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Pilsner Urquell - Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.

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BA SCORE
81
good

3,073 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 3,073
Reviews: 1,325
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 66
Gots: 335 | 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: 3,073 | Reviews: 1,325
Photo of Lukasbane
3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

When you imagine the taste of beer this is it. Classic!

Photo of 302BeerGuy
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteenLarsen
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The motherhood of european lager beer; gave the name pilsener from Czech city of Pilsen. Tried the beer on location as draft beer. Almost could hear the angels sing. As a bottled beer anywhere in the world it looses some of its freshness and hoppyness but is still one of the best lagers in the world. Ohh these Saaz hops. Very bitter but smooth and without the American Cascade hops harsh taste.

Photo of atrocity
2.2/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2

Think something may have been off with the keg... had a soured mildew towel aroma.

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KensWorld
4.68/5  rDev +31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hands down the best Pilsner ever! Very consistent through the decades I've tried it. I'm shocked by the low ratings. This is truly a WORLD CLASS Pilsner. 4.75

Photo of Rodrigols
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of lhwjanssen
2.05/5  rDev -42.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Foul taste and smell, not my cup of tea

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PvtSnowball
3.23/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of plaidowl
4.44/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer features aromatic, herbal hops infused throughout, with a smell of bread and wet earth. Crisp and clean, with light carbonation and a smooth finish. There is a distinct, definitive bitterness to the brew, but never overwhelming, making it quite pleasant even to those who might dislike much hoppiness in their beer (like me). If you want to see how hops can be used to enhance a beer, but hate their usual presence in such brews as India Pale Ales, this is a fine example.

Photo of Bonis
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of scratch69
3.73/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rebelguy
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

My favorite beer think its still the best mass produced pilsner/lager available in the US. Would rate higher for the tankova version found in the Czech Republic. The new brown bottles and cans if you can find give you the reminiscence of being in Prague. Check the bottling code and just make sure you're buying fresh.

Photo of Jitti
4.61/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

The original Pilsener beer. Truly pleasant, bitter taste, with fresh aroma of hops, goes great with greasy Czech cuisine. Doctors recommend this beer for stomach acidity, as this is one of the bitter beers which soothe your stomach.

Photo of nigeldazooman
3.33/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JamesMN
3.39/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best by 5/13/15.

Appearance: Pale gold with great clarity and a thin film of white suds.

Aroma: Dry yeast with some fruity esters. Decently clean.

Taste: Nice mix of classic pilsener flavors here. Understated (as always) pilsen malt with a small tingle of hop bitterness and earthy flavor swimming over the palate. Finish is smooth and lacks some of the crispness I've come to expect from the style. Lingering aftertaste of light bitter hops and a touch of metallic flavor. Never really watery, which is good considering the low 4.4% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Between thin and medium in body, really quite heftier than your typical BMC (not that this is really in that category). Good drinkability and average carbonation.

Final Thoughts: Really like the level of bitterness present here, it is quite above that of other mainstream beers of the style. If it wasn't for the off-flavor here and there this would be excellent. Would I drink it again? Yes.

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.18/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeepBrew
4.02/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DavidST
3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SirBrandonofMaltANDHops
3.04/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Wonderful hoppy pilsner that makes a great aperitif.

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzensky Prazdroj, a. s.
81 out of 100 based on 3,073 ratings.