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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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BA SCORE
77
okay

594 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 296
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | 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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New York

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United Kingdom (England)

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09-15-2013 16:56:24 | More by edtri19
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -10.2%

09-15-2013 13:47:51 | More by stereosforgeeks
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New York

3/5  rDev -10.2%

09-12-2013 22:33:22 | More by VonZipper
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

09-11-2013 08:58:55 | More by Sinedd
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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

09-08-2013 10:10:32 | More by JackRB
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

09-05-2013 16:28:11 | More by ronin926
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.2%

09-02-2013 23:48:19 | More by djrn2
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California

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-27-2013 01:03:08 | More by PhantomX19
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-23-2013 21:31:32 | More by KeyWestGator
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New York

4/5  rDev +19.8%

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Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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New York

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Thracian_Hops

Bulgaria

3.03/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a chilled 500ml bottle into a 330ml glass at a restaurant (obviously, had to pour it twice).
Light golden amber appearance with two and a half (of my thin) finger(s) head, with an aroma that initially yields many citrus notes that give way to a more "crackery" scent as the head disappears.
Taste is faintly herbal with an even fainter citrus but somehow doesn't break through that "faint" level of flavour, until when swallowed it does, for but a millisecond, give a hint of that hops taste, before giving way to a generic carbonation aftertaste. Interestingly, I did notice a boozy hint of vanilla that I expect in liquor, but this only happened on a couple sips somewhere in the middle of the whole experience; it's kind of odd that it never really replicated itself. Mouthfeel is okay, without much to notice; it's very difficult to say there is much smoothness or roughness going on with the carbonation, either way. This in a way serves to pinpoint the problem with this beer.
I think the elements of this beverage which make it a beer are fighting to the death with carbonated water for dominance over the flavour instead of working together; right now the water has the upper hand. It's not bad, but strikes me as nothing more than the export-quality macro brew one would expect to find among the foreign beers in Bulgaria these days. I really would have liked it more if there were more hops; for me, it would have gone from "okay" to "nice."

Serving type: bottle

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Ontario (Canada)

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Illinois

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Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.