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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

2,890 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 2,890
Reviews: 1,277
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 53
Gots: 215 | 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  rDev +12%

felixljr, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

wrw5031, Dec 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

weaselchew, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

beaubarnett10, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

dowen44, Dec 20, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

kjkinsey, Dec 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

tonyf55, Dec 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Leftofthedial, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of kdawg105
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This beer was not really me but it has flavor for such a light lager.
It has very skunky smell which might be the quality of where it was brewed. As for taste its not bad you can actually notice the hops, as for mouthfeel very light and not noticeable overall I would drink again if it was there but wouldn't go out of my way.

kdawg105, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

lumpy1126, Dec 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

VaterRoss, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

OneTonSoup, Dec 13, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

murf1087, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of welldigger888
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle that had a best buy date of Feb. 23 2012, brilliant clear golden color with a snow white head head that receded quickly leaving minamal lacing.

Very pleasing hop nose that seemed soft and noble bit assertive as well, faint hit of lightly baked biscuit is in the back ground.

Nice asertive bitter hops that meld well with the lightly toasty malt character, Clean bitter finish. not bad.

Crisp and pleasing with some descent medium body that finishes dry and quite well rounded.

Not to shabby for a mass produced brew, if had at the right price this could be a nice change of pace.

welldigger888, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

beerhorn12, Dec 12, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

dvanhandel, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

fuzzcherry, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +12%

bezakjon, Dec 11, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

RollTide05, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -16%

Lantern, Dec 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

brokentee, Dec 10, 2011
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2.13/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a golden color, mild carbonation and not much lacing here. The body is well carbonated.

Skunked hops, earthy notes, and just plain off putting. I know pilsners are a bit off in this regard but this one is exceptionally awful.

A complex flavor of earthy hops, tomato perhaps, skunked hops, light grains, a touch of bready yeast character. There’s something here to build on, certainly decent.

The funky nature of this beer is a bit off putting but at 4.40% this one drinks rather well, it is well carbonated, and frankly easy to drink.

I have to say this is a good test of someone’s joy of American sold Euro lagers. If you like this those will be a joy. If you find the skunked flavors and odd malt finish not to your liking you can save a lot of time and effort. I’ll say this is a solid example of a style I just don’t like when put in a green bottle and shipped across the Atlantic.

bobhits, Dec 10, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

gonger, Dec 09, 2011
Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
81 out of 100 based on 2,890 ratings.