Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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BA SCORE
3.59/5
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3,943 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Plzeňský Prazdroj
Czech Republic
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Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
While most lagers give away most of their taste profile in the front of the mouth, Pilsner Urquell only hints at its flavour there. Instead, it develops in the middle, followed by a refreshing, clean finish and balanced aftertaste, practically inviting you to have another.

Added by Bitterbill on 09-10-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,150
Reviews:
1,514
Ratings:
3,943
pDev:
16.16%
Bros Score:
3.4
 
 
Wants:
98
Gots:
820
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,943 |  Reviews: 1,514
Photo of connecticutpoet
2.61/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance – Thin layer of head on a clear yellow body.
Aroma – Faintly skunky. Unimpressive.
Taste – Moderate bitterness with a weak bitter aftertaste. Light grain body.
Mouthfeel – Somewhat thin.
Overall – Not impressed by this one and will not get again.

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Photo of Nass
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This fairly lighter to drink than your typical german pilsner but it has similar qualities in taste. This is quite a pleasant beer on the finish. I am not crazy about the czech style pilsner but this is one of the better ones that I have sampled. Whoever said beer is unhealthy has not drink a 6 pack of pilsner urquell before. I felt very good and revitalized after doing so. Cheers! B (85-89) score range

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Photo of jbundang9
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kemblain
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lupercmda
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikeycibelli
3.99/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Paradox1000
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vandelay1863
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jesswills21
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Heftklammer
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grgurich
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'm reviewing Pilsner Urquell from cans. I was recently able to find them in Pittsburgh, PA. I've always loved P.U., even before SABMiller upgraded the supply chain. The beer in bottles is now superb, and this experience was a cut above.

Head retention and lacing was better. The grassy aroma coming off the foam was fresher. The Saaz hops were more bracingly bitter. The overall mouth feel was firmer and the taste crisper. I haven't had this at the brewery in Czech, and I don't know if I ever will. You probably can't do better than that, but the closer you get to the source with any food product the fresher, and therefore better, it's going to be. Reviewers here and elsewhere who've had the product in Czech claim the cans aren't far off.

I can't speak to that, but I can say this is my go-to Czech pils, and one of my two go-to beers, period. The other is Victory Prima Pils. Both are the best at what they set out to do, IMO. It should go without saying that I'm rating this for the style, i.e., a traditional Czech pilsner. Na zdraví!

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Photo of JoeK89
4.35/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Felt like I needed to give this beer some love. This is the epitome of the style in my opinion. No off scent that I get from many pilsners. Crackers, grassy, bready, crisp. Light body, but normal for the style. Incredibly easy to drink. It is a shame that less popular styles receive lower ratings. If you are getting into pilsners, give this a try.

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Photo of wilburj1
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is a great tasting and smelling beer. Quite bitter and bread like at the same time. I will have some of this at my disposal most of the time. Tastes like the beer my dad drank, that is a good thing. Update just bought this in 16 ounce cans, really cool cans by the way and I need to give this beer a 5 out of 5 this beer in 16oz cans is flavorful, smells great and the cans are cool. The original Pilsner all others are not the original.

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Photo of Vaulmas
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jerk_Store
4.01/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KevinHildahl
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of UncleVarg
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jem1121
5/5  rDev +39.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JasonLWest
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alekcide
4.94/5  rDev +37.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Classic! Tasty, freshy and well known around the whole world. As for me this is the best mass market czech pilsner. This beer is a legend, legend that always with you.

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Photo of Jim67
3.09/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BennyProfane
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 3,943 ratings