Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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Reviews by dali27:
4.35/5 rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 16.9 oz. can into a pilsner glass.
A: Excellent medium golden color with creamy white head. Awesome lacing down side of the glass. Active carbonation.
S: Grains are the first smell that are detected. Mild hops scent of the Saaz coming through.
T: Sweet and then spicy. Taste goes from sweet bread to hoppy spice. Spice lingers afterwards. This beer gives such a balanced blend that is just tastes damn good.
M: Thinly bodied, but I have to go with that being the way it's supposed to be given its original pilsner status.
D: Truly a very good drinker. The excellent alternative to other "True Pilsners" out there.
Seriously, this beer is exceptional. My recommendation is to buy this in a pint can rather than the bottle. I have been burned many times by buying bottles that are within "best before" dates, or have been closed in 12 packs. I have even often debated with myself the merits of this beer with the skunky aroma and slight skunky taste, and it's still not bad. But if you want the freshest experience possible, at least in the US, buy it in the can.
This beer sets the standard about what a true pilsner should be, and is always what I compare other pilsners to. Truely great.
Serving type: can
03-04-2011 02:06:35 | More by dali27
More User Reviews:
3.99/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a one finger white head. Lots of lacing. Golden body.
Grainy and metallic smell to it. Also plenty of skunk, despite it being in a can.
Lots of grain and skunk on the tongue. Low hop bitterness through all those grain notes, and no malt presence. Skunky, bitter aftertaste.
Watery, but decent carbonation.
Heard decent things about this pilsner, but what I got was a mess. Even though it was in a can with a best by date of April 2013, there was a lot of skunk notes in it. Lots of grain notes too, similar to an adjunct. Not a good pilsner.
Re-review on July 31, 2014. Poured from a 500ml can, best before date of December 22, 2014.
One finger white bubbly head, golden copper body.
Slight honey and fruity notes on the nose. Bit of sweet leafy hop note.
Bready and caramel notes on the tongue, followed by sweet fruity and honey notes. Decent bitter and dry aftertaste.
Medium body, nice amount of carbonation.
Decided to try it again while deciding what to buy at the liquor store. Glad I did it, I suppose the can I got 1.5 years ago was a bad one. Now a pretty nice tasting and refreshing pilsner. Well done.
Serving type: can
07-31-2014 17:28:04 | More by Scrylol
4/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Golden and somehow clearer than water. Pilsner flutes were designed to accentuate the beer’s color, clarity and carbonation. An inch of pure white frothy is replenished by rising bubbles.
Slight skunk, lots of sweet honey, saltine crackers, Subtly spicy, herbal nose, maybe cilantro, crushed black pepper, a whiff of grass blades.
Honey, saltines, grassy, earthy, dried spices and herbs. bitter salad greens, slightly musty grain, just-baked bread loaf, hint of dried lemon shaved onto bitter salad greens. Black pepper swirls before a more malty-sweet, balanced finish.
Light to medium-light in body with mild massaging carbonation. a bit of snappy bitterness at the finish has you reaching for another sip forthwith.
Serving type: bottle
07-29-2014 05:28:41 | More by Phelps
3.75/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Clear, gold yellow, leathery acidic smell. Head poor, fast diminishing, white. Hops, orange and cereals. Spicy and anise in aftertaste. Sour and bitter, moderately lasting, but also refreshing. +herbal, ingredients from clear fields and pastures, - watery. All in all, very good beer, i prefer in summer.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 11:19:44 | More by henkmudi
Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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