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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,777 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,777
Reviews: 1,266
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 49
Gots: 178 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Clear, golden, yellowish body with a nice white head. Decent retention and some good lacing.

Muted aroma of slightly grassy hops, lemon, and malt. The malt aroma is somewhat earthy.

The flavors are a little better. Nice clean, crisp, light hop flavor, with a nice malty backbone. Some spicy yeast notes as well.

Light mouthfeel and fairly easy to drink. Solid Pilsener.

FanofHefe, Apr 23, 2011
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ortie, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz. bottle

Pours out sparkling gold with little head. Lots of carbonation. Looks great.

Smells of hops and not much else. No malt smell save a bit a fresh hay smell.

Bitter taste of hops. Dry. Hops overpower any malt taste completely. Light to medium body. Good taste but I like a bit of malt taste to my pilsner. Taste is nice but it all comes from the hops. Little aftertaste. A good pilsner but not as good as I remember it from a few years back.

ViveLaChouffe, Sep 05, 2003
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

An Pilsner that is clearly the standard bearer (as can be expected from a beer brewed in Pilzen, Czech Republic). I let a committed bud drinker sample this, and it made him excited about trying micro brews. Pilsner is not my favorite style, but I can recognize a classy brew when I taste one. The only negative is the lack of a distinct personality. Otherwise a thirst quenching, satsfying, and very welcome addition to my refridgerator. I can get this at $9.99 a 12-pack at a very fresh quality. If I drank a lot of beer, this is what I would buy every time.

rajendra82, Aug 14, 2003
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a very good Pilsner. It's simply delicious. I think it may be one of my favorite pilsner beers. It represents everything that a true pilsner should be. I poured the green bottle of beer into a frozen frosty pint glass and drank the beer slowly as I watched an afternoon Tiger game. I enjoyed several more before the wife got home from work. The taste was smooth. There was no crappy bitter aftertaste. It wasn't too damn hoppy. It just tasted great. I wanted this situation to last forever... But then the Tigers beat the Twins. And then the wife came home....

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
81 out of 100 based on 2,777 ratings.