Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

BA SCORE
82
good
3,815 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay
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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:
3,815
Reviews:
1,483
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
15.93%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
735
For Trade:
0
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Photo of brandon911
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of BethanyB
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pale gold, and very clear. The head was nonexistent from the beginning.

Smell: Fresh, floral noble hops and refined malt made for a crisp, clean bouquet. Some DMS detected, was as to be expected with a Pilsner, but stil distracting.

Taste: Clean and well-lagered. Medium bitterness that lingers into the dry finish without exhibiting harshness. Definitely appreciated the quality. Malt character could be more apparent. Again, DMS Distracts, holding on tight into the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel, with a smoothness that was curiously able to stand up against a high amount of carbonation.

Overall: What this beer lacked in complexity, it made up for in refined smoothness. Nice hop character, with heavy DMS.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Uniobrew31
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really well balanced pilsner. Unlike the craft pilsners that I have tried recently this one was not overly hopped. It has a low abv and is very dry and quenching on a hot day. Great beer to sip on the back porch for a few hours on a summer afternoon. This beer IMHO is a standard setter for what a pilsner should be.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Olek4374
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into your standard pilsner glass. The colour is amber with a light head and a really clean smell with almost a parsley like aroma to it. It has a lot of depth for sure.

The taste of this beer is great - it is truly a well done pilsner. The hoppiness is ever present and the aftertaste is very malty, but clean too. Love it. This is my fifth can of the day so I'm not really prepared to write much, but damn this beer is good.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Flounder57
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16.9 ox can was poured into an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Bready malts, grassy hops, and a little sweet cereal grains.

Taste: Pilsner malts up front, grassy and bitter Czech hops, and some sweet malts in there too.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, refreshing, chewy, light bodied, low to medium carbonation, and some lingering bitterness.

Overall: I have enjoyed this pilsner many times in Europe and here in Boston. Such a classic and look forward to more in the future.

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
3.64 out of 5 based on 3,815 ratings.
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