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Staropramen Lager | Pivovary Staropramen

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BEER STATS
Reviews:
335
Ratings:
822
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
25.37%
 
 
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Staropramen LagerStaropramen Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pivovary Staropramen
Czech Republic | website

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

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Reviews: 335 | Ratings: 822
Photo of texascarl
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance = light gold, small head, no lacing, light carbonation

Nose = hoppy plus a little hint of skunk (curse all green bottles)

Taste = light, crisp mouthfeel. Bitter as sin from plenty of hops that hang right in there on the long aftertaste. Quaffable. I'll admit that I'd buy Pilsner Urquell and Czechvar first, but this is pretty good beer and running third place to those two is nothin to be ashamed of.

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Photo of ElGuapo
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours golden yellow with a white head that dies down to a stickly lace pretty quickly. the aroma is all of sweet malts with a bitter note to it.

the beer is extremely smooth with an almost unnoticeable carbonation. the malts dominate the flavor with a little bit of hops in the finish. it has a medium-light body and it is very easy to drink. i would not say it is a remarkable beer, but it is certainly better than average.

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Photo of ADR
2.83/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Clear pale gold color, big-bubbled white head of 1/2 an inch. Slightly skunked aroma. Sweet malty flavor with a decided wet canvas impression that's re-inforced by the aroma. Slight watery sense before a mild hoppy finish mid-mouth. Carbonation is medium, perhaps this beer's best quality. OK in drinkability but nothing special is going on in this brew, some similarities to Heineken et al....

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Photo of marc77
1.94/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Crystal clear dark straw hue topped by a fluffy porcelin - white head. Skunky mercaptans, sulfur, and rough grain huskiness in aroma. The sharp, astringent graininess coupled w/ the rough bitterness make this quite rough for a pilsner. Sulfur persists in the flavor and is a bit offputting... All around this beer almost abrasive on the palette. The body is weak and watery, while the malt backbone is seriously lacking. Finishes w/ an unpleasant tannic astringent note. I most likely got a poorly handled bottle, but I just don't see myself ever having this again.

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Photo of budgood1
3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

hazy golden color with a thin head that dies quickly. saaz hop aroma quickly asserts itself but doesn't overwhelm. sort of a cross between heineken and pilsener urquell. nothing really great, a little thin in the mouth and little carbonation...seems "dead". maybe i got an old bottle.

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Photo of inebrius
3.33/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deepstraw gold with a slight clinging lace. Mildly malty grainy, low-key hop aroma. Starts thin to bitter, ending lingering oily hop. Meager malt profile causing balance to tip too far to the hop end. It's drinkable but not worth a search.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.76/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Seems to be similar to a Pilsner Urquell, also in a green bottle. This is from a large brewer and is better than the majors over here, the ABV is 5.2%.

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Photo of John
3.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The initial aroma from the 12 oz. bottle was extremely skunky. After pouring, the skunk dissipated a bit. I could then detect some of the beer's true characteristics. Perfect light, effervescent mouthfeel. Nice semi-sweet malt and herbly, spiced hop finish. Unfortunately, some skunk essence still remained. I'll have to seek this one out on tap.

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Photo of grdahl
3.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The largest brewer in The Czech Republic..why can't A-B or Miller make beer this good...Only average for Czech Rep. but much better than the swill we're used to here...I'm not sure where exactly the old spring that gives the beer its name is.

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Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very clean and crisp, with moderate hops. Not bad from the bottle, but on tap is vastly superior. In the tap version, I sometimes get just the barest hint of spearmint in the finish. Of course, the pink elephants show up a little while after that.

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Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.