Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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82
good
3,773 Ratings
THE BROS
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Pilsner UrquellPilsner Urquell
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Plzeňský Prazdroj
Czech Republic
prazdrojvisit.cz

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Bitterbill on 09-10-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,773
Reviews:
1,472
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
15.93%
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
720
For Trade:
0
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Photo of morrowd3
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StephenM
4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 330ml bottle, purchased from HyVee, bottled date 5/02/17
Appearance: light honey gold, crystal clear, 1-finger head
Aroma: light, lemony, floral/clover
Flavor: Crackery-malt, sweet, honeysuckle-floral, good hop backbone with lemon-lime-tea bitterness
Mouthfeel: clean, sparkling, dry with pleasantly lingering sweet, bitter and floral notes
Overall: Did not disappoint despite all the negativity about what has been lost in mass-production, very pleasing and refreshing. Must be really awesome out of the keg!

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Photo of meanmutt
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of IBUBrew
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bombelsky
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Half liter can. Beer is yellow and crystal clear. Nice tall frothy, white foam. Diminishing, spare lacing.
Fresh and grainy, malty, medium-high aroma accompanied by medium-low level of floral hops aroma.
Moderate-high malty flavor balanced with moderate hop bitterness.
Medium bodied, medium carbonation, oily, crisp, long lasting bitter finish.

Good.

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Photo of Brewer101
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden color with pleasant malt aroma. A bit on the bitter side for my tastes but still ok.

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Photo of BigIslandfarmer
3.46/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monkist
2.8/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

I might be hurting the Czech national pride but this one is not really for me. Imho Staropramen is much better, way better than this Pilsner Urquell.
Has something of either in the malts or the yeast or both together that I don't like about it, it is just too present when you're drinking it. Perhaps very well made but just not my cup of tea - or not my glass of beer, rather.
A very interesting experience with it on the other hand from Prague: in one of the oldest Pilsner taverns although you can only have Pilsner Urquell as such, but in three ways - with minimal, 2 finger head, with half of the beer as head, or 75% of the whole thing as a head! Boom!

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Photo of Holderness
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Reminds me a lot of Jack's Abby House Lager, but is invariably going to be less fresh, more expensive, and has a somewhat bitter herbal finish that doesn't go well with the semi-sweetness imparted by the bready malts. Basically a loaf of honey wheat bread in a bottle. Refreshing and surprisingly filling

77/100

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Photo of sjrider
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eziel
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear, golden colored body; thin, sticky white head; lively carbonation. Warm bread crust aroma. The taste mirrors the bread-like aroma; suggestions of honey; excellent hop bitterness rounding things out with a slight metallic edge. Medium body; crisp; mostly dry finish.

This beer was poured from a historic-styled can packaged in a metal lunch box. Overall, a nice clean, crisp, Czech-styled pilsner.

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Photo of Martin_1914
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

The beer is golden and bright, had a foamy head that dissipated quickly and has medium carbonation. The aroma is very mild of breads and malts. The taste is also mild but very well balanced. Crisp, drinkable, and refreshing.

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Photo of Rootscipio
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dms844
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of haoquanlin
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear deep golden liquid with medium egg shell white head. Good head retention. Aroma of floral hops, bread, light metal, grain, light earth and light cardboard. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of grain, bread, light corn and floral hops.

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Photo of petermethot
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of deereless
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally a beer other than life at jazz fest. Watching soul brass band eating a dozen oysters. Life is good 7.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like a pilsner, golden see through with a nice white head and lots of visible carbonation bubbles. The scent is sweet with grassy hops and a pilsner malt base. I've got to admit, this one has more depth on the nose compared to most pilsners I've had. I'm impressed with the flavor also. It's got some initial sweetness and ends with slight hop bitterness and bready malts. Thin to medium mouthfeel with good carbonation.

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Photo of MoeSzsylak
4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zhenghao
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pilsner Urquell is one of the best Pilsners I've ever had before. It has a strong bitter taste which is not too bad for me. It has golden clear look with sweet smell. Overall, for the price and what you got, it's not bad.

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