Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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Pilsner UrquellPilsner Urquell

Brewed by:
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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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Yellow colour, nice dense head, lots of carbonation rising up

S: bready, some faint hops and something floral

T: nice bitterness at the beginning and the aftertaste; some hops some malts, every now ant than a strong alcohol kick

M:right density, enough carbonation, but the alcohol kicks aren't pleasant

O: I expected more of this father of pilseners

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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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  rDev -17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner. Appearance is clear, pale straw-gold with nice effervescence, but the head was smaller than I was expecting. The nose is flowery and dry. Champagne-like.

The beer has a light body and a very clean flavor. I get faint bready flavors, like crackers, which develop into flowery, peppery flavors at mid-palate. The finish is dry and has vestiges of apple skins.

Overall, I have to say this is a solid example of the style. Pilsners are not my favorite style (I strongly prefer American IPAs), but this one has all the trademarks you look for. It has a clean flavor, a flowery aroma, and you can taste both the malt and the hops. I wish I could remember what this stuff tasted like several years ago before they ramped up their production.

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3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very thin head on a clear very nice golden body. No lacing really.

S: malty and musty. Fairly sweet including sweet corn and breads and molasses actually.

T: A little too bitter for me in the finish. Light malts, noble hops and grains.

M: light body and high carbonation.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

Photo of phishsihq
2.96/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pilsner Uquell pours a burnished golden color, capped by one-inch of milky white head, and a solid lace is left clinging to the glass. Rich malty aromas blend with some spiciness from the noble Saaz hops, and hints of skunkiness (green bottle) are noticeable as well. Lots of malt initially floods the pallet before being well balanced by the spicy hops. An amazingly smooth, crisp, and well-rounded beer that features a medium body and moderate carbonation. We can only imagine what the townsfolk of 1842 Plzen thought of this crisp, refreshing brew.

Na zdravie!

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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%

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4.13/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured onto a pilsener glass

A - Dark golden color, almost to copper, small head, some lacing, constant activity, albeit light

S - Buttery toffee, roasted malt

T - Very balanced, sweet malt is cut nicely by a crisp hoppy bite. Not very spicy, but the hop character is noticeable

M - Nice level of carbonation keeps the palate clean, very refreshing and easily drinkable

O - A very good beer, the standard bearer of the style. Goes great in any season and with a lot of different foods

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
3.64 out of 5 based on 3,818 ratings.
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