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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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Pilsner UrquellPilsner Urquell

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,681 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,681
Reviews: 1,258
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 39
Gots: 152 | 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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Scrylol

Alberta (Canada)

3.99/5  rDev +12.1%

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.

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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.

07-31-2014 17:28:04 | More by Scrylol
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RoyalT

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.4%

Appearance – This one poured a clear but heavy orange in color with a good, strong, stubborn white head.

Smell – The hops are light and delicate and mate well with the smallest of grain influence. The nose here is well-balanced and nicely put together.

Taste – The delicate but firm grain mixes nicely with the traditional hops. The balance is what really makes this Pils, IMHO.

Mouthfeel – This is big, I’d say a solid medium-bodied, with some light carbonation and an incredibly smooth mouthfeel.

Drinkability – This really is the standard for accessible Czech Pils here in the US. It went down wonderfully. I can’t believe I’m not getting a review up on the site for this guy until Jan 2005.

01-11-2005 01:40:26 | More by RoyalT
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-04-2012 18:23:47 | More by DavyJones
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JasonEames

Florida

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-23-2013 23:20:48 | More by JasonEames
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petewheeler

Maryland

4/5  rDev +12.4%

08-15-2014 22:24:01 | More by petewheeler
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Rifrafboy

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

This came out of a nice big bottle. Pours like a typical European Pilsner, with a dry white head. Smell is malty and fruity. Very skunky, but not so much it detracts from the taste. Taste is very smooth and malty. The hops are very pronounced, being nicely bitter. Vey bold taste. Excellent mouthfeel. A bit more body than German Pilsners. This is one of the best.

03-27-2003 16:02:42 | More by Rifrafboy
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locckdown

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-24-2012 22:26:15 | More by locckdown
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is grass and bread with a little bit of citrus mixed in. The flavor has a little bit of bitterness from the hops, as well as some bready malt. I also get a little bit of spice from the hops which mixes very well with the other components. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

08-19-2011 02:42:37 | More by Mora2000
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Spotupfor3


4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-19-2012 00:46:53 | More by Spotupfor3
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev +12.4%

10-23-2012 18:24:05 | More by innominat
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vsls

Greece

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-20-2011 10:46:20 | More by vsls
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +12.4%

A 500ml bottle with a BB of July 2011. Green glass; sealed at the top with a foil covering.

Poured into a Guinness pint glass. A clear golden hue with good carbonation. Produces a white head of foam that remains for several minutes before subsiding. It looks great in the glass - just like a good lager should. Aroma of light malt with a notable hoppiness. Faint leafy and bitter notes.

The taste is light on the palate, but a distinctive hoppy bitterness envelops the tongue. Crisp and refreshing. Mouthfeel is prickly and slightly astringent. Leaves a pleasant bitter aftertaste.

A very nice lager - possibly the best example I've had of a Czech pilsner. Light but with great flavour. Would certainly have this again....

02-18-2011 21:55:41 | More by jazzyjeff13
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arealbeersbeer

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-27-2014 01:16:24 | More by arealbeersbeer
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ksiazewski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-19-2012 04:01:33 | More by ksiazewski
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optimator705

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-26-2012 23:16:14 | More by optimator705
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ChadHanley

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-04-2011 01:49:11 | More by ChadHanley
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bearbreak

Korea (South)

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-02-2014 11:43:00 | More by bearbreak
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virgoJanine666

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +12.4%

03-17-2012 01:33:13 | More by virgoJanine666
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reaganrvltn

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

06-30-2014 20:54:23 | More by reaganrvltn
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Vanz

Australia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-22-2014 08:49:52 | More by Vanz
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Razr86

New York

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-19-2013 04:56:33 | More by Razr86
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steelreserve69

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-27-2012 16:06:36 | More by steelreserve69
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freewill35

Indiana

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-27-2011 05:25:44 | More by freewill35
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lumpy1126

Ohio

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-16-2011 12:06:25 | More by lumpy1126
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +12.4%

07-12-2013 14:12:39 | More by TheMrFarnham
Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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