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: 3,774 |  Reviews: 1,472
Photo of kristenrae8
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Joestradamus91
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Bigtwin
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Noonan425
3.75/5  rDev +3%

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of HookemHops13
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

I have killed many of these.

L: Golden, white head
S: Hops and bitterness
T: Citrus, bitter light beer taste, grass, floral notes
F: Super light, easy to drink
O: Crushable at any basic beer fest

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Photo of rsant
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden straw, with a mediocre head of foam that doesn't linger long.

S: Citrus, grain, and a skunky aroma

T: Hops bitterness is up-front with this beer, not a finishing note like with many I've tasted. Grassy taste is a distant second. Malt sweetness is an afterthought.

M: Moist, not much carbonation

O: Not at all bad, but fairly one-dimentional. I'll file this one away for a safe but mundane option at a future dinner party or restaurant.

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Photo of Jsteez
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of murf1087
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of MjBrewhouse
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cretemixer
3.19/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Good looking beer, but I got skunked again. Pours a light, clear golden color with a pure white head that fades fast. I smelled the "skunk skank" as soon as I opened it. I guess that's what I get for shopping someplace other than my usual store--or what they get for using those damned green bottles. Buttery flavor with a hint of malts. Not overly malty though, pretty well balanced. Tastes much better than it smells ( but it smells pretty bad!) Mouthfeel is above average. Slightly slick but not too heavy. Good carbonation for the style.

Overall drinkable, but the skunk smell dropped this a good 1/2 a point.

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Photo of nmeiborg
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of ryho
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I think it's fantastic that we can still purchase the original beer that started the Pilsner style. If only the first Porter and Stout were still available,I would never have to hear conflicting stories about what the difference is. But with Pilsner you know it should taste like, this is it.

A beautiful beer, so bright and such a nice head.
The aroma is a malty caramel-ness.
The taste has that Pilsner flavor that is similar to other pilsners that I have tried. Light caramel sweetness, and a Pilsner flavor. I'm not sure what of the flavor is Saaz and what of the flavor is from the kilning of the Pilsner malt, that is something I would like to be able to differentiate.

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Photo of MarkoNm
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of my favourite pilseners.
Pours a clean, golden color, very decent carbonation. It is topped with a generous white foamy head, that slowly settles down to only a lacing around the egde.
The nose easily picks up pleasant malty and grainy aroma, a bit stronger than with some others.
There is a tiny initial sweetness, followed by a nicely balanced body, concluding with decently bitter finish, the bitterness staying for some time.
Very refreshing, easily drinkable and enjoyable. Exactly what pilsener must taste like.

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Photo of DreamDeath
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Rukeli76
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cozzatoad
3.07/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Clear golden, decent head but little retention, good lacing on the glass. Highly visible carbonation

S- Grainy with also a hint of sweetness from the malts. Hops bring fresh herbal notes

T- Earthy malt sweetness, nicely balanced by herbal and slightly spicy hop notes. Not much else. Aftertaste is a bit metallic

M- Actually quite a big body for the ABV, but the beer still feels nor mouthfilling nor fresh. Really average, carbonation is ok

O- Drinkable of course, but nothing else worth interest

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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 koolk
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A clean golden colour with a small head and low carbonation. No lacing.

Aromas is very simple, yet enjoyable. Saaz hops and some malt is about it. Nice and balanced.

Palate starts with a caramel maltiness that is followed by slight bitterness and some drying of the palate. Again, no complexity, but still enjoyable.

In terms of mass produced imports I like this beer alot more than plenty of the other stuff on offer. Basic, but nice.

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Photo of OlRasputin989
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass...

A: pours an old gold color with a white 2 finger head. fades leaving a pebble like layer and thick resiny lacing.

S: buttery floral nose, with a grainy, honeyed lemon background

T: again, buttery and sweet up front, with the hops taking very little time to make their presence. sharp lemon peel and floral. finishes with grassy, lemony hops, and more honeyed and grainy malt.

M: thick and full up front but thins out and becomes crisp and tingly from hops. finishes dry with noble hop resin

Overall, a well balanced beer with a low abv making it highly sessionable, nothing spectacular.

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Photo of Mayo2323
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
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