Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen
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4.96/5 rDev +48.5%
Staropramen has a thick, off-white head and a clear, somewhat bubbly, golden appearance, with thin lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet, biscuit and bready malt, with a touch of hop zing. Taste is of those elements, with a wonderful and dead-on hop bitterness rounding it out. Mouthfeel is light to medium and prickly, and Staropramen finishes crisp, clean, refreshing, dry, and delicious. Really, this is about as perfect as a beer can get, and I score it world class. This might be the best lager I’ve ever tried. Just fabulous and a must for beer lovers!
05-07-2013 13:58:00 | More by RonaldTheriot
4.78/5 rDev +43.1%
Don't get why this is a B- beer, I'm drinking it in Ireland though, maybe it doesn't handle its journey to America well. Tastes very much like Budweiser Budvar, not as hoppy as Pilsner Urquell, but as clean. It's got a great golden, triple decocted taste like a real czech pilsner should have. It smells great, no skunk, and tastes very refreshing and clean. I'm really enjoying this after a 9 to 9 day. Well done. Now to find it in America.
07-22-2009 20:24:07 | More by MusicmanSD
4.72/5 rDev +41.3%
Brilliant Brilliant Beer! I had the pleasure of having this on tap in Prague and absolutely fell in love!
The beer pours a dark gold colour, with a nice white head, which disipates quite quickly to leave a ring.
Really fresh hops and malt aromas, fill the nose. It's quite sweet as well.
The taste doesn't disappoint. The malt and hops are really well balanced with a hint of sweetness and bitterness in perfect harmony.
It feels beautifully light and crisp in the mouth. Couldn't ask for a more refreshing pilsner.
Overall this is an unbelievable beer. Yes it is much better on tap but the 500ml bottle is also excellent. I reckon this is the best of the three main Czech pilsners.
06-26-2011 11:59:05 | More by nozza
4.63/5 rDev +38.6%
It's not easy to add something new to existing reviews. I love Staropramen Lezak - aromatic, earthy, tasty, smooth and drinkable. To those who were somehow disappointed by this Czech classic, here are some observations:
1. The best Staropramen is on-tap, properly kept & served.
2. 500 cl bottles contain very good beer, too.
3. Staropramen from 330 cl bottles should not be different from the above, but it is! More acidity, less complexity.
4. Beer from 500 cl alu cans is the worst. They say it's licensed-brewed in Slovakia. Haven't checked it yet, but even in this form Staropramen has a score above many European lagers.
06-21-2006 16:41:24 | More by ernie
4.6/5 rDev +37.7%
pours a darker gold color than your average pilsener with a short bubbly white head and thin sheets of lace. fresh malt and hop aromas. nice balance of malt and hops taste is slightly bitter and spiced. smooth on the palate and nicely carbonated. very easy drinking beer.
06-18-2008 15:06:08 | More by billybob
4.47/5 rDev +33.8%
I agree with the Pilsner Urquell comparison with this one.. This one competes with the world class pils. Staropramen is a clear golden beer with a very small and fast disappearing head. The aroma is very inviting with sweet and hoppy tones. And the flavor is just like a czech pilsener should be very easily drinkable with a faint sweetness to start with but then dominated by the very nice hoppy bitterness. 5% ABV.
05-28-2003 17:35:15 | More by stoutman
4.46/5 rDev +33.5%
Appearance: pours a frothy eggshell head which recedes slowly with significant lacing. Color is a clear deep gold with moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: pleasant aroma of floral hops, yeasty bread, and some lightly roasted malt sweetness Mouthfeel: fairly light and crisp with a pleasingly dry finish.
Flavor: near perfect combination of bready malt, some nice sweetness to balance the floral and bittering hops.
Overall: an absolutely delicious beer. Smells and taste great. A pleasure to drink. Will definitely be trying this one again.
04-27-2014 18:24:43 | More by Foyle
4.45/5 rDev +33.2%
Pours a light, golden/yellow colour like many, many other beers. Has a thin, snow white head that is rather quick to dissipate. The smell is actually, as strange as it may sound, quite close to fresh cut green apples. The taste, too, reminds me faintly of apples. Leaves a very light lacing on ones glass with each drink. The mouth feel is nice and light-weight with light to moderate carbonation....leaning more towards light. This is a surprisingly easy to drink beer. I will most certainly spend money on this Czech again.
09-26-2003 02:48:09 | More by SilentSabre
4.35/5 rDev +30.2%
Deep gold color, clear. Tons of fine bubbles rising up to the top. Frothy head, leaves a nice lacing behind.
Sweet grass, pale malts, crisp.
Malt forward. Bready, pale malts, grassy. Light-medium bitterness, mostly herbal, a little lemony. Finish off dry bitter. Body is light, creamy texture, a little dry aftertaste, soft carbonation.
11-17-2012 01:10:14 | More by mjurney
4.33/5 rDev +29.6%
I first enjoyed this beer in Prague in 1992. I purchase it only occasionally in bottles because it seems invariably skunky when not on tap. Therefore, obviously, this beer is best enjoyed on tap. That being said, I understand the disappointment voiced by other reviewers whose only unfortunate experience with this wonderful beer has been from the bottle.
This is a good, solid, easy drinking beer. The flavors of hops and malt are in good balance. A slightly darker golden color than one expects from a pils. Pours with a finger or two of head and leaves a farily delicate lace. The mouthfeel is smooth and very drinkable. Staropramen is a great choice for beer that can be enjoyed by those who appreciate quality beer and those who are happy with whatever is cold.
09-24-2008 22:20:58 | More by BobQ
4.28/5 rDev +28.1%
Poured into a pilsner glass from a 12oz bottle.
Pours a golden color, with substantial carbonation and nice little ring at the top. Not much else to speak of, except that it contains the appearance of a beer that is simple and clear, and hopefully, to the point.
The aroma is pretty grainy and slightly spiced overall, but there isn't much to write about as it is subtle throughout. However, from what I can gather, there's plenty of cereal grains, floral saaz hops, and a little bit of alcohol. Again, at this point I can hear the beer "begging me" to tasted, and cannot linger any longer in this section.
I take one sip and feel good. I take another sip and feel better. Upon the third sip, I feel addicted. This is great! With a thick body, juicy malts, and spice aided by the hops, this is ridiculously tasty for what it is. What I especially love is the sweetness within this beer - it's so crisp and delicious. Ever since trying this a week ago, I've found it to be very welcoming for it's clean, flavorful experience.
It's simple, sure, but it really is a beer that must be taken for what it is. There are more "complex" beers out there, but this is perfectly refreshing on its own or accompanied with any meal. A great beer, proving the saying that "less is more."
05-03-2012 06:38:19 | More by magictacosinus
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