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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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Staropramen LagerStaropramen Lager

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651 Ratings
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Ratings: 651
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 40 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

nmeden, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

muskiesman, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of cottonkoozie
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

I was expecting more skunk flavor based on the smell, however it is actually not that high. A pretty balanced and very light flavor profile, which is typical for the style. I've got a great local option of Czech pilsner from raleigh brewing, and when I saw this one at the store I figured why not give it a try. Not bad, could be better, and I expect it would be if it were fresher (aka in Prague instead of being shipped here). I think I'll stick with my local option, but a good try.

cottonkoozie, Aug 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

KristijanG, Aug 21, 2014
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2.88/5  rDev -14%

bird_soul, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

thufflife, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of Chris_S
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Chris_S, Aug 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

swtchuck, Aug 18, 2014
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5/5  rDev +49.3%

nocturna351, Aug 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

sokol_1993, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

cardinals22, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +19.4%

sunilmallya, Aug 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

rapayn01, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

skywizzard, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Stuckey_Stuckey, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

reaganrvltn, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Braz, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.85/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

2.85/5: A poor man's Urquell

ThisWangsChung, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

npendres, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

dcbeers, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Mebuzzard, Aug 02, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Hoppsbabo, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

mta11c, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Alexander_Brittain, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

altmer, Jul 29, 2014
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.