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

Re-reviewing with new cardboard pack, good till April 30 2013. Poured into a pokal glass.

A real nice simple appearance with a crystal clear honey golden brown amber body. Lots of soapy white head, but as much as it looks weak top up pours give good retention, it does not break at all.

Nose hits with big grassy hops, and sharp stick malt. Nice sharp clove and bread and honey action coming forward too.

Palate brings a great crispness, solid hop presence with a big grass tangy quality. Spritzy and quenching. Light honey and mild sweet bread like malts. Quite hop forward finish too, big bitting hop tang on the tip of the tongue numbing nicely with sharp hop and a bit of lime and controlled bitter.

Really liking how much this beer seems to be better, particularly in this new packaging and with a solid pokal.


First review January 15 2011.

Poured into a pilsner style glass from the bottle. Mostly dark golden but with gray hues, a very white head of large bubbles which disappears though at a good clip. Little retention at all. Leaves a good collar throughout the glass though and some sticky lace is noticeable

The first smell off the pour was strangely enough of boiled eggs. Really tiny malt as well. Clean simple, no sense of chemical ness, pretty good.

Hop taste and malt finish, but mostly pretty quiet.. Simple mouthfeel wet like a typical pilsner but not too much on the wetness factor. Lightly bready. The low Abv is very appealing for drinkability if you want to have more and inexpensive.

Final score 3.58

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I had this one first in Epcot, Germany. This was what really got me into trying new types of beer, especially foreign ones. Always a favorite when I can get it on tap. I have had the bottle type but it is in no where near as good as when it is served on tap, but that is sort of a given.

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
3.64 out of 5 based on 3,773 ratings.
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