Craft Beer Reviews #7 | Pilsner Urquell

Craft Beer Reviews #7 | Pilsner Urquell
July 10, 2017 daveitferris
Pilsner Urquell – ‘Pilsner Urquell‘.
It’s a 4.4% Beer.

About: Pilsner Urquell is a Czech lager brewed in Plzeň, Czech Republic by Pilsner Urquell Brewery. Pilsner Urquell is the world’s first-ever pilsner type blond lager, making it the inspiration for more than two-thirds of the beer produced in the world today, many of which are named pils, pilsner and pilsener. It is hopped with Saaz hops, a noble hop variety which is a key element in its flavour profile, as is the use of soft water and fire-brewing. It is available in 330 ml, 355 ml and 500 ml aluminium cans and green bottles..’

I love this bottle design. This may or not be because the red colour that i use for everything is present on the label on the form of a graphical stamp. Without the stamp it’d look quite retro, so this is a clever inclusion that essentially makes it ‘New Retro’ or like Emo for beer bottles.
This, more so than any of the others i’ve reviewed so far, proves that the aroma can be deceiving as i do not find the smell all that pleasant but i think the taste is absolutely sharp and beautiful. As i’ve said in a previous review, i’m not expecting to be massively bowled over by scent and it’s not critical, but there is something more alluring about a nice smelling beer.
Taste-wise, it’s lovely and sharp but goes down incredibly smooth. It featured prominent carbonation that remained present until the bitter end. The taste lingers on the tongue but it’s a pleasant coat of amber paint. I know this might sound like an odd thing to say, but it tastes really fresh. Not every bottled beer i’ve ever tasted has been completely fresh – but this tastes like it was just bottled today. I tend to drink draught beers when i’m out on the town, so a beer with even a hint of being off is majorly noticeable to me and can induce sickness – that’s why i’ll always praise freshness.
This is a beer i’ll definitely be trying again.