Gambrinus | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Plzeňský Prazdroj
Czech Republic | website

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2002

BEER STATS
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
127
Avg:
3.39
pDev:
22.71%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 127
Reviews by mmahut:
Photo of mmahut
3.62/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Sky clear yellow colour with massive head.

S: Pils smell, full of hops, small tones of malts. You might find some apple and citruses.

T: The way a good pils should taste. Hoppy with alcohol bitterness on the tongue.

M: Light body with no carbonation.

D: Good beer with lower reputation than it deserves in Czech Republic. Definitely one of my favourites pilsners. Good for hot summer time.

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Photo of petewheeler
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of vinivini
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fionn13
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of TheBrk
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of KristijanG
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Sammy
2.66/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Enormous head,lighter yellow colour, bit of lace in glass. Agressive carbonation. Some bitterness but otherwise low in taste and in body. Malted away. Drying finish. Satisfying lawnmower beverage. Nothing off just bland, and not fresh from brewery. Passable aroma. Thanks to Jan Biegaman.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.11/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brought a 330ml can home from recent trip to Europe. A big foamy head rose to the top of my class, the color was a clear copper. The smell was definate saaz hops. Clean, crisp taste. Slight sweetness gave way to a bitter after taste. Normal czech beer carbonation. As it tastes so natural you could drink a few of these. Nice czech pils, no suprises but thats not a bad thing.

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Photo of Lion088
3.08/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.18/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Draft, St. Petersburg, Russia. A bit more substance after all the Russian lagers I’ve been swilling. Good fluffy head that leaves a little lace. Golden pilsener color. A bit of extra sweetness, but the European hop profile makes a valiant effort to balance it.Still, a great pilsner beer smell I could pick up from two feet away made a good first impression on me.

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Photo of aztraz
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of DOCRW
3.09/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bwood06
3.35/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Out of a can into a rocks glass

A - Clear golden beer in color that looks to be highly carbonated with a very good amount of carbonation rising quickly towards the surface. Head is frothy and white. Head climbs quickly but also falls very quickly and leaves only a very thin lacing around the edges of the glass. 3.5/5

S - Aroms is chiefly of light malt and grassy as well as Noble hops. A bit of a peppery spiciness is present although the malt overrides this quite easily. 3.5/5

T - Very subdued flavor with a bit of light malt and grassy hops. Hops are more pronounced than the malt but there really is not much of either. Light peppery note forms the middle of the tasting. Flavor disappears from the palate quite quickly upon swallowing. 3.25/5

M - Very light and crisp with a heavy carbonation burn through. No lingering dryness. Maintains palate cleansing and light feel throughout and feels more like a third quencher than anything. 3.5/5

O - This beer would fit alongside the lighter beers in the Miller and Bud portfolios quite easily. Very light with minimal flavor. Drinks almost as light as water but it does retain some malty and hoppy flavors that make it worthwhile if you're looking for something very light. 3.25/5

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Photo of JamFuel
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tugdriver7
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of glepha
5/5  rDev +47.5%

Photo of cooter
3.13/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A beautiful classic golden pilsner, marred by the patchy head that forms after the first minute or two. An enjoyable major brew here in Prague, but its taste tends to the annoying once tried--it seems empty, more drinkable than enjoyable. High carbonation and its smooth, light hops make for a distinguishable biting mouthfeel. The aftertaste is thick on the tongue but without bitter, leaving you wanting more but not exciting the palate. After a few moments, a certain sweetness to the aftertaste appears as well.

More complexity would add to it, but its drinkability and smooth bite let it be an excellent accompaniment to bread-based meals. Slightly above average, but unfortunately touted as spectacular.

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Photo of desint
3.07/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Harkrank
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color; there is a finger high white head that slowly fades away leaving a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. No carbonation is visible in the form of rising bubbles.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of grassy hops on the nose along with some notes of caramel malts.
T: The taste is rather malty and initially has some hints of sweetness, although these quickly fade away and are replaced by a mild amount of bitterness from the hops.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and is rather smooth with a slight amount of crispness. A light amount of carbonation is perceptible.
D: The beer goes down rather smoothly and is quite sessionable. I could easily drink several of these in one sitting.

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Photo of BlackHaddock
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown 0.5 litre bottle, best before 18th Aug 2009, drank on my first ever night in Prague (18th Mar 2009).

Just flown in and found the hotel, wife is ill with a snotty nose and a cough to die for, I'm obviously 'up for it' and wanting to hit the bars and night-life. Compromise required, one bar and a night shop was the best I could negotiate.

Great bar, but snotty nose wasn't having any of it, we had to leave after my third beer or the whole trip would have been put in jeopardy.

The 'Night-Shop' had a crap selection of beers, catering for low-life and tourists with no beer knowledge or taste.

I choose this beer (and a couple more) to ease my pain of an early night.

Sat on my hotel bed, with a wheezing wife ruining the nights silence, I poured the beer into a small tumbler which should have held my toothbrush (five times).

The beer looked good, each little dribble into the tumbler produced a deep golden yellow coloured beer, with a well formed white head. As with almost all lager/pilsners the body was clean, clear and bright. My night was getting better,

The aroma must have been lost in the pouring because I found nothing to write about. The beer gets my standard 3 for odourless pils/lagers.

I found the taste and flavours to be grainy for a pilsner, crisp and tangy. Better than most in this style of beer anyway.

It also had a body and depth unlike so many lager/pilsner beers, nothing huge or really interesting, just heavier than most.

I would obviously prefered to have stayed out, but at least I've reviewed a beer while in Prague, even if it is from notes made while in a hotel room listening to the wife snore and wheeeze.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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Gambrinus from Plzeňský Prazdroj
3.39 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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