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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

Not Rated.
Staropramen LagerStaropramen Lager

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BA SCORE
77
okay

651 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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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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Photo of Olavi
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Olavi, Feb 25, 2013
Photo of Flavius
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Flavius, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of Beergelden
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Beergelden, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of RickS95
2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 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.

RickS95, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of ThinkAgain
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

ThinkAgain, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of M_C_Hampton
3.25/5  rDev -3%

M_C_Hampton, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of kaidasz
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

kaidasz, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Fatehunter, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of Freggs
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Freggs, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of ckollias
2.43/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

ckollias, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of elchingen
3.25/5  rDev -3%

elchingen, Feb 08, 2013
Photo of mattknueven
3/5  rDev -10.4%

mattknueven, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of alexworsnip
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

alexworsnip, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of BklynTerp
3/5  rDev -10.4%

BklynTerp, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of mjacquard
3.25/5  rDev -3%

mjacquard, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of mizx
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

mizx, Jan 26, 2013
Photo of gnikola
1.5/5  rDev -55.2%

gnikola, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of erogers
3.25/5  rDev -3%

erogers, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of JohnFatAss
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

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.

JohnFatAss, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of madzanta
3.25/5  rDev -3%

madzanta, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Kuongming
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Kuongming, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.1/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured into a pint glass may - 11- 2013 is stamped on it

Appearance - poured a clear golden yellow with 2 fingers of foam. bubbles came up through solution while drinking. good lacing

Aroma- apple pear slight skunkyness ( sulfur) Grassy

taste- crisp sting of carbonation gives way to a grainy corny flavor. then a slight herbal and piney hops at the end. Hoppier than american light lagers. easy drinking.

Mouthfeel- high carbonation dry and champange-y

Overall- I'm a little out of my element, I would imagine this is a descent pilsner. I would enjoy it as such. My BMC frame of reference would tell me that it is better than all of those. Its like a light lager with a better hop character and a better mouthfeel. it is definitely less filling than a lot of things i have been drinking lately. I would in fact have another. i would drink it as a lawnmower beer or i could se myself ordering it in an airport leaving Prague.

Uncle_Jimmy, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Vyronian
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Vyronian, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of GhostPants
3.25/5  rDev -3%

GhostPants, Jan 02, 2013
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 651 ratings.