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


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RATINGS: 3855   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2010 12 oz bottle - Note, I am not a pilsner fan. I’ve had too many flavorless, yellow, fizzy beers in the style. But this one is actually pretty good. Pours a fairly thick, moderate duration head, not much lacing. Taste is pretty light as one would expect for a pilsner, but finishes with the bite of Euro hoppiness. It lacks complexity, but I could drink a few of these without complaint. Rerate 1/24/2010: Excellent crisp hops in the flavor, a little citrus, great balance and drinkability. A fine pilsner. Bumped rating from 3.3 to 3.5.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2005
Nice beer. Crisp, light. It’s a pilsner, so if you like pilsner, you’ll probably like this. Maybe a little skunky, but all in all a good bet. No strong leaning one way or the other with regard to rating criteria. Good session beer.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
CQ (15) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Overrated. Skunky. Rich beer with some Mass Producto qualities, I am not a big fan of skunkies.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ivan9856 (191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2005
The 1 pt., 6.3 fl. oz. bottle yields a crystal clear, pale gold bodied beer with a large, tight white head with good lacing. Hops and light, sweet malt dominate the aroma, although there is a bit of hay in the nose as well. The sweet palate entry is complemented by a nicely hopped, long, dry finish. There is a limited flavor palate, mostly light malt with a hint of butterscotch. This is a very good, mass-produced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2005 very light and refreshing look, but looks can be deceiving. starts fine and then goes downhill from there. maybe i had a bad bottle but i thought it was funk, smelled of skunk. may have to try this one again because i don’t remember it being offensive in the past. roadkill Had again during a beer tasting party. Much better than before, convinced I had a bad bottle. Not a big fan of the bitter, overly hoppy taste though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jdjuice (500) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2006 Pours a goldy orange. Very strong aroma, very pilsenery. A very nice weight to it, not too light or watery, but not too heavy. Would complement a meal very nicely. Crisp and clean. Ridiculously easy to drink, probably the ideal session beer. Complex enough to enjoy by itself, but light enough to drink with a meal and complement rather than dominate. Quite a fantastic beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kingsley (26) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2006 Golden-orange in color; nice dense head. Unusually full-bodied for the style. Excellent crisp hop finish balanced by the maltiness. The best pilsner I’ve ever had, and I’ve tried many.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
The look: I love the look of the bottle, the beer is an amber color, pretty regular. The pour: little head, unusual for a pilsner given the high yeast content in brewing the beer. The smell: one thing about pilsners, they can smell skunky, you have to get them fresh. Taste: good at first, although bitterness in the back of the tongue that lingers(I like a little bit cleaner of a finish). Over all, its pretty average, I think the name and reputation make people think this is a better beer than it is.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
Very nice and tastefull beer when you think about it is a mass produced beer. Compared with other pilsners from e.g. Carlsberg this Urquell is much better

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
Tick head, a lot of carbonation, kinda watery but and a little bit too hoppy. I had head that this beer was kinda good for the style, but I took one of these and I didn’t really enjoy it, so I took another one to give it another chance, wasn’t really better.

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