Thursday, February 16, 2017

Pilsner Urquell (2017 re-review)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20ChadPolenz (1758) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2017

BBD: 6/11/2017

2015 BJCP Category: 3B Czech Premium Pale Lager

AROMA: Medium-high bready/grain pilsner malt. Slightly sweet with a subtle graham cracker component. Moderate spicy hops. Faint diacetyl is complements aroma and is acceptable. 11/12

APPEARANCE: Deep golden hue; brilliant clarity. Moderate white frothy head laces and retains well. 3/3

FLAVOR: Bready pale malt throughout. Clean and light at first but becomes sweeter as the swig progresses taking on a caramel or graham cracker taste. Spicy Noble hops are evident at the apex imparting a dry bitter bite and leaving an aftertaste akin to rye bread. Subtle minerally note on the finish. Well-balanced and delectable palette. 18/20

MOUTHFEEL: Medium body and carbonation. Very quaffable and sessionable at only 4.4% ABV. Crisp and refreshing with a mostly clean aftertaste. 5/5

OVERALL IMPRESSION: This beer single-handedly created the pilsner style and still remains among the best of them all world wide. 10/10


NOTE: Read my 2015 original review here: