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Starobrno - Pivovar Starbrno, A.S.

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BA SCORE
81
good

80 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.33%
Wants: 7
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Starbrno, A.S. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 09-14-2002)
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%

Pretty basic Czech Pils. Nothing too fancy, yet nothing to snub either. Deceptively effortless in the cleanliness and crispness of this brew. The beer comes off with a moderate malty sweetness with lighter hints of grain flavors and astringency, light vegitable notes that are quickly dominated by spicy, earthy hops (Saaz?). Efforvescent and playful carbonation aids in the cleanliness and drinkablility. Tough to make this beer this clean. Absolutely nothing wrong with this beer, other than being lackluster.

04-03-2007 19:25:44 | More by BEERchitect
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BeerManDan

California

3.78/5  rDev +6.2%

Starobrno poured a nice light golden color with a nice medium tight white foam. The smell was pleasant for a lager and the taste was also pleasant, except for the bitter/sour taste. The sour part of this brew is why I marked it low. It did have nice lace on the glass, but, I wish that sour taste in the mouth wasn't there!

12-22-2002 12:49:32 | More by BeerManDan
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

A pretty nice find here,I havent found to much luck getting good Czech beer.Pours a nice deeper golden color with a light wispy head,aroma was a little skunked so Iam not gonna give it a real low score it was in the cooler for awhile I imagine.The taste came thru pretty well though,a nice sweeter edge to it a light bready malty tinge to it with the hops coming thru nicely to give it a pretty good bitter finish there is also light mineral-like quality to it.Hey a nice find would love to try fresh.

11-22-2003 02:06:51 | More by oberon
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dsa7783

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +6.7%

11.2 oz bottle just copped from New Beer Distributors on Chrystie Street in Manhattan...
This is a Czech Pilsener in the true sense of the word...
Appearance: Light-golden hue, massive head, tremendous amount of lacing...
Smell: Strong, assertive, musty aroma with hints of slight hops, and vanilla...
Taste: Crisp, clean, refreshing... Light on flavor, but an enjoyable, easily drinkable nonetheless...
Not bad...

10-15-2008 21:42:27 | More by dsa7783
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +8.1%

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with a freshness date on the back label.

Appearance: The amber tinged golden colour holds a decent clarity and a ring of lacing.

Smell: Sweet malt and fresh grassy grain aroma, clean spicy herbal hop smell as well.

Taste & Mouthfeel: A little coarse around the hop bitterness, the hop character tastes somewhat fresh. The graininess gets thick middle to end. Ghost like beef broth and a tad salty on the tongue. Quite solid on the malt side and not to light and crisp, more of a fuller bodied Czech Pils.

Notes: An above par Czech lager, certainly a notch above the ordinary boring Euro-Lager. I paired this one with some Kielbasa over beer braised cabbage.

08-17-2003 22:23:55 | More by Jason
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.88/5  rDev +9%

A nice clean tasting beer that goes down very nicely. A good looking beer with a light golden hue and nice white head that laces rather thinnly, but remains consistent. There is a good delicate balance of the grain and hops combination. It does not overpower in any single department. Clean and crisp sense with a pleasant aroma. Nicely bottled and labeled. Try this, you may like it also.

03-15-2003 06:29:55 | More by AtLagerHeads
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beerluvr

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

12 ounce brown bottles...nice to see! A hard pour produces a beautiful just slightly off-white head that settles over deep golden clear liquid. Nose is typically lagerish, sweet wisps of malt and a grassy hop aroma greet the sniffer. The taste is where the charm lies with this one: smooth mouthfeel with a nice soft maltiness, delicate and subtle hop floweriness wash over the palate, finishing up clean, fresh and begging another sip. This was better than I was expecting, a nice and easy drinkinf Lager with a bit more taste than the others in its catagory. A great session beer, recommended!

03-23-2003 13:24:32 | More by beerluvr
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sfprint

Germany

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
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Zorro

California

3.95/5  rDev +11%

Pours a good looking clear golden color.

Smell is grain and malts and a pleasant floral hop scent.

Taste is mildly sweet and a bit soapy from the hops used. No off tastes detected, hops give a floral and grass flavor and a decent bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good.

A nice drinkable brew a good Pilsner.

07-31-2004 05:17:37 | More by Zorro
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Dukeofearl

California

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%

Pours a very attractive honey golden color- darker than many pilsners I have seen. A large head of big bubbles- I don't find this as nice as the small, evenly sized bubbles. But overall nice appearance.

Aroma: Gentle, very nice aroma of flowers and bread with honey and butter. Not sweet, but it is just pleasant.

Flavor: the aroma follows through. Minimal hops bite- some, but not much. Found a little orange citrus as well. This is a nice edition.

Mouthfeel- nicely creamy. I like this brew!

04-03-2004 03:48:17 | More by Dukeofearl
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.98/5  rDev +11.8%

A: Clear, bright golden yellow color. Poured a thin fizzy white head, but had fair retention. Light, inconsistent lacing. decanted continuously.

S: Sweet malt, grains and cut grass. Lightly bitter.

T: Clear grain flavor. Fresh hop bitter character especially in the finish.

M: Medium body (especially for a pils). Ample carbonation. Crisp, dry and clean.

D: Definitely drinkable. Clean and refreshing. This was a good find - better than the average euro-lager/pils.

11-11-2008 15:28:46 | More by Haybeerman
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JanM

Sweden

4/5  rDev +12.4%

Perhaps the most reliable Czech lager available in Sweden today. If you can't find what you're looking for in Systembolaget's shelves it is always there to save the day. I have tried it on tap as well. Nice amber color. Malty and bitter taste, with a streak of hops too. A definate bread taste and smell. It's a good beer but not good enough to swing over 4.

08-13-2005 12:04:25 | More by JanM
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Saksis

Norway

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-29-2014 16:33:22 | More by Saksis
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madzanta


4/5  rDev +12.4%

01-11-2013 09:44:52 | More by madzanta
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putnam

Michigan

4/5  rDev +12.4%

Nice solid pearl-white head with ample fluff.
It smells like lemon bread. There is a slight strawberry note buried within as well. On the palate it is crisp with sweet, ripe grain flavors that morph into nuts and the classic toated bread flavor of Bohemia. Clean, good quality water flavor in the finish. Slightly dilute.

03-10-2003 14:24:56 | More by putnam
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-12-2014 01:26:10 | More by Georgiabeer
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herrburgess

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-27-2013 17:14:40 | More by herrburgess
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-18-2014 16:10:24 | More by BradMacMullin
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Skidz

Wisconsin

4.03/5  rDev +13.2%

Pours out pale yellow and sits a light orange-amber in the glass with a good sized white head with big lacings.

Smells quite sweet and malty with plenty of fruit aromas. Apples, golden raisins and melon all come to mind. Light, spicy hops in the back.

Tastes malty up front with nice sweetness to it. Caramel and light fruit flavors come out in front. Mild hop bitterness and a bit of peppery flavors hold down the sweetness and make for a nice bitter finish.

Very smooth in the mouth, and a soft, open carbonation. Medium body that melts in your mouth.

Highly drinkable, goes down very smooth. Another nice Czech lager.

10-28-2004 20:16:39 | More by Skidz
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stjaernstoft

Sweden

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
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ernie

Russian Federation

4.2/5  rDev +18%

Fine Czech lager. Its quality has not diminished in last 5-6 yrs and today I perefer it to Staropramen, Budweiswe/Czechvar and a couple of other classic beers. Nice color, rich malty taste, picturesque crown - everything you can expect from a premium golden lager from Moravia. Recommended!

06-05-2006 10:28:30 | More by ernie
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Reidrover

Oregon

4.22/5  rDev +18.5%

Ok i bought a sixer of this at Trader Joes for only $4.49..was not expecting much.
Comes ina 12 oz euro style brown( thank goodness) bottle.
Pours a nice semi-dark golden colour with a monstrous frothy white head that threatens to overwhelm my glass..but quickly subsides..leaves a descent lacing.
Smell is of spicy hops as I would expect froma Czech lager..very fresh.
MM a simply lovelly taste, creamy in front then the zingy hops take over..nice very, "thick"..I like a lager thats not too thin and this is good.
Great on the palate thick and creamy yet exhilarating hops..great stuff.
Very drinkable indeed this hot June night!.
I recommend this lager highly ..if you in Trader Joes grab a six pack or two its a great deal.

06-16-2003 23:31:16 | More by Reidrover
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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
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Offa

California

4.28/5  rDev +20.2%

This is a good Czech pilsner, tasty, very clean, crisp, nicely balanced and refreshing, yet not as full-bodied or strongly flavoured as some.

It's slightly pale amber with a large, faintly off-white head that dissipates slowly to a thin top with a hint of lace.

The aroma is a nice pilsner smell - toasty grain, bread, hay, honey, hints of pine and herbs.

The taste is mostly herbal with honey, grain, hay, and a hint of fresh apple. It has great balance and starts with a smooth, silky honey sweetness with a little toasty bread, smoothly morhping into a tingly herbal, lightly bitter, finish that rides hints of hay, grass, and grain. It's very clean, yet flavourful and has nice sublte complexity, yet the flavours can easily be lost if it's tood cold or if one has, say, a cold.

10-21-2008 21:14:04 | More by Offa
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Sigmund

Norway

4.33/5  rDev +21.6%

(500 ml brown bottle). Typical pilsener golden colour, large frothy head. Lovely Saaz aroma, the flavour has sufficient malts to balance the irresistibly crisp hoppy bitterness. This is another evidence that pilseners / lagers from big breweries do NOT have to taste like ...nothing. A great refreshment beer from our friends in Brno!

11-17-2003 13:31:52 | More by Sigmund
Starobrno from Pivovar Starbrno, A.S.
81 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.