patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tinydancer (52) - Gibsonville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
CQ (15) - Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2005
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Skunky. Rich beer with some Mass Producto qualities, I am not a big fan of skunkies.
ivan9856 (191) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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.
jdjuice (500) - Kumamoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Kingsley (26) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
BeerloverEJ21 (131) - Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Mockba (78) - DENMARK - NOV 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
Roli (405) - laval, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.