Starobrno - Pivovar Starbrno, A.S.
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3.54/5 rDev -0.6%
A yellow color beer of the darker variety. The head is virgin white, a nice touch. Its about 1" deep. Good retention, average lacing. Mild skunkiness in the aroma, zesty hop presence, this is what I'm looking for in a czech pilsner, skunkiness is not always a flaw, and I think it works well here.
Taste has a light body with ample bitterness. Carbonation is high, as should be for style. Plenty grassy in the taste and mouthfeel throughout the entire drinking experience. This used to be a lesser version of Pilsner Urquell for me, but it seems in recent history, they have pulled about even. Used to see this at Trader Joe's, it seems to have gotten more difficult to locate in the states in recent years. Finishes a little dry, metallic bittery, floral.
The mustiness within the beer is kind of cool.
Light but flavorful be thy name. Isn't going to change the way you think about pilsners, but it is a good experience in the warmer months.
03-14-2013 15:33:48 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.23/5 rDev +18.8%
One of the Wednesday Night Trivia crew was recently over in the Czech Republic for work and brought back some CANs for me. Once again, it pays to advertise and my thanks to Rod Shenk for the gift(s).
From the CAN: "Best beer in the whole of Moravia"; "Tenor is the secret of good souls"; "Crisp, mildly bitter taste".
The Crack revealed another brimful CAN and I went with an inverted Glug which netted a finger of fizzy bone-white head with limited retention. Color was a deep golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity and now Midas and Croesus were openly weeping in envy. Nose was redolent with snappy, grassy Saaz hops and I was in heaven. Nothing wrong with German Pils, per se, but give me a Czech Pils and I am sent. The intense carbonation rendered it very fizzy and cleansing on the tongue. I felt the old, tired taste buds being stripped away in its wake. The taste was quite clean, very grassy and refreshing. The finish was bone dry, just the way I prefer my Czech Pilsners. Man, this was probably going to be the winner of the lot! I could drink this pretty regularly.
07-10-2012 18:07:51 | More by woodychandler
4.08/5 rDev +14.6%
Starobrno Premium, ABV: 5.0%.
330 ml bottle, 12.90 SEK at Systembolaget.
A: The beer pours bright amber, with a white head that leaves a nice ring.
B: Malty aroma with hints of citrus, butterscotch and grassy hops.
T: Nice malty flavours with notes of bread, butter, citrus, hay and floral hops. Large bitterness. Simple, but delicious. Yum-yum-yum.
M: Medium body. Average carbonation. Huge drinkability.
O: Starobrno has become a standard beer for me - it's bitter and tasty enough, but still very easy to drink several servings of - and it's even better on tap. To me it's best served amongst friends or with European sausage- or pork-based dishes.
08-20-2011 17:07:32 | More by stjaernstoft
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.1/5 rDev -12.9%
A clear, light amber with an average thumb sized head that has good retention & lasts well.
Pretty standard for a pilsener/pale lager with a sweet malt smeel along with some grain and hops. Nothing out of the ordinary but nothing negative either.
Again pretty common taste with a slight corn, some grassy hops & some malts in there too. Finishes with a mild bitter aftertaste & goes down well.
Pretty smooth and easy to drink like most pale lagers. Nice, clean & crisp as well as being quite refreshing. Surprisingly I found this to be quite full bodied for a pilsener & it would be a decent session beer too.
Nice overall and very refreshing & drinkable although not the nicest in the world. Still a solid pilsener though that would work well as a session beer.
Sampled in Bratislava, Slovakia at KGB Pub:
03-08-2011 11:08:02 | More by flyingpig
3.95/5 rDev +11%
A: Dark golden brown with a thick 1.5 inch head. A tad orangy.
S. Fresh malt smell, on the light side and slightly sweet.
T: Full bodied for a Pilsner, full flavored, slightly bitter after taste. Honey, malt, herbs. Maybe just slightly too bitter.
M: Smooth then sparkly.
D: Overall excellent, but perhaps not for massive drinking like most pilsners.
04-30-2010 12:25:43 | More by sfprint
3.53/5 rDev -0.8%
Pours a medium gold with a nice foamy wite head and some decent lacing.
Grassy light malt with a light scent of green-leaf bitterness.
This one has some sweet light malt with a strong grassy edge, both sweet and sour, with a light smooth bitter hop bite near the end. Some husk-like bitterness as well, but it is fairly well hidden. Decent beer.
Lighter bodied with some fair carbonation. A very very easy drinker. Thought this one had just what was needed for the style, and was missing those off-elements that can turn a beer from being ok to a disappointment. Fairly clean and refreshing. Worth a try.
11-16-2009 12:45:50 | More by OtherShoe2
Starobrno from Pivovar Starbrno, A.S.
81 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.