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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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a large head of white foam into a pilsner glass, leaving quite solid lacing. Good carbonation, and bright gold in colour.

Smell is mildly grassy, with an amount of bitter hops. Remains crisp, but not overly forthcoming here.

Flavour starts off smoother and a bit fruity before the bitterness comes through, a sort of dry rolling carbonation throughout. Bitterness and dry malt come through. Finish is mostly of dry malt and hops.
The mouthfeel is quite smooth, though a touch medicinal maybe.

Overall I find this relatively straightforward. It is pretty drinkable, and maintains quite a high bitterness and dryness to it. I find for the style though that I have had some better/more interesting ones. The taste is growing on me though.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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2/5  rDev -44.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle at home. Clear straw yellow with a thin white head. Notes of pilsner malts, bitter generic hops, interesting unripe red fruit - like raspberries and strawberries - followed by a malt sweetness that drags it down a bit. Light bodied, high carbonation, refreshing finish.

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3.77/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer has a sharp, clean bitterness. The Saaz hops (its native to the region) leave you with beautiful aromatics and the high carbonation make this beer a delight! Good head, nice a white. A thorough thirst quencher, this beer tastes great with burgers and fried snacks!

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2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a golden color with a big white head. The head faded fast to give a lighter amount of lacing.
Smell – The smell is of biscuit notes as well as floral/grassy and a light skunky aroma.
Taste – The taste starts out crisp and malty. There are hints of barley malt and some corn up front. These remain throughout the flavor, but other tastes come and go throughout. In the middle of the taste there is a lighter sugary and caramel sweetness. This fades however at the end where some floral and grassy flavors come to the taste and leave a crisp slightly bitter flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- A lighter body with a higher level of carbonation. Very good for the lightness of the beer.
Overall – A good beer on a nice warm day (as how I enjoyed it today). While not huge on favor or aroma, it is very easy drinking and refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a fluted pilsener glass.

Look: The beer is a nice clear gold with slowly rising bubbles. A fizzy white head sits on top, dissipating to a film. Random lacing sticks to the glass.

Aroma: The beer smells malty, bready, and slightly sweet with caramel notes.

Taste: Sweet malts come out first with a bready profile. Hops kick in and some faint grassiness can be found in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Less offensive than the old green bottled version.

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,909 ratings
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