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


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RATINGS: 3878   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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
blankboy (7637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle. Pours a sparkling gold with an average size white head. The aroma: skunk, skunk, skunk. Stupid green bottles, when will they learn? After the skunkiness subsided a bit I could smell some grainy malt, yeast and a tiny touch of hops. The flavour was dissapointing, it’s too malty, too bitter, the palate is harsh and the aftertaste is quite unpleasant. Not sure why this is rated so high? Must be much better on tap. This should be much smoother than it is. Better than some of the macros but I certainly won’t be getting it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Belgo (154) - Křge, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2005
Bottle. Golden with a fine lasting thick head. Malty aromas with lots of Saaz hops as well. Grainy taste and flowery hop notes. A bit less bitter than I remembered it, but maybe it’s just me who’s had too many IPA’s since I first had this one years ago....? A delicious pilsner.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
notwoohoo (109) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2005
I admit I’ve never had this on tap, and it comes in green bottles here, so one thing comes to mind, skunk. I would probably enjoy this if it weren’t for the stinky aroma, it pretty much ruined it for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrnutsnbolts (204) - anywhere usa, - JUL 20, 2005
Bottle. Golden color with a thin, small white head. Aroma was skunky, hoppy, and grassy. Taste is light with some hops and a bitter end. Leaves a little residue in the mouth, light to medium body. Nice mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 This was a great Bohemian style pilsner. The Hops to Malt complexity was awesaome. Rich and spicy malt tone. With a great crisp and bitter flavor. A very good beer with a great flavor. Always drink fresh can sit too long at times coming over.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maupie (1034) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2005
This beer has a golden body - hue apperance and a coarse white scum collar. I have drunk the beer from the bottle and it had a lot of carbonic acid. The initial flavor taste is bitter.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 15, 2005
Blech. I’m hoping that I just caught a light-spoiled specimen here... but I won’t drink this again until I find it on tap. Very skunky aroma, not unlike a shoe... but points were given b/c I could detect some Saaz hops in there. Clear bright-golden pour with light off-white head. Unpleasant finish was remniscent of the aroma. Well-carbonated. The whole experience was unpleasant, but it got even worse when it warmed a bit.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 8, 2005
Poured a golden color with a smallish white head. Aroma was a bit skunky with some bread and a small amount of hops.. Flavor was a bit of sweet malt and some light hops and a nice bitter finish.. Light mouthfeel.. Good summertime brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LJBrewing (22) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 7, 2005
Normally I get the "light struck" skunky bottles. I have had the occassion to taste on tap however. Nice spicy hop aroma, nothing smells quite like a Saaz hop. Very nice rich golden yellow color. A little on the bitter side for a Pilsner, but since they were the first, you must give some leeway. Overall Highly recommend on tap. Be very suspect of the green bottle sitting on the shelf...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 6, 2005
A very nice beer. Pures light golden with a thin white head. Nice aroma and complex taste. Slightly bitter.

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