Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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3.59/5
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3,881 Ratings
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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:
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Added by Bitterbill on 09-10-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,622
Reviews:
1,495
Ratings:
3,881
pDev:
15.88%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
Wants:
96
Gots:
777
Trade:
0
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3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of quaffinganale
4.8/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of RMW66
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of huthuty
4.32/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A somewhat darker color and a similar head to high life I.e. Small but significant retention
The smell is skunky and bready, some detectable hops
Taste is reminiscent of a Belgian malt with notable hop bitterness, I'm picking up skunk tones, this may be slight spoilage however
You can't taste this beer in every other beer! A piece of history that has made it to the modern day.

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Photo of thisnthat
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes in a clear, dark golden color with a foamy white head. Moderate retention; a thin film always remains, with some splotchy lacing.

The aroma offers fresh and dried grass, green and white pepper, honey, toasted white bread, faint skunkiness, heavy cereal grains, almost like Cheerios.

The palate offers a nice pop of honey sweetness upfront, heavy cereal grains with some toasted white bread, then a touch of lemon and apple, leading into a dried grassy finish--mildly bitter--with some dankness and a bit of skunkiness. A sly grassy, peppery bitterness resides.

Feels light, but fizzy and well-carbonated, never feels thin, always spritzy. Clear and refreshing, lightly dry, with some light lingering bitterness.

Overall...well? It's hard not to biased either for it against it, considering that this beer singlehandedly created the pilsner style. It is good for what it is. It's not my favorite pilsner in the world, it's not even my go-to, but it is good, and I respect it. You can't go wrong with it.

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Photo of deonreds
3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.22/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Another legend beer the original pilsner first brewed in 1842. Beer pours a beautiful golden color with a white head. The smell is a little skunky and I know what causes that. The taste is crisp and clean but a little more carbonated than I prefer. Overall as the original pilsner you have to hand it to this Czech beer.

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Photo of Spindelphia
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

From the 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work---Thanks Randy!
This nice pils pours a brilliant clear pale amber golden color with a nice head
of white foam that subsides to a thick ring and thin layer with spotty lacing.
Nose of light cereal grains with lager yeast notes that are touched with light honey
subtleties. Flavors follow the nose but exceed with character showing moderately
strong cereal grains touched with honey and lager yeast with a subtle herbal hop note
on the rear. Very nice mouth feel; light body, medium high carbonation, and a nice clean
lightly sweet finish.

A classic legend now widely available. Used to see people fight over finding it back when.
Still a solid session brew.

Cheers

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Photo of Jwale73
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz. can served in a pilsener glass. This beer is absolutely beautiful in the glass - honey gold with crystal clear clarity and a tight, creamy, quarter inch, bright white head that eventually dissipates into a slick that clusters to one side of the glass. Spots and swaths of lacing are present during the tasting. Tiny bubbles are present effervescing in-solution from the base of the glass to the bottom of the cap. Nose has that characteristic Pilsner Urquell skunk as well as grassy notes. Taste follows nose with the addition of a mild sweetness that interplays with at the noble hops. The skunky quality lingers between quaffs. Mouthfeel is light in body, albeit perhaps a little more full-bodied than I like to see in a Pils. Carbonation is mild and even. Overall, a solid beer that I would love to try fresh; however, it's not as clean finishing as I'm accustomed to for the style.

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3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bajengurkan
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Khaack
3.37/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MjamesL
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BFrederickJudd
4.83/5  rDev +34.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AccipiterofBeer
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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