Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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Plzeňský Prazdroj
Czech Republic

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Bitterbill on 09-10-2000

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16oz Can
$4.99 4-Pack
Binny's - Orland

Original Pilsner Bier. Pilsner Urquell should have been served in cans for years now. It pours vibrantly golden, 24kt-esque. Clarity is 20/20, I'm even able to read through the body, kind of. The head is perky and pure white, largely bubbled and craggy.. There's not a lot of staying power to the foam but it's a pretty beer and leaves patchy lace down the glass.

Cereal grains dominate the nose, freshly husked at that. A mild bready sweetness braces the profile with a soft candied lemon citric quality. The hop profile is pronounced and noble in its heritage. Very herbal upfront before segueing into cut, drying grass. Making me thirsty.

What the nose led on is absolutely true in the flavor profile. Crisp grains up front, and pushing through the finish as well, with a soft fresh baked bready sweetness. A quick squeeze of lemon adds brightness and seems to pick up the crispness. Herbal hop characteristics pop up on the backend before being taken over by a dry grassiness on the swallow. Crisp, clean, delicious.

The mouthfeel is spot on. The body weighs in a touch under medium while snappy carbonation awakens the tongue and pushes the beer through at a quick clip. The hopping is by no means robust but it does leave a soft bitterness in its wake that the dryness accentuates. Highly drinkable.

Pilsner Urquell may not be the best Czech Pilsner in the world but it certainly is old school, bright, and delicious. The grain bill is crisp, the lemon note vibrant, and the noble hopping delectable. This beer cannot be beat for the price.

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Brilliantly engineered pilsner that is absolutely true to style and quaffable. Pours perfectly golden yellow with a nice head; perhaps a bit heavy on the carbonation but it does not defray from the mouthfeel. The beer starts with a bit of hop bitterness, transitions to a slightly malty sweetness then transitions yet again to a hop finish The combination of Pilsen malt and Saaz hops provides the perfect balance that is so difficult to achieve in this style. This beer must be poured from the miserable green bottles into a pilsner glass or a standard pint glass to achieve the aromatics and full taste profile. I will keep looking but there may not be a better pils. Thus, the "5" is still to be distributed and the hunt will continue...

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Appearance - clear golden color with some white head

Smell - buttery biscuit, grains, grassy, bready

Taste - bitterness upfront, buttery biscuit, bready in the middle, more bitterness in the back end, crisp and clean

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, higher level of carbonation, bitter upfront and in the back end

Overall - good pilsener that I would drink more often if it didnt come in green bottles

Price point - $8.99/4 pk 16 oz cans

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,881 ratings
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