Pilsner Urquell

Pilsner Urquell

Rated 3.476 by BeerPals

Brewed by Plzeňský prazdroj a.s. / Pilsner Urquell Brewery

Plzen, Czech Republic

Style:  Bohemian / Czech Pilsener

4.4% Alcohol by Volume

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For more than 160 years, Pilsen has produced the bottom-fermented pale lager Pilsner Urquell, which, due to the quality of the raw materials, water, own brewery east culture inherited know-how and experience of many generations of Pilsen brewers and its specific production processes has gained an inimitable flavour and quality.

ID: 891 Last updated 3 months ago Added to database 22 years ago

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Overall Rank3669
Overall Percentile93.1
Style Rank22 of 1800
Style Percentile98.8
Lowest Score1.4
Highest Score5.0
Average Score3.485
Weighted Score3.476
Standard Deviation0.664

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EPICUREAN 11 reviews
rated 3.9 16 years ago

Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

A wonderful pilsner--good color and head. Nose has hints of honey. Incredible mouthfeel: full and honeyed. Almost too rich to have with food. This is one beer that will have you coming back for more.

  • IBREW2OR3 939 reviews
    rated 4.2 8 months ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 9

    Golden and crystal clear color with tiny ring of white foam. Aroma is skunky yeast followed by a tasty malt smell. Flavor is sour yeast and then a mild malt backbone with some bittering hops bringing up the rear of the taste profile. Aftertaste is a bit sour. A really refreshing beer for a hot summer day. 3.6 Re-rate 20210402. six pack pours same. The aroma offers up classic spicy Saaz hop goodness with just a faint warm bready malts. The taste delivers a pleasing degree of spicy lovely Saaz hops that both dries out a bit and becomes a little chewy. The spiciness approaches becoming a tiny bit peppery. It's just slides toward the finish with a friendly balance of mild sweet bready maltiness. 4.2

  • HANTRAN 545 reviews
    rated 3.6 2 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nose of malt and grass, noble hops. Clear medium gold body with almost nonexistent white head. Wee bit of sudsy lace. Mouth is thin with a low level of carbonation. Flavor is mild but well balanced, clean and simple, light bread, grassy hops, bit of pepper on a very clean ending. Highly sessionable.

  • MISSSIPLESS 165 reviews
    rated 3.8 3 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    green bottled beer...a health hazard. The beer is clear, light gold in color with a huge white head that sticks to the glass. Aroma is balanced with grass and hops. Flavour is nicely balanced too. Finish is not too bitter. Much better preserved than the bottle usually lends itself to.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.3 3 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 7

    The great grandfather of all of today’s Czech Pilseners, be they good or bad. I guess one can be a bit sentimental and rate this one high, and if you get it in a can that would be worthy. Or you can be fair and rate it for what it is, a decent lager that is a few steps above a macro but still a few steps below a well crafted pilsner. A pale straw pour that is topped by a foamy white head. Aroma is balanced between floral hops and grass. Flavour is rather one dimensional with grains up front and hops in the finish.

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 3.8 5 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle / Can. Colour - medium gold colour, long lasting bubbly white head, plenty of effervescence. Aroma - cereal grains, herbal hops, weak yeast. Mouthfeel - medium bodied, abover average carbonation. Flavour - nicely balanced between the malt and hops. I can see why it is the prototypical pilsner. Note - this is MUCH better from a can than a bottle. Most of the bottles I've tried have been skunked.

  • STANG 237 reviews
    rated 2.5 8 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 4 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Slightly darker than the usual pils color with a light head , a little more malty than you'd expect from a pils but still retaining the hoppy freshness at the same time.

  • TONE77 221 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pours a golden color. Smell is of malts, grains. Taste is refreshing, malts, sweet, some grains. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall makes a great session beer.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.3 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Clear darker yellow with decent white foam head lacing to glass. Aroma is nice bitter with some hints of sweetness. Taste is pilsener straight forward and one of good quality, nice bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201209)

  • RICHSBEER 1894 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Pours a nice golden color with good carbonation leaviung a nice white head, good lacing and loads of bubbles. The aroma is a nice floral, grassiness with grains, some biscuit and perhaps a tad bit of corn and light caramel or honey? The taste is a nice grainey note with some baked bread, grassy hop notes a little hop bite. The mouthfeel is a light body, well carbonated, lingering hop bitterness with a nice sweetness.

  • MITCHFORGIE 683 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    I like this with chinese canadian food. Normal standard international lager, just more crisp, dry and with a touch of a bite from an acid. Hops are green and straw and hay. Ok to drink once in a while with said chinese food but otherwise best left on the shelf. Cracker like malt structure. This is the first beer I liked when I was 15

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