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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,603 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,603
Reviews: 1,255
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 119 | 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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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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bmac093

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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

Iowa

4/5  rDev +12.4%

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

Colorado

3/5  rDev -15.7%

06-12-2013 17:31:38 | More by CUBeerBuff
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mjtierney2

Germany

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

12-04-2013 22:06:44 | More by mjtierney2
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OBMM1


4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

07-28-2012 06:44:38 | More by OBMM1
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Kyle_Hanson

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

04-16-2014 05:00:09 | More by Kyle_Hanson
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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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CH3CH2OH

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, clear gold with a fast fading head. Has a clean aroma (hard to describe unless you have ever been in a lagering room at a brewery) with faint saaz aroma and some malt. Taste is highly regimented - refreshing malt sweetness up front, a tingle of carbonation and acidity in the middle, with a palate cleansing dryness at the end. An almost perfect session beer, because the palate is reset with each drink, ready for the next taste.

P.S. - only buy this in an enclosed twelve pack, or some other way where the beer has not been exposed to direct light. I have purchased two twelve packs in the past that have been skunked. Freshness is critical for this beer, and the green bottle is a huge mistake on the part of the maker.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2007 17:25:45 | More by CH3CH2OH
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beaubarnett10

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-20-2011 17:17:54 | More by beaubarnett10
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hncowden50

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

11-21-2011 03:09:06 | More by hncowden50
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ALifeWellWasted

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +12.4%

12-27-2011 02:07:57 | More by ALifeWellWasted
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LibrariansLoveBEER

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-20-2013 17:18:10 | More by LibrariansLoveBEER
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tlang803

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

07-20-2013 17:38:35 | More by tlang803
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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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Hobbz

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The place: SOLIDNÍ NEJISTOTA -- "Solid Uncertainty," downtown Prague. What wasn't at all uncertain was the tremendous PU served there...

Had a few drinks before noticing the PU on tap. After confirming that it was available on tap, the server proceeded to take our next round of orders. Before he even set the drinks on our table, I could smell the fresh Zatec (Saaz) aroma from my glass a distance away -- literally, no joking! I must have looked a nut with my arms around the glass a full two minutes or so before even indulging (Saaz of this caliber are an aphrodisiac for me). And the fresh wondrous taste. Beer Nirvana. Hence my first ever "5.0" review.

Golden, crystal clear color with density of thick foam atop the .5 liter, hefty serving glass. Smelled like it was just released from the factory with full, intense bouquet. Balanced, wet taste of perfect blending of subtle ingredients -- from the delicate malt and water to the bittering & finishing noble hops.

By any standards (esp. downtown Prague), this place is NOT an "institution" -- it is a modern, snazzy, popish restaurant-turned club-atmosphere outing after 9 pm. But the food and fun are a good time (reserve). But, this is not a "Beerfly" review, so over & out. Just happy to know there are still places to experience how uniquely luscious PU can be.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2003 00:01:31 | More by Hobbz
Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
81 out of 100 based on 2,603 ratings.