Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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Pilsner UrquellPilsner Urquell

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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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Ratings: 3,909 |  Reviews: 1,499
Photo of fullsweep
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

330 mL bottle poured into a pint glass (sorry, I don't have a lager glass).

Pop the top and you get some immediate aromas. Smells bitter, if that's possible. It reminds me of the smell of many Euro pale lagers, but somehow better.

Deep yellow beer with a thin head and minimal lacing.

Tastes nice, but not great. It's better than an adjunct lager, but not as good as some of the other Czech pilsners (especially Stauropramen). Same goes for mouthfeel.

I wouldn't turn this down, especialy in the company of worse options, but it's not my favorite either. Definitely drinkable but nothing outstanding or noteworthy--except perhaps consistency.

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Photo of rhino54
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of AaronRed
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A staple during the summer. Strong hop feel, but appears to mellow a little halfway through.

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Photo of VaterRoss
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Doyle
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Srecko
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of mtnbikerpa
3.26/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle with freshness date on the back of June 25 10. Very goldish color with about an inch of head. Very little carbonation. Very little lacing left on the glass. Pretty well balanced brew. Some smooth hops and malts. A few minty, herb notes in the flavor profile. More of a taste of grass than anything. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth. Pretty drinkable, I could put back a few of these.

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Photo of JKG
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Moheban
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Jimboe
1.75/5  rDev -51.3%

Photo of Junior
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dreadnatty08
3.35/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear straw yellow color. About a half inch head dissapates quickly into nothing. Aromas are slightly skunky, some DMS, and a little hoppiness present. Drinks a nice highly carbonated, thirst quenching pils as expected. Light and easy drinking, the saaz hops provide a nice bite and make it better than water on a hot day. Could easily put away several. Recommended for any pils lover or any for getting into the style. Look for 12 packs that are in cardboard boxes.

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Photo of optimator705
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Jose9e
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not that great, average beer.

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Photo of EOC
3.59/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spoda1983
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benfons
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Yellow colour, nice dense head, lots of carbonation rising up

S: bready, some faint hops and something floral

T: nice bitterness at the beginning and the aftertaste; some hops some malts, every now ant than a strong alcohol kick

M:right density, enough carbonation, but the alcohol kicks aren't pleasant

O: I expected more of this father of pilseners

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Photo of jlisuk
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of gregu2
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Mit
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice clear golden colour with virtually no head.

Malts with a very slight hoppy bitterness in the back.

Hoppy flavours with some maltiness to balance it out. Very crisp and clean.

Decent for the abv. Actually thicker than the 4.4 % would suggest. very nice.

Very drinkable beer.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rogacks
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of doppelmeup
3.08/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap. Came in a pint glass with a half inch of white head. Medium pale yellow color. Not much lacing on the glass.

Not a stong smelling beer. Most prevelant aroma was a hoppiness and a bit of a skunky smell, although I wouldn't say that the beer was skunky. More of a sweaty smell.

Taste was similar to the smell. Kind of skunky. A bitter, hoppy taste, slightly skunky. Some malt backbone present.

Mouthfeel was alright. Slightly carbonated.

Not my favorite style. I had this a long time ago, and didn't care for it much but thought I'd revisit this now that my tastes in beer have changed. But I still didn't care for this very much.

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Photo of sjccmd
4.49/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Grassy and spicy hops and sweet grainy malt in the aroma. Graham cracker and biscuits. Definitely malt forward but crisp and fresh smelling. Clean lager character. More and more malt as it warms.

Pours crisp and clear with fluffy white head that dissipates gradually. Okay lacing. Gold, almost orange.

Rich pilsner malt. With big graham cracker building on the finish. Firm bitterness and spicy fruity hop character. Very clean but with lots of malt without being heavy. Slightly sweet but balanced in the finish. Just a hint of diacetyl. Pleasant mineral water-like tinge.

Medium, medium-light body with medium-high carbonation. Crisp and fairly dry despite some initial malt sweetness.

Refreshing but full of character. Excellent fresh malt flavor.

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,909 ratings
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