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


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RATINGS: 3853   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cakes (422) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2013
12 oz bottle. A very enjoyable pilsner that finished so well. Clear golden, foamy white head. I found this to have a rather weak aroma. Grassy, lightly sweet malts. With a medium body, fizzy, foamy carbonation and a crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedudeenthused (14) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 22, 2017
Poured from a can. Orangy gold, thin white head. Gentle grassy hoppiness and low malt in the nose. Soft in the mouth. Sweet but chalky. Has a good bite or sharpness. Well balanced. Lingering bisquity bitterness (some criticize this) in the finish w/ some undernotes of honey crossing the tongue. It’s the most imitated Pilsner for a reason.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
moldovan9807 (123) - Oradea, ROMANIA - APR 22, 2017
Clear golden colour,white head.Dry and bitter. Malty citrus but with a moldy after taste. It’s fine but not particularly enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lkmetal (16) - Batley, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
Poured from 500ml bottle with little head. Color is a rich gold, very different from the anemic hue of most lagers. Aroma is much richer than the average lager with a stronger hop presence. Taste is very much akin to the aroma, much more hop flavor than the average lager with the familiar taste of malted barley. Flavor is a lot stronger than I was expecting with some citric undertones. Definitely the best lager on the market. Recommended.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
47574xeCD (1046) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2017
500ml bottle at home. Clear gold light hop malty yeasty. Crisp finish. Winning style and easily available

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tasche39 (28) - SPAIN - APR 22, 2017
Perfecta cerveza, su olor a heno, su sabor a cereal, si te gustan las lager, no puedes pasar sin probarla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steffan (71) - WALES - APR 21, 2017
One finger head that lasts most of the glass. Light body dark yellow. Easy on mouthfeel some delicate sweet malts balances with lingering bitterness. Tastes much better than it’s 4.4 abv. The best non premium pils and the original pilsner is still top drawer. Got a cupboard full of these!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LoZioSpino (26) - Roma, ITALY - APR 14, 2017
L’ho bevuta in bottiglia e non mi č piaciuta, soprattutto per la corposa presenza dell’amaro.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KikoDucky (179) - Trenčín, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 13, 2017
Tap(UK) at Queen Pub, Doncaster. Golden. Malty, herbal, floral and lager aroma. The same in taste, more watery and higher carbonation than czech or slovakian pubs serving, still easygoing and bittery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzurro (142) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2017
Average beer like too many others. Nothing to separate from others, a common beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
meccahh69lol (120) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 10, 2017
Woohoo!!! Our 100th rating on ratebeer!!! So we decided to go with an old "classic" for better or worse. The smell is of frat basement coated in fritos and sweat socks, but still it smells like beer so you wanna drink it. The appearance is a classic clear yellowy lagery whatever. The taste is a little chewy, a little skunky (the green bottle rears its head), but pretty smooth, too. Kinda similar to Heineken really, but you know, kind of good instead of being gross. This is one that probably seemed a lot better when it was one of the only non-crap beers available widely in the late 90s-early 2000s, but it seems a little blah in the modern era. Good for achieving a milestone that no one thought you could do so quickly. Huzzah to Meeeeeccccaaahhh!!! 69lol

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