Drink: Pilsner Urquell
Source: Plzen, Czech Republic
Size: 500 mL tallboy
The original pilsner, Pilsner Urquell opens with a malty tang rushing out to meet your nostrils and evoking leather, lemon, and grain.
This golden lager has a luscious, light mouthfeel that is refreshing pint after pint, largely due to the use of Saaz hops and the slightly more sessionable ABV.
The flinty nose and the clean finish combine to create a beer that few competitors can ape. Best served in a Pilstulpe, or a chalice (pictured) or pint glass failing that. Serve with wurst, pretzels, or or salty or savoury foods.
From 1842 onwards.
Hoochsavvy Grade: A