Pilsner Urquell Kvasnicový
Plzeňský Prazdroj

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Style:
Bohemian Pilsener
Ranked #21
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
86
Ranked #10,486
Avg:
4.09 | pDev: 14.18%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
29
From:
Plzeňský Prazdroj
 
Czech Republic
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  13
Gots
  8
SCORE
86
Very Good
Notes: Unfiltered Pilsner Urquell with yeast and wort added.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 29
Photo of JimboBrews54
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pilsner urquell is not a bad beer it's just lacking in a good rich taste. If you like light and bitter flavors than this is a good option. This is where the light characteristics in beer really shine. Faint, grainy Pils malt character. Malt sweetness balanced by a surprisingly bitter bite, very light noble hops character. Finished clean with no fruity esters, odd acidity in the finish. Not much hops flavor to usher in the bitterness. Skunk and slightly oxidized.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.65/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Enjoyed on oct´12. Pours bright golden yellow into my Tumbler glass. Veiled appearance. Very close & creamy lasting crown made of white froth. Copious rings & collars on sides. Strong floral aroma rounded by fresh grass & hay hues. Flavor profile hands citric bitterness, subtle maltiness as well as lemon zest astringency. Light body & soft carbonation. Creamy texture & clean bitter sensation. Dry & crispy finish. Fresh wood notes. Forget what you´ve experienced before with Urquell. Try this masterpiece!!

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Photo of skypup
4.35/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

.5L on Tap served in Glass Stein at Na Parkene Beer Pub; Plzen, Czech Republic

A: A cloudy pale gold; two finger head that lingers; soft veil of lace on the glass.

S: Light toasted malts and yeast. Softer and very different from bottled version

T: Malty and a light touch of hops. Mellows to a delicate bitterness.

M: Medium bodied and obviously different than the bottled version.

D: Very drinkable, finished two with a plate of sausage; a perfect matching.

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Photo of BrewerB
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly cloudy, light golden color. Thin white head, decent retention. Picked up on the floral hops, bread-like malt. Some yeast seems present. Flavors include more of the malty/grainy/bread, floral hops, and yeast. Has a very unmatured flavor which is not typical for a pilsner. Medium bodied/moderately to mid-low carbonation. Very smooth.

It's certainly a treat to sample a beer that's only served in this manner in one location in the world. I found it very fresh, flavorful and easy to drink. You can taste the draft/bottled Pilsner Urquell here but this version of it is certainly worth seeking out if you find yourself in the region.

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Photo of metter98
4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Kolkovna Olympia, Prague, Czech Republic

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color and has a two finger high white head that slowly died down. No carbonation is visible.
S: There are aromas of grassy hops and bready malts in the nose, along with some notes of yeast.
T: The initial taste is very malty, but quickly transitions to a much more balanced taste between the malt and hops that is also very buttery and has some hints of malty sweetness. The beer tastes very fresh.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate (slightly thicker than the regular version) and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The hops contribute a little dryness in the finish.
D: The beer is quite drinkable; I would definitely have this again if I am in the Czech Republic.

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Photo of rarbring
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is clouded orange, has a white head that leaves good lacing and some curtains.

The smell is lively, grains, grass, straw, and the hops.

The taste is fresh, white bread, green apples and bitter nettles-like aromas.

Medium carbonation, refreshing with a nice dry finish.

This beer is really easy to drink, well-balanced and tasty.

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Pilsner Urquell Kvasnicový from Plzeňský Prazdroj
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 29 ratings