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


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RATINGS: 3891   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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JoeyT (8) - New York, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Supposedly, this Czech beer is the world's oldest pilsner. I didn't like it at all. Skunky taste. Highly overrated, if you ask me.

pbright (8) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2017 does not count
The original pilsner, and in my view, still outstanding against all the odds (including being taken over by SABMiller!). It has perfect carbonation, a crisp and dry finish. It is hoppy and honeyed at the front of the mouth, followed by clean maltiness and a crisp, bitter finish entirely free from the cloying/industrial aftertaste that afflicts inferior brews. This always my first choice when I’m not drinking ale. If in Prague, try seeking out the unpasteurised version available at u zlateho tygra and other pubs...

AleMuse25 (74) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 26, 2017
Piwo wypite jakiś czas temu. Wpis jako uzupełnienie profilu na RateBeer. Ogólnie dobre ale mnie nie zachwyciło.

MartyW (275) - DENMARK - JUN 22, 2017
Can 500ml. Golden with a good white head. Bread, malt, hops, flowers, grass in aroma and flavour. Hoppy finish. Really good pilsner.

MarcoBasile (328) - DENMARK - JUN 18, 2017
Pours golden with a white head that dissipates immediately. Pleasant aroma of pale malts and grain. Some subtle hops. Taste is sweet and grainy. Taste is dusty, old. Crisp. Slightly skunked finish. Watery texture, soft to medium carbonation

BeerLieutenant38 (82) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 18, 2017
Fairly dark golden colour with white head. Decent retention. Aroma of straw and grass. Medium bitterness upfront, with a mellowing finish. Lingering bitter aftertaste is nice. Light body, soft carbonation. A really nice pilsener.

Bacchus66 (207) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2017
12oz bottle. Pours clear pale gold with a thin white head. Fresh, clean aromas, hops, hay, some sweet malt. Cereal, malt flavors. Lively carbonation, grassy finish. Clean and refreshing.

lebermilz (290) - GERMANY - JUN 14, 2017
As tank beer @ Böhmisches Dorf, Berlin. Yellow, white head, very smooth and round, fine carbonation. I have the impression that tank beer is better than the bottled or carbonized version on tap - but I’ve never tasted them parallely - so it may also be the beer thirst. Very high drinkability.

chenko (12) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2017
Aroma - bread and hay smell mixed with a grassy note Appearance - Pours pale gold think white head that dissipates quickly and perfectly clear Taste - light sweetness and light to medium bitterness, has a bready taste much like the aroma, some caramel, a hop grassiness Mouthfeel - medium body, light carb (a bit flat to be honest, probably just unlucky in the bottle i got) Overall - Refreshing beer, nothing really special except the colour and the clarity. Absolutely crystal clear and a beautiful pale gold.

dimeon (217) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 7, 2017
A: Deep gold with a medium white head N: Green bitterness, malt sweetness, just a hint of caramel. T: More caramel and toffee sweetness. Fortunately, the heavy hop bittering tames these potentially cloying flavours. Great balance. P: Medium O: Proof that older can sometimes be better.

kamillozo (177) - POLAND - JUN 3, 2017
Butelka. Piwo barwy złotej, krystalicznie klarowne. Piana biała, wstępnie średnio-obfita, drobna, ale niezbyt trwała. Aromat umiarkowany, zdecydowanie słodowy, chlebowy, z ziołowo - kwiatowymi nutami chmielu. Smak umiarkowanie słodkawy, słodowo-zbożowy, chlebowy ale z fajnie kontrującą chmielową goryczką w typie ziołowo-herbacianym na poziomie nisko-średnim. Pełnia, średnia - z pewnością nie można powiedzieć, że jest wodniste. Za ciało zdecydowanie plus. Dodatkowym plusem jest drobne i odpowiednie nasycenie.

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