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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Bottle from an unexposed 12pk. at a busy warehouse store. Striking, vibrant gold color. Thin white head with a clining ring of lace. Full, rich mouthfeel that I wasn't expecting. Sweet malty aroma with a hint of flowery hops. Tastes of sweet malt and hop bitterness balance each other out without cancelling the enjoyment of each other. Fine Saaz hop flavor and aroma that can not be beat, copied or imitated by any other hop in a Pilsener. Almost seems to have a sweet orange type of fruitiness in the background. Very clean, highly drinkable beer and an untouchable Pilsener value at less than a buck a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
May be the best pilsener I have yet tasted. Nice yellow color with the right amount of corbonation. Great with spicy food.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dprior (118) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2004
I had this in a bottle a ways back and thought it was god awful. I gave it another go on tap and was pleasently suprised. Has a great golden hue and a surpisingly full flavor. Pleasently malty taste. Goes down easy and isn't too dry. I had to take it down a couple notches in overall due to the apparent difficulty of finding this unskunked in a bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - DEC 28, 2003
Another beer in my Beers of the World sampler. Pale golden color, not a lot of head, but really nice hoppiness to it. A bit of carbonation to it, as well. A good, refreshing pilsner.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2003
Poured a nice Golden Yellow.Plenty of carbonation.But man,mine must have been old,cuz my wife sitting on the love seat across from the couch wondered if a skunk was outside,but it turned out to be the beer(true story!)Had a small head that quickly disappeared.Nice taste of hopps,but very bitter aftertaste that seemed like it would never go away.Thank god thw macros changed the taste of "The Original"

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CornyWebb (4) - California, USA - JAN 1, 2004 does not count
A classic beer. People who don't like this beer have gotten 'skunked' beer. My order of preference: Urquell in Czech (it is MUCH better), keged beer, and then bottles. Oh, and if you can get a tour of the brewery in Plzn in Czech Rep. then you'll taste the 'standard' of Pilsner beers. Try it and you'll like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerSurfer (27) - Powell, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Beautiful gold- almost light amber color. Little head, but champagne like carbonation. Hoppy aroma. Flavor and palate are just OK (had this on tap once and I swear it was better than this bottle.) Despite that, I have an overall positive impression of this pilsner due to its fantastic color, aroma, and clean "bite" at finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
kathouse (1741) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - DEC 21, 2003
Strong Saaz hop aroma and bitter after taste makes it difficult to finish without gulping. Clear light amber color with small head that dies quickly. Spicy hop aroma never seems to fade. Neither does the taste. Cool and crisp, this beer is countered by the low caramel taste and overpowering hop bitterness. My wife likes it, but then again.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpringsLicker (3502) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2003
Still the best Boh Pils I've ever tasted. Often skunked or stale, it's worth seeking out a good fresh, unopened case, or better yet on tap. I attribute all poor ratings for this beer on the high frequency that it is found in poor condition. A goal is to consistently homebrew a clone. The other beer to have when you're not having an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Pours a clear sparkling golden with a fizzy white head. Aroma has a decent hop spice to it. Body is lightly sweet and hoppy with a more bitter finish. This is the standard run of the mill pilsener, but it probably tastes a lot better in the Czech Republic.

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