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


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RATINGS: 3796   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Once,I wanted to debate the relative merits of several beers with a friend, and he, being very wise, stopped me short, handed me a bottle of PU, sipped his deeply and set me straight with these few, sage words, "Quite simply the best beer in the world!" And I thank you for that, Ron, everyday.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottle & Tap: Clear golden yellow, white head. Aroma is grains, spicy saaz aroma. Taste is crisp, clean, dry with notes of grains, light malts. A nice pilsner, much, much better when served fresh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
IMtheOptimator (1167) - Brookfield, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Poured golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is corn and heavy spice. Taste is mostly abrasively bitter hops. Thin bodied. More flavor than other pilseners, but overall unbalanced and not terribly enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dorwart (2562) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Decent sized head. Creamy on top with great carbonation. Dark gold in color. Dusty, malt aroma with some hops (distinctly saaz). Skunk upon opening but dissipates quickly. Little bread also. Flavor is malty and bready with a bit of bitterness from the hops. More bitterness at the finish. Not a bad brew and much better than most pilsners.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cazort (560) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2007 Nice strong hops. More hops than grain but this is ok. Very crisp, bitter, very refreshing. All around enjoyable. Its claim that it would make a good measuring stick among pilsners is not without merit: this is nothing outlandish, but it is a very good beer. I tend to view most beers as being insufficiently bitter--this one is just right. Warning: this beer does not keep...you’ve got to drink it fresh if you buy it in bottles.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorqui (2213) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 12, 2005
Foam a lot fine and little long-lasting. Dark yellow color with glares amber. A lot interesting. Scent in the norm, enough fizzy. Fresh and full taste. Light but with a determined character. Much valid one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1345) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2005
Bottle.Crisp and sharp,some hops.Average pilsner,on tap could be another story.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Pours light gold, with a clean white head. Minty Saaz hops aroma. Not a big fan of Saaz, but of course they are essential here. Pleasantly bitter with mild soft malt and a very clean finish. Palate is remarkable. Quite light and delicate considering the significant hop presense. I was kind of sceptical at first, but this is really quite a good beer. A legend worthy of it’s reputation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gachupines (1252) - USA - JAN 7, 2005
Crisp taste, fairly even balanced and easy to drink. Slightly bitter, but still fairly smooth. I don’t drink pilsners that much, but this would be a good beer to relax with.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DeepBlack (386) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2005
Bottled (was a Christmas present) Pale yellow-ish colour. Quite fizzy. Quite a bitter tang for a Lager.

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