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Pilsner Urquell

Lager beer brewed by the Pilsner Urquell Brewery in Plzeň (German name: Pilsen), Czech Republic Website

Approval Rate: 85%

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    Sun Jun 06 2010

    This BASICALLY is glorified Miller Lite. I had some of this once at a beer tasting. Being in a mood for a really good beer, and after trying several of them, I decided that Pilsner Urquell IS Miller Lite. It is made/owned by Miller/Coors and tasted to me like they bottled Miller Lite in a fancier bottle and charged double for it. I will need a side-by-side to 100% verify this one, but I am 100% certain that I would never have this beer long as Miller still makes Miller Lite.

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    Mon Mar 01 2010

    Not bad at all. Has kind of an Interesting taste to it. Has a decent hoppy flavor, but is still clean and light. I rarely order these, but I like them when I do drink it.

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    Wed Feb 03 2010

    I am curious, I have been drinking Pilsner Urquell for 30 years, started the enjoyment in Germany. I just got a batch that tastes like it does not have any alcohol in it. Perhaps the yeast is missing. The number on the bottle is 7231113001. The taste is raw. My husband had two and mentioned there was no effect. He checked the official web site for the company and could not see an area, where the quality control feedback can be found. Has anyone else experienced this?

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    Sat Jan 16 2010

    Pilsner Urquell was the first Pilsner ever made in the world and is still the best Pilsner ever made. One of those beers that has that intangible flavor that you won't find anywhere else. The perfect mix of slight bitterness, clean flavor and smooth palatable taste.

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    Sun Jun 21 2009

    Pilsner Urquell is the prototypical pilsner. To be honest, I am not much of a pilsner person myself. I tend to prefer lagers and darker beers. Pilsners are generally smooth and light in consistency with a taste I can only describe as "beer-y." I would say Pilsner Urquell has a "crisp" taste.

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    Sun Jun 21 2009

    I tried this whole on a vacation to Prague. You can't go to the Czech Republic and not try a Pilsner. I am glad I only had a few sips. I thought it was really gross. It has a really strong after taste and I couldn't shake it for a while. If you like fruity drinks or light flavors this is not for you!

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    Wed May 06 2009

    The apprx. 22 oz. bottle I had was terrible. Though it may have been skunked. My one dog that eats anything would not touch the half-oz. I poured in his food dish.  Update 4-5-08:Have to do a new review based on a fresh pint can I had recently. No skunk fumes in this one. A really fine, smooth Pilsner. A bit subtle for most "hop-heads" it is a very refreshing pour. Light, crisp, clean. Well recommended for hot weather when something light is called for.

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    Sat Feb 28 2009

    12oz bottle slight skunky aroma bitter beginning with a smooth aftertaste. Good but an average beer

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    Fri Feb 13 2009

    I've drunk it and not complained about it. I don't know if that's the sort of endorsement that you would put on a label though. I suspect though that this is Chalkey Studebaker's beer of choice since its named after his favourite TV Character from Family Matters.

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    Thu Feb 12 2009

    A very well made beer. Not a ton of flavor, but what's there is good.

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    Wed Dec 10 2008

    no real opinion on this one... so I'll go OK

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    Fri Aug 08 2008

    Strongest pilsner I have tried.

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    Sat Jun 14 2008

    A beer for eastern Europe just a tolerable beer,too expensive. If you want to spend money try s/th for Belgium.

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    Wed Jun 11 2008

    had it once, never liked it.

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    Thu Jun 05 2008

    ok, honestly... I haven't tried it but it doesn't look to appealing.

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    Sat May 31 2008

    I'll have to try one...I can't remember if I like it or not.

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    Thu May 15 2008

    This is simply the best Pilsner I've ever had, and that's saying a lot. Actually it's my favorite beer in the world. It is pricey, but on special occasions I'll always go out and get Pilsner Urquell.

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    Sun Mar 30 2008

    This is a delightful beer that is brewed in the Czech Republic and is available in the U.S.  It has just the right amout of hops without being bitter.  It is not overbearing with its hops like the American beers Sweetwater 420 and Palmetto Pale Amber.  Pilsner Urquell is in my top 4 beers; rated.

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    Sat Mar 22 2008

    Decent blond beer. . .goes down well, but nothing to shout about. . .one of those beers you can order to make yourself seem smarter than you really are, but just an average beer on this terrific list. A very drinkable three bordering on a four. . .

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    Mon Feb 11 2008

    Another excellent pilsner -- the original pilsner, in fact.

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    Thu Nov 22 2007

    I've only tasted this one a few times but I can say I did enjoy it.

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    Wed Nov 14 2007

    I rarely drink pilsners, so I'm not a huge fan.

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    Wed Nov 14 2007

    A solid pilsner from the country that established it a stronger lager, very good.

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    Mon Oct 29 2007

    Its rare that I find a beer that I don't like, and I was excited to try Pilsner Urquell. I had heard it was great, yet I completely hated it. It made me feel sick to drink it. I've been able to drink it since when others have bought it and there were no other choices. However, if Pilsner Urquell is an option, it is likely that there are more beers available that I would much rather drink.

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    Sun Sep 23 2007

    Definetly a tasty brew. Not my favorite pilsner, but a very refreshing one.

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    Wed Aug 22 2007

    Loved this while at the Beer Garden in Queens!

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    Wed May 30 2007

    It has that distinct Czech flavor. One of my favorites.

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    Tue Dec 26 2006

    Pilsner Urquell is much better, it seems to me, since the Commies have left Central Europe.

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    Thu Dec 14 2006

    The original Pilsner, and very illustrative of the style. Not exceptionally flavorful, but nice aroma a nice beer nonetheless.

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    Sat Sep 09 2006

    Good quality brew. Definitely worth buying.

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    Fri Aug 26 2005

    Ok, I'm probably a bit prejudiced since I had a bad experience with this beer. First of all, it really shouldn't come in a green bottle. Green bottles allow more sunlight in and the beer skunkifies faster. I think this is what happened to me as I decided to try it one day, and I drank one quarter of a bottle and threw the other five bottles away. And I am a guy who hates to waste beer. It's possible that the batch I received wasn't fresh, so I'll have to try this on tap later and update my review. But it'll be a while given my bad experience with this one.

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    Wed Apr 20 2005

    My favorite beer. Gives a good bite on the sides of your tongue. Lighter than other good beers. More refreshing than darker beers but more tastey than similar light beers.

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    Sat Mar 05 2005

    the one and only pilsner, every other pilsner is just a clone, never had a pils better than this.

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    Mon Feb 21 2005

    The original pilsner from Plzen (Pilsen), Czechoslovakia. Sometimes it's difficult to improve on the original.

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    Sun Feb 20 2005

    one of the world's best

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    Sat Jan 29 2005

    I just had my first beer. My bartender has a lot of explaining to do.

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    Tue Dec 14 2004

    Pilsner Urquell: the cause of, and solution to, all of my problems. D'OH! (Thanks, Homer).

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    Wed Oct 27 2004

    A true pilsner beer but somewhat of an aquired taste - it is a very hoppy for some but overall good balanced flavor once you get used to this type of beer.

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    Tue Oct 19 2004

    Decent. Gets over-rated by some, but it is a dependable pilsner, pleasant and welcome in my fridge.

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    Fri Apr 02 2004

    As an ale drinker I'd rate this the best of lagers Ive tasted. Dunno what but it's not as good as it was 5-10 years ago. Lost something in mass production. Still, very pleasant on a hot summer's day

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    Thu Mar 18 2004

    It's gone from pretty good to ok now. They've lost the taste in going with the mass production for some reason. Definitely not as good as before. They must be cutting corners or something. I'd say it's just below Stella Artois.

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    Sun Feb 15 2004

    Now that it is mass produced, it is the best mass produced beer in the world.

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    Thu Feb 12 2004

    World's greatest beer. Oldest beer in the world originating in the 13th Century.

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    Mon Feb 09 2004

    Not the best beer in the Czech Republic, but that's saying a lot, for a lager fan.

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    Tue Aug 19 2003

    Absolutely the best beer in the world. It goes down smooth, unlike 90% of the microbrews out there, but it's not watered-down like the mass-produced domestics. This is what beer is supposed to taste like.

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    Thu Jun 05 2003

    A well crafted beer and certaintly refreshing, but a tad too skunky for my taste.