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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2.06/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Pours a golden color, mild carbonation and not much lacing here. The body is well carbonated.

Skunked hops, earthy notes, and just plain off putting. I know pilsners are a bit off in this regard but this one is exceptionally awful.

A complex flavor of earthy hops, tomato perhaps, skunked hops, light grains, a touch of bready yeast character. There’s something here to build on, certainly decent.

The funky nature of this beer is a bit off putting but at 4.40% this one drinks rather well, it is well carbonated, and frankly easy to drink.

I have to say this is a good test of someone’s joy of American sold Euro lagers. If you like this those will be a joy. If you find the skunked flavors and odd malt finish not to your liking you can save a lot of time and effort. I’ll say this is a solid example of a style I just don’t like when put in a green bottle and shipped across the Atlantic.

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3.15/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear dark yellow/ golden color with a bubbly white head that quickly dissipates. Minimal lacing.

S: Faint hops with grass and an odd fruity smell that dominates the aroma.

T: Slight ting of hops up front followed a touch of fruitiness and then by a nice mix of straw and grass in the finish. This beer leaves a sour, undesirable aftertaste on the palate.

M: Light in body with a good level of carbonation. Somewhat course.

Overall: Not a bad beer, but not one I would reach for again. I would have expected more from the original pilsner.

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
3.64 out of 5 based on 3,817 ratings.
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