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Starobrno - Pivovar Starbrno, A.S.

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82 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 82
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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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

08-31-2014 02:12:06 | More by atpca
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3.43/5  rDev -3.7%

Poured from a 0.5l bottle into a 0.5l branded Staropramen mug.

Appearance: Clear, translucent, and golden. Fizzy head that dissipates almost immediately.

Smell: Hoppy overall. Pretty standard for a Czech pilsner.

Taste: Hoppy with kind of a sweet aftertaste. Nothing special, but pretty good.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, with almost no noticeable carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty good but nothing special. I would only get it again if there was no other choice.

03-26-2009 18:07:36 | More by wahhmaster
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.35/5  rDev -5.9%

Light copper in colour with a good amount of carbonation. Strong saaz aromas with a little bit of malt in the background. It’s got a nice sharp bitterness, but the flavors are dominated by some very plain malt notes. Similar to Pilsner Urquell, but not quite as good. Overall, it's fairly solid and quite drinkable, but nothing great.

06-20-2005 20:42:25 | More by fisherman34
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2.42/5  rDev -32%

12 oz. bottle- color of pale golden , with a decent frothy head - nose of straw , hay , and cantaloupe – taste of yeasty , skunk , hay or dry straw and some mild hops - body light , medium carbonation , and acidic – aftertaste of straw , and mild hopps

02-01-2007 05:19:40 | More by stephendr
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Manitoba (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

I've really been in a Pilsner mood lately, so I'm out trying as many as I can get my hands on. 500ml bottle poured into a pilsner glass...

Pours with a huge head, colour is a bit darker than a lot of the Euros I've been drinking lately, looks like it has a bit of body. Nose is a bit unexpected, more hoppy and less malty, has a nice earthy balance. First taste is very good, a pleasant blend of Grassy hops, earthy/nutty malt flavours and a bit more bitterness than I expected, which is quite welcome. Sticks in the mouth and the throat, lots of nice bite on the tongue. I think this an above-average pilsner, quite drinkable, and better than most that I've been tasting lately.

03-03-2006 02:13:48 | More by trevorwideman
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-18-2014 16:10:24 | More by BradMacMullin
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Starobrno Czech Premium Lager pours a golden copper from a 12oz dark brown glass bottle. Head went to over two fingers, then turns rocky on the way down to a firm cap of foam and lots of lace down the sides of my 22oz beer glass.

Nose is a toasted malt with just a bit of hay and cut grass.

Palate is a wonderful toasted and hops bittered barley malt with the bight of carbonation.

Crisp and clean in the palate and pipes, Starobrno Czech Premium Lager will find it’s way back into my beer glass soon, real soon.

09-18-2005 03:53:46 | More by BeerBob
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

I am not usually a fan of pilsners but this is a pretty good one for sure. Poured a little darker than your average pils with a small white head that faded quickly. The smell was of sweet malts and grain. The taste was good and reminded me of a amber ale and a pils mixed together. It had a little fuller body with some good malty sweetness to it like an amber but still had a light hop bite and some grainyness to it. All in all a good pils for certian occations.

01-07-2005 11:15:12 | More by Dmann
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2.5/5  rDev -29.8%

12-23-2011 21:37:04 | More by Harkrank
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

12-30-2012 17:15:53 | More by Beerman1977
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2.96/5  rDev -16.9%

06-18-2014 21:09:15 | More by Alex-Alkis
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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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New York

3.3/5  rDev -7.3%

Had this one on-tap at the Bohemian Beer Hall in Queens.

My 1/2 liter sample poured with a white head and a decent amount of lacing as it went down the glass.

The aroma was only faintly hoppy, with notes of carapils malt and a bit of corn.

The taste had a decent balance, but shifted to a sharp bitterness of unsubstantiated hops in the finish.

The beer was light to medium bodied.

It would be a drinkable brew, except for the shift in the balance...

04-05-2005 14:16:35 | More by Sixpoint
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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%

Aroma - Very sweet. This is not you usual corn adjunct lager.

Appearance - Slight reddish with a white head and a decent amount of carbonation.

Taste - Grainy sweet malts give way to a well balanced hoppy lager.

Mouthfeel - Thin with a nice amount of carbonation.

Drinkability - Very drinkable.

05-18-2009 00:02:14 | More by jwhawkins81
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3.43/5  rDev -3.7%

A: Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with decent head.

S: Somewhat unappealing with a musky corn aroma. Perhaps if there were a bit more hops it would liven the aroma up a bit.

T: Pretty standard Euro lager flavor with a cooked corn flavor along with some grassy hints with a dryish finish.

D: Doesn't really stand out from the crowd but it is very drinkable. Decent no-brainer lager.

04-12-2009 21:02:32 | More by rebel1771
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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%

I feer i have stumbled on a skunked beer. I will procede with the review but keep in mind my judgement may be tainted. I will re-review when able.

This looks like a great lagar. Nice true golden color with active carbonation. There was not a great head on the bottle i poured.

As for the smell, all i can say is it is skunked.

If i plug my nose, i can still detect a decent tasting beverage. I would like to try a fresh bottle.

I will try again later.

03-19-2003 21:51:45 | More by elmocoso
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

02-25-2012 18:15:32 | More by Campodog
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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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

05-29-2014 16:33:22 | More by Saksis
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

06-29-2013 08:33:36 | More by BuddhaBrowett
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Quebec (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -10.1%

500 mL brown bottle, 5 months until best before date.

Pours a dark straw colour with a creamy white head that disappears fairly quickly.

Aroma is malty with spicy and floral hops.

Big biscuity malt flavour dominates, barely letting the hops through near the end. Hops are spicy and leave a pleasant lingering bitterness. Much sweetness throughout. Carbonation is high, and the mouthfeel is thick and a bit sticky.

Enjoyable, but a bit unbalanced, lacking the hops necessary to cut the sugary flavour.

03-16-2006 00:19:14 | More by Tim2000
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

06-01-2013 23:46:45 | More by Miha
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3.08/5  rDev -13.5%

Appearance: golden yellow, sturdy two finger head that lingered well
Smell: nice blast of sweet malt that had me anticipating...
Taste: what happened? where did it go? The smell was followed by a very bland malt taste, bitterness came racing through at the finish and lingered, uninvited, dissappointing
Mouthfeel: OK, a bit astringent
Drinkability: Could drink many on a hot day, but that's not saying much
Comment: tasted blind, head to head with Urquell which kicked it's butt

01-07-2004 17:47:16 | More by surfmeister
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

08-21-2014 13:24:00 | More by KristijanG
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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
Starobrno from Pivovar Starbrno, A.S.
81 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.