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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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Ratings: 606
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001)
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Photo of JeffTheJuice


3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

05-22-2012 03:36:42 | More by JeffTheJuice
Photo of clickyourfingers

3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-16-2012 13:58:03 | More by clickyourfingers
Photo of magictacosinus


4.28/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pilsner glass from a 12oz bottle.

Pours a golden color, with substantial carbonation and nice little ring at the top. Not much else to speak of, except that it contains the appearance of a beer that is simple and clear, and hopefully, to the point.

The aroma is pretty grainy and slightly spiced overall, but there isn't much to write about as it is subtle throughout. However, from what I can gather, there's plenty of cereal grains, floral saaz hops, and a little bit of alcohol. Again, at this point I can hear the beer "begging me" to tasted, and cannot linger any longer in this section.

I take one sip and feel good. I take another sip and feel better. Upon the third sip, I feel addicted. This is great! With a thick body, juicy malts, and spice aided by the hops, this is ridiculously tasty for what it is. What I especially love is the sweetness within this beer - it's so crisp and delicious. Ever since trying this a week ago, I've found it to be very welcoming for it's clean, flavorful experience.

It's simple, sure, but it really is a beer that must be taken for what it is. There are more "complex" beers out there, but this is perfectly refreshing on its own or accompanied with any meal. A great beer, proving the saying that "less is more."

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2012 06:38:19 | More by magictacosinus
Photo of Arherring


3/5  rDev -10.2%

04-30-2012 16:04:13 | More by Arherring
Photo of elNopalero


3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This poured a crystal golden color. Light aroma, some grassy hops. Has a clear, crisp flavor. The Czech saaz hops are bright and noticible, and it finishes clean and crisp. This is not a bad pils in the least—more like, ok. In the time it took from writing this review to posting it I forgot all about it, if that’s any indication of its staying power.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 20:55:39 | More by elNopalero
Photo of rale

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-22-2012 15:47:55 | More by rale
Photo of OldTime


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-18-2012 22:48:34 | More by OldTime
Photo of codynevels


3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

04-14-2012 18:57:55 | More by codynevels
Photo of pchalk

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

04-03-2012 14:37:20 | More by pchalk
Photo of Knapp85


3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured out as a clear yellow color with a foamy white head on top. There wasn't much lacing or retention on this one. The smell was earthy with some hints of cut grass on the nose. The taste of the beer had a decent malt base with a light bitter finish. The mouthfeel was light, nicely carbonated and crisp. Overall this beer wasn't too bad. I liked it more than some of the others in the style. Still not one I'd buy a case of or anything, but glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 04:10:38 | More by Knapp85
Photo of Aexoonge


3/5  rDev -10.2%

03-19-2012 17:20:34 | More by Aexoonge
Photo of killianf

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

03-18-2012 17:06:57 | More by killianf
Photo of depechemode1983


3.35/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours out a clear medium gold color. The head is off-white with decent retention and density. See a bit of lacing to boot.

S - Skunk is noticeable as well as light floral hops and bread.

T - Bready, a bit metallic, some lemon, bitter hops, and a little buttery. Slightly above average.

M - Light bodied and refreshing. Feels clean. Carbonation is done right.

O - Actually enjoyable. The skunk aspect really isn't all too bad. There was enough going on in the beer to keep me interested and my mind off the skunk. One of the better usual suspects.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 21:49:32 | More by depechemode1983
Photo of oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

03-15-2012 14:38:28 | More by oldp0rt
Photo of ortie


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-07-2012 22:15:57 | More by ortie
Photo of barczar


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into the pint glass a clear golden straw color with a solid white one finger head that lingers. The dense head is creamy foam.

Subtle floral hop and cracker-like malt lead the aroma. There's a bit of grainy sweetness present.

Flavor is pilsner malt heavy, bready in the aftertaste. There's a hint of lemon and a slightly peppery, bitter finish batting cleanup. There is a bit of a metallic flavor as it warms.

Body is light to moderate, with moderate carbonation providing a refreshing mouthfeel.

A fairly non-descript brew, but easily drinkable and sessionable. Would be refreshing on a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2012 02:20:57 | More by barczar
Photo of tripledbrew


3/5  rDev -10.2%

03-06-2012 04:20:15 | More by tripledbrew
Photo of hosehead83


3.15/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an 11.2oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Clear gold in color, with a nice, bright white head of foam.
Aroma-Pilsner malt, faint grain
Taste-Pilsner malt, muted hop note more evident in the finish. A bit of a letdown for a Czech pilsener, seems more in the American pilsner type. If Saaz hops are in use here they don't make their presence known. Overall, quaffable on a hot day, but average at best.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2012 17:40:39 | More by hosehead83
Photo of phaedrusovchaos


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-02-2012 12:48:07 | More by phaedrusovchaos
Photo of valkyre65


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-25-2012 21:49:28 | More by valkyre65
Photo of Campodog


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-24-2012 18:03:49 | More by Campodog
Photo of BrewCaveDweller


4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

02-17-2012 02:12:28 | More by BrewCaveDweller
Photo of JAHMUR


4/5  rDev +19.8%

02-16-2012 18:08:04 | More by JAHMUR
Photo of RodneyFarva


3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml can, best by 12/12, poured into a pint glass.

a: pours a deep golden color, almost reddish, with a fat two-finger white head that stays around for a long time. excellent lacing.

s: malty and grassy, a nice floral lightness to it from the hops.

t: a nice smooth maltiness, clean and grainy, with the hops and carbonation giving it a nice crispness.

o: enjoyable, a solid pilsener, pretty simple which sometimes is exactly what you want.

Serving type: can

02-10-2012 19:01:16 | More by RodneyFarva
Photo of steveh


3.93/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Man -- lots of different Staropramen labels to choose from.

Grabbed a sixer of this at a local grocer where it was on closeout. Best before August 25, 2012... but green bottles.

A -- Pours a clear, deep gold color with a dense, very sticky & long-lasting head that leaves great lacing.

S -- Skunky up front, but it dissipates with some time given. Typical Pils bready malt and Saaz hop nose.

T -- Has that grainy to bready malt character up front balanced out with spicy Saaz hops at the finish and hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Very reminiscent of Budvar. There's also a light, vague fruitiness in the aftertaste that reminds me of Urquell too.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp and has a light creaminess in-between. Body is light to light-medium.

O -- Everything you could want in a Czech Pils, aside from the green bottle curse.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 22:01:33 | More by steveh
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