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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3796   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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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Michael Jackson, rest his soul, rated this a world-class pilsner. It’s the original pilsner for crying out loud and do I see ratings in the 2’s? Apologies for not being ’extreme’ enough or alcoholic enough but for the finest example of the style, look no further. I don’t care if they have gone from 5 strains of yeast to 2 or if they brew it in Poland and Russian now under SABMiller or if it’s not as malty as it was in nineteen aught four, this is Pilsner Urquell, the original pilsner, a class unto itself.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Chopper925 (501) - Gross Gerau, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2017
Bottle. Clear, beautiful dark golden color, white head. Caramel, malty aroma, hints of fruits. Dry taste, medium, maybe high bitterness. Bready malty aftertaste, astringent. Fresh carbonation, silky mouthfeel.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gyhallmanti (341) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Pours a clear golden colour with a medium head. Aroma of yeast, malts, bit of citrus and slight hops. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter with a soft dry finish. Notes of yeast, malts, hay. Texture is oily, ligjt bodied with medi carbonation

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
quujabaar (5) - - JAN 19, 2017 does not count
A true old-school one. So simple, yet extraordinary. hay, spruce, dough, golden, sparkling, frothy, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, thin feel, fizzy, lively, bitter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jabic (444) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2017
Ar: Hay and lightly sweet crackers; peppery, spicy hop aroma, with hints of sulfur and chalk. Ap: Brilliant, crystal-clear gold; large white head with very good retention, leaving a thick cap of airy foam. T: Sweet, pure doughy malt up front, soft and full; very little sweetness; hay and peppery hops, with some very lightly toasted malt; high bitterness, but very round, has a clean mineral finish, with a tough of sulfur. P Medium body with high carbonation, finish is quite dry. O: A world-class Bohemian Pils, truly a classic; clean, delicious pils malt character, quite round and full, with lots of hop flavor and bitterness that truly complements the malt and lends a perfect crispness.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
60minuteman (1433) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Can. Clear gold zero head. Spice and hops with a touch of wheat and lemon. Highly carbonated, fairly bitter and slightly sweet. Drinkable.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
abdiorio (21) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Very light smell- hints of wheat. Light golden color. Slight hop in the taste. Finish is slightly hoppy. Easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FinnIckler (186) - GERMANY - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle. Nose is wheat, citrus. Palate is tart, bread, some citrus, wheat. Medium carbonation. pretty good, had this in Prague last summer on tap, which was better (maybe 3.5-6), but i need to taste it again.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kamanova_boy (36) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 6, 2017
Draft. Firm white head, dark yellow colour, unique bitter taste, light and smooth on drinking, always an adequate choice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daab007 (19) - Kraków, POLAND - JAN 6, 2017
Słby zapach, nie jest zbyt mocno wyczuwalny. Czuć chmiel. Nie ma smrodu/alkoholu. Piwo klarowne, widać pojedyncze bąbelki. Piana delikatna, osadzająca się na kuflu. Utrzymuje się do końca delikatna obwoluta do samego końca. W smaku wyczuwalna goryczka do ostatniego łyku o dość długim posmaku. Bez fantazji. Jak na koncerniaka - przyzwoite.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sammybee (8) - Bradford, UGANDA - JAN 4, 2017 does not count
tap in leeds, from a fresh cask(eg tapped yesterday). I was suprised by the low ratings below so felt compelled to add my own.Nice head on tap -bit more than the bottle.Full buttery malt flavour dominates,finished by crisp hop bite , very pleasant. Not as hoppy as some german pils, but still lovely very moreish.


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