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


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RATINGS: 3813   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fred82 (2179) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
500ml can from LCBO. Clear pale amber with small white foamy head. Nose sweet honeyed cereals with spicy hops. Taste crisp spicy hops with herbal notes. Bready malts with sharp bitterness. Finish bready and spicy. This is the best widely available pilsner IMHO. Sure there are better pils than that but this is a pretty awesome bang for the buck. Haven’t had the bottled version in a long time but I’m pretty sure the can is much better. A true classic. Highly quaffable, nice palate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChadPolenz (1760) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2017
BBD: 6/11/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 3B Czech Premium Pale Lager

AROMA: Medium-high bready/grain pilsner malt. Slightly sweet with a subtle graham cracker component. Moderate spicy hops. Faint diacetyl is complements aroma and is acceptable. 11/12

APPEARANCE: Deep golden hue; brilliant clarity. Moderate white frothy head laces and retains well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Bready pale malt throughout. Clean and light at first but becomes sweeter as the swig progresses taking on a caramel or graham cracker taste. Spicy Noble hops are evident at the apex imparting a dry bitter bite and leaving an aftertaste akin to rye bread. Subtle minerally note on the finish. Well-balanced and delectable palette. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Very quaffable and sessionable at only 4.4% ABV. Crisp and refreshing with a mostly clean aftertaste. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: This beer single-handedly created the pilsner style and still remains among the best of them all world wide. 10/10


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GriZZZly (105) - - FEB 16, 2017
Praga, z kija, w pubie PilsnerUrquel’a. Ar: milo, slodowosc i chmiel, subtelnie ale intensywnie, rasowo, klasycznie, wzorocowo w stylu. Wyg: idealnie klarowne, przejrzyste, jasnozlote, gruba gruboziarnista piana. Sm: dosc wysokie wysycenie, wzorowy pilsner, delikatna slodowa podstawa i mocna chmielowosc z dosc intensywna przyjemna goryczka. Rasowo, stylowo, klarownie, jednorodnie. Pos: mila chmielowa umiarkowana goryczka, klarowna dosc dluga, nie zalega, przyjemna. Wzorowy przedstawiciel gatunku, klasyka.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
caketm (55) - Częstochowa, POLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Klasyka stylu. Średnia goryczka. W smaku czuć słodowość i delikatnie chmiel.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
izikk (255) - POLAND - FEB 14, 2017
Przyjemny pilsner. Barwa złota, piana wysoka, średnipęcherzykowa. W aromacie słodowe. Smak słód, chmiel. Goryczka średnia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tezarak (97) - Lengnau, SWITZERLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Poured from a 50cl can at home. Very slight haze. Pale amber with a medium sized white head. Malt and grass aroma. Slightly sweet followed by a medium-strong, lingering bitter finish. Quite full bodied and solid carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
geolgau (21) - Cluj-Napoca, ROMANIA - FEB 12, 2017
Pours clear golden, with a nice white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is malt, corn, some hint of bread. Tastes is subtle, nothing impactful. You can see why this is a crowd pleaser. Lightly sweet. Dry aftertaste. Malt, a bit of sour dough, some hops here and there. Quite enjoyable for a hugely commercial beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MAGICuenca91 (67) - Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, SPAIN - FEB 11, 2017
Cerveza correcta. Creo que cada vez es más difícil que una cerveza tipo Lager llegue a llamarme demasiado la atención. Me gustan, pero nada que ver con las de alta fermentación. De esta cerveza diré que tiene más aroma que muchas pilsner, una apariencia ambarina, sabor y cuerpo suaves y paladar correcto.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vlada94 (77) - Nis, SERBIA - FEB 9, 2017
Clear golden colour , good white head , kinda sweet aroma, nice bitterness and malty taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Juks (128) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 9, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours golden clear with medium sized white head. Aroma is grainy, honey, sweet, wheat. Taste is bittersweet, malty, bit buttery. Quite dry finish. Lively carbo, medium body, easy to drink. Classical.

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