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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

Staropramen LagerStaropramen Lager

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559 Ratings
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Ratings: 559
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%


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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Popsinc

Ontario (Canada)

2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: 500ml green bottle. A golden, carbonated pour with a fizzy white head. Looks like gingerale.

Smell: The nose is very subtle. Lightly hoppy. It seems very floral with vegetable hints.

Taste: Medium hoppiness. Corn and grain-like qualities. Somehwat chalky and dry. There was a little maltiness to back up the weak body. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Bubbly and dry.

Drinkablility: I would only drink this beer again if there was nothing else available. Probably wouldn't buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2003 16:09:21 | More by Popsinc
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drewbage

California

3.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was slightly skunky when opened, but mysteriously kind of pleasant. Typical pale golden color. Not a bad taste, slightly stale but for some reason I am kind of liking this. Maybe because I haven't had a beer in 6 days??
Nice hop finish, I have a feeling a fresh one of these on tap would kick ass.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2003 21:04:29 | More by SaunaKing
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Pegasus

Texas

3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep reddish-golden color, quite clear with lots of fine bubbles and a small off-white head. Rich aroma of sweet and bready malts with noble hops and - miraculously - no skunk aroma. Taste begins with rather sweet malts and slight carbonation, midway through the taste; spicy hops ride atop the malts. By the end of the taste, the hops leave a harsh and metallic bitterness at the back of the mouth. The mouth feel is smooth and pleasant. Overall, a good lager that might benefit from some tweaking of its hop profile, the aftertaste is excessively bitter.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2003 20:23:44 | More by Pegasus
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garymuchow

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Compared to others I must have not bought a old or skunked bottle. Mine was actually quite fresh tasting. Wonderful fresh and clear Saaz-type hop aroma that faded some with time. Bright, clear and dark gold with full head, good retention and nice lacing. Nicely balanced beer with a little less bitterness that other Czech beers of similar ilk, but enough to make presence known. Hop bite lasts throughout with medium long finish. Good malt backing, providing nice body and some richness. Light to medium body, flatter feel, but adequate carbonation. Good all around and balanced beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2003 19:54:45 | More by garymuchow
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texascarl

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance = light gold, small head, no lacing, light carbonation

Nose = hoppy plus a little hint of skunk (curse all green bottles)

Taste = light, crisp mouthfeel. Bitter as sin from plenty of hops that hang right in there on the long aftertaste. Quaffable. I'll admit that I'd buy Pilsner Urquell and Czechvar first, but this is pretty good beer and running third place to those two is nothin to be ashamed of.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2003 16:51:12 | More by texascarl
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ElGuapo

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours golden yellow with a white head that dies down to a stickly lace pretty quickly. the aroma is all of sweet malts with a bitter note to it.

the beer is extremely smooth with an almost unnoticeable carbonation. the malts dominate the flavor with a little bit of hops in the finish. it has a medium-light body and it is very easy to drink. i would not say it is a remarkable beer, but it is certainly better than average.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2003 09:37:39 | More by ElGuapo
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ADR

Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear pale gold color, big-bubbled white head of 1/2 an inch. Slightly skunked aroma. Sweet malty flavor with a decided wet canvas impression that's re-inforced by the aroma. Slight watery sense before a mild hoppy finish mid-mouth. Carbonation is medium, perhaps this beer's best quality. OK in drinkability but nothing special is going on in this brew, some similarities to Heineken et al....

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2002 06:02:09 | More by ADR
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marc77

California

1.95/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Crystal clear dark straw hue topped by a fluffy porcelin - white head. Skunky mercaptans, sulfur, and rough grain huskiness in aroma. The sharp, astringent graininess coupled w/ the rough bitterness make this quite rough for a pilsner. Sulfur persists in the flavor and is a bit offputting... All around this beer almost abrasive on the palette. The body is weak and watery, while the malt backbone is seriously lacking. Finishes w/ an unpleasant tannic astringent note. I most likely got a poorly handled bottle, but I just don't see myself ever having this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2002 18:32:16 | More by marc77
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rastaman

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2002 19:36:52 | More by rastaman
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

hazy golden color with a thin head that dies quickly. saaz hop aroma quickly asserts itself but doesn't overwhelm. sort of a cross between heineken and pilsener urquell. nothing really great, a little thin in the mouth and little carbonation...seems "dead". maybe i got an old bottle.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2002 15:00:45 | More by budgood1
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inebrius

Michigan

3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deepstraw gold with a slight clinging lace. Mildly malty grainy, low-key hop aroma. Starts thin to bitter, ending lingering oily hop. Meager malt profile causing balance to tip too far to the hop end. It's drinkable but not worth a search.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2002 08:31:37 | More by inebrius
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

2.8/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Seems to be similar to a Pilsner Urquell, also in a green bottle. This is from a large brewer and is better than the majors over here, the ABV is 5.2%.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2002 19:45:02 | More by jdhilt
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John

New York

3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The initial aroma from the 12 oz. bottle was extremely skunky. After pouring, the skunk dissipated a bit. I could then detect some of the beer's true characteristics. Perfect light, effervescent mouthfeel. Nice semi-sweet malt and herbly, spiced hop finish. Unfortunately, some skunk essence still remained. I'll have to seek this one out on tap.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2002 09:04:50 | More by John
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grdahl

Florida

3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The largest brewer in The Czech Republic..why can't A-B or Miller make beer this good...Only average for Czech Rep. but much better than the swill we're used to here...I'm not sure where exactly the old spring that gives the beer its name is.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2001 12:30:51 | More by grdahl
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +19.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2001 23:24:02 | More by Brent
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