March 31, 2017

Pilsner Urquell

D- / 1.0
Pilsner Urquell

Pilsner Urquell is a bottom-fermented beer produced since 1842 in Pilsen, Bohemia. The beer is today a prominent brand of the global brewing empire SABMiller, which has also started brewing Pilsner Urquell in Poland and Russia.

Pilsner Urquell has a heavier body but slightly less alcohol than typical American-style lagers (with an almost ale-like fruitiness in the malt body) and more strongly hopped than most pilsner beers. Saaz hops, a noble hop variety, are a key element in its flavor profile, as are the use of soft water and fire-brewing. It is available in a 330 ml (third of a litre) and a 500ml (half litre) in both aluminium cans and green bottles.

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Reviews of Pilsner Urquell

Review by Aaron D. Campbell on November 23, 2010

D- / 1.0

Appearance – Bright gold, crystal clear, bright white lacing.

Smell – Earthy and spicy hops, tangerine, grassy grain. In my nose it just doesn’t seem to go together though.

Taste – Bitterness from the hops, very bready malt, hints of biscuit from the yeast.

Mouthfeel – Light bodied, crisp on the tongue, smooth going down.

Drinkability – I don’t plan on drinking another and I didn’t even finish this one. It’s thin, weak, and boring. The bitterness is nice, but not nearly enough to make this worth drinking. I know that the globalization of this may have ruined it, but people still rave about it and I have no idea why.