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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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BA SCORE
77
okay

606 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 7
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001)
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ckollias

Maryland

2.43/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Massachusetts

2.45/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

California

2.48/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.48/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

Serving type: can

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%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

07-01-2014 21:53:24 | More by oglmcdgl
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PetrusPalmgren

Sweden

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

04-10-2014 00:04:57 | More by PetrusPalmgren
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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.55/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up for $1.50 at Trader Joe's - why not? Bottle says best before 5 August 2012. No problem. Tasted 15 October 2011, reviewed from notes.

Pours a bright golden-orange color, like sparkling apple juice. Looks quite dark for a pilsner. Half-finger whitish head, fades fast, little lacing.

Smells rather nice. Some warm pilsner malt, hops that bring light fresh spice. Clean and crisp, with one exception: there's an odd background aroma, though, like a hint of apple and a hint of solvent.

Taste is thin, dominated mostly by the pale malts. Very little hop presence, tastes faded and soft rather than crisp.

Mouthfeel is fine. Thin body, watery texture, enough carbonation comes in late that I'm not disappointed.

I'll admit that I often finds pilsners to be rather blah. But this one stands out from the pack in being especially dull. It doesn't taste bad, but I have few positive things to say about it.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 00:55:35 | More by zeledonia
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

2.58/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I tried this beer on August 10, 2007 at the Esplanade Biermarket in Toronto. The beer was a deep translucent gold in colour with a very white small head that lasted mere seconds. The aroma on the other was quite foul with some soapy hints. The mouthfeel was thin-bodied and very crisp with a high level of carbonation. The taste was slightly malty with a strong presence of wheat.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2007 02:35:43 | More by cyrenaica
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DaveHS

California

2.6/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours clear straw yellow with 1/4 inch of white head. Reduces almost instantly, leaving intricate lacing; more than I expected given the style.

S-Pale malt sweetness. Possibly some corn? Unappetizing.

T/M-Blah. Sweet, adjunct-y export lager macro swill. Unrefined, one dimensional pale malt sweetness. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O-Nothing special, and not a particularly good example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 01:59:41 | More by DaveHS
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
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