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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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Ratings: 608
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 7
Gots: 29 | FT: 0
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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 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
Photo of TubbyDullard


4/5  rDev +19.8%

02-06-2012 01:34:31 | More by TubbyDullard
Photo of melodicnoise


2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

02-03-2012 02:39:07 | More by melodicnoise
Photo of LJWalker


3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-01-2012 03:43:58 | More by LJWalker
Photo of shigg85


3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-31-2012 23:48:33 | More by shigg85
Photo of StonedTrippin


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

nothing special here, a slightly sweet malty aroma after a golden flat color with almost no head. flavor is straw, grassy hop and a wole bunch of czech malt flavors. mouthfeel is smooth and clean, not as crisp as some, and totally sucks when it warms. this beer doesnt do it for me, easy drinking, but enexciting. weak as the czechs go. i dont know, better than a heineken, but thats about all i can say here

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2012 06:45:05 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label says best before end of Nov 9 2012, wow that's a shelf life for a green bottled Euro pils I don't wanna drink this same bottle next fall. Bright golden crystal clear color with an eggshell white head forming thick and billowing above the sides of my glass, visually very appealling so far. Aroma has some sweet bready grains with herbal slightly skunked hops, pleasant lime/grassy notes from the noble Saaz. Flavor has a muted malt sweetness with a tart/bitter zing from the hops almost with a lime zest note to it. Mouthfeel is crsip finishes nice and dry with residual bready malts left on the palate not a bad beer whatsoever. Not the best pils I have ever had but up there with some of the imported versions very drinkable the 16.9 ounce bottles don't last very long the type of beer that I'm sure appeals to the masses in Praha. Staropramen, I'm guessing "star of Prague".

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 15:51:45 | More by WVbeergeek
Photo of StoicBeast


3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-29-2012 10:30:53 | More by StoicBeast
Photo of jALEson


4/5  rDev +19.8%

01-28-2012 02:09:12 | More by jALEson
Photo of gutentag

Russian Federation

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

01-26-2012 16:59:44 | More by gutentag
Photo of Tschnab

New York

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pale yellow with a big white head that laces like crazy.

S- cereal grain and light corn, grass, lemon, saaz hops.

T- pretty much dead-on with the nose. It's very crisp and easy drinking, with a light spicy bite on the finish.

O- A classic that hits all the classic bohemian pils flavors, but overall there is nothing special. Still, an old reliable.

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2012 16:53:53 | More by Tschnab
Photo of Hojaminbag


2.23/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

Starapromen lager is a pale shade of yellow that is completely clear. The white head has good retention and OK lacing.

The aroma has some lemongrass, pale malt and butter.

I could certainly be wrong, but there are a lots of buttery flavors that make me think there is a dicetyl problem with this beer. Underneath the butter a light bitterness and lemongrass from the hops come through, as well as pale malts.

No complaints about the mouthfeel; smooth with fairly active carbonation.

I love a good Czech pils, and when I see them on-tap I almost always order them. This one, however, had something wrong with it.

Serving type: on-tap

01-23-2012 20:38:37 | More by Hojaminbag
Photo of jhitchco

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-23-2012 02:25:54 | More by jhitchco
Photo of dbossman


3.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Light brass hue with a huge bubbly, frothy head; lacing is good

S: Some light skunking up front and followed by a crisp grassy and grainy quality--a touch musty with just a hint of lemon zest

T: Unfortunately, there is a bit of skunk; however, much less prominent in flavor than aroma; there is a pleasant grassy, hay-like graininess; some nice hop bitterness that comes out especially on back end: grassy, herbal, floral, and a touch of citrus

F: Crisp and well carbonated

O: A good pilsner that of course would be better fresh from the source--but still it's nice to drink a true pilsner every once in a while

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 04:41:44 | More by dbossman
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-22-2012 02:33:51 | More by Milkysunshine
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-21-2012 13:42:38 | More by jjauga
Photo of peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden colour, just over one finger of white sticky-fluffy head, lots of lace left behind, honestly one of the best looking beers in recent memory. Smell is grainy and malty, grassy with some floral scents, lightly bitter hop and lemon rind. Taste is malty and grassy, lightly bitter, mild hop bite, lemon, good balance, clean finish, grainy aftertaste. Medium carbonation, light body and fairly thin feel leaves a bit to be desired. Nice and easy drinking, refreshing and enjoyable even if it is a little one dimensional and simple but sometimes that is all you are looking for.

Serving type: can

01-16-2012 23:16:16 | More by peensteen
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

01-16-2012 12:45:18 | More by micky67
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-13-2012 18:55:36 | More by bonbini26
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

01-12-2012 23:47:47 | More by tbeer40
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-06-2012 03:49:25 | More by Stoffel
Photo of Gregwa


4/5  rDev +19.8%

01-03-2012 06:13:52 | More by Gregwa
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-01-2012 12:51:32 | More by EasyReader
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

12-30-2011 17:39:02 | More by cdwil
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
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