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


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RATINGS: 3869   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 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.

cglans (236) - - JUL 22, 2017
50cl can. clear golden color. medium white head. malts, bread, citrus, caramel. low bitterness. low to medium carbonation.

ctipping (2047) - Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2017
330 mL bottle. Clear deep golden. Smells of sweet malt, a little cardboard. Note sure about this. Tastes much better, though. Spicy and grassy throughout. Still has a sligtly floral character and a sweet malty flavor, but mostly masked by the hops. Light and drinkable. I was looking for a traditional Czech Pilsner for comparison. This was the best I could come up with.

kamiol091 (62) - POLAND - JUL 19, 2017
W zapachu lekki słód, zero chmielu. Piana typowo pilsnerowska, średniopęcherzykowa lecz bogata, oblepia szkło. W smaku słód, chmiel bardzo delikatny, bardziej przypomina premium lagera niż pilsa. Lekka gorycz na podniebieniu.

Tony_Grayne (381) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 19, 2017
500 ml bottle. Transparent golden colour liquid with a thin porous head that dissipates in a minute. The beer has a soft carbonation. The aroma firstly has prominent noble hops / grassy notes, but after the head had disappeared I could trace some diacytel and grain in the glass. The taste is dominating hop medium bitterness that attacks the tongue from the first seconds, later lasts pretty long, unleashing grassy and herbal, dry aftertaste. The malt base is buttery with distinguishable diacytel presence. Oily texture and medium body fit the whole impression of this beer. I personally like drier and crispier pilseners.

kaserov (741) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 17, 2017
Color dorado, translúcido, con capa de esuma blanca de dos dedos de grosor (no mucha retención). Carbonatación suave. Textura acuosa. Cereal, pan y lúpulo en nariz y boca, también toques de hierba húmeda. Seca de entrada. Amargor final suave. Postgusto seco decente.

Marian1990 (479) - Gdynia, POLAND - JUL 15, 2017
Aromat: s?odowy, lekko zio?owo tytoniowy, generalnie czysty aromat. Wyglad: klarowne, jasno zolte, piana szybko sie dziurawi i znika. Smak: lekko slodkawe, lekko kwaskowe, goryczka ziolowa, zaznaczona, lekko sciagajaca. Odczucie w ustach: lekkie, wysycenie wysokie, lekko sciagajace. Ogolnie: jak na piwo koncernowe to calkiem ok.

onceblind (9662) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2017
Clear golden with a thin foamy white head. Full German grainy nose with Pilsen grains and damp grassy earthy hops and a slight earthy dryness about the whole aroma. Crisp dry bite on the palate with lovely biscuity golden Pilsen malt and authentic German Lager tones. Nice grassy and slightly black pepperish hop bite that’s not bitter but cuts across the biscuity pale body.

gorthaurz (36) - CROATIA - JUL 13, 2017
0.5L can. Pours a light golden with a thin head that dissipates immediately. Aroma of malts and grain. Slightly bitter. Bitter finish, slightly skunked.

PhilosophyGuy (682) - Łódź, POLAND - JUL 13, 2017
Aromat delikatnie chmielowy - dosyć czysty. W smaku słodycz i słodowość przełamane delikatną, ziołową goryczką. Nieźle się prezentowało.

Nebusz (37) - POLAND - JUL 12, 2017
Wyczuwalny aromat skunksa charakterystyczny dla piwa z zielonych butelek, poza tym słód oraz lekki chmiel. Wygląd - perfekcyjnie klarowne, złote, nie mam nic do zarzucenia. W smaku słód, chmiel, wyczuwalny diacetyl. Goryczka średnia w kierunku niskiej, cierpka, ziołowa. Wysycenie średnie, goryczka zalega w bardzo małym stopniu, nie jest wodniste - ma jakieś ciało. Trochę lepiej niż przeciętny koncerniak ale do Pierwszej Pomocy czy chociażby Warmińskich Rewolucji nie ma podejścia.

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