Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný
Plzeňský Prazdroj

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Plzeňský Prazdroj
Czech Republic
Pilsner - Bohemian / Czech
Ranked #9
Ranked #5,864
4.14 | pDev: 11.84%
Mar 06, 2022
Nov 09, 2013
Notes: Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný (unfiltered) is available on the Plzensky Prazdroj tour and at Na Parkanu in Plzen. A limited number of kegs are exported for special events. Though the beer is not kvasnicovy (yeast beer), as there is no wort or young yeast added, it is unpasteurized and unfiltered.
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3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Fairly clear golden colour (beginning of keg, will probably be hazier towards the end). Large white head. Strong aroma of herbal hops (Saaz, I assume), hints of butterscotch as expected, but not disturbing. Lovely and fresh hoppy and herbal character throughout in the flavour, distinct bittering hops in the finish.

Mar 06, 2022
3.67 by TwilightBeerCareer from Illinois on Mar 06, 2021
4.25 by BeerWasp from Germany on Dec 06, 2020
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4.88/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by ManlyWealth from Georgia

First time drinking this Pilsner Urquell. Didn’t know what to expect. Wow! It’s fabulous! I was floored! Rating this Lager 1-5, it’s a world class 5 all around, from appearance, to aroma, to taste & mouth feel. The aroma is 4.5, strong, like a dank lager. The appearance is 5, beautiful clear gold, with a healthy head and tiny bubbles constantly fizzing up from the bottom. Taste is 5, classic, full bodied, straight down the middle, no denying it’s a lager! Mouth feel is 5, like a Lager with substance from tip of tongue to back of tongue. Nothing light about it, just a solid lager mouth feel. Overall rating is 5. Absolutely enjoyable from start to finish! This 178 year old lager recipe brewed in Plzen Czech is classic hard core lager, Pilsner style

Sep 02, 2020
4.1 by shelby415 from Oregon on Nov 17, 2019
3.82 by TwiggyCZ from Czech Republic on Nov 12, 2019
Photo of donspublic
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by donspublic from Texas

Had the luck to grab this when out in Seattle at Queen Anne Beerhall, with group so no review.

Jul 27, 2019
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4.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
by cowboyceltic from Oklahoma

Favorite beer of all time. Love the smell and taste of this original Czech Pilsner.

May 31, 2019
5 by cryptichead from Illinois on Apr 19, 2019
4.35 by 4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois on Nov 04, 2018
4.5 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania on Oct 29, 2018
4 by Oidmoe from Austria on Oct 24, 2018
3.61 by XsoldoutX from Pennsylvania on Sep 18, 2018
4.07 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Nov 22, 2017
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5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by FBarber from Illinois

Finally got to try this one here in the states - local bar/restaurant had their yearly keg tapping. Its hard to describe, but this version is exactly what you'd expect from Pilsner Urquell while being very different. The unfiltered/unpasteurized version is much smoother and full in the mouthfeel. Aroma is similar but fresher - more vibrant. Taste is again, very fresh and vibrant. The hops pop while being far more balanced with the malts and yeast in here. This beer is fantastic. I wouldn't and couldn't find a single thing about it that I'd want to change. If you get the chance to try this you absolutely have to.

Aug 25, 2017
4.25 by aztraz from Sweden on Mar 16, 2017
3.88 by pau622 from Spain on Feb 23, 2017
Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Phil-Fresh from California

A: Complex, very floral and slightly spicy hop aroma mixed with a malts, very clean.

A: Deep golden color, lightly hazy with a thick uniform white head that has excellent retention and lots of lacing in the glass.

T: Moderately rich and crisp, the beer has a soft, complex maltiness with a moderate hop bitterness.

M: Medium-light bodied, with moderate carbonation.

O: Super tasty; the beer has a great soft mouth-feel and a complex malt and hoppy aroma and flavor.

Feb 22, 2017
3.77 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Dec 05, 2016
4.7 by blisscent from Rhode Island on Dec 04, 2016
4.04 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Nov 19, 2016
3 by mikr from New Jersey on Oct 12, 2016
4.5 by seakayak from Massachusetts on May 28, 2016
4 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on May 23, 2016
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2.97/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

On-draught @ Chinaski Lavapies in Madrid. Cost was 4 euro/pint.

HEAD: ~6cm wide. Foamy frothy white goodness. Retention is excellent - ~12+ minutes. Leaves coating lacing as it recedes.

BODY: I'd never know it was unfiltered to look at it. It's the same clear bright yellow-orange with excellent vibrance as regular Pilsner Urquell. Which is to say it looks fantastic.

I see no yeast, lees, or sediment within.

AROMA: Pilsner malts, soft water, wonderful grassy and floral hop character. Fresh and inviting, showcasing Saaz remarkably well.

Aromatic intensity is average. Suggests a beautifully balanced Pilsner with pungent depth of flavour.

TASTE: Has a minerally taste, with subtle notes of Saaz hops and clean fresh pilsner malts. The mineral character on the back end isn't great, actually, and some earthy bitterness is even present...I have to wonder if the lines were clean. The wacky bitterness throws it off balance, but it's otherwise well balanced. Subtle crackery malts, a kiss of spice, maybe even a blip of nuttiness?

Decent depth of flavour.

TEXTURE: Crisp, overcarbonated, smooth, and wet. Has a near ideal body for a pilsner. Neither too thick nor too thin.

OVERALL: Not the paragon of the style I expected given the brewery, and far from an improvement on the original Pilsner Urquell. Unrefreshing on account of the inappropriate earthiness in the third act, and its overcarbonation is problematic. I'll definitely buy another when back in the Czech Republic if only out of suspicion the pour I got was through dirty lines, but based on this sample (poured at a reputable Madrid beer bar), it's not a great pilsner.

High C (2.97) / AVERAGE

May 09, 2016
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by josanguapo from Spain

On tap at Bar Maquila. Waiting for lunch with Pedro & Miguel. More pleasant than the bottled version, without any artificial taste. However, it neither is something specially memorable

Mar 03, 2016
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4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by don1481 from Wisconsin

On tap at Metro Market Shorewood, WI in a fancy glass I get to keep!

Appearance: hazy straw colored beverage with basically no head.

Smell: slight hop notes. Nothing overpowering.

Taste: Great balance of hops and not at all over the top. So easy drinking.

Mouthfeel: Crisp. Not bitter at all.

Overall: ok, I admit it: Miller Lite turned me off to the genre. When well executed like this, I'm totally on board. Outstanding.

Feb 20, 2016
3.08 by waddellc2 from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2015
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4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

On draft in a dimpled Urquell mug. This is the way Czech pilsner was meant to be consumed. Crisp, spicy, crackery, clean, and delicious. I could drink these all day long.

Oct 29, 2015
4.16 by micromaniac129 from Pennsylvania on Oct 28, 2015
3.5 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Oct 17, 2015
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Kurmaraja from California

Poured from a keg at Zwanze Chicago 2015. Probably the beer I went back to the most to cleanse and reset between sours and stouts. What a Pilsner should be. Clear, luminous, creamy head that sticks around. Smell of biscuits and spicey noble hops, hay and dried flowers. A woody note in the background, almost like cypress. Flavor is clean but remarkably full, refreshing without being insubstantial; grassy up front, cereals in the middle, spice and hint of wood before a clean cracker finish.

Sep 21, 2015
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4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by emerge077 from Illinois

Three drafts in succession at DMen Tap, served in a branded Urquell mug.
Saturated pale orange gold, hazy with unfiltered yeast and hop particulate, textbook suds and drippy lacing.
Aroma is hoppier than standard issue Urquell, and thankfully zero skunk. Yeasty with a minerally twang as well.
Taste is pleasant, definitely an amped up hop bitterness due to being unfiltered. Grassy, spicy, bready pilsner malt.
Fuller side of light bodied, if that makes sense. Definitely more body, and roundness in this version. Nice stuff.
Reportedly they are flying over kegs now (Dec. 2017), and this one was only 27 days old. The hop presence is pretty assertive.

Sep 20, 2015
4.5 by spry from Michigan on Aug 04, 2015
3.82 by Wer34truh from Minnesota on Aug 02, 2015
4.24 by KimenTshom from California on Jul 20, 2015
3.85 by clarknova from Germany on Jul 02, 2015
4.46 by JR86 from Florida on Jun 16, 2015
4.63 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on May 15, 2015
4.19 by SLubeski from California on Apr 03, 2015
Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovaný from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 61 ratings