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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,616 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,616
Reviews: 1,256
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 37
Gots: 124 | 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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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

05-15-2012 01:16:09 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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corbs

Kansas

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-13-2012 23:18:18 | More by corbs
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BJasny

Texas

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-13-2012 00:24:28 | More by BJasny
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jrfehon33

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-11-2012 14:57:56 | More by jrfehon33
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Julian4077

Australia

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

05-11-2012 10:15:24 | More by Julian4077
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QuakeAttack

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-10-2012 05:47:20 | More by QuakeAttack
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.7%

05-08-2012 17:53:01 | More by smartassboiler
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Bobhoya

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

05-08-2012 14:13:59 | More by Bobhoya
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beerhaver

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-08-2012 03:01:04 | More by beerhaver
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petluo

Finland

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-07-2012 12:40:17 | More by petluo
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Wordslinger

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-06-2012 09:39:11 | More by Wordslinger
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traumaqueen


3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

05-05-2012 23:20:27 | More by traumaqueen
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Brown120

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

05-05-2012 20:43:02 | More by Brown120
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Peyton5410

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

05-04-2012 23:24:44 | More by Peyton5410
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FriedGold2112


1.75/5  rDev -50.8%

05-03-2012 22:28:11 | More by FriedGold2112
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MortarPestle

Indiana

2.4/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours crystal clear and golden and forms a nice head that dissipated quickly with no appreciable lacing.
Aroma: Herbals hops and fresh cut hay.
Taste: Hops and malt balance well, but provide no character. Strong metallic taste dominates.
Texture: Light body plenty of carbonation.
Drinkability: I had a hard time finding a reason to buy another bottle so I probably won't.
Notes: Served in a Pilsener Glass

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 00:51:57 | More by MortarPestle
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chel29

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

05-02-2012 01:32:17 | More by chel29
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

05-01-2012 03:24:07 | More by Kunstman
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rowmine

California

3/5  rDev -15.7%

04-30-2012 22:26:53 | More by rowmine
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Bockrules

New Mexico

3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from the bottle into a pilsner glass

A - Pours medium gold with perfect clarity. A few bubbles rise to the white, perfectly constructed of small bubbles, two-finger head. Head is reduced to thin layer of bubbles at the bottom of the glass. Leaves behind a few small splotches of lacing.

S - Nice and grassy upon opening the bottle with a bit of spicy Saaz hop bitterness of a light malt background. Smell is diminished considerably once on the glass.

T - A bit grassy and spicy upfront. The body is a blend of spicy Saaz hops riding on a slightly skunky and dry yet sweet malt backbone. A bit of sweet grass as the beer passes over the back of the tongue followed by a dry spice and slight metallic finish.

M - Light bodied with ample carbonation - seems about right for the style.

As I've moved though the world of beers, I had formulated the premature conclusion that Pilsner Urquell was the Benchmark of not only Czech pilsners, but Pilsners in general. Much like the head on this beer, that notion quickly faded away. As I drank and noted the slight skunkiness, I read that Pilsner Urquell had changed its brewing methods in the last few decades since being acquired by SABMiller and that we are left with this decent, but far from spectacular beer today.

I would still drink it for the right price (about a buck a bottle), I just won't go far out of my way to find it. Got this in the discounted $7.50 9-beers of summer pack at world market, which makes the price right. So far, this has been the best of the bunch.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2012 03:35:53 | More by Bockrules
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beaulabauve

Louisiana

2/5  rDev -43.8%

04-30-2012 01:43:41 | More by beaulabauve
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warpedrevolution

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

04-29-2012 21:04:59 | More by warpedrevolution
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NoProblem

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

04-29-2012 00:46:17 | More by NoProblem
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

04-28-2012 14:19:35 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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benfons

Belgium

3.53/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Yellow colour, nice dense head, lots of carbonation rising up

S: bready, some faint hops and something floral

T: nice bitterness at the beginning and the aftertaste; some hops some malts, every now ant than a strong alcohol kick

M:right density, enough carbonation, but the alcohol kicks aren't pleasant

O: I expected more of this father of pilseners

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2012 21:26:17 | More by benfons
Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
81 out of 100 based on 2,616 ratings.