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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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Ratings: 610
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 7
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
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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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2.33/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a dark copper color with a good fingers worth of head that settles to a thin layer with no lacing to speak of.

S: Little skunk here... very grassy with a little lemon zest mixed in.

T: Little flat on flavor.. There is skunk here... pretty grassy here with touches of graininess but not much else here.

M: Pretty crisp and well carbonated but pretty flat over all

O: Not very pilsner like to me... A little more Euro lager for my taste. Not bad if you a thirsty.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 02:16:22 | More by mralphabet
Photo of SocalKicks


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

11-22-2012 14:23:44 | More by SocalKicks
Photo of mjurney


4.35/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Deep gold color, clear. Tons of fine bubbles rising up to the top. Frothy head, leaves a nice lacing behind.

Sweet grass, pale malts, crisp.

Malt forward. Bready, pale malts, grassy. Light-medium bitterness, mostly herbal, a little lemony. Finish off dry bitter. Body is light, creamy texture, a little dry aftertaste, soft carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 01:10:14 | More by mjurney
Photo of Eaglefan344


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

11-15-2012 19:28:10 | More by Eaglefan344
Photo of Bguth

New York

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

11-12-2012 07:12:29 | More by Bguth
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

11-10-2012 03:22:55 | More by DasBoot2112
Photo of Guinnsslvr


3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

11-09-2012 03:21:48 | More by Guinnsslvr
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 5/17/13.

Pours a clear golden color with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a sweetened corn flake aroma. Taste is much the same with a mild grassy bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is drinkable but not very exciting.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 04:21:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

10-26-2012 00:04:22 | More by abcdefghijkyle
Photo of rm85

1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

10-21-2012 00:48:26 | More by rm85
Photo of MonkeyStain


1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

10-14-2012 23:04:51 | More by MonkeyStain
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

10-08-2012 14:39:36 | More by MattSweatshirt
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

10-06-2012 19:39:28 | More by gpawned
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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

10-06-2012 19:16:00 | More by Geiseman
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United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

10-05-2012 20:14:40 | More by Pelicanrocks
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2.15/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Good Czech Pilsners are difficult to produce and even more difficult to come by. Staropramen isn't one of them.

A standard pour yields a standard Pilsner body: light amber body, slightly thin, gassy head. A few scattered bubbles slowly make their way to the top.

The nose is fine, though there is a tinniness in it that can't be ignored.

The tinniness ruins the beer's taste. There are some good things going on here: The malt aroma is nice, and the bittering hops would balance it well if the tinny taste, probably yeast-produced, weren't getting in the way. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the aftertaste, in which the subtle, crisp hoppy flavors come through. Darn.

Czech Pilsners are among my favorite styles of beer. I wish that more of ones that are available in my area did justice to the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 20:07:28 | More by GMB
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

10-04-2012 03:34:19 | More by markgoodman10
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

09-23-2012 12:10:05 | More by Heminoolo
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

09-21-2012 02:00:32 | More by crobinso
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3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As Pilsner Urquell is one of my favorites; I thought I would give this Czech beer a try. It has a brassy body, lots of carbonation and a big pure white head. The aroma and flavor is in line with a Bud or PBR, but a bit more upscale. The malts have more interesting layering and likewise the hop finish is more complex. If you are in the mood for something along the lines of a PBR, but with some more sophistication, this is a good option.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 16:33:13 | More by iSip
Photo of Stobin


3/5  rDev -10.2%

09-10-2012 03:12:48 | More by Stobin
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4/5  rDev +19.8%

09-02-2012 14:40:48 | More by innominat
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1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

09-01-2012 15:41:08 | More by kurgan3
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New York

2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From 08/30/12 notes. Had this on tap at Amity Hall in my quest to try 101 different beers there. #6/101, knew nothing about it other than it was a pilsner going into it. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a clear golden-amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells corn, floral hops, sweet grains, bread. Not bad, and the floral notes help, but a bit average.

t - Tastes of sweet corn, vegetables, sweet grains, bready malts. Taste is a little sweeter than the nose and a step down for me.

m - Light, watery body and moderate carbonation. Body is a bit too thin.

o - Overall a below average pilsner. Not a lot going on here and has some of that sweet corn and vegetable notes that reminds me of an adjunct lager. Body is thin; you could have a few of them but I wouldn't want to. Wouldn't seek it out again.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 18:43:39 | More by mdfb79
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-26-2012 12:23:07 | More by kevinhughes
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
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