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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,616 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,616
Reviews: 1,256
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 126 | 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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Uniobrew31

Pennsylvania

4.11/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really well balanced pilsner. Unlike the craft pilsners that I have tried recently this one was not overly hopped. It has a low abv and is very dry and quenching on a hot day. Great beer to sip on the back porch for a few hours on a summer afternoon. This beer IMHO is a standard setter for what a pilsner should be.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 20:47:47 | More by Uniobrew31
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lionking

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a 12 oz pilsener glass.Golden yellow color with suprisingly a half finger head. In spite of the weak head, there was serious bubble action going on while I drank this one down.

Very skunky smell to the beer. Like a Heineken only much stronger.

The taste was very bitter, a strong presence of hops. A very crisp taste.

I was struck how much different this beer was from other European import/macros and even many domestic craft brews. I am not saying it was better than most american micros, but this beer was very different from other beers I have tasted. I am not sure if I would choose this over some of my local micro pilseners but I would definitely choose this one again if I was out for dinner or something.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2008 23:47:17 | More by lionking
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Gilly1980

North Carolina

3.08/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Light golden color without much head or lacing, possibly due to a gentle pour.

S- Spicy and crisp with hints of grass and biscuit.

T- Spicy bite up front, well-balanced hop flavor in the middle, and an almost metallic aftertaste.

M- No chewiness orstickiness to speak of. Doesn't stick around. Feels kinda watery.

O- Very typical of my experience with European pilsners. Not a bad beer but nothing to write home about. Thoroughly unremarkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 01:15:28 | More by Gilly1980
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RollBeerTide

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +12.4%

02-20-2012 04:42:20 | More by RollBeerTide
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Jpinoniemi

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

07-19-2014 18:58:13 | More by Jpinoniemi
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myhopsdontlie

New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

07-18-2014 19:45:34 | More by myhopsdontlie
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mdunman

Texas

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Light amber pours a huge head and has some good linger.

S: Matly with some sour hops

T: Strong maltiness up front with an interesting sour hop dry finish.

M: Medium body, good carbonation

This was a lot better than I expected it to be, very refreshing choice. I would come back for more of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2011 01:31:59 | More by mdunman
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JCFinn

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-06-2012 21:28:42 | More by JCFinn
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bmac093

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-08-2013 05:36:29 | More by bmac093
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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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jed

Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 30 cl on tap at Bohemia Bagel in Prague. Served in a Pilsner Urquell glass.

Appearance: Beautiful, golden yellow color with even strings of bubbles rising up. Nice big two finger head with a very light, cake-like texture; excellent head retention. As the head disappears, it leaves behind a trail of very thick lacing.

Smell: A nice, clean-smlling mix of piney hops and sweet, bready yeast notes.

Taste: Bitter nose that breaks into sweet, bready flavors and pine hop notes. Fewer citrus flavors than I expected for a pilsner, but I'm not that familiar with the style. More raw grain flavors as the beer warms. Very dry finish from the hops with some lingering bitterness and more sweet grain in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Very clean, slightly dry mouthfeel. This beer is almost perfectly carbonated, which makes it very smooth.

Drinkability: Good flavor and a good mouthfeel give this one near-perfect drinkability. Would make an excellent session beer, as evidenced by the high level of alcohol consumption in the Czech Republic.

Not surprisingly, you can get Pilser Urquell almost everywhere in Prague, usually for less than $1.00. While I hear that the U.S. version is weaker or watered down, the original version is a seminal example of the pilsner style. The original and still one of the best … na zdravi!

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2004 15:17:58 | More by jed
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geetlord

Florida

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured clear and golden with a tall head.
The aroma was very hoppy and somewhat yeasty. The beer was crisp, and very very bitter and hoppy. I enjoyed the crispness and freshness of the beer as tehy made it very refreshing, but teh bitterness was a bit more than I can usualy handle. HTe bitterness made it hard for me to fully enjoy, but must taste wonderfull to those who like crisp and hoppy beers.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2006 01:13:30 | More by geetlord
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vwcraig

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Used a pilsner glass to try this, the first pilsner ever. Poured a pale golden color with large bead rising from bottom. Looks like most people think of beer. In a pils glass, sweat on the glass, steady carbo, nice small head. Looks like a classic example of beer. The first smell was kinda skunky which is possible with the green glass. Also a sourish hoppy smell and some veggie smell of mostly corn. Taste was about the same with the biggest contributor being the hops and adjuncts. Mouthfeel on lighter side with carbonation bubbles fading fast. Light drying aftertaste, fairly crisp finish. Drinkability was OK at best, but had to try the original pilsner at least once.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2007 01:40:49 | More by vwcraig
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Vonstein15

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

11-13-2012 02:14:55 | More by Vonstein15
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jooj8

Slovenia

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

03-05-2013 19:48:42 | More by jooj8
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KateK

Iowa

4/5  rDev +12.4%

04-28-2014 04:22:35 | More by KateK
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Gab4717

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

09-20-2013 01:46:10 | More by Gab4717
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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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Anonmatel

Australia

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

Not much can be said about this ber that hasn't been said already, comes in a green bottle, which i was suprised to find no skunk, i must have gotten lucky.
Lovely white foam of a head which leaves lace on the sides of the bottle.
It's got the usual Pilsener style, but it's a lot cleaner than most.

It's a good session drink thats for sure, but because this is the pilsener that other brewers have worked from in trying to copy the style, there isn't really mush else i can say.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2003 05:28:10 | More by Anonmatel
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RTHKI

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-17-2012 19:55:37 | More by RTHKI
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RickDeLucio

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

03-31-2013 00:41:52 | More by RickDeLucio
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Peg2009

Maryland

3/5  rDev -15.7%

01-01-2013 03:36:29 | More by Peg2009
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CUBeerBuff

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-12-2013 17:31:38 | More by CUBeerBuff
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kehlah

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

06-18-2014 17:51:35 | More by kehlah
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mjtierney2

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-04-2013 22:06:44 | More by mjtierney2
Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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