very firm, white head atop. Deep burnished bronze in color.
The nose is full of fresh, aromatic hops contributing both fruitiness (cherries, apples, lemons) and fresh cut, green grass. The perfect amount of dried hay and very light biscuit sits in the background, while a large amount of minerality and light honey play about as well. Absolutely stunningly clean, fresh and with not a single thing to complain about, really.
The flavor is more of the same, with a soft, malty, yet well-attenuated texture featuring sourdough drizzled with honey-like maltiness, fresh grass, light floral notes and very gentle lemon and apricot fruit notes. Engaging carbonation and a crisp finish make it incredibly drinkable. Pretty god damned phenomenal and well worth the long wait over the years to finally find this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
enriclozano (32) - - JAN 18, 2017
Pilsner Urquell sin filtrar. Si la filtrada me gusta, esta me encanta. Una sorpresa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fackbesokare (100) - - DEC 26, 2016
Sample at the brewery. All pils might be like this. Bread and flowers in aroma and full flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zoret (406) - Badalona, SPAIN - DEC 12, 2016
Tirador al Ale&Hop. Cervesa rossa de color ataronjat, molt tčrbola i amb aromes de pa, gra, palla i una mica de flor blanca. Carbonatació alta i cos mig alt. Final sec. Bona.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewtalita (295) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 12, 2016
Tap at Na Parkanu pub, Plzen. Golden, slightly hazy, creamy high head. Aroma rich malty, cereal, slight dough tones. Palate creamy, low carbonation. Well tapped. Taste balanced, chewy and easily drinkable. A different beast than pasteurised and filtered example. Tap from Pilsner Urquell Brewery from, fermented and lagered in oak casks. Aroma 8/10 Appearance 5/5 Palate 5/5 Taste 9/10 Overall 17/20 Golden, very hazy. High creamy head. Very simillar to the one from pub albeit a bit more carbonated but maybe just a different tapping. I liked this one a tiny bit more but technically it really tastes extremely simmilar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerMuse10 (53) - SPAIN - DEC 4, 2016
Avalancha de Nefiltrovani por Madrid. Pils de Bohemia como tomarla en su propia fábrica. Tomada en l’Europe en perfecto estado. Que dure!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matzou (152) - SPAIN - NOV 27, 2016
Nice lager good.malty backbone complemented by a slightly sweet and spicy finish. Maybe a bit too heavy thought.

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