Pilsner Urquell | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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3.6/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Plzeňský Prazdroj
Czech Republic
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Style: Bohemian 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:
#35,628
Reviews:
1,546
Ratings:
4,055
pDev:
15.83%
 
 
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Ratings: 4,055 |  Reviews: 1,546
Photo of John
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The perfect pilsner beer. Crisp, clean, malty sweet, pronounced hop bite to finish. Went great with greens and beans over cappellini pasta.

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Photo of AaronRed
3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A staple during the summer. Strong hop feel, but appears to mellow a little halfway through.

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Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For a bottled import to be good, I can't imagine what it is like on tap at the brewery.

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Photo of grdahl
4.84/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Even by Czech standards this is good stuff. If you like pilsners, this is your beer. Every beer lover should take a pilgrimage to Plzen and walk though the arch at the main entrance of the pivovar (brewery)

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Photo of Todd
3.26/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz green bottle with a foil neck wrap. No freshness date, but there is a batch number.

Appearance: Golden and clear with a lot of C02 activity. The heads stays as a thin creamy lace with bubbles.

Smell: Mild sulfur notes, with aromatic medly of light hop and malt.

Taste: Crisp and refreshing straight from the begining. A nice amount of dextrin sweetness, followed by a lemony tea-like hop flavour. Finishes with a strong aftertaste.

Notes: Claiming to be "The First Pilsner On Earth," this brew is by far the grandfather of the Pilsner style.

Update 12/29/2001 ...

This beer has definitely been altered/modernized, along with its packaging. This is not the same Pilsner Urquell your daddy used to drink. Softer on the palate now with less hop character and its "skunk" character has been smoothed out a lot.

Once the defining Pilsner, now not much different than any other mediocre to average Czech Pils. And, although the beer is brewed at the same location, all of the brewing equipment has been replaced by modern equipment and the hops are now 75% hop extract!! -- no wonder it tastes different now.

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Pilsner Urquell from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 4,055 ratings