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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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77
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636 Ratings
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Ratings: 636
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovary Staropramen visit their website
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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Parrotbeak

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Light orange with a thin white head that fades quickly.
Smell is slightly spiced euro malts with notes of faint ginger and very light hops.
Taste is lightly spiced malts with a touch of bitter hops. Some ginger and barley. Slightly malty and watery on the finish.
Mouthfeel is crisp and light. A bit watery. Clean finish.
Drinkability is good. Nothing special, but easy to drink. Would be refreshing on a hot day.

06-27-2010 01:27:51 | More by Parrotbeak
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

10-04-2012 03:34:19 | More by markgoodman10
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nukem5

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

A: Pours a nice orange color with off-white foamy head.

S: Aroma is of malts and orange peels.

T: Taste is nice rich malts with some orange zest and floral touches in there.

M: Mouthfeel is of medium bodied dry and lightly carbed.

O: Overall a decent beer with a solid backbone. Well worth the money.

04-15-2013 23:19:25 | More by nukem5
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cjac

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

02-09-2014 23:09:59 | More by cjac
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elamb106

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-08-2014 13:24:21 | More by elamb106
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-16-2013 04:07:53 | More by HATS4BATS
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elchingen

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

02-08-2013 02:09:42 | More by elchingen
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killianf


3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-18-2012 17:06:57 | More by killianf
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PhantomX19

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-27-2013 01:03:08 | More by PhantomX19
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drewbage

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Sampled at the Woodland Hills BJ's Beer Appreciation Night

Beer pours pale gold with a brilliant clarity. Just a slight haze from hops.

Aroma is sweet continentinal malt with a light spicy hop flower. Green bottle skunkiness slowly becomes evident as the CO2 evolves.

Flavor is largely honey and grain with a bit of skunk oil rolling on the tongue. The malt quickly drops to a dry crisp hoppy finish.

06-07-2003 01:27:27 | More by drewbage
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-21-2013 03:01:05 | More by DLS168
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Joakim

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

11-07-2013 21:09:37 | More by Joakim
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2GOOFY

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-16-2013 00:34:29 | More by 2GOOFY
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muskiesman

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-22-2014 00:56:46 | More by muskiesman
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-28-2013 17:45:19 | More by GraduatedCashew
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RES

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

05-31-2012 03:27:45 | More by RES
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

12-17-2013 20:25:03 | More by Chucker17
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

11-17-2013 20:38:52 | More by brauseboof
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

06-17-2014 04:17:47 | More by mmmbeerNY
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rulisekmartin

Czech Republic

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-30-2014 20:38:54 | More by rulisekmartin
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.26/5  rDev -2.4%

[Update Jan 23 2013]

500 mL can from TBS; best before Aug 19 2013. As far as pilseners go, I've never considered this an especially great example - but I've been revisiting a lot of my old reviews lately, and figured this one was worth another tipple.

Pours a deep golden-yellow colour, topped with nearly two fingers of frothy, soapy white head that slowly seeps away over a period of minutes. It leaves behind a doily-pattern of lacing on the sides, as well as a thin cap at the surface. The aroma is reasonably enticing and spot-on for the style; lots of grainy malts, biscuits, floral hops and dry grass. I've never been a big fan of this beer, but I must admit - it looks great, and smells pretty good too.

The taste, however, is where things go off the rails a bit. Don't get me wrong - it's not unpalatable, but by Czech pils standards it leaves much to be desired. The bulk of the flavour is comprised of grainy malts and dry crackers or biscuits, followed by some light grassiness, lemon zest, and some syrupy sweetness that gives off a serious adjunct vibe. The finish is fairly clean and a little dry, but doesn't linger. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation for the style that gives it a relatively smooth, crisp feel in the mouth. Very high drinkability; like most pale lagers, this stuff was made for sessioning.

Final Grade: 3.26, a C+. Staropramen Lager is a decent pilsener, but I certainly wouldn't consider it an especially memorable example of the style. I've had this many times before, and will probably return to it again at some point - but if push came to shove, there are several other Czech-style beers (Pilsner Urquell, Golden Pheasant, etc.) that I'd definitely pick first. If you're just a fan of Euro lagers and are looking for a cheap, passable pilsener to slug back, this stuff will get the job done, but serious lager fans will probably find Staropramen to be a fairly forgettable offering. A serviceable, boring lager that is worth at least one try, if only because of the price point.

07-28-2011 04:41:50 | More by thehyperduck
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Pours a golden lager colour with a white head that cleared off very swiftly.

Slight hops and fruit aroma, but nothing to great.

Sharp and freash taste, a typical Czech lager.

No heavy mouthfeel, just a soft lager aftertaste which soon goes away.

Nothing wrong with this beer, but it is a long way from being interesting lager in my opinion.

10-14-2006 19:53:58 | More by BlackHaddock
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Shiloh

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Nothing special here, but nice...first thing noticeable about this brew is the skunky aroma when first decapped. Once you get by that, the appearance is just ordinary in that it has the clear medium golden hue and minimum head. The body is medium/full.
The taste begins with a malty sweet assault and lingers. however it finishes with a slight hoppy bitterness.

04-10-2003 20:32:32 | More by Shiloh
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granger10

Wisconsin

3.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Appearance of an average lager in color and head. Skunky aroma which I kind of like in my pilsners, I don't know why but I do. Taste did not have as much skunkiness but still had a little. Very light in body. Not much malt here, mostly hops. Slightly bitter, but no overpowering flavor. Finishes crisp and clean. Good for a cheap import.

07-24-2003 18:11:16 | More by granger10
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Brenden

Ohio

3.29/5  rDev -1.5%

Pale gold as expected, clear and bright, this beer meets expectations from the get-go. Also expected is a fluffy, though somewhat sparse, purely white head that shows moderation in both retention and lacing.
There's a bit of husk and corn, some sweetness coming off a sort of dustiness with a little spicy grassiness. It's lightly malty with some citrus notes to it, possibly part of the very light hops bill. It's a little grainy but fits the style and does barely exceed the average in its overall character.
There's actually a little harshness I wasn't expecting that kind of builds up at the back of the throat. It's not astringent, exactly, it just bites a little. Surprisingly, though, it doesn't detract too much from the mouthfeel of an otherwise nice, crisp, light-bodied brew.

05-22-2014 20:48:01 | More by Brenden
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.