January 10, 2007

Pilsner Urquell

This weeks review is for Dr. Phat Tony. He’s been asking for a while now that I review a pilsner. He’s been so distraught over me not reviewing one, that he quit posting back on December 12th as a protest. Well, either that or he is doing some “quality checking” of submitted materials. Folks let me tell you something. I’ve had one hell of a time finding a pilsner. Ktreva and I hit many different stores in the area looking for one to no avail. Finally I was able to find a (A as in singular) six-pack of a pilsner, so I bought it. Tonight’s brew is Pilsner Urquell brewed in Plzen Czech. So Dr. Phat Tony, this review is for you!

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Sadly enough it comes in a green glass bottle. That means it allows light through and can damage the beer on the inside if it’s over exposed. The bottle has the name of the beer cast into it. There is a foil neck label. The front label has the name of the beer, where it’s brewed and a faux wax seal that says something in what I’m assuming is Czech. On the back label it has all the normal information as well as a story about the beer, “Pilsner Urquell is truly original. Before 1842 beers were often dark and cloudy, until our visionary brewmaster in Pilsen, Czech created the world’s first golden beer. This revolutionary breakthrough delivered an intensely rewarding taste and the original golden pilsner beer.” Hey, if they say so, who am I to argue?

True to the description this is a clear golden yellow beer. When originally poured there was a one-inch head on it that quickly disappeared. There is no lacing on the glass to note.

It has a very enticing aroma to it. A mixture of mild malts and hops. There is a sweet grassy scent with a nice accent of bread. (Not yeast). On the tongue it has a light malt flavor mixed with a pleasant hoppy bitterness that isn’t distracting. The taste is crisp and clean.

This is a light bodied beer. There is a slight bite on the tongue and a nice level of carbonation. Very pleasant to drink.

This beer pleasantly surprised me. I didn’t think I would like it, but it’s really not bad. It does have a light beer taste and feel to it, but not a bad light beer. I’m going to give this beer a 6 out of 10.

Posted by Contagion in Alcohol at January 10, 2007 07:46 PM | TrackBack

Actually, you made a good choice with pilsner Urquel. I believe Becks is also a pilsner but it's not as good. My writing will resume soon, I hope.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at January 11, 2007 12:03 PM

... Urquel is a great beer... I always order a pitcher of it when I'm at the Troll in Helen, GA every October...

Posted by: Eric at January 11, 2007 06:35 PM

I like Urquell many much... I had some at Carmen's rehearsal dinner. Many of them. I'd give it about a 6 also... though on a hot day, it would be an easy 7.

Story is, the US bombed the brewery because it was that vital to Czech economy.

Don't know how true that is, but a Czech is the one who told me that...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at January 11, 2007 07:01 PM

It is pretty good.
I think it would probably go down better if it came with a complimentary CZ pistol. ;)

Posted by: jimmyb at January 11, 2007 08:49 PM