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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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Ratings: 650
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovary Staropramen visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001)
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

samEBC, May 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

kjyost, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

brandonld23, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of BeerWithMike
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Sampling right now on 7/14/14. Comes in a 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass "CHEERS-BOSTON" stein mug.

Pours a golden-yellow in color with about a 1/2 finger of a white head that settles to a thin layer on top and sides. LOTS of lacing is seen with each sip, close to rings actually. Very surprised! The aroma is mostly of malts with a hint of floral. Not 'skunky' really as most of the brews that come in a green bottle for some reason. Perfect carbonation. More going on with the taste with the malts, grains, breaddy yeast with a sweet crisp dry finish. More drinking of the brew brings out a light floral taste mixed in there as well. Overall, a decent brew.

BeerWithMike, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of beerfan82
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Good all around lager.

beerfan82, Monday at 12:34 AM
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

thufflife, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

DaveMiller, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

rabbitguy, Aug 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

jmw4437, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of peensteen
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Pale golden colour, just over one finger of white sticky-fluffy head, lots of lace left behind, honestly one of the best looking beers in recent memory. Smell is grainy and malty, grassy with some floral scents, lightly bitter hop and lemon rind. Taste is malty and grassy, lightly bitter, mild hop bite, lemon, good balance, clean finish, grainy aftertaste. Medium carbonation, light body and fairly thin feel leaves a bit to be desired. Nice and easy drinking, refreshing and enjoyable even if it is a little one dimensional and simple but sometimes that is all you are looking for.

peensteen, Jan 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

adamant1912, Mar 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

dpgoblejr, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Campodog, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of gulden
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

gulden, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of ortie
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

ortie, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of Aewachiw
3.49/5  rDev +4.2%

This crisp, refreshing Czech lager reminds me of the time we spent in Prague.

I learned what true pilsners are, and how they can make a hot summer day more enjoyable.

On tap here in BRU in Phily, enjoyable, and reminiscent of a fabulous trip through Central Europe.

Aewachiw, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of dbossman
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%

A: Light brass hue with a huge bubbly, frothy head; lacing is good

S: Some light skunking up front and followed by a crisp grassy and grainy quality--a touch musty with just a hint of lemon zest

T: Unfortunately, there is a bit of skunk; however, much less prominent in flavor than aroma; there is a pleasant grassy, hay-like graininess; some nice hop bitterness that comes out especially on back end: grassy, herbal, floral, and a touch of citrus

F: Crisp and well carbonated

O: A good pilsner that of course would be better fresh from the source--but still it's nice to drink a true pilsner every once in a while

dbossman, Jan 22, 2012
Photo of WHROO
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%

Poured into Pilsner Glass...apple juice golden, with soft head, low carbonation...although held good lacing, & had laced rings to show each mouthful.
Floral grassy hops in the aroma, as it warmed definate honey caramel malty notes. I found this to mainly have the typical lighter lager aroma.
Felt just like a Pilsner - some malts up front, then rounded out with hop bitterness to finish...definately not too complex though.
Mouthfeel felt a little deadpan,could have done with more carbonation given the style. However in saying that I found the drinkability to be easy...like your run of the mill mainstream import, safe enough to want more...& that lingering bitterness was inviting!

WHROO, Sep 29, 2008
Photo of IronLover
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%

Golden yellow in color with an amber hue. Poured with a short fizzy foam that quickly dissipated. Bready and caramel malt aromas are dominant with faint herbal hop and buttery notes. Medium bodied with a slightly oily feel up front followed by a light tangy feel through the middle. Burnt caramel and bready malt flavors up front followed by light herbal hop flavors that try very hard to produce a crisp snap that this style is known for, but it falls a bit short. Finishes with bready, caramel malt aftertaste.

IronLover, Jul 09, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev +3.9%

A - darker than expected for this style. White head drops quickly. Some light lacing.

S - very very faint smells. Difficult to perceive. Some rougher jerky like hops.

T - sucker punch of bitterness completely unexpected. Some sweet malty flavors.

M - very smooth and malty with a tiny sparkle of effervescance

D - was expecting a less bold more universal flavor. And was quite surprised by the character of this beer.

jeranbrews, May 25, 2013
Photo of giblet
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%

poured nice golden into the glass. about one half inch of head. slow steady carbonation. smells of hops and hints of malts. taste is pretty decent with a flavor of both hops and maltyness. pretty good beer a fuller body than i expected. finishes with a subtle hop dryness.

suckem up and movem out.


giblet, Apr 14, 2009
Photo of filabrazilia
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%

Pours a brilliant light golden with a billowy white head that leaves a trail of lace on the glass.

A light sweetness characterizes the nose and is balanced by a sharp hoppiness.

There is a grain and honey flavor in the taste that is quickly countered by the bitter hops.

Thin and crisp and tad too bitter in the mouth. I love hops but the hop finish is way too pronounced to be pleasurable. A bit more sweetness to balance would be nice.

Overall a decent beer. However, the hop bite is just too much for my liking.

filabrazilia, Sep 17, 2004
Photo of Tschnab
3.48/5  rDev +3.9%

A- pale yellow with a big white head that laces like crazy.

S- cereal grain and light corn, grass, lemon, saaz hops.

T- pretty much dead-on with the nose. It's very crisp and easy drinking, with a light spicy bite on the finish.

O- A classic that hits all the classic bohemian pils flavors, but overall there is nothing special. Still, an old reliable.

Tschnab, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of BrewUSA
3.46/5  rDev +3.3%

Staropramen Lager

Look 8/10
Smell 14/20
Taste 31/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 79/100

Rather straight forward and simple. Won't Stand out. Also was rather surprising how easy to drink and enjoy it was. While I may never seek it out again for me. May make a great 'gateway' beer for an adjunct drinker. I have I thing great to say about it and nothing bad~

BrewUSA, Jan 18, 2014
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.