Pilsner Urquell

This was another gift from my father. He picked up a mixed case of import beers. He doesn’t know that import is not synonymous with craft, but who can blame him? It’s an honest mistake. This one came with Pilsner Urquell (which I’ve never had), Tyskie (which I used to drink way before my blog days) and Peroni (another which I’ve never had).

ABV: 4.4%

Style: Czech Pilsener

Trivia: According to the Pilsner Urquell website the term “pilsner” changed over the years, “Pilsner soon became a generic term for any bottom-fermented beer, but the proud people of Pilsen would have none of that, and in 1898 they renamed their beloved beer Pilsner Urquell, meaning simply ‘The pilsner from the original source’. For centuries our brewmasters have dedicated themselves to maintaining the integrity of our fine golden lager, passing the secrets of their brewing techniques down through the generations so that Pilsner Urquell has remained the uncompromised original that is so well-loved today.”

Random: I tend to really hate pilsners. There is almost nothing about them that I enjoy. I have to get through 8 of these. They’re still sitting in the fridge months later. I’m trying to pawn them off on my sister.

This brew poured with a one finger white head that took a shockingly long while to dissipate. The body was a straw yellow clear color with a lot of carbonation. It left some lacing on the glass. The smell reminds of skunkiness, kinda like Heineken. I also got a very very small hint of something else I couldn’t place. On the taste, I got a little hint of skunk and a lot of carbonation. The finish was bitter but quick (thankfully). I’m not a big pilsner fan, but I could see people downing these quickly. The body is watery, but expected for the style. I could drink it, but I really hate pilsners. Just not a fan of the style. Although this goes without saying, I wouldn’t have it again.

Untappd Rating: 2.0/5.0