Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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3.6/5
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3,996 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Plzeňský Prazdroj
Czech Republic
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Style: Czech 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:
#40,921
Reviews:
1,528
Ratings:
3,996
pDev:
15.83%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
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100
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Photo of Baviera
3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of peterpunk15
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of F_riedrich
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Has an aroma of malt, grain, heavy cereal smell, spicy hop and mildly floral. Taste is similar, malt and cereal/ grain is very forward. It becomes sweet but finishes bitter with the bitterness lingering awhile. I consider this a summer staple, non craft friends can appreciate it and it works with all types of food

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Photo of pizzabutt
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

note: the bottle i had is a couple months old and therefore this probably isn't an accurate representation of how it's supposed to taste, but this is what my review is based off of.


appearance: a very clear and light gold. poured with a bubbly white head, about .5" to 1" tall which dissipated quickly.

smell: very grassy. there are slight notes of a buttery aroma with a balance of hay.

taste: very light, but still complex. traces of honey on the front that linger throughout followed by a grassy taste. an interesting taste of bread begins where the grassy flavors enter, somewhere around the middle. the finish is a nice wrap up that combines all of the flavors but is distinctly more buttery.

feel: a surprising amount of body for such a light beer. it feels thick but at the same time has a very refreshing and thirst-quenching quality to it. the carbonation is just enough to allow it to dance on your tongue, and it's noticeable going down.

overall: it's quite good. very clean and smooth, great body, refreshing and crisp flavor. everything one might expect from the origin of such a popular beer style.

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Photo of lzevy
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Matuhg
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaten454
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sparx1100
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeeBreezy
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastmango
3.46/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robotic_being
3.84/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Let’s go, let’s go, let’s go, let’s go... So we got ourselves Pils Urq here... and at an average score or 3.6, Raul ain’t feeling that. He’s thinking some Russian judges might have screwed the review, cuz he’s thinking something a lil bit higher. Light, crisp, borderline clean... It may not be as clean as Natalia Vodianova, but hell, what is?

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Photo of MeIquiades
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lastconfederate2
3.22/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Honestly pretty disappointing for the original pilsener. Beautiful, clear golden color with 1 finger of foam that quickly dissipates to nothing. A whiff of skunkiness hit me immediately upon opening the bottle,but that fortunately dissipated pretty quickly and was not present in the taste of the beer.

I detect very little malt character or hop flavor, but lots of hop bitterness. Goes down easy, but without leaving very much of an impression.

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Photo of bongobeer
3.69/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Dense white head on a light golden straw body. Flowery hops, a bit earthy, grains, light sweetness. A hint of subtle mineralic touches, light bitterness. Smooth light body with soft carbonation. Very well balanced. I get why it's the gold standard.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a golden color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Pilsner malt, grain, bready notes, and some earthy, lightly spicy hops

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the spicy hops and grain and then goes into a light sweetness with the bready malt. Finishes with lingering spicy hops

M: Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid pilsner that is super easy to drink.

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Photo of ctmiami
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I have been drinking this in Prague for the last two days mostly on draft.
Find it amazing for the style, low ABV so its easy to have a couple + for lunch or dinner and continue without a buzz. No bitternes at all, drinks smooth. I tried other Pilsners but this was the best. Great with food. Im a fan. I hope the imported to USA is the same.

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Photo of Eychung
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of npfreeman
3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rev_jimmy
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Manfrombelmonty
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rileford
4.45/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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