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


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RATINGS: 3814   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 A re-rate- Sparkling gold with a frothy white cap. Floral saaz nose with grass, some spice, a bit of straw, pale malts. Tastes of floral hops, grains, some sweet fruit. A well crafted pils that is a weekly drinker for me. Medium carbonation, marked bitterness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2386) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 21, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2004 A very solid golden pilsner. The flavor was quite hoppy, with overtones of rose and other herbal type notes. Satisfying without being mind-blowing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2004
This has long been a light and refreshing fall-back when all there is is Eastern European lager crap. A nice golden colour with a frothy white head. Sweet malt and hops both come out in the nose. Pleasant bitterness throughout, but very mild. Have had it fresher when in Europe and it rates much higher than what I get here in Ontario. Sadly these numbers are for the less-fresh version....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2004
pours with a big head tha quickly subsides. aromas are of sweet malt, saaz, maybe some peach. flavors start with astringent hop bitterness, then a slight amount of malt sweetness but it is subdued by hop flavor, and a dry bitter end. the body is light the color is a gold straw color. the beer is quite bitter and hoppy for a continental European beer. The beer is light, refreshing and what an american pilsner wishes it could be. The balance is skewed to the hoppy side, which american craft beer drinkers should love. Perhaps they would love it more with cascades in stead of saaz.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2006 Bottle. Clear golden color. Aroma is light and flowery. Taste is as you would expect. It’s a pilsner, thus not very interesting, but it goes down smooth. Decent light beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2004
Pillowy white head over a golden beer. Thick lacing all the way down the glass. Aroma is mostly floral hops but seems slightly metallic. Some faint malt underneath that. Taste does not seem well-balanced to me. It is crisp enough, mildly fruity and would definately be welcome on a hot day, but otherwise nothing spectacular.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
punklawyer (100) - USA - FEB 15, 2004
I cannot seem to get this one (and not for lack of effort) when it is fresh. Every one I have had was skunky smelling with accompanying bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Poured with a big white foamy head, nice looking golden beer. Yeasty bread odor with sweet, mild fruity apple-cider smell. Smells refreshing. This 6-pack is not overly fresh. =\ Bitter, dry, good hop presence, some skunk(freshness issue) and a nice, mild apple//pear, lightly malty aftertaste while maintaining the bitterness. Overall very refreshing: nice dry, bitter flavor with fruit for a very pleasant beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Duke (117) - New York, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Bright gold color. White head. Strong spicy aroma very distinct. I don't find it as bitter as some seem too. A nice change from average pils but not as good as I hoped for.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2005 This pours a pure gold color with a medium white head. The lacing is average. The nose is clean and a bit hoppy and sweet. The bitterness comes first with a light acidicity. There’s mostly malts, banana sweetness, and peppery bitterness. This is a very clean, nice changeup.

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