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Try a New Brew - Pilsner Urquell

By Our Wine Guys, August 14, 2009  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Our Wine Guys
Adventures in BrewingWeekends are treasured for having time to kick back, relax and, maybe, test out a new brew. We created our Adventures in Brewing program to help you do just that. Each month, we feature two outstanding brews with unique stories to match their unique flavors. One of our August brews is Pilsner Urquell. Give it a try and let us know what you think. Here's the story. In 1842 in Plzen, a small town in Bohemia, a young Bavarian brewmaster named Josef Groll, using the finest local ingredients and a unique brewing process, created the world's first clear golden beer. Before this, all beer was dark and cloudy. Today, Pilsner Urquell (literally 'pilsner from the original source') still employs a truly unique parallel brewing process. They are so committed to quality and tradition that a sample batch of beer is brewed using the original equipment and process and compared to the beer produced using modern equipment to make sure that they match up perfectly. Pale malt, delicate hops and the finest local Plzen water contribute to its deep golden color and full-bodied classic Pilsner taste of complex maltiness with a honey-nut and toasted grain finish. Beer Characteristics
    Pilsner Urquell
  • Spicy, floral hop bouquet with a hint of caramel and buttery aroma
  • Crisp and clean, slightly skewed to the pleasantly bitter side
  • 156 calories and 16 carbs per 12-oz serving
  • Renowned Plzen soft water, the aroma of world famous Saaz hops and the parallel brewing process deliver unsurpassed product quality
Awards
  • In 2007, the Beverage Testing Institute of America rated Pilsner Urquell 93 out of 100, the highest score ever for a pilsner
Pairing
  • Spicy ethnic foods, shellfish or steak, especially peppercorn crusted or spicy marinated Artisanal cheddar, Muenster or Havarti cheese

 

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Meredith says ...
I had the pleasure of touring the Pilsner Urquell brewery while visiting the Czech Republic in 1999. That was my introduction to this beer and I have been a fan ever since!
08/23/2009 2:02:02 AM CDT