Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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3.68/5 rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
First off, this is one of my favorite "everyday" kind of brews. I can hardly think of a thing to complain about when I have it on-tap, and love places that have it available in that form (Union Grill in downtown Washington, PA comes to mind). This happens to be out the bottle, poured into a Stella Artois chalice glass.
Pilsner Urquell has a tarnished gold look, tawny, with a fluffy white head that says bye after a few minutes, but maintains an appetizing rim. Mostly clear and moderately carbonated. Lacing sticks to the glass in a sporadic sort of way.
Bready-yeast in the nose. Floral. Mild sourness; soft sauerkraut notes.
Bready (again) in taste with a prickly dryness and a yeasty flavor. Washes away nicely with a thrash of hops bitterness to hold it together. Not a watery mouthfeel. Clean, yet satisfying and astringent enough to keep things interesting. At 4.4%, this is a widely available session brew for the Czech pilsner aficionado.
As always, out the bottle and in the glass is better than just simply out the bottle. Doesn't beer have an aroma worth experiencing, too?
Serving type: bottle
01-27-2012 22:15:43 | More by DerekP
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