Czech Pilsner is a very approachable malty and hoppy lager. It's golden in color, moderate in alcohol, and complex in flavor. Medium-rich malt flavor hit the palate in unison with spicy, floral and herbal Saaz hops character.
Pilsner Urquell was the first "pilsner" type beer in the world. In 1842, a brewery in Plzeň employed Josef Groll, a German brewer who was experienced in the Bavarian lager method of making beer. Groll developed a golden Pilsner beer, the first light coloured lager beer ever brewed.
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Czech-style pilsners are moderately tinted pale yellow with low-to-medium noble hop presence. They are characterized by slightly sweet, toasted biscuit and bready aromas and flavors, as well as moderate to low carbonation. More than 150 years after its debut, Pilsner Urquell remains a standard bearer.
Overall: “Enjoyable and flavorful Pils with emphasis on bitterness. Crisp, clean finish with a good balance of bitter hops to pale malt. Refreshing. Suffers from issues related to transportation and storage.”
Pilsner UrquellManufacturerPilsner Urquell BreweryIntroduced1842StyleCool fermented beerWebsitewww.pilsnerurquell.com