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


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RATINGS: 3857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tauruslw33 (69) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Nice overall scent when pouring into a glass. Fruity, sweet smell with a hint of bitter. Head very foamy, but dissipates enough to drink within a minute. The carbonation continues throughout the entire drinking process. Slightly bitter taste at first, but becomes more watery throughout the drink. Reminds me of a Budweiser with a stronger scent, and slightly bitter. If I had a choice of beers to serve, I would choose this one over Budweiser, but the decision was close. Overall, I would call this a Bud of the Czech.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 11, 2006
Draft. I suppose I expected more, but it seemed pretty run of the mill. I assume it has been altered for import? Slightly skunky, mild hop taste, goes well with dinner but I can’t imagine drinking it by itself just for the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewfriesen (23) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2006
A real treat after work. Nice blooming head like soft ice cream over the rim of the glass. Beautiful golden color. Nose only makes me salivate in anticipation of the Saaz hops. So nice going down, but towards the end of my glass, after the beer had warmed substantially, the finish had some funky sewerish note. Could be my imagination. One of my old favourites. Love those hops. Always a really great experience.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nchurman (12) - USA - FEB 10, 2006
Very light, beautiful clear golden color. Not much in terms of aroma or aftertaste, but is quite refreshing.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mjsurf1 (2) - bradley beach, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2006 does not count
In prague for two weeks and drank pilsner out of 16 oz cans and loved every last drop

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mirage52 (147) - New Market, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2010 From the bottle. Pours a golden brown color, darker than most Euro-macros. There is some grass in the nose, but not much. Taste is lightly sweet up front, smooth, with a medium bitter finish. The body is medium, bubbly. In Prague this flowed like nectar of the Gods and was obviously more fresh there. Here, it’s a little more skunky. Overall a good import when I get nostalgic for Praha.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2006
Had this on draught at Falling Rock, Denver. Beer poured a crystal-clear, medium, warm, yellow color with a small, creamy, white, mosly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma was moderately malty with toasted grain; heavily yeasty with sweet notes of bread dough and cellar. The flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter with an average-length, heavily bitter with a sweet, milk-like finish and pretty honey retros. The body was medium-to-full, the texture was watery and the carbonation was lively. This has been the nicest sample of the style I’ve had this far.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertime (23) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2006
12oz bottle- Nice sweet syrupy mouthfeel with a dry finish. A great deal of flavor for a pilsner. This beer is very drinkable and has a the hint of a sweet bread flavor. The beer pours a honey like color with little head and little lacing. Solid beer for the pilsner style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GRM (3960) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2006
Can, 500 ml; appearance: good head that vanishes quickly, yellow with some orangey reflection; nose: hops that is dominant giving an impression of freshness; mouth: hops dominate, followed by some bitterness and sweetness at the end

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3250) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Ok, so now that I"m going through the list, I have had this one a few thousand times, so why not rate it. Pours out a clear yellow color wiht a decent head. Aroma smacks of Saaz hops and it should as they claim to be the first Pilsner. Taste is somewhat bitter, little skunky on the taste, I’d like to try a really fresh bottle of this to be a true judge of it, but the local store isn’t that good as far as freshness goes. This has become somewhat of an old stand by and not a bad one...warm weather beer though.

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