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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,779 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,779
Reviews: 1,266
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 49
Gots: 180 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

ArfArf, Oct 29, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a two finger head. Nice golden color.
Aroma from its grassy hops is a little faint but pleasant.
It has a light body. Saaz hops bites, giving a bitter lingering taste, but also refreshing.
A sweet taste from malt with a hint of citric notes is also present.
Tradition and consistency.

FLima, Oct 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

WoodburyMN, Oct 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

EdelweissDad, Oct 25, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

abcdefghijkyle, Oct 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Navalartichoke, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

mttdls, Oct 24, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

drezz1, Oct 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Eaglefan344, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

innominat, Oct 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

CarolinaKev, Oct 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

ShakaShakaShaka, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Kyrojack, Oct 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Re-reviewing with new cardboard pack, good till April 30 2013. Poured into a pokal glass.

A real nice simple appearance with a crystal clear honey golden brown amber body. Lots of soapy white head, but as much as it looks weak top up pours give good retention, it does not break at all.

Nose hits with big grassy hops, and sharp stick malt. Nice sharp clove and bread and honey action coming forward too.

Palate brings a great crispness, solid hop presence with a big grass tangy quality. Spritzy and quenching. Light honey and mild sweet bread like malts. Quite hop forward finish too, big bitting hop tang on the tip of the tongue numbing nicely with sharp hop and a bit of lime and controlled bitter.

Really liking how much this beer seems to be better, particularly in this new packaging and with a solid pokal.

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First review January 15 2011.

Poured into a pilsner style glass from the bottle. Mostly dark golden but with gray hues, a very white head of large bubbles which disappears though at a good clip. Little retention at all. Leaves a good collar throughout the glass though and some sticky lace is noticeable

The first smell off the pour was strangely enough of boiled eggs. Really tiny malt as well. Clean simple, no sense of chemical ness, pretty good.

Hop taste and malt finish, but mostly pretty quiet.. Simple mouthfeel wet like a typical pilsner but not too much on the wetness factor. Lightly bready. The low Abv is very appealing for drinkability if you want to have more and inexpensive.

Final score 3.58

smakawhat, Oct 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

bzach, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

alesaram, Oct 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Cark, Oct 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Tomais, Oct 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

2neardead, Oct 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Zanico, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

CurtisD, Oct 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

M_C_Hampton, Oct 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

hockeyfighter19, Oct 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Hebi, Oct 10, 2012
Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
81 out of 100 based on 2,779 ratings.