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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,076 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 3,076
Reviews: 1,328
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 66
Gots: 338 | 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:
Beer added by: Bitterbill on 09-10-2000

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Ratings: 3,076 | Reviews: 1,328
Photo of pb9613
4.79/5  rDev +34.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I have bought this beer off and on for several decades and always wondered why it has lasted so long. The beer always had an off smell and skunky taste.

I just bought my third half liter can and can tell you this beer is amazing. I guess the long trip in the bottles was not good for the beer. If you tried this one in the past and thought it tasted off, buy it in the can and pour it into a pilsner glass. The experience is amazing.

Photo of amhranai1
4.48/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love this beer , ever since I first tasted it, in New York , of all places ;when I came home to Ireland and found it was available , i was overjoyed .I've since drunk it on draught in Prague,and it was even better. For me , it has a lovely combination of malt and hops, an ideal balance ,which brings me back to it time and again.

Photo of loubar
4.13/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle from Trader Joe’s. The nose gives off a slight whiff of skunk that doesn’t come through in the taste. Pours a clear straw yellow with a white head that fizzles down to a thin cap. Tasty Pilsen malt sweetness transitions to Saaz hops bitterness. Good carbonation. Excellent balance. A crisp and refreshing pilsner. Love the low ABV.

Photo of Leag0002
4.51/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Crisp, clean. Has never disappointed. Especially in current cans. Still sets the standard. Have not found an American Pilsner that compares.

Photo of BurlaNation
3.69/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of charrel
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PunchBroadbent
2.32/5  rDev -35%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Not a good tasting beer, uhhgg

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

drinkable, but a little too adjuncty. is that a word?

Photo of raven_company
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mccorvey
3.86/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KMC
2.74/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

a dry and bitter aftertaste that just doesn't quit... not pleasant to drink with good food.

Photo of Phar0s
3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Appearance - Pours a light golden, brilliantly transparent color with a soapy, one finger that displays a bit of retention and leaves decent lacing. Of course I love the Euro packaging.

Smell - Smells of breads, a bit of subdued hops, and some grass. Very light in the nose.

Taste - Much like the nose, this is very subdued. I have noticed this is a pattern with European beers for the most part, they are much more subtle than their American counterparts. Biscuits, a bit of hops, some breads, and a touch of earthiness characterizes this beer.

Mouthfeel - Crisp, refreshing, delicious, goes down like water. Very good, especially in hot weather.

Overall - This is one of the first pilsners I have tasted that I actually liked. Maybe its because its the original, from Europe, who knows, but I think this beer is better than it is rated. I would absolutely recommend this brew to someone, and I will buy it again.

Photo of drummerguy
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Demi
2.75/5  rDev -23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Bitter from start to finish.

Photo of 5EKF
3.59/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SLAWLOR70244
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chrisnowa
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aProtagonist
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of poppollutesminds
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppytobehere
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGorman
3.64/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of teddibrewski
4.52/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

had it on draft in prague, a pretty hoppy pilsner, that i found delicious... cheaper than water too

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tsandler
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
81 out of 100 based on 3,076 ratings.