Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

Pilsner UrquellPilsner Urquell
BA SCORE
43.7%
Liked This Beer
3.59 w/ 3,842 ratings
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
Ranking:
#37,514
Reviews:
1,488
Ratings:
3,842
Liked:
1,679
Avg:
3.59/5
pDev:
15.88%
Alströms:
3.4
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
758
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

The green bottles don't do this beer any favors, would love to have this fresh at the source. Light grain flavor with some grassiness from the hops. I think the shipping process doesn't do the beer any favors, flavors are a bit dull.

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Cheap and it taste like it.

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3.6/5  rDev +0.3%

Needed something crisper and better than a domestic for drinking during the game. This was the choice. Not sure what it says about it besides that its better than Bud Light.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

16oz Can
$4.99 4-Pack
Binny's - Orland

Original Pilsner Bier. Pilsner Urquell should have been served in cans for years now. It pours vibrantly golden, 24kt-esque. Clarity is 20/20, I'm even able to read through the body, kind of. The head is perky and pure white, largely bubbled and craggy.. There's not a lot of staying power to the foam but it's a pretty beer and leaves patchy lace down the glass.

Cereal grains dominate the nose, freshly husked at that. A mild bready sweetness braces the profile with a soft candied lemon citric quality. The hop profile is pronounced and noble in its heritage. Very herbal upfront before segueing into cut, drying grass. Making me thirsty.

What the nose led on is absolutely true in the flavor profile. Crisp grains up front, and pushing through the finish as well, with a soft fresh baked bready sweetness. A quick squeeze of lemon adds brightness and seems to pick up the crispness. Herbal hop characteristics pop up on the backend before being taken over by a dry grassiness on the swallow. Crisp, clean, delicious.

The mouthfeel is spot on. The body weighs in a touch under medium while snappy carbonation awakens the tongue and pushes the beer through at a quick clip. The hopping is by no means robust but it does leave a soft bitterness in its wake that the dryness accentuates. Highly drinkable.

Pilsner Urquell may not be the best Czech Pilsner in the world but it certainly is old school, bright, and delicious. The grain bill is crisp, the lemon note vibrant, and the noble hopping delectable. This beer cannot be beat for the price.

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 43.7% out of 100 with 3,842 ratings
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