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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3815   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chugalug (30) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2005
A very fine pils in my opinion, from the style’s home. Nicely hopped, and well-carbonated. My favorite international of this style.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2005
Nice looking beer. Rich Golden color. Retains its head nicely, though it is small to start with. Good lacing. Taste is slightly water with nothing that sticks out flavor wise. Honestly I was a little dissapointed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bailz316 (256) - North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 Golden beer with fast dissipating white head. Lively beer and medium bodied. Smooth although a bit watery. Herbal aroma. Moderately bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2005
660ml bottle from Sainsburys. Excellent oily hop aroma. Good body. Long dry finish. My best Pilsner so far.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjurney (64) - Amarillo, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2005
Pours out nice golden color with a head. Nice crisp, clean and hoppy flavor with slightly malt finish. Not bad.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2015 This beer is always in my refrigerator.Now in .33 ltr brown bottles. The Benchmark Pilsner. Saaz hops are very expensive and this brewer uses plenty!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 21, 2005
Draft: Golden pour topped with a nice foamy head. Spicy oily aroma. Suprisingly rich on the palate, with lots of spicy Saaz flavors. Just a hint of butter and a bit of that ’tang’ that can sneak in there if a beer sits on attenuated yeast too long. Overall, quite nice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2005
Really skunky this one is and a little off balance with the bitterness at the end. The high skunkness and the bitter did not mesh well.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Asmodeus (4) - Blairstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2005 does not count
Not bad. Pretty up front with what it’s trying to do -- can be skunky, but overall it’s fairly clean and a little more dry tasting than other european green bottle imports.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougiePhiTau (99) - USA - APR 8, 2005
skunky smell and a little citrus flavor that has a slighty bitter finish pretty good


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