Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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3.6/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Plzeňský Prazdroj
Czech Republic
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Style: Bohemian Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
While most lagers give away most of their taste profile in the front of the mouth, Pilsner Urquell only hints at its flavour there. Instead, it develops in the middle, followed by a refreshing, clean finish and balanced aftertaste, practically inviting you to have another.

Added by Bitterbill on 09-10-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,979
Reviews:
1,536
Ratings:
4,026
pDev:
15.83%
 
 
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103
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Photo of JimboBrews54
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden coloration with a large, foamy head and slightly visible carbonation. Smells of doughy, slightly grainy malt and grassy hops. Taste follows the nose, with a great balance of doughy, bready, just very slightly sweet malt and grassy hops, with a hint of citrus, grains and a light earthy/herbal note as well. Finishes with a light/medium bitterness and some grassy/herbal notes lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and carbonation. Very good, for a lager, with a great balance of doughy, bready malt and grassy, herbal hops.

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Photo of MikePacheco12
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knickfan3
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ghooul
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FrankCazabon
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soundaurora
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rsuarez1982
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SaintTent
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of marcbosch
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: straw bordering on golden yellow or pale golden yellow. Foamish white heaad.
Smell: Grassy, with some malt notes and a bit of metal (poured from a tin).
Taste: a great balance between grassy hops and malt/white bread. Bitter aftertaste.
Feel: light bodied, medium carbonation, astringent finish... textbook.
Overall: as stated, textbook. It may not shock and awe, but it will definitely please.

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Photo of PMakowski
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16 Oz Can poured into glass
Look - clear golden color, medium foam head and some minor glass lacing
Smell - pale yeast and bready - sourdough and buttered biscuits, some sweetness
Taste - sweet and smooth. Crispy and clean. Pale but not as pale as other Euro style beer like Carlsberg. Lots of bread malt, flavorful overall but not much in the way of hops until the very end and then it lingers nicely. Extremely drinkable, perfect lawn mowing beer (although lots of beers are).

Overall, high quality, well-made Pilsner with some decent flavor. Very easy drinking and fairly light bodied. Grade is an A-

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Photo of bankboy66
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cuy50
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours clear golden color with decent white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Spotty lacing.

Aroma - Corn, sweet malt, caramel, hay and floral hops.

Taste - Nice caramel, bready malt, very mild floral hops.

Feel - Very light bodied smooth crisp and clean.

Overall - Well done pilsner very easy drinking.

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Photo of jkblr
4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500mL can bb 2/18/19 poured into a pilsner glass at fridge temp 4.4% ABV. The beer pours bright golden straw yellow with nearly white head. The head lasted no time in the nucleated glass, but normally there is some retention and lacing. The aroma is grassy and floral hops with a touch of pils malt. The taste is mildly bitter grassy hops up front rolling into a honey malt taste before closing with moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft, thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. There is a little diacetyl in the finish but it interacts nicely with the other flavors keeping it from being distracting. Overall, very good. It's a shame the average score of this beer will be drug down with "green glass" issues from years past. In the can, it's a very nice beer and right on style.

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Photo of matthieu_xyz
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jtnord
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Atg1095
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrc1093
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can dated 24 18 02 on bottom

Pours a clear deep gold with a relentless two fingers of towering, pillowy white head; walls of semi-sticky lacing and a relentless effervescence rounds out the profile of a beautiful pilsner.

Aroma intermingles the gritty, earthy elements of straw and grass nicely; blunt, firm, but nicely tempered.

Taste is of gritty hay, a barnyard woodiness, subtle yeast, and an earthy, herbal bite on the finish, which in turn softens to something grassy; assertive, but clean, almost pure.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with some well-structured carbonation that follows the profile of the beer nicely; remnants of flavor last delicately but persistently on the palate; ultimately finishes from fairly full to mildly thin, while remaining clean and with a consistent crispness.

Refined, crisp, and a flavor simple but full; a simple pleasure of a beer, one approachable but still making you question the interplay of its basic and complex features.

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Photo of caahare
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GIftofgod4u1
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Velivolus
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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