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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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BA SCORE
77
okay

694 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 694
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 58 | 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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Photo of Cs1987
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Gold, 1 finger of head which reduced.

Smell - The usual Saaz hop smeel, but quite weak.

Taste - Excellent balance of hops and grains, but a little too weak.

Mouthfeel - Very good texture and carbonation

Drinkability - Hard to beat. Perfect bitterness level for sessioning.

Overall - An excellent introduction to the world of Czech pilseners, which might encourage drinkers to try Pilsner Urquell and other strong pilseners. I find it hard to imagine how anyone could not like this beer.

Photo of rowew
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 11.2 oz green bottle, best by date of Nov 08 on the back. Label has a skyline of Prague in the background.

Appearance: Pours with a bit more color than I expected, towards gold rather than just yellow. Thin head and bubbly.

Smell: Clean malt, floral hops, just a hint of sulphur .. exactly what I would expect from a Czech Pilsner.

Taste: Nice combination of malt flavors and the mineral taste common in beers from the region. Good amount of hops in the finish.

Overall impression: Drinkable and interesting, a nice example of an often overlooked style.

Photo of BeerResearcher
4.03/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz green bottle. Freshness date on back label.
Pils serving glass.
Pale golden in color with a foamy white on top and loads of sticky and trailing lacing. A clean fresh-mowed lawn smell mingles with dried spicy Saaz hops. A mild malt aroma is in the background throughout. A very lightly roasted slightly sweet maltiness gives way to sharp, edgy metallic and resinous hop bitterness. Very drinkable brew!

Photo of innominat
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of rastaman
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i really like it, soft maltiness, with a icely bitter finish, very elegant, subtle and just plain good, very good for session drinking aswell.

Photo of azorie
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of jALEson
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Lion088
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of DoktorEd
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Ralphs66
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of bouncepass
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of harty83
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of onestoploser
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of ryanmcd
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clean and crisp, with moderate hops. Not bad from the bottle, but on tap is vastly superior. In the tap version, I sometimes get just the barest hint of spearmint in the finish. Of course, the pink elephants show up a little while after that.

Photo of StoutandBitter
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A nice golden brown colour with a small head, minimal lacing.

S - Hoppy and yeasty, very pleasant.

T - Slightly metallic, hoppy, yeasty aftertaste. Minimal alcohol taste.

M and D - Slight carbonation, which I like. Too much carbonation spoils the experience for me. Not too much of an alcohol taste, a nice smooth lager. Very drinkable, especially at backyard BBQ's.

Photo of Igormatos
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Budweiser Budvar Is a better beer.

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of madkat07
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of daliandragon
4/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an old favorite. I've walked past the brewery on the other side of the river in Prague a bunch of times.

Pours a beautiful clean straw color. Head is frothy and full. Nose is malty and a little sweet.

Taste is clean and crisp with a balanced base with a hoppy, slightly metallic finish. Texture is dry and satisfying.

This is a classic Czech pilsner with a good taste and finish that doesn't leave your throat tasting like sawdust after multiple drafts, as you occassionally get with the style.

Photo of myxy
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of Juno_Malone
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of BeerLovag
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Photo of koes0024
4/5  rDev +19.8%

Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 694 ratings.