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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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627 Ratings
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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
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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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mralphabet

Virginia

2.33/5  rDev -30.2%

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a dark copper color with a good fingers worth of head that settles to a thin layer with no lacing to speak of.

S: Little skunk here... very grassy with a little lemon zest mixed in.

T: Little flat on flavor.. There is skunk here... pretty grassy here with touches of graininess but not much else here.

M: Pretty crisp and well carbonated but pretty flat over all

O: Not very pilsner like to me... A little more Euro lager for my taste. Not bad if you a thirsty.

11-26-2012 02:16:22 | More by mralphabet
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.38/5  rDev -28.7%

Appearance – Light yellow in color with a tinge of orange and a smallish head.

Smell – Light citrusy hops with some sweetish malts that felt off-style.

Taste – The big citrus and sweet, orangish malt made this one off-style.

Mouthfeel – This was light-bodied, which is OK, but the nice, fluffy mouthfeel was absent.

Sinkability – This one didn’t cut the mustard.

01-12-2004 01:11:20 | More by RoyalT
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yesyouam

New York

2.38/5  rDev -28.7%

Staropramen Premium Lager is sparkling, clear and golden with a thin, creamy, blotchy white head that leaves outstanding lacing. It has a funky aroma, fruity and grassy. It's pretty light bodied and quite smooth with a little grit in the finish. There's not much flavor at all-- just a touch of funk and a lightly bitter finish. It has a lingering herbal bitterness. This doesn't taste that great, but it goes down smoothly. The lingering bitterness lets me know I'm drinking beer.

03-02-2011 15:52:31 | More by yesyouam
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JustinBathurst

Ontario (Canada)

2.4/5  rDev -28.1%

Poured a light amber gold with a 1 cm head that vanished without a trace.

Skunked. Another rotten vegetable smell is overwhelming everything under the skunk. Underneath that, a slight bread loaf appeared.

Mouthfeel was crisp and light.

Taste was a wave of bitter, medium at first, then it overpowers all. Warms over the tongue without any sweetness. I think this lacks definition, personally.

This is trying really hard to be average. As you drink it, it doesn't even try to flatter itself. Tastes too unbalanced for me. Don't think I'll have another.

01-10-2004 06:11:33 | More by JustinBathurst
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udubdawg

Kansas

2.4/5  rDev -28.1%

Pours bright gold, excellent clarity, sizeable white cap and better than decent retention.

Bare whiff of skunkiness. What I mostly get is DMS, very light pale malt, and a vague sweetness - do they use adjuncts? No hop aroma that I can be sure of, and definitely nothing I'd call Saaz-y.
As a Czech pils, this is a subpar aroma, but as a Euro Lager it is at least average if not higher...

Flavor is a step down. Again rather sweet, with almost no bitterness to balance. No diacetyl, pretty clean. Where's the richness of the malt flavor?

Medium body. Medium/low carbonation could be a bit higher to make up for the lack of malt richness and severe lack of hops for the style. Not particularly drinkable, though on a hot day (like today) I'd have no trouble finishing one.

06-04-2010 21:22:29 | More by udubdawg
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ckollias

Maryland

2.43/5  rDev -27.2%

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a copper ale with a thin white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Skunky funky aroma.

T: Skunky lager that is more tart and bitter than sweet.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: I should have stopped drinking this after a couple of sips – but I hoped it would get better – it didn’t.

02-09-2013 19:47:47 | More by ckollias
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batty

Massachusetts

2.45/5  rDev -26.6%

reviewed 27 April 2008, Cataluña, Spain. best by date of 11 October 2008.

pours an orangey-apricot golden with little head. what head there is fades very fast and leaves little lacing in the middle, no stickage. looks very fizzy.

smell is mostly metallic, with some corn and malt notes.

taste also mostly metallic, though the malt shines through a bit more and helps it out a little. bitterness on the finish. just a bit on the crisp side on the crispness-smoothness ratio.

m/d is quite fizzy and light, one step above water. much less there than I would hope for. seems much more like a stereotypical cheap american macro lager than anything self-respecting pilsner should be. although it's light and crispy, leaves a bitter stickiness on the finish.

04-27-2008 15:08:26 | More by batty
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jsprain1

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -25.7%

A- Clear golden, head retention is kinda subpar. Little lacing.
S- The smell is of stale bread dough, a light papperyness, and a bit of noble hops.
T- It's got the right idea for a pilsner. It's sweet and lightly earthy. Slightly grassy. But there is just a lingering staleness that rings it down.
M- Medium-light body, too low on the carb.
O- This was underwhelming. I didn't particularly care for this beer. The staleness and low carbonation just don't do it for me.

09-23-2011 03:02:24 | More by jsprain1
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beerguy101

California

2.48/5  rDev -25.7%

Medium gold color, small foamy head. Yeasty and fruity aroma. Mild light bodied pilsner. A little malty, some flavor. Smooth taste, but a little artificial tasting. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is neutral. Some green bottle skunkyness. Really why bother drinking this stuff. Average beer at best.

09-25-2003 02:18:52 | More by beerguy101
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ThatWineGuy

Ontario (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -25.7%

Medium-gold colour but see through. Light head, some lacing, but none of it lasted very long. Lightly carbonated. When first poured, there was an aroma of apple / spice, a hint of cinammon that made me think this could be interesting. Carbonated mouthfeel, dry with a bitter sharp taste, some hops, malt but not in great tandem. The finish drops off quickly and I found it a little harsh and rough on the palate. The ingredients listed on the side of the can include mollose syrup and hop extract, at least they're up front about that, it looked and smelled better than it was.

10-05-2007 03:51:37 | More by ThatWineGuy
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melodicnoise

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

02-03-2012 02:39:07 | More by melodicnoise
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aztraz

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

07-06-2012 19:57:38 | More by aztraz
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crobinso

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

09-21-2012 02:00:32 | More by crobinso
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tconboy

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Pours a dark golden lager with a bubbly head that dissipates immediately. Medium carbonation. Smells of hay and straw, your typical Euro pils/lager. Tastes a like a pils with a little zesty spring flavor. A little of that heinekin style skunk flavor. Heavier than average carbonation, light crisp mouthfeel. This is what I would consider a session beer. Worth a try? Well I'll try any beer... once in this case.

01-16-2010 02:12:30 | More by tconboy
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Hulk_Beer

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

04-08-2014 19:30:22 | More by Hulk_Beer
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the_danish_swede

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

01-09-2014 23:22:46 | More by the_danish_swede
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hogrider

Florida

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

12-24-2012 18:57:53 | More by hogrider
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josedob

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

08-23-2013 01:04:02 | More by josedob
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BVB09_Bryan


2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

07-03-2012 23:03:12 | More by BVB09_Bryan
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Bguth

New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

11-12-2012 07:12:29 | More by Bguth
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

01-18-2014 10:59:57 | More by Schmoog
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Heminoolo

Estonia

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

09-23-2012 12:10:05 | More by Heminoolo
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benloho

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

02-08-2014 06:37:12 | More by benloho
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BRami127

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

07-15-2014 07:25:11 | More by BRami127
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petermethot

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

06-25-2013 18:26:29 | More by petermethot
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
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