Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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82
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3,794 Ratings
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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:
3,794
Reviews:
1,480
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
15.93%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
727
For Trade:
0
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Photo of El_Brujo_de_A2
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This brew pours golden brown with a finger inch thick white cap. A whole lot of bubbles dancing to the top.Nose is that of barley and some hops.Tastes and drinks like a pilsner. Clean finish.slight oil or resin in the mouth feel.

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

Photo of apartin
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sheppard
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a translucent golden hue. Heavy pour, but not much head retention. Salty cracker aroma. It's got some spicy bitterness with a little bit of sharp cheddar. It's crisp, but the finish isn't wholly clean. There are many pilseners I prefer over this, but this is an OG.

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Photo of acmurphy696
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pilner Urquell starts with a decent head, possesses a pleasant aroma and a pleasing bitter accent with the taste. It's crisp and refressing going down the through.

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Photo of petersonnic
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had a few of these little gems a few years back and should have dome review then. From what I remember this was an all around good beer. Unique.

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

Photo of jason_nwx
3.67/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mishi_d
2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Rihup
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmokySignals
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The legendary Pilsner Urquell- finally I have found a 12 pack box of 11.2 oz. light brown bottles.

On the box, it states that they have cut shipping time in half, and now use refrigerated shipping containers to preserve the original taste. No more skunk then? Let's see.

Poured into World Market fluted stem glass, and getting generous two finger white fizzy head. Beautiful clear light golden hue, constant slow bubbles travel upward constantly. Head dissipates after a minute or so, leaving some nice lacing.

Smells of sweet roll, white bread, fresh grain/hay, and light floral aromas.
Prost!
Tastes similarly -fine pale malt, a crisp peppery zing and dry, clean finish. Great carbonation level, and light classic feel.

Pretty good if you like light beer.

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Photo of poisoneddwarf
2.57/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

2009 backlog. 12 oz bottle. Has a skunky, grainy aroma. Pours a light amber color--much different than the American pale lagers that have tried to copy this beer for over 150 years. Very little head. Flavor is actually pretty bitter; grainy, wet dog aftertaste. Tastes distinctly European. Despite its flaws (skunk aroma, wet dog aftertaste) this is not a bad pilsener at all.

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Photo of MichaelGennings
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is golden in colour and it has a soapy white head.

The beer smells of sweet grain and white bread.

The taste is also sweet grain and white bread, with a small amount of bitterness from the hops. The sweetness seems most pronounced on the finish, which is dry.

This is a light bodied beer and it would pair well with anything.

All said this was quite enjoyable and one I'd buy again.

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Photo of jricharc
2.37/5  rDev -34.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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

Photo of dribblespit
4.54/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I didn't know what Pilsner was until I met Urquell.

Long boring story about me in Germany at 17:

When I got to Germany, they sent us to a reception center (Barracks) (Army). Luck was in my favor because at the time, there was a real incentive to drink lots of bier in the Army. No min age requirement to roast your liver in alcohol.

The reception center had a bar downstairs, very convenient.

Not knowing jack about beer, except for the BMC I was able to get at the back door, back home.

I ordered a Pils. This is what they served me. Pilsner Urquell. Opening up my Pie Hole, I poured the Urquell in like it was the last Bier on Earth.

Taste: Pilsner
Smell: Pilsner
Look: Pilsner
Overall: I didn't know what Pilsner was until I met Urquell.

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Photo of eberesford
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a can: Straw body with feint orange highlights. Head off-white and frothy it dissipated rapidly. No lacing. Aroma light and fruity. Malty with mild fruit / floral notes and clean hop bitterness. Good malt balance and mouth feel.

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Photo of Raphaellima
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sanitarium16
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nolster
2.89/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tripledbrew
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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