Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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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:
#35,683
Reviews:
1,546
Ratings:
4,057
pDev:
15.83%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
885
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Ratings: 4,057 |  Reviews: 1,546
Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

M72

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Photo of hcproff36
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesroses
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml can

Clear golden, medium sized bubbles, abundant creamy head, great retention and lacing.

Aromas of fresh hops, flowery, and light malts.

Taste follows the nose, with a slight spicy note. Nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel is balanced, semi dry, goes down easy. Hoppy aftertaste.

Great pils

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Photo of fotog16
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jsalz21
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KMcGrath
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Steve0mac
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good Pilsner. Nice carbonation and light taste. A little bitter compared to some Pilsners. All around a good beer that I could drink all evening.

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Photo of Bsimpson91
5/5  rDev +38.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The benchmark beer, the first in its class and the leader of lagers. The look is perfect, the presentation is classic and well done. Old world style but not lacking in anything. The smell is light, very subtle nose of malt and a tad of that euro lager smell. The flavor is wonderful. Brilliantly hopy with bright citrusy and spicy notes. The middle of the sip contains some underlying maltiness. Finish of this beer is semi dry, true to what they claim. The beer invites you to have another sip. The feel is light and pleasant. The body is light to medium perfect beer for any time of the year. Overall, very well done.

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4.22/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zolhi
4.15/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chasecrandell
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PrideofCleveland
4.16/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MUSHROOMCLOUD
4.4/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can with a best before date of May 19, 2019
Pilsner Urquell has become a staple in my fridge in 2018 and will remain. I was very surprised to see I've never rated it before.
Classic Czech Pilsner - the benchmark.
1"+ pillowy white head with excellent retention and foamy lace. Crystal clear, golden pilsner.
Crisp, clean. Pilsner malt and soft, spicy hops.
Refreshing, full of flavor and a pleasure to drink anytime.
Excellent mouthfeel and carbonation.

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Photo of Brian_Keating
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really fantastic Pilsner. Bready with a sharp finish. I believe the bottles sold outside the Czech Republic are pasteurised whereas the beer is sold unpasteurised in the Czech Rep, this really makes the difference to me.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.44/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Winter48
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueShepard19
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cowboyceltic
4.44/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As far as I'm concerned this is THE Pilsner. It has been produced in the same brewery for 100's of years and is the definition of a clean sweet hoppy pilsner. It is a little more bitter than Czechvar but has a similar clean taste and hoppy aroma. It is sometimes hard to find but it's always worth the search.

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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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3.76/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VictorSage
3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 4,057 ratings