Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen
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4.28/5 rDev +28.1%
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."
05-03-2012 06:38:19 | More by magictacosinus
3.23/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
04-23-2012 20:55:39 | More by elNopalero
3.4/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
03-24-2012 04:10:38 | More by Knapp85
3.35/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
03-16-2012 21:49:32 | More by depechemode1983
3.5/5 rDev +4.8%
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.
03-07-2012 02:20:57 | More by barczar
3.15/5 rDev -5.7%
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.
03-04-2012 17:40:39 | More by hosehead83
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.