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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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Staropramen LagerStaropramen Lager

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Ratings: 683
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 51 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovary Staropramen visit their website
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 JohnFatAss
3.18/5  rDev -4.8%
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 -2.7%

madzanta, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Kuongming
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Kuongming, Jan 07, 2013
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
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 +12.3%

Vyronian, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of GhostPants
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

GhostPants, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of stephens101
3.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, pale orange with some light red at the light. One finger of off-white head lingers for a few seconds and clears off, leaving a thin line of lace around the circumference of the glass. Aroma consists of caramel, lemon, orange and a hint of dry grass, and is quite robust for a lager. There's no skunk-funk to speak of. Very dry and crisp with a splash of lemon on top of some grain. Some orange peel is also noticed. Add to all that a little sweet mixed with a little bitter and easy as Sunday morning all the way to the finish.

stephens101, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Beerman1977
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Beerman1977, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of SadMachine
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

SadMachine, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of hogrider
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

hogrider, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of David1975
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

David1975, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of nchobo
5/5  rDev +49.7%

nchobo, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of cbcrunch
3/5  rDev -10.2%

cbcrunch, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of Damian74Shensky
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of rcatalano
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

rcatalano, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of bcsbeer
2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

bcsbeer, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

mwar, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of mralphabet
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.

mralphabet, Nov 26, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

SocalKicks, Nov 22, 2012
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.

mjurney, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Eaglefan344
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Eaglefan344, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Bguth
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Bguth, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of DasBoot2112
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

DasBoot2112, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Guinnsslvr, Nov 09, 2012
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 683 ratings.