Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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Ratings: 2,951
Reviews: 1,288
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 57
Gots: 247 | FT: 0
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Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-10-2000)
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3/5  rDev -16%

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: deep gold, bubbly white head, lots of streaming bubbles

Smell: lemony and quite subtle

Taste: wonderful Saaz hops, grassy, citrus, smoky spicy

Mouthfeel: think champagne; dry, crisp, lots of carbonation

Drinkability: very refreshing and light, great in the summertime; a little fragile, should be consumed cold because it can get pretty "watery" as it warms: think Coors Light

Photo of Matty1918
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A good pilsner...Poured a golden yellow with a 2-3 finger head that settled rather quickly.

A rather bitter smell that had faint hints of possibly sour malt....not quite sure

A bitter taste.

A light beer that is not heavy.

Not a bad beer to drink all night...I kept mine on ice overnight.

Photo of bigrzman
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I poured this from a 12 oz bottle into my pilsner glass. Carbonation is uneven all the bubbles are different sizes some large some pin sized and all coming up in different speeds. It poured out with a golden hue much deeper than most German or American Pilsners. There was a small white head that disappeared after contact. Very grassy and floral to the nose like running through a field of wild flowers with freshly mown grass. The scent is definitely inviting. Now the first sip, lightly toasted malts in a sea of grain and grass, kicked back by a sharp floral hop adding spice and dryness. Mouthfeel is like a champagne, very bubbly and dry but light in body as a pilsner should be. Hops are assertive in taste and dryness, it has a very nice dry snap. Drinkability is limited though by the dryness. It would be nice to drink a few but my mouth would become very dry and i would have to switch to a Dunkel lager or a Weizen to quench my thirst.

Photo of WalrusJockey
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into pils glasses.

A- bright, clear, light golden color, with a slim head, which falls fairly quickly to only a fine layer.

S- very light aroma of hops and malt.

T- lightly flavored malt, followed by a surprisingly bold hops profile, which is eventually met by a sugary/fruity sweet note, though no fruit flavors are present. Swallow is clean into a hoppy aftertaste. This is no hop bomb, but given the light color, lack of head, and faint aromatics, this is a surprisingly bold beer. Clean, light, and hoppy, while remaining balanced and drinkable throughout.

M- light, but not thin, and very refreshing both to the body and to the palate.

D- excellent. All good pilsners are very drinkable, and this is a good pilsner, almost by definition.

Edit: 666th bottle review. Hm.

Photo of Murphious
3.13/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It pours into a pilsner glass with 1/4 head that disappears quickly & leaves little lacing. Aroma is typical pils--grassy, hops, citrus.
Great for a hot summer day after mowing the lawn.
Has just the right blend of hops and malt to be crisp without skunkyness. Good mouthfeel and quality comes through compared to other mass produced beers.
There are many worse beers out there for the money as well as pricey highly-touted beers that are let downs. Pilsner Urquell is simple and well done but not earth shattering.

Photo of StevenBilodeau
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a staple for Pilsner beer, originating from The Czech-Republic from Pilzen, where Pilsner beer was born. This beer is the definition of what a Pilsner should be. A light lager style beer! I was impressed when I first had this beer out of a bottle. It has good carbonation which helps for a good head, however often times can dissipate quickly. Decent lacing. Excellent on tap, I suggest a keg! Great beer.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The original Pilsner, not one that I drink very often, mainly becuse in common with Gambrinus it has gone down hill since being bought by SABMiller.

It pours a rich golden colour, which has a slight amber tinge to it, if poured well there is a nice head that leaves traces all the way down the glass.

It is bitter, but that's a good thing - remember this is the original. Yes the bitterness is pronounced but it is not overpowered and actually makes a nice change from the bland Eurolager imitations.

The mouthfeel is clean and sharp, making this a beer which can be enjoyed time after time.

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
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