Pilsner Urquell
Plzeňský Prazdroj

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From:
Plzeňský Prazdroj
 
Czech Republic
Style:
Bohemian / Czech Pilsner
Ranked #197
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,503
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 15.98%
Reviews:
1,686
Ratings:
2,742
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 25, 2022
Added:
Sep 10, 2000
Wants:
  126
Gots:
  983
SCORE
82
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Notes: 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.
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Reviewed by charleskimmle from Canada (BC)

2.13/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25
Purchased in Canada. Label says it contains hop extract. Standard pilsner taste, not bad, but way too expensive. Still some significant alcohol flavour despite being only 4.4% but that's not unexpected in a pilsner.
Nov 25, 2022
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Rated by Jelenovipivonelej from Slovak Republic

4.39/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Absolute classic. You will never have enough. Hangover free.
Nov 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by Ananabiya

Nov 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.47 by QuintusHorace from California

Nov 16, 2022
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Reviewed by wanmei_xiatian

4.35/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Overall: It's very drinkable and it is one of my favorite. It has almost everything I expect for a larger.
Taste: It's well balanced and clean. It has a very pleasant bitterness.
Nov 09, 2022
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Reviewed by bbtkd from South Dakota

3.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Plzeňský Prazdroj Pilsner Urquell Bohemian/Czech Pilsner, 4.4% ABV. Pours golden with a two-finger off-white head that left some lacing. Nose is malty. Taste is malty with light sweetness, and slight bitterness. Decent mouthfeel with adequate carbonation. Overall very good.
Oct 27, 2022
 
Rated: 3.73 by JScoby

Oct 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.62 by BTexpress from Georgia

Oct 20, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.58 by Ox8840bo from Illinois

Sep 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.44 by CervezaNY from New York

Sep 27, 2022
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Reviewed by KleinSchwein

4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look :- Deep reddish gold , foamy head that fades to a ring . Decent lacing

Smell :- Malty .

Taste :- Nice and rounded , flavourful , rich with a mild hop bitterness

Mouth feel:- Nicely mouth coating .

Overall:- Good beer , full of flavour and at 4.4% abv proves that a beer doesn't have to be strong to taste good .
Sep 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.82 by budsNpils from Texas

Sep 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.33 by sickonine from Spain

Sep 07, 2022
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Reviewed by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4.19/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Grassy, green, and the bitterness rides in as well. Not as snappy as a german pils, but lingers for a while and invites you for another sip. For a macro pilsner, you cannot get any better. Price wise I cannot see how it can be beat. It's a classic that you just cannot hate due to nostolgia.
Sep 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.88 by Barettes from Washington

Sep 02, 2022
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: Golden yellow and clear in the glass with a frothy head that pillows up, slowly puckering away and leaving great lacing behind
Aroma: Spicy hop notes, pilsner malt, straw, light floral hops, soda crackers, and bread
Taste: Blasts off with a full-on Saaz hop assault that brings spicy and subtle hop notes to the forefront and soon after, cracker and pilsner malt seeps into the mix. Floral and spicy notes take turns being dominate through the finish
Mouthfeel: Full but light, medium-high carbonation, very clean throughout, and clean and crisp on the finish
Overall: A classic and still a winner. I hadn’t had this in some time but need to have it in rotation more often as it’s a Czech Pilsner O.G. that showcases Saaz hops well and hits all the style notes dead-on
Aug 30, 2022
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

3.49/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
I’ve had this lager on draught in Prague and throughout the CZ.
But my review is from a 12 oz can, poured into a ‘Pivovar Cvikov’ pint glass that, ahem, insisted I bring home with me from Bohemian Switzerland.

Fizzy, herbal, elegant bitterness, skunky from the Czech Republic’s native spicy Saaz hops, the soft water profile sets the standard for the style.
It’s an acquired taste for sure, and is a great accompaniment for sausages, sauerkraut, dumplings and goulash.
To just sit and session a few? Nah.,
Aug 18, 2022
 
Rated: 4.69 by Thunderduck22 from Ireland

Aug 18, 2022
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Reviewed by DrOfGolf from Delaware

3.73/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured out into a clear glass beer mug. Pours a light golden color with a decent white head. Smells of hops and some kind of a spice. Taste is of light hops. Okay beer and not bad as a thirst quencher.
Aug 11, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

2.83/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Really gross Pilsner.
Aug 11, 2022
 
Rated: 2.5 by Ajc2936 from Texas

Aug 09, 2022
 
Rated: 2.54 by ScooterBoy62 from Oklahoma

Aug 02, 2022
 
Rated: 3.68 by MrJones07 from Spain

Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
"Best by 8/25/22"; drank 7/14/22 @ the Yarchives.

See-through golden appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice off-white head; decent lace.

Fresh bread, caramel & faint skunk notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Fresh bread, caramel & faint funk flavors.

A bit odd, but flavorful & interesting. I'd have another!
Jul 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.72 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 13, 2022
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Rated by flgimp from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had it on Prague
Jul 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.4 by nasharm from New York

Jul 11, 2022
 
Rated: 2.86 by RahFoodie from Canada (ON)

Jul 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.95 by Beer_Goblin from New York

Jun 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by erogeman from Isle of Man

Jun 10, 2022
 
Rated: 4.41 by Beecham from California

Jun 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.87 by Shiredave from New York

May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by DJ-Kyle from England

3.08/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
A bit disappointed, before trying I read alot of great reviews. Unfortunately it tasted like an average pilsner and also has quite a harsh bitter aftertaste.
Apr 30, 2022
 
Rated: 3.57 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Apr 27, 2022
 
Rated: 2.5 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Apr 12, 2022
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.72/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Plzensky Prazdroj 'Pilsner Urquell' @ 4.4% , served from a 500 ml can
A-pour is light gold from the can to a clear gold in the glass with a medium size white head
S-bit skunky
T-clean & crisp , balanced Bohemian/Czech pilsner
MF-mild carbonation , medium body
Ov-dissapointing after trying & tasting Czechvar
prost LampertLand
Apr 10, 2022
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