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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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001)
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

11-17-2013 03:34:47 | More by brandonld23
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Sampling right now on 7/14/14. Comes in a 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass "CHEERS-BOSTON" stein mug.

Pours a golden-yellow in color with about a 1/2 finger of a white head that settles to a thin layer on top and sides. LOTS of lacing is seen with each sip, close to rings actually. Very surprised! The aroma is mostly of malts with a hint of floral. Not 'skunky' really as most of the brews that come in a green bottle for some reason. Perfect carbonation. More going on with the taste with the malts, grains, breaddy yeast with a sweet crisp dry finish. More drinking of the brew brings out a light floral taste mixed in there as well. Overall, a decent brew.

07-14-2014 22:30:03 | More by BeerWithMike
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thufflife

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-19-2014 19:01:19 | More by thufflife
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-13-2014 23:47:45 | More by DaveMiller
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rabbitguy

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-13-2013 20:04:06 | More by rabbitguy
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dowen44

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-21-2011 17:53:32 | More by dowen44
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jmw4437

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

11-06-2013 23:53:34 | More by jmw4437
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Pale golden colour, just over one finger of white sticky-fluffy head, lots of lace left behind, honestly one of the best looking beers in recent memory. Smell is grainy and malty, grassy with some floral scents, lightly bitter hop and lemon rind. Taste is malty and grassy, lightly bitter, mild hop bite, lemon, good balance, clean finish, grainy aftertaste. Medium carbonation, light body and fairly thin feel leaves a bit to be desired. Nice and easy drinking, refreshing and enjoyable even if it is a little one dimensional and simple but sometimes that is all you are looking for.

01-16-2012 23:16:16 | More by peensteen
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adamant1912

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-31-2013 22:25:18 | More by adamant1912
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-22-2014 15:59:39 | More by dpgoblejr
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Campodog

Spain

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-24-2012 18:03:49 | More by Campodog
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gulden

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-19-2011 23:43:43 | More by gulden
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ortie

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-07-2012 22:15:57 | More by ortie
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Aewachiw

Maryland

3.49/5  rDev +4.5%

This crisp, refreshing Czech lager reminds me of the time we spent in Prague.

I learned what true pilsners are, and how they can make a hot summer day more enjoyable.

On tap here in BRU in Phily, enjoyable, and reminiscent of a fabulous trip through Central Europe.

08-07-2013 21:42:54 | More by Aewachiw
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

A: Light brass hue with a huge bubbly, frothy head; lacing is good

S: Some light skunking up front and followed by a crisp grassy and grainy quality--a touch musty with just a hint of lemon zest

T: Unfortunately, there is a bit of skunk; however, much less prominent in flavor than aroma; there is a pleasant grassy, hay-like graininess; some nice hop bitterness that comes out especially on back end: grassy, herbal, floral, and a touch of citrus

F: Crisp and well carbonated

O: A good pilsner that of course would be better fresh from the source--but still it's nice to drink a true pilsner every once in a while

01-22-2012 04:41:44 | More by dbossman
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WHROO

Australia

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

Poured into Pilsner Glass...apple juice golden, with soft head, low carbonation...although held good lacing, & had laced rings to show each mouthful.
Floral grassy hops in the aroma, as it warmed definate honey caramel malty notes. I found this to mainly have the typical lighter lager aroma.
Felt just like a Pilsner - some malts up front, then rounded out with hop bitterness to finish...definately not too complex though.
Mouthfeel felt a little deadpan,could have done with more carbonation given the style. However in saying that I found the drinkability to be easy...like your run of the mill mainstream import, safe enough to want more...& that lingering bitterness was inviting!

09-29-2008 08:40:34 | More by WHROO
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

Golden yellow in color with an amber hue. Poured with a short fizzy foam that quickly dissipated. Bready and caramel malt aromas are dominant with faint herbal hop and buttery notes. Medium bodied with a slightly oily feel up front followed by a light tangy feel through the middle. Burnt caramel and bready malt flavors up front followed by light herbal hop flavors that try very hard to produce a crisp snap that this style is known for, but it falls a bit short. Finishes with bready, caramel malt aftertaste.

07-09-2014 22:34:03 | More by IronLover
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jeranbrews

Oklahoma

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

A - darker than expected for this style. White head drops quickly. Some light lacing.

S - very very faint smells. Difficult to perceive. Some rougher jerky like hops.

T - sucker punch of bitterness completely unexpected. Some sweet malty flavors.

M - very smooth and malty with a tiny sparkle of effervescance

D - was expecting a less bold more universal flavor. And was quite surprised by the character of this beer.

05-25-2013 00:50:06 | More by jeranbrews
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giblet

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

poured nice golden into the glass. about one half inch of head. slow steady carbonation. smells of hops and hints of malts. taste is pretty decent with a flavor of both hops and maltyness. pretty good beer a fuller body than i expected. finishes with a subtle hop dryness.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

04-14-2009 09:53:15 | More by giblet
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filabrazilia

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

Pours a brilliant light golden with a billowy white head that leaves a trail of lace on the glass.

A light sweetness characterizes the nose and is balanced by a sharp hoppiness.

There is a grain and honey flavor in the taste that is quickly countered by the bitter hops.

Thin and crisp and tad too bitter in the mouth. I love hops but the hop finish is way too pronounced to be pleasurable. A bit more sweetness to balance would be nice.

Overall a decent beer. However, the hop bite is just too much for my liking.

09-17-2004 03:22:32 | More by filabrazilia
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Tschnab

New York

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

A- pale yellow with a big white head that laces like crazy.

S- cereal grain and light corn, grass, lemon, saaz hops.

T- pretty much dead-on with the nose. It's very crisp and easy drinking, with a light spicy bite on the finish.

O- A classic that hits all the classic bohemian pils flavors, but overall there is nothing special. Still, an old reliable.

01-26-2012 16:53:53 | More by Tschnab
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BrewUSA

Ohio

3.46/5  rDev +3.6%

Staropramen Lager

Look 8/10
Smell 14/20
Taste 31/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 79/100

Rather straight forward and simple. Won't Stand out. Also was rather surprising how easy to drink and enjoy it was. While I may never seek it out again for me. May make a great 'gateway' beer for an adjunct drinker. I have I thing great to say about it and nothing bad~

01-18-2014 04:06:14 | More by BrewUSA
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.45/5  rDev +3.3%

Green bottle, straw faint yellow beer inside, soapy head, flimsy retention. Nice skunky aroma, me likee.

Taste, hopping good, light, maybe EKG hops, lots of carbonation, light lemon lime mouthfeel to it. Metallic at times, although somewhat complimentary, bitterness existent and satisfying for style. Derive nothing from pale/crystal malt here or the yeast.

Wish these were a little more available, they aren't bad in July/August, but they are a little pricey for what you get.

06-29-2011 20:13:15 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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ToneControl

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev +3.3%

This beer is Czech in nature - it has that slightly creamy feel to it, and just an edge of hops - but nothing dramatic. If it was ever produced as a high-quality beer, it isn't now. OK, it's a genuine Pilsner, and it's not made from rice, but the rest of the large box of it I bought last week is now taunting me from my garage - I' m afraid I'll have to use it up my less-choosy beer-drinking visitors.

10-07-2003 23:03:46 | More by ToneControl
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +3.3%

500ml Can

Appearance – Clear golden yellow colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is a pretty decent amount of lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Grains, corn, hops, malts

Taste & Mouth - The beer has an average amount of carbonation. I can taste breads/grains mixed with light hops and some cooked corn. The beer has more of a malty profile than I'm used to encountering in these euro-beers. It finishes with a bready/malty aftertaste with some light hop bitterness.

Overall – One of the better euro-beers available in my area. It's very drinkable and has a nice malty and mildly hoppy taste. I'd drink it again.

06-06-2011 12:52:47 | More by spinrsx
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.