Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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Reviews by hopsolutely:
3.83/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Having made a "pilgrimage" to Plzen 12 years ago, long before I discovered the joys of "c" hops, this can is definitely a trip down memory lane. Seems odd not to rate the archetype of the style with 5's across the board, but truth is there are other hoppier and crisper pilsners that I now prefer. Odd...
Pours a surprisingly oily, brassy golden colour with a massive white head that dissipates quickly. Bready aroma is not as Saaz-centric as I remember from draught in the Czech Republic. Although I only received the can as a gift yesterday, unfortunately no telling how old it is... The taste is more pleasing, with a flavourful grain foundation and decently crisp hop ending. The finish lingers longer than I remember and emphasizes noble hops.
Still a benchmark beer for the style, but wouldn't always be my first choice.
Serving type: can
12-22-2012 18:58:01 | More by hopsolutely
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3.8/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
One of my favourite pilseners.
Pours a clean, golden color, very decent carbonation. It is topped with a generous white foamy head, that slowly settles down to only a lacing around the egde.
The nose easily picks up pleasant malty and grainy aroma, a bit stronger than with some others.
There is a tiny initial sweetness, followed by a nicely balanced body, concluding with decently bitter finish, the bitterness staying for some time.
Very refreshing, easily drinkable and enjoyable. Exactly what pilsener must taste like.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 18:00:50 | More by MarkoNm
Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
81 out of 100 based on 2,357 ratings.