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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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Ratings: 686
Reviews: 307
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 9
Gots: 52 | 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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3.08/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Best before 5/17/13.

Pours a clear golden color with a foamy bone colored head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and a sweetened corn flake aroma. Taste is much the same with a mild grassy bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that is drinkable but not very exciting.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Pelicanrocks, Oct 05, 2012
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2.15/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Good Czech Pilsners are difficult to produce and even more difficult to come by. Staropramen isn't one of them.

A standard pour yields a standard Pilsner body: light amber body, slightly thin, gassy head. A few scattered bubbles slowly make their way to the top.

The nose is fine, though there is a tinniness in it that can't be ignored.

The tinniness ruins the beer's taste. There are some good things going on here: The malt aroma is nice, and the bittering hops would balance it well if the tinny taste, probably yeast-produced, weren't getting in the way. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the aftertaste, in which the subtle, crisp hoppy flavors come through. Darn.

Czech Pilsners are among my favorite styles of beer. I wish that more of ones that are available in my area did justice to the style.

GMB, Oct 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

markgoodman10, Oct 04, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Heminoolo, Sep 23, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

crobinso, Sep 21, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As Pilsner Urquell is one of my favorites; I thought I would give this Czech beer a try. It has a brassy body, lots of carbonation and a big pure white head. The aroma and flavor is in line with a Bud or PBR, but a bit more upscale. The malts have more interesting layering and likewise the hop finish is more complex. If you are in the mood for something along the lines of a PBR, but with some more sophistication, this is a good option.

iSip, Sep 18, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -47.6%

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2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

From 08/30/12 notes. Had this on tap at Amity Hall in my quest to try 101 different beers there. #6/101, knew nothing about it other than it was a pilsner going into it. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a clear golden-amber color with one inch of bright white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells corn, floral hops, sweet grains, bread. Not bad, and the floral notes help, but a bit average.

t - Tastes of sweet corn, vegetables, sweet grains, bready malts. Taste is a little sweeter than the nose and a step down for me.

m - Light, watery body and moderate carbonation. Body is a bit too thin.

o - Overall a below average pilsner. Not a lot going on here and has some of that sweet corn and vegetable notes that reminds me of an adjunct lager. Body is thin; you could have a few of them but I wouldn't want to. Wouldn't seek it out again.

mdfb79, Aug 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

zenithberwyn, Aug 25, 2012
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3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. Green Bottle. Freshness date printed on label

A: Golden yellow with nice carbonation. The white head
forms fast and leaves behind a nice sticky lacing.

S: Sweet malts and faint dry hops. Nice.

T/M: Similar to the smell the taste is sweet and malty
leading to a hop bitterness that finishes somewhat dry
and bitter. Crisp going down with good carbonation.

O: A very good and drinkable Czech Pilsener. Easy to
drink and an overall good experience. Taste is a little
limited compared to other newer Pilseners, especially,
ones from America.


mnrider, Aug 24, 2012
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Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 686 ratings.