Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen
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2.93/5 rDev -12.3%
Pours a pale straw golden color with some darker orange hues that help it not look like piss. Very clear, think American macro only slightly darker. The head is the only reason it scored as well as it did because it's a brilliant with, a couple fingers thick with a lot of different sized bubbles. Really nice retention, with a medium sticky lace when all is said and done.
I'm not a fan of the look, the smell or the style. It's classic American macro with an earthy, dirty Czech hop scent. Again, not a fan of this at all. However, if you really let your nose dig deep, there is a lingering citric note hiding in the depths that makes this tolerable.
Not sure how Czech beer ever became popular, but this matches the style. It's not something I care for, but it is what it is. Being an old school lager, it's almost devoid of taste. If anything, there's a crackery taste.
It's dry and has an earthy, flowery bitterness to it. Complete lack of sweetness, though as it warms it tries. Somewhat smooth.
It's not the worst thing I've ever had, but it's certainly nowhere near the best, even for a Czech beer. Fairly easy to drink if you can get past the smell and lack of flavor.
02-22-2013 03:31:37 | More by RickS95
3.31/5 rDev -0.9%
A finger and half of head on a clear, medium straw colored body. Looks great.
The aroma is milled grain and a touch metallic.
The taste is lighter with mild lemon bitterness, bit of malt sweetness and finishes with a mild puckering bitter note. Easy to drink.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
Not amazing but worth a drink or two.
02-14-2013 04:38:41 | More by Fatehunter
2.43/5 rDev -27.2%
Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.
A: Pours a copper ale with a thin white head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.
S: Skunky funky aroma.
T: Skunky lager that is more tart and bitter than sweet.
M: Medium body and medium carbonation.
O: I should have stopped drinking this after a couple of sips – but I hoped it would get better – it didn’t.
02-09-2013 19:47:47 | More by ckollias
3.18/5 rDev -4.8%
This came in a classy and sophisticated green bottle.
The beer itself looks really nice too. It is a deep golden color with a creamy white head.
It is almost the same color as apple juice.
As far as the smell goes, Floral hops and grains come through. There is a slight skunk smell that cannot be ignored.
Sweet, malty back bone with a mild hop bitterness. However, there is a slight skunkyness in the taste that is off putting.
For a lager, this beer is full bodied. Thick, creamy and lightly carbonated. There is also an oily slickness to the mouthfeel.
Overall, this beer would be outstanding if it were not for the skunkyness.
The skunkyness was very slight, but it takes away from the enjoyment of the beer.
I would love to try this on tap.
01-15-2013 01:24:56 | More by JohnFatAss
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.