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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,596 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,596
Reviews: 1,253
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 116 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-10-2000)
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Reviews by dali27:
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dali27

Illinois

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
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Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the ultimate pilsner. Probably my favorite pils. Nice deep gold color. Low ABV... But doesn't sacrifice on flavor. Nice head upon pouring, especially in a chilled glass. A bit of lacing. Some people call, it "skunk", but I call it "just right". Just the right amount of hop, with a nice biter kick on the end. I have enjoyed this equally from bottle, can, on tap in US, and Czech Republic.

Serving type: bottle

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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1.1/5  rDev -69.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I watched the movie "Somm" and they talk about "freshly opened can of tennis balls" being the big new thing in aromas. With this beer, it's more like a "freshly opened box of tennis shoes, that's been worn a few times before". Totally nasty, will not be trying this again, and likely throwing the remaining 5.5 bottles out.

Serving type: bottle

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Nova Scotia (Canada)

4.49/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Crisp clean taste with a smooth texture. Nice tight foamy head. No lingering bitterness on the finish. I do prefer the bottle over the can but unfortunately the can seems to hold preference in our retail setting in Nova Scotia. One of my long time favourites.

Serving type: can

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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