When hubby asked my to pick up a sixer of Pilsner Urquell, I was happy to do it.
When I got to the beer store there was a Heineken promotion. So the lovely blonde beer girl was passing out samples of icy cold Heiny and when she offered me a tastes I was like, "No thanks, I don't drink beer that comes in green bottles."
Little did I know that Pilsner Urquell comes in evil green bottles. I couldn't tell at the store because the bottles were packed up in boxes. I got a cold pack at the store and when I busted into them at home I was like, "Ugh, green bottles."
Since this was the designated beer for the evening I sucked it up and went for it.
I popped open a bottle; the smell was exactly what I anticipated and it didn't bode well. Skunk.
Let me put my commentary on hold for a moment and tell you a little bit about Pilsner Urquell. It is the very first pilsner every made. It was first brewed in 1842 in Plzen, Czechoslovakia; which is where it gets it's name. All other beers of this style take their name from Plzeňský Prazdroj . . . or Pilsner Urquell. However, Pilsner Urquell is hoppier than most pilsners . . . which gives it bonus points in my book.
Now, back to the beer. Once I got past the smell, I was pleasantly surprised at the taste and I quickly sucked back three of them. Don't get your knickers in a twist, Pilsner Urquell comes in at a very sessionable 4.4% ABV . . . so it's a nice light drinkable beer. And it won't knock you on your butt. It does have a little tiny bit of that green bottle taste but the overall flavor is a good tasty pilsner with a bitter edge. I surprised myself by liking it.
Happy 170th Birthday Pilsner Urquell. Cheers to the first Pilsner ever! Good job with that!
Oh, and the topper on the cake? I got a special badge from Untappd for knocking back three of these bad boy!
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