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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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BA SCORE
77
okay

693 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 693
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 58 | 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 Slatetank
3.05/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I picked this up as a part of a mix-a-six at Giant in Linglestown PA, poured chilled into a mug.

The color is deep amber with tranparent clarity and off white cream with tight bead and no lace. The smell is not very impressive, it has a slight skunky hop nose probably from the green glass bottle and it overpowers the mildly bready undertones. The feel is malty with highly carbonated and semi-slick diacetyl texture with dry finish and semi spicy feel.

The Pils has a taste that is mineral and toasted with slight creamy element from yeast and possibly carbonation with subtle yeast dryness after the swallow with some spiciness from the hops in the finish. Overall I was bit underwhelmed as the beer was overwhelmed by the skunkiness it suffers a lot as a result of this and is marginally drinkable as a result. I would pass unless I saw it on tap somewhere.

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2.93/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

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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.

Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 693 ratings.