Gambrinus | Plzeňský Prazdroj

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Plzeňský Prazdroj
Czech Republic
prazdrojvisit.cz

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-07-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
52
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
14.5%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of Darkhnum
3/5  rDev -11.2%

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3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of TheGruge
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Brew_42
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Pours clear golden color with a thin white head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Smells slightly hoppy with some grassiness.

Tastes - Malty and hoppy. Starts pretty sweet but has a hoppy bite on the back end.The after tastes is unpleasant. Almost medicinal in its bitterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium body and carbonation.

Overall- Not a very good beer. Not a huge pilsner fan but I suspect this isn't a great one.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of BeerNutta
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gambrinus.

A = Poured a golden colour with a thin foam head.

S = There seemed to big malty smell roaming off this sucker. There was a slight hop characteristic but it was mainly malt seeping through.

T = Malt. Big malt flavour this beer has. All I could taste is Malt. There is a cookie flavour to this beer. Malt, Malt and Malt.

M = Little carbonation. Makes it easy to drink. Although I would have liked a little more carbonation.

D = Drinkable. But a little too malty for my liking.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.03/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer comes in a long-necked brown 50 cl bottle. The label is pretty boring looking; only text (with a small coat of arms as a watermark).

A: The colour is clear golden with a sparkling white head that dissipates rather quickly leaving some lacings.

S: Boiled vegetables at first, then sweet malt and faint floral noble hops with citric notes.

T: Nice hops at first which turns into bready malt. Bitter and floral at the same time, but not in great harmony. The boiled vegetables from the smell is a bit fainter in the smell, but still present. Some fruityness, citric notes.

M: Aftertaste is short and holds only faint bitterness. Carbonation is rich and a bit rough. The body is medium creamy. Body and carb. aren't in balance.

D: A Czech that you probably won't buy more than once - I will not buy it again. Nothing wrong with it, but there are so many others that are better.

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Photo of desint
3.07/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.08/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of DOCRW
3.09/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WoodBrew
3.11/5  rDev -8%
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 rarbring
3.11/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer is clear golden, a white head leaving some lacing.

The smell is mostly malty, grains, grass, rather weak.

The taste is upfront sweet, bread and biscuit, a slight fruity sourness, ripe apples, finishing of with some warm bitterness.

Medium high carbonation, rather smooth, a bit oily with a dry finish.

A rather neutral and clean lager. Does not intrude the palate or food. Decent.

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Photo of cooter
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
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 Naz0
3.13/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DrunkMcDermott
3.18/5  rDev -5.9%
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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3.22/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can purchased in a Saigon supermarket and appears to have been brewed by SABMiller Viet Nam, so may not be fully indicative of the true Czech recipe.

Pours a very light golden colour with an impressive white head that disappears very quickly, leaving no lacing. Aroma actually includes elements of a Czech pilsner, with a real Saaz or closely related hop, but unfortunately there are elements of adjuncts as well. Given my location I would assume rice, but may also be corn - but has that "sweetness" in aroma that doesn't imply 100% malted barley. The flavour is very clean and crisp, but lacking any depth or complexity. I can't get much beyond the non-barley sweetness, but there is a hint of hops in the finish.

By far not the worst beer I've had this past week, but not one I would ever choose if in Europe or North America.

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3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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Gambrinus from Plzeňský Prazdroj
3.38 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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