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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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2,881 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,881
Reviews: 1,275
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 53
Gots: 213 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-10-2000)
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Photo of vinnicheers
5/5  rDev +40.1%

i have this on tap in my pub, this is one of my favorite beer in the world, i love the Saaz hops from Bohemian and Moravia regions, this is a beer i can drink everyday..

vinnicheers, Thursday at 03:49 PM
Photo of MadScientist
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Straw colored with brilliant clarity and a persistent, low white head of cream bubbles.

S: A moderate grainy pils malt aroma and a light spicy noble hop aroma dominate the aroma. There is a very slight metalic aroma in the background. There is also a light bready malt aroma. No diacetyl and no esters.

T: A refreshing balance grain pils malt and moderate hops bitterness with a moderately-low noble hops flavor. The balance is somewhat bitter. There is a light pils sweetness mid palate but it resolves into a dry finish with a lingering bitterness.

M: Moderately-light bodied with a moderately-high carbonation. There is no warmth and a slight creaminess.

O: This is a good beer but a great example of the style. I wish this beer was served in abundance at the NYS Fair on a sunny, warm day like today. This is about as crisp and refreshing as a beer get while still having a great taste.

MadScientist, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of Mlkluther
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Good but not great.

Mlkluther, Yesterday at 05:53 AM
Photo of Travis1221
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%

Travis1221, Yesterday at 12:01 AM
Photo of AshleyKing
5/5  rDev +40.1%

On tap, cold, on the pint glass, this is the essential pilsner style: clean, crisp, golden, with hints of the herbal Saaz. There are only a few beers that come close, like the Budejovicky. That they maintained this high standard through the communist years is a miracle, showing the love of Czech craftsmanship. In the bottle, it does not match the tap, as so many beers.

AshleyKing, Saturday at 11:45 PM
Photo of DavidKidd
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Excellent sharp taste, good colour and a low abv. Very refreshing pilsner.

DavidKidd, Saturday at 12:53 PM
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3.76/5  rDev +5.3%

BBQWhisperer, Friday at 06:47 PM
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5/5  rDev +40.1%

donnienave, Friday at 06:34 PM
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

olradetbalder, Friday at 03:11 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Machoo, Friday at 03:07 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Brewndruid, Friday at 01:01 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Ngntjp, Tuesday at 10:01 PM
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4.44/5  rDev +24.4%

petrjj, Nov 17, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -0.3%

harryhops, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Brodie, Nov 16, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -4.8%

cyrushire, Nov 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

An easy drinking beer which has a simple taste and lacks complication making it somewhat flat. Nevertheless, its one of the better mass produced Czech style pilsners available in North America.

SSharma, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hard to believe that after 9 years and change on this site, that I never had this before. It's one of the beers I needed to check off to reach MBA status at the Cloverleaf so I finally got around to ordering one of these to see how much of a classic this really was. While I'm not a fan of this style, this beer was the epitome of what a Czech Plisener should be and it went down about as clean as any beer that I've ever had. Had it had a bit more taste and less "skunk", I'd be inclined to give this another go in the near future.

The pour was exactly as I expected - straw-colored, radiant, and with a moderate but durable froth on top. Lots of straw and some hops in the nose? Noble? Hallertau? Saaz? I don't know but it's there and it has an aroma that screams "Pils". This was backed up by some grain in the taste and a bready mouthfeel that wasn't chewy or cloying. Good carbonbation and a clean finish ensured that this went down pretty easily, even if I had to make the adjustment to the taste.

Session beer? Look no further. I didn't taste or notice the booze in this and only when I could feel the gas in me did I realize that was a hint of alcohol in my glass. While this was just a bit too sour or acidic for me, I can see why people enjoy this beer and look to it as a standard. It doesn't have the best aftertaste but the appearance and crispness of the mouthfeel more than make up for it and like any other hallmark, this is a beer that deserves a go at least once; if nothing more than to expand ones palate.

JerzDevl2000, Nov 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -16%

lmaduells, Nov 14, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +20.4%

Mt13, Nov 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Adamthornton13, Nov 13, 2014
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3.28/5  rDev -8.1%

LoganMc, Nov 13, 2014
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3.24/5  rDev -9.2%

Brewstu9923, Nov 13, 2014
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Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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