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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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Staropramen LagerStaropramen Lager

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BA SCORE
77
okay

630 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 36 | 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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California

4/5  rDev +19.8%

08-11-2014 02:31:36 | More by sunilmallya
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Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

08-10-2014 22:57:05 | More by rapayn01
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Georgia

3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-10-2014 18:53:06 | More by skywizzard
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Australia

3/5  rDev -10.2%

08-09-2014 03:50:32 | More by Stuckey_Stuckey
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Georgia

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-08-2014 15:33:30 | More by reaganrvltn
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Washington

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-07-2014 02:20:38 | More by Braz
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

2.85/5  rDev -14.7%

11.2 oz (GREEN >_<) bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade. Its texture is surprisingly creamy, and even has some decent retention. A thick ring of lacing is left behind, due to how sticky the froth is.

S: Unfortunately, this about a 7.5/10 on the skunk scale. Sure, I also pick up some malt sweetness and touches of Saaz grassiness, but the skunk pretty much takes this over. What a shame - although, beers like this usually taste pretty good even when they're skunked (see: Urquell, Pilsner).

T: Fairly sweet for the style. There's a combination of malt sweetness and even some cereal grain, although diacetyl is somewhat low for the style (not a bad thing!) There even seem to be touches of white wine sweetness lingering throughout. It could also use a touch more hoppiness. While flavor-wise it's closer to PBR than Urquell, this could still get the job done if so inclined.

M: Not as bone-dry as I enjoy from a pilsner, but nonetheless, it does a good job of quenching one's thirst. There is a nice crispness to it, along with decent carbonation. Still, I can't help but wish it were even more effortless.

O: This tastes 'cheaper' than something like Urquell, but it isn't exactly bad, either. Still, considering I could easily get the former at the same price of this offering, it's hard for me to want to revisit this.

08-06-2014 20:43:26 | More by ThisWangsChung
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npendres

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-06-2014 00:33:04 | More by npendres
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District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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United Kingdom (England)

3.54/5  rDev +6%

A: Light lager colour. White head with dainty lacing.

S: Soft lager smell. Nothing much.

T: Very mild compared to other Czech lagers. Very little dankness. Very soft lemonade in the finish. Slightly chlorinated and plasticy. Light mouthfeel with soft carbonation.

O: Not up there with the big boys.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Utah

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Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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Japan

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

07-23-2014 17:17:41 | More by GregaR
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

07-23-2014 02:14:53 | More by yancot
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Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

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Korea (South)

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Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +49.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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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.

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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.