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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,544 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,544
Reviews: 1,246
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 36
Gots: 103 | 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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Arch-Harris

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-11-2013 19:57:05 | More by Arch-Harris
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todesengel135

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-11-2014 22:48:21 | More by todesengel135
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Misterefe

Spain

3/5  rDev -15.7%

09-06-2013 18:49:42 | More by Misterefe
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butters_mcgee

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-05-2014 23:00:07 | More by butters_mcgee
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baseballrock

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

a - clear and golden half inch foamy head receeds fast.

s - earthy straw aroma, with some hop characters.

t - slightly sweet but overall balanced with a good amount of hoppyness. crisp and very dry.

m - balanced, light and clean on the palate.

d - a good pilsner, and more importantly a good change of pace compared to the beers that i tend to drink on a regular basis.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2010 21:33:58 | More by baseballrock
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robertgurley

New York

3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-13-2012 02:30:21 | More by robertgurley
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elguapo57

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-17-2012 03:47:53 | More by elguapo57
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JakeTheDuck

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-13-2014 11:33:26 | More by JakeTheDuck
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DuncanMcBommer

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

06-08-2014 12:27:41 | More by DuncanMcBommer
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donzilake

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

08-03-2012 23:57:09 | More by donzilake
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BrianSherry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-01-2013 20:57:48 | More by BrianSherry
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RozzieBoy

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-06-2014 02:26:43 | More by RozzieBoy
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TheBeerbarian

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-29-2014 08:22:36 | More by TheBeerbarian
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Swill5786

Kentucky

3.38/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a golden straw, clear, with carbonation bubbles rising. Thin head, no lacing. Nose of spicy hops and malt. Very slight skunkiness - why does anyone use green bottles?? Taste is a very sweet malty front and mildly hopped wet finish. Light body with decent carbonation level. Decently drinkable but not overly impressive for the style. Good but not great.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2010 11:30:12 | More by Swill5786
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ArfArf

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

10-29-2012 13:39:38 | More by ArfArf
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Kloug

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

02-07-2013 01:01:17 | More by Kloug
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NorbertB1974

Germany

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-10-2014 14:36:55 | More by NorbertB1974
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Bluegrass49

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-05-2014 15:01:33 | More by Bluegrass49
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mnesporov

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Hey my famially is from the Czech Republic so the beer automaticaly is one of my favorites. Pilsner was the first beer I think I ever had and the taste and aroma of the beer was great. The Beer also does not fill you up to much, so it is an exelent beer for Eating really heavy foods.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2006 13:52:19 | More by mnesporov
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BarryNL

Netherlands

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale straw colour with fine head, which collapses but the carbonation keeps a permanent head.

S: Wow - all about the Saaz aroma, though the malt does manage to make an appearance underneath.

T: Way up at the hoppy end. The malt/bittering hops flavours are well balanced but the flavour of the hops themselves dominates in the taste. There is a long hop bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: A little over carbonated for my taste but smooth.

D: Very refreshing, I could drink it all night.

I'm not surprised this is held up as the one to match in the pilsner world. I'm no great fan of any lighter lager, but this is a wonderful combination of flavours to match any ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 19:34:01 | More by BarryNL
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ejeffer11

New York

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

one of the classic brews.

nothing amazing about the appearance, pretty translucent, but this is not unexpected for the style. Good carbonation with a very white head on it. A little malt sweetness along with a zesty hop bite to the aftertaste. There is some skunk to this as well, but not in a detrimental way. Enjoyable to say the least.

I always look forward to drinking this because it means the weather is getting a little warmer. A classic easy drinking brew that at 4.4%, you can have a few and not lose your bearings. Great with something off the grill.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2011 23:53:22 | More by ejeffer11
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mchen

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

12-16-2012 00:35:13 | More by mchen
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nota

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beers appearance is a bright golden. There is a fair amount of hop presence . This particular bottle has some skunk smell to it. A bit more flavor than your average pilsner with some spice, citrusy and sourness. finishes with a bitter dry mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2005 20:21:56 | More by nota
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ThickestHead

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a chilled pint glass.
So far it looks good with a very clear medium golden color and a puffy head that stays around long enough. The lacing is thin and high on the glass with very tight clean suds.
It has a nice bite and a buttery smooth feel to it.
The smell and taste are hand-in-hand here; the malt is irrelevant and overpowered by the bitter and skunky hops.
I know that this is what they are striving for and I have had much worse pilsners, but to each their own and, unless someone else is buying it, I would choose something else.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2009 22:12:10 | More by ThickestHead
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TheBeerCarl

Idaho

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: The beer is a lovely golden color with a white head and good retention.

Smell: It has the smell of wet low acidity hops, slight earthy/barnyard and almost a hint of malt.

Taste: The flavor profile is a good blend of sweet malt an light hops.

Mouthfeel: Balanced with a smooth medium body, medium carbonation and a nice nip on the tip of the tongue.

I could drink this beer any day. It's a nice casual sipping beer for a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 03:11:51 | More by TheBeerCarl
Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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