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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3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Im a fan of German and Czech Pilsners so my review will be rather subjective. I found the aroma grainy, hoppy and pleasant.Not overly bitter at all. The kind of aroma that begs to be drank immediately. The color was "Pilsner" in all its beauty. To me it just "Looks" like Beer should look. A lovely pour with a nice head that begs to be tasted first.

To the palate its crisp, refreshing, and reminds me of why it was so easy to sit all day in a beer tent. With a quality Pilsner like this one you always feel like you can have one more beer. Its very well balanced, looks lovely golden, and refreshes while still retaining a nice Hoppy after taste so why stop after one or two? Its really a lovely beer to just look at as the light hits it in its glass.

Ive made it my "go to" Pilsner. Oh there will be other ones but Urquell is easy to find and never dissapoints.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours gold with a one finger white head, with good retention and lacing. The aroma is grassy and grainy with bread and biscuit malts. There is also a light amount of skunkiness, no doubt due to the green bottle.

The taste is bitter, and there is some skunkiness present. There is biscuit malt, floral and herbal hops, and some grain. I don't think this is bad, but would be better in a can. I get tired of drinking beer from light struck bottles.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Not too good from the bottle. I may try it from a can, to see if I like it better. I can't see reviewing this again though. The fact that this beer is skunked is the brewers fault. They choose to use green bottles.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Notes from Prague. .5l can into a tiny water glass.

A- Clear gold with quick bubbly head that left nice lacing.

S- Crisp light malts. Nice hop presence. No skunk like in the US.

T-Malts up front. Finishing lightly bitter, possibly from the hops. Grassy/floral.

M-Medium carb, smooth, mildy viscous. Drinkable.

O- Much cleaner tasting than in the US.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. green bottle which is dated Nov 17-11, so this is an old bottle that I found in a convenience store on a back shelf. Sampled on October 7, 2013.

The pour is golden yellow with a fizzy white head and busy carbonation.

The aroma is of toasted biscuit pale malts and moderate sugar sweetness. Considering the age of this bottle I was very pleased that there was no green bottle skunkiness.

The body is light to medium.

The taste has a good Czech malt character up front with low to medium bitterness at the end. Pretty decent.

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,906 ratings
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