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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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Ratings: 2,999
Reviews: 1,298
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 58
Gots: 286 | 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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-10-2000

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Photo of CIBoy10
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZCW
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Caveworm
4.54/5  rDev +27.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s. Pouredfrom the bottle into a glass, its got no head or lacing, and a clear golden body with just the right touch if straw, too.

I can faintly smell malts with this brew. However, I found out that I'd purchased it nearly 3 months past the "drink by" date. The packaging is the only logical kind I've seen with green bottled beers. It completely surrounds the bottles in this six pack. Yes, the six pack.

I taste PERFECTLY concocted malts. This is amazing!! No hop presence.

Mouthfeel is refreshingly crisp and smooth. Nothing lingers here.

Overall a 4.75 for Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s. Now I see what all the talk is about with this brew. Despite it being 3 months past the "drink by" date, this turned out to be a great pick. I will certainly buy this brew again!

Photo of HipCzech
3.56/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 500 mL can poured into stemmed pilsner (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Clear, brilliant gold color. Soft, frothy head recedes to a fine haze; produces slight lacing.

Smell: Clean, mild, grassy hops balanced by bread maltiness.

Taste: Crisp, clean bitterness with lingering dry finish. Hops balance well against sweet malt body.

Mouthfeel: Full but soft carbonation. Light to medium body with smooth, creamy mouthfeel.

Overall: Although not overly remarkable, enjoyable in its overall balance.

Notes: Far from the memories of draft tasted at the brewery in Plzen during the 1990s, but currently much better in cans than earlier green bottles.

Photo of BeerBeing
3.1/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12oz green glass longneck generic bottle, red/green/gold on white label, silver foiled neck

Appearance: clear golden color, large white head, minor lacing

Smell: malt and hops

Taste: medium body, crisp mouth feel, some sweet malt, hoppy bitterness, citrus

Notes: not my favorite style, but not bad

Photo of Murphious
3.12/5  rDev -12.4%
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 mudbug
3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can into a pilsner glass results in a brilliantly clear orange beer with a fluffy white head, active carbonation keeps things lively, a very appealing beer.
Smells of spicy hops and grain, and a slight suphur funk
Taste is hop bitterness and spice backed by a medium grainyness, dry and refreshing but that sulfur funk is hiding in there too, I wonder if it tastes like that fresh from the brewery?
I will admit that the canned version tastes better than the bottled.

Photo of ThePaintedGrey
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz. bottle poured into pint glass. Reviewed from brief notes.

A: Pristine golden color with a slightly off-white head that fades quickly to a foamy cap. A few wisps of lace linger along the sides of the glass.

S: A bit earthy with a lot of grainy aromas. Some bready malts as well. Weak hops beg for attention, but never quite take the lead.

T: Bready malts up front, with a bit of sweetness. A light hop bitterness underneath. Finishes strange and slightly metallic.

M: Fairly light, but heavier than the average BMC offering. Crisp and invigorating carbonation. Finishes slightly dry.

O: Definitely a drinkable beverage, but not one I'd visit solely for enjoyment. This is best paired with food and outdoor activities. Served its purpose well at a BBQ after a long day of work.

Photo of evbro
2/5  rDev -43.8%

Photo of theozag
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours and fills the glass with an amber orange body. Its white head fades but the beer stays translucent. Smell is slightly fruity and has a rich oat note. Start is oily, fruity, and sweet. Settles full-bodied and seems to have all the flavors you might find when having a sweet tea with a sandwich on wheat bread. Finishes oily and wet. This pilsner has a sharp aftertaste.

Photo of xare
4.3/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pilsner Urquell is one of my all-time favorites and it's easy to acquire, which adds to its appeal for me.

Head is non-existent but the beer appears to be clear-strawish which is an outstanding color for beer. Smell is faintly floral but appealing. Taste is smooth and tastes like a Pilsener should. Mouthfeel & Drinkability are both great, but not outstanding. I would say that Pilsner Urquell is well worth a try by everybody, even if you hate pilseners.

Photo of Chinon01
3.98/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden clear with fluffy head lacing smearing the top portion of the glass.

Nose - Some diacetyl, but mostly malt, bread, trace minerality and flowers.

Taste - Full obvious malt in the front with slatey minerality in the middle and good hard tight bitterness that rests on the outer back of the tongue wiith floralness intertwined. Long bitter finish. Nice.

Mouthfeel & Drinkability - Good mouthfeel and high drinkability

Photo of y2jrock60
4.24/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Gold hue with a white head that disapates quickly; very little lacing.

S- Very sweet noble hop aroma.

T- Very sweet and malty with the perfect balance of noble hops. One of my favorite pilsners.

M- Medium-light bodided. Medium to light carbonation.

D- Highly drinkable pilsner.Very well blanced, sweet and noble hopped.

Photo of musicsherlock
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of SoupKitchenBeerSnob
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of GlendonTT
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of BostonBrewins
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I came down with a pretty bad pilsner craving a few days ago and this is the result...

A - Pours a crystal clear, golden color with a nice white head. There's a bit of lacing as well. Quite a few carbonation bubbles.

S - This is a very fragrant brew. The smells of spicy hops and yeast hit my nose before I even lifted the glass.

T - Hoppy bitterness is balanced nicely with malt. A little spicy with a dry finish.

M - Light to medium bodied and very carbonated.

D - The original pilsner is still a solid beer. A great example of the style.

Photo of Olek4374
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into your standard pilsner glass. The colour is amber with a light head and a really clean smell with almost a parsley like aroma to it. It has a lot of depth for sure.

The taste of this beer is great - it is truly a well done pilsner. The hoppiness is ever present and the aftertaste is very malty, but clean too. Love it. This is my fifth can of the day so I'm not really prepared to write much, but damn this beer is good.

Photo of EN27
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Ianleesrivette
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of miguellunarusso
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of kkdowning
5/5  rDev +40.4%

Photo of skypup
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

.5L Bottle poured into a Pilsner glass.

I've had this beer on tap and also from the wooden aging barrel at the brewery. It maintained a general consistancy in taste despite being unfiltered from the cask/barrel.

I live about 45 minutes from Plzen, Czech Republic. I toured this this Brewery in spring of 2010. I can still smell a very distinct aroma of the toasted malts from the brewery in every bottle I've opened since.

Clear golden with a thin foamy head.

Light floral aroma; distinct toasted malts that smell as the toasted barley does in the malt room at the brewery.

Earthy bitterness and sweet toasted malts with slightly bitter aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel.

This is an extremely drinkable beer.

Photo of mountaincoffee
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of doho95fu
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Golden and clear with a thick white head. The smell is of some hops and pils. The taste is not earth-shattering but it is definitely refreshing. Good carbonation and this beer is totally drinkable. I will get these when I know I will be drinking with my macro friends and don't want to end up in a puddle.

Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
81 out of 100 based on 2,999 ratings.