Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

Pilsner UrquellPilsner Urquell
3,856 Ratings
Pilsner UrquellPilsner Urquell

Brewed by:
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: 3,856 |  Reviews: 1,490
Photo of toscanoigor
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of simplejj81
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of mackeyse
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DreamDeath
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Shanex
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of berserker256
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a very good Pilsner. It's simply delicious. I think it may be one of my favorite pilsner beers. It represents everything that a true pilsner should be. I poured the green bottle of beer into a frozen frosty pint glass and drank the beer slowly as I watched an afternoon Tiger game. I enjoyed several more before the wife got home from work. The taste was smooth. There was no crappy bitter aftertaste. It wasn't too damn hoppy. It just tasted great. I wanted this situation to last forever... But then the Tigers beat the Twins. And then the wife came home....

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Photo of erz316
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 floz bottle into a flute glass

A - very rich straw colour for the body. highly effervescent, with many bubbles coming up. the head is big, crackly, white, and about 1.5 fingers. it dissipates in about 2 minds, leaving a good sized layer. the body is best described as a dark straw color, completely diaphanous, and crystal clear.

S - nose is light hops, and pretty much only hops. the hops smell floral, and slightly grassy; a very fresh over-all profile. the biggest complaint, of course, is that the brew is quite simple in the nose.

T - a nicely bitter, very drinkable hoppy beer. initial taste is a light hop taste, maybe a bit lemony, but pretty simple otherwise. no hint of the malts; only a medium bitterness from the hops. the finish is slightly malty, adding a touch of sweetness, really only the lightest of touches, to the primary body of hops. the finish is almost a completely exact continuation of the initial. the aftertaste is again, just hops. the hops change in character a little bit, having a speck of spiciness at the end of the finish/beginning of the aftertaste. a pretty consistent beer.

MF&D - the feel of the beer is one of the better aspects, it is extremely cool, crisp and refreshing. there is a lot of carbonation, making the beer quite sharp and crisp on the palate. the body is light without being watery, which is a very good compliment to light body. a good beer, and the one I get when at art openings.

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Photo of Josiah2729
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of sevenshubby
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Dieck
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Beergelden
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of prisoner1572
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Nolster
2.89/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of MUTINY
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Quick review. Crisp, faintly skunky, but gravelly on the palate. Czech pils isn't usually my thing anyway, this one is tolerable.

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Photo of Brew_ski
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eddiefl
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of gregu2
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of MjBrewhouse
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewlinson
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JKG
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Juno_Malone
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of EN27
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DerekP
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, this is one of my favorite "everyday" kind of brews. I can hardly think of a thing to complain about when I have it on-tap, and love places that have it available in that form (Union Grill in downtown Washington, PA comes to mind). This happens to be out the bottle, poured into a Stella Artois chalice glass.

Pilsner Urquell has a tarnished gold look, tawny, with a fluffy white head that says bye after a few minutes, but maintains an appetizing rim. Mostly clear and moderately carbonated. Lacing sticks to the glass in a sporadic sort of way.

Bready-yeast in the nose. Floral. Mild sourness; soft sauerkraut notes.

Bready (again) in taste with a prickly dryness and a yeasty flavor. Washes away nicely with a thrash of hops bitterness to hold it together. Not a watery mouthfeel. Clean, yet satisfying and astringent enough to keep things interesting. At 4.4%, this is a widely available session brew for the Czech pilsner aficionado.

As always, out the bottle and in the glass is better than just simply out the bottle. Doesn't beer have an aroma worth experiencing, too?

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Photo of WadeBridgman
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,856 ratings
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