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Pilsner Urquell Beer
Pilsner /4.4% ABV / Czech Republic
- Czech Republic
- Tasting Notes
- Crisp, Dry, Grainy, Minerality
- Food Pairing
- Salads & Greens, Chicken
- Suggested Glassware
- Pilsner Glass
- Suggested Serving Temperature
- 40-45° F
Plzen in the Czech Republic was literally born to make beer. When King Wenceslas II of Bohemia founded the city in 1295, he granted its 260 households the right to make beer. For hundreds of years, this worked great. Yet as might be expect with this many home brewers, quality varied over time. It was easy to get beer but not so easy to get good beer. In 1838, several of the more enthusiastic brewers in town declared 36 barrels undrinkable and dumped them out in front of the town hall. This drove the brewing households to join forces and collectively build a brewery -- The Citizens Brewery of Plzen. The idea was to create a state of the art brewery to put in place a series of new beer making practices that were making their way across central Europe, such as the production of pale malt. Under the main building they dug a network of ice-cooled tunnels for another new technique called laagering (from the German 'lager'- to store). Four years later they revealed a golden clear, crisp, light-bodied beer that blew the doors off the dark and cloudy beers of the time. Pilsner Urquell is still brewed in the same brewery with the same soft Plzen water, saaz hops from Zatec, Czech barley from Moravia, and the same H-strain yeast. We still germinate and malt ourselves, and continue to triple-decoct our mash over open flames. Pilsner Urquell is the World’s Original Pilsner. With aromas of fresh bread, hints of Saaz hops and honeysuckle, taste notes of caramel maltiness balanced by a distinct bitterness, and a nice creamy mouthfeel and smooth, refreshing finish, it is easy to see why the original pilsner is a great session beer. Excellent choice for craft beer and import beer drinkers looking for an authentic, easy-drinking beer. The light beer is perfect for any occasion, such as sporting events, daytime adult beverage activities, warm weather sessionabilty, barbeques, and food pairing occasions that compliment traditional European dishes, as well as neutral flavored salted snacks.Pilsner Beerslightly sweet, caramelized maltiness; honeynut, breadycaramel character; a complex Saaz bitternessPilsner BeerView all products by Pilsner UrquellCalifornia Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING
Ravi Kittappa.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer Bret
The original, everything else is an imitation! I should know; I lived in Prague for almost 20 years, just over an hours drive from Plzen. Drank Pilsner almost daily! Nejlepší pivo na cely svět!!!
EricVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Real original and authentic Czec Pilsner made with real ingredients not corn or rice and other BS, made over 100 years since the 1800s.
ChrisVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
The premier Czech Lager with water from their protected source. So yummy.
DavidVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Good solid pilsner
Marianne McDermott.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
Hmmmmm....... sorry ..... don't know. Purchased it for a friend who really wanted Harp Lager but not in stock. So I picked this one . Fingers crossed ?
The best Pilsner beer on the market. Plus....this is original Pilsner!
CeciliaVerified BuyerVerified Buyer
Good quality, nice rich flavor
Sandra S.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
The. most. sublime. pilsner. ever. Unlike so many pilsners, it is not sweet- just crispy clean balanced perfection that implores you to drink a second one, and a third, and...
Sheree D.Verified BuyerVerified Buyer
My fave beer, difficult to find