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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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Ratings: 664
Reviews: 306
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 8
Gots: 43 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

rapayn01, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

skywizzard, Aug 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

reaganrvltn, Aug 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Braz, Aug 07, 2014
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2.85/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

11.2 oz (GREEN >_<) bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color. The head is a finger high, with a white shade. Its texture is surprisingly creamy, and even has some decent retention. A thick ring of lacing is left behind, due to how sticky the froth is.

S: Unfortunately, this about a 7.5/10 on the skunk scale. Sure, I also pick up some malt sweetness and touches of Saaz grassiness, but the skunk pretty much takes this over. What a shame - although, beers like this usually taste pretty good even when they're skunked (see: Urquell, Pilsner).

T: Fairly sweet for the style. There's a combination of malt sweetness and even some cereal grain, although diacetyl is somewhat low for the style (not a bad thing!) There even seem to be touches of white wine sweetness lingering throughout. It could also use a touch more hoppiness. While flavor-wise it's closer to PBR than Urquell, this could still get the job done if so inclined.

M: Not as bone-dry as I enjoy from a pilsner, but nonetheless, it does a good job of quenching one's thirst. There is a nice crispness to it, along with decent carbonation. Still, I can't help but wish it were even more effortless.

O: This tastes 'cheaper' than something like Urquell, but it isn't exactly bad, either. Still, considering I could easily get the former at the same price of this offering, it's hard for me to want to revisit this.

2.85/5: A poor man's Urquell

ThisWangsChung, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

npendres, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

dcbeers, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Mebuzzard, Aug 02, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Light lager colour. White head with dainty lacing.

S: Soft lager smell. Nothing much.

T: Very mild compared to other Czech lagers. Very little dankness. Very soft lemonade in the finish. Slightly chlorinated and plasticy. Light mouthfeel with soft carbonation.

O: Not up there with the big boys.

Hoppsbabo, Aug 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

mta11c, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Alexander_Brittain, Aug 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

altmer, Jul 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

mrjez, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

GregaR, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

yancot, Jul 23, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

John_Beeryman, Jul 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

bearbreak, Jul 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +49.7%

OkieMik, Jul 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

JensK, Jul 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

genekrtr, Jul 16, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

BRami127, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampling right now on 7/14/14. Comes in a 500ml (16.9 ounce) bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a handled glass "CHEERS-BOSTON" stein mug.

Pours a golden-yellow in color with about a 1/2 finger of a white head that settles to a thin layer on top and sides. LOTS of lacing is seen with each sip, close to rings actually. Very surprised! The aroma is mostly of malts with a hint of floral. Not 'skunky' really as most of the brews that come in a green bottle for some reason. Perfect carbonation. More going on with the taste with the malts, grains, breaddy yeast with a sweet crisp dry finish. More drinking of the brew brings out a light floral taste mixed in there as well. Overall, a decent brew.

BeerWithMike, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

thesquire, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

wdf210, Jul 14, 2014
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 664 ratings.