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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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650 Ratings
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Ratings: 650
Reviews: 305
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 8
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovary Staropramen visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001)
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Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

rolltide8425, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of 500MLperWeek
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

500MLperWeek, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of onestoploser
4/5  rDev +19.4%

onestoploser, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of eriktoyra
2.9/5  rDev -13.4%

A: Pours a golden liquid with lots of carbonation bubbles into the glass. A two finger high head forms at first and then dissolves leaving nice lacings on the glass.

S: Smells like any other Pilsener. A bit of hay, some very faint hop tones. Baking soda. In general there is not much smell at all.

T: Tastes white bread, almost no hop flavours at all. Some very low bitterness at the end.

M: Surprisinlgy it feels oily and watery at the same time. Low to medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Nothing special. An ordinary beer for ordinary people.

eriktoyra, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of pappetros
4/5  rDev +19.4%

pappetros, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Samljer
4.03/5  rDev +20.3%

Had it in a can, poured down the side into a lager glass,
I Like it, better then a lot of other beers available comerically.
The foam head pretty much sat there till consumed.
then left thick lacing all over the glass, and as it was consumed
the lacing went farther and farther down the glass, till it was
finished, lacing to the bottom.
The color is a perfect gold, with medium average carbonation.
The smell is like wet grain which some like, some dont.
The taste is good, cant detect adjuncts but there is a hint of "metal". could be b'cuz my serving is from a 500ml can.

I would buy again.

Samljer, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of ChulaVistaBarista
4/5  rDev +19.4%

ChulaVistaBarista, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of aztraz
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

aztraz, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of BVB09_Bryan
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

BVB09_Bryan, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Hanzo, Jun 21, 2012
Photo of elguapo57
4/5  rDev +19.4%

elguapo57, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.4/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured into a fluted pilsener glass. The beer is a pure deep golden color. A fizzy white head sits on top, and hardly dissipates at all. Nice thick foamy lacing on the glass. The smell is dank, skunky, and like damp malt. The beer tastes better than the smell, thankfully. Malt grains, adjuncts, and a sightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall, I expected more, but this is your typically skunky green-bottled pilsner (i.e. Pilsner Urquell).

JuicesFlowing, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of madkat07
4/5  rDev +19.4%

madkat07, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of NV9
2.8/5  rDev -16.4%

Pours a nice deep golden colour with a finger head that dissipates quite quickly.

Smell is grainy with maybe a bit of floral smell, not overly strong.

Bitter finish, malty, clean on teh mouth with a fair bit of carbonation.

Great on a warm summer day, not too different from many other pilseners, doesn't really stand out from the NA's.

NV9, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of fionn13
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

fionn13, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of RES
3.25/5  rDev -3%

RES, May 31, 2012
Photo of ekzachtly
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

ekzachtly, May 29, 2012
Photo of WeissBoy
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

WeissBoy, May 23, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

JeffTheJuice, May 22, 2012
Photo of clickyourfingers
3/5  rDev -10.4%

clickyourfingers, May 16, 2012
Photo of magictacosinus
4.28/5  rDev +27.8%

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."

magictacosinus, May 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

Arherring, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of elNopalero
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

elNopalero, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of rale
3.25/5  rDev -3%

rale, Apr 22, 2012
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.