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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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BA SCORE
77
okay

607 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | 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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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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


1.5/5  rDev -55.1%

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

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

10-14-2012 23:04:51 | More by MonkeyStain
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

10-08-2012 14:39:36 | More by MattSweatshirt
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gpawned

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

10-06-2012 19:39:28 | More by gpawned
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Geiseman

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

10-06-2012 19:16:00 | More by Geiseman
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

10-05-2012 20:14:40 | More by Pelicanrocks
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GMB

Japan

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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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

10-04-2012 03:34:19 | More by markgoodman10
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Heminoolo

Estonia

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

09-23-2012 12:10:05 | More by Heminoolo
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crobinso

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

09-21-2012 02:00:32 | More by crobinso
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iSip

Colorado

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
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Stobin

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -10.2%

09-10-2012 03:12:48 | More by Stobin
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innominat

Ireland

4/5  rDev +19.8%

09-02-2012 14:40:48 | More by innominat
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kurgan3

Poland

1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

09-01-2012 15:41:08 | More by kurgan3
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mdfb79

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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kevinhughes

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-26-2012 12:23:07 | More by kevinhughes
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zenithberwyn

California

4/5  rDev +19.8%

08-25-2012 08:59:14 | More by zenithberwyn
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mnrider

Connecticut

3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. Green Bottle. Freshness date printed on label

A: Golden yellow with nice carbonation. The white head
forms fast and leaves behind a nice sticky lacing.

S: Sweet malts and faint dry hops. Nice.

T/M: Similar to the smell the taste is sweet and malty
leading to a hop bitterness that finishes somewhat dry
and bitter. Crisp going down with good carbonation.

O: A very good and drinkable Czech Pilsener. Easy to
drink and an overall good experience. Taste is a little
limited compared to other newer Pilseners, especially,
ones from America.

Cheers!!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 03:07:55 | More by mnrider
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.1%

08-21-2012 04:03:51 | More by tmars13
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Powerstroker90

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-19-2012 18:46:57 | More by Powerstroker90
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warpedrevolution

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

08-15-2012 21:28:45 | More by warpedrevolution
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flagmantho

Washington

3.53/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass Best before 3/26/13.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a clear body and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of chunky ivory foam which leaves a nice lace. Good for the style.

Smell: sweet, grainy malt aroma with a hint of noble hops. Not too bad.

Taste: very much like the aroma. Sweetness is the first thing that hits me, followed by the grainy character and finally a pretty clean bitterness. Not bad.

Mouthfeel: light body with a decent carbonation and a light, airy mouthfeel. Refreshing.

Overall: a decent if unremarkable Pilsner. I bet this would taste great on vacation in Prague.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2012 19:32:28 | More by flagmantho
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Zakk

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

08-14-2012 01:36:25 | More by Zakk
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travishardy929

New York

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-13-2012 19:40:42 | More by travishardy929
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
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