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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3871   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/21/2012. 12 fl oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a perfectly clear golden straw color. The head is a fluffy two finger white color with surprising retention (for a macro lager). Good lacing, too. S: AARGH LIGHTSTRUCK!!! Beneath the unfortunate skunk in the aroma, there lies simple pale malts and zesty noble hoppiness. T: Thank smeg the flavor is a massive improvement. Initially, some fruity esters greet the palate, before the zesty, refreshing finish...AND IT’S GONE! Holy shit, did I finish the beer that quickly? It’s hardly BCBS, but as far as simple macro-brewed lagers go, this one’s the best in the business. M: The palate feel seems perfectly tailored to provide crisp refreshment. There’s this real sense of subtle delicacy that separates this not only from the BMC stalwarts, but numerous craft lagers as well. The bitter aftertaste is fantastic for what this beer is trying to accomplish. O: A damn shame about the skunky nose - luckily the rest of the beer easily compensates by offering everything you could want in a proper pilsner. Could be a go to for me in cans/on tap.


3.3
AdamChandler (5052) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2017
12Oz, enjoyed cold in stemware. dark golden orange. 2 finger off-white head. Sweet corn, caramel and honey aroma. Spritzy and fuzzy like carb. old malt flavor, old gingerbread cookie, caramel and brown sugar, some burnt wood, chewy finish.

3.7
BarrelGuide22 (120) - - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours nice golden with small white head. This is the classical good pilsner. Can drink it anytime and anywhere.

2.7
cglans (237) - - JUL 22, 2017
50cl can. clear golden color. medium white head. malts, bread, citrus, caramel. low bitterness. low to medium carbonation.

3.1
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.

2.8
kamiol091 (64) - 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.

3.4
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.

2.7
kaserov (752) - 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.

3.2
Marian1990 (480) - 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.

3.8
onceblind (9674) - 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.

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gorthaurz (37) - 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.


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