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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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3,044 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,044
Reviews: 1,315
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 63
Gots: 312 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of thestarkness01
3.09/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

It had been years since I had an Urquell in Prague, and I'm not sure I've ever had one stateside. I wonder if this batch was old, because the feel and smell were a bit skunky. In the end, though, it was a good reminder of what an average pilsner is like, and I might try it again as a reliable "session" beer.

Photo of rdilauro
3.62/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I havent had a Pilsner Urquell for years. It is still a real solid beer for me. So easy to drink, so pleasant to taste.
It pours like many of your light European beers. There is a distinct nose to it. It remains me of the many times I tried to make a homebrew pilsner.
The first sip was enjoyable as with each sip afterwards

Whenever, I just want to have a few over to drink some beers during the summer, this one likely beer on that is included.

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.38/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by date of April 4th, 2013.

Appearance - Pours a Clear, bright golden orange with a white finger width head. Sub-par retention. Spotty lacing.

Smell - Moderate skunk notes, backed by lesser tones of sweetness. Once the skunk lessens, a relatively nice aroma emerges. Notes of bread, caramel and honey sweetness come out.

Taste - Skunky flavor, too, but then subsides after 10 minutes or so, allowing the lesser notes of grain, touches of caramel and honey sweetness to shine through. Finishes with moderate grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with a nice, crisp bite and and smooth, dry finish.

Overall - A fair pilsner. I've had better, and I've definitely had worse. Would've scored higher, but the skunk takes some time to kill. Once it does, the finer qualities of the beer are revealed, and it becomes fairly enjoyable.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of sagabrews
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Blonde resin, honey, straw. I poured from a can (to avoid being skunked) into a pilsner glass. Two inches of head formed and quickly dissipated with soapy lacing on the sides. Quite nice.

S: Somewhat hoppy. Faint floral, grassy smell although I wouldn't guarantee that my olfactory senses were at its best this night. Stuffy nose. Had to stop sniffing so deeply for fear of being mistaken for a hound dog. ;)

T: Initial impressions weren't too bad. Definitely better than your average beer, far superior to a lot of the Hungarian beers around, which taste like water. Tinge of bitter spice from hops.

Mouthfeel: Spicy and the effect is almost that it feels somewhat carbonated. At least that's how it feels on my tongue - Can't explain except to say this beer's more complex and worth it.

O: Would definitely drink this again. Safe go-to beer. Not craft, nor stellar, but nonetheless satisfying.

Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
81 out of 100 based on 3,044 ratings.