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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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BA SCORE
77
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607 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | 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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MTNboy

Germany

2.63/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I believe I actually tried this in Czech a few years ago and I enjoyed it. Maybe this review does not do the beer justice but this is the impression I got when I recently tried in a can I got from the BeerStore in Kingston Ontario.

Appearance- This beer is almost an orange amber color. It has both a full head of foam that will form some nice foamy lace.

Smell- A very cheap and adjunct mass produced lager smell. A bit grassy

Taste- The first thing I tasted was metal then I tasted a bit of hops and even less but some malt. I would say the flavor was less than average.

Mouthfeel- It feels watery and there was not much for carbonation.

Drinkability- I thought it was very bland and cheaply made.

Serving type: can

01-05-2008 02:35:01 | More by MTNboy
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canadianbarman

Alberta (Canada)

2.63/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

--Poured an average golden straw like in color. Slight head that cleared about half way through. Not much lacing.
--Initial smell that hits is that skunky european smell.
Although I did like this beer more than Pilsner Urquell, it is still not one of my favorites. It took a couple of sips to get over the skunky taste. Once I got used to it I enjoyed the bottom half. Overall this beer was one of the better Czech beers, I would like to try others.
Thx

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2003 22:15:19 | More by canadianbarman
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TheDM

Indiana

2.63/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew poured a medium head of small to large white bubbles that mostly diminished and left a fair lacing. The body was a transparent light golden color. It had a mild hop aroma. It was initially bitter with a mild hop flavor. The inital bite smoothened in in the finish and left a slightly tingly lingering mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2003 17:32:01 | More by TheDM
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Poured a clear, medium orange with a ½ finger creamy, eggshell white colored head that settled to a thin, whispy, and sudsy covering leaving a visible rim lacing behind. Visible carbonation was very soft.

S: faint, some fresh grains and oranges. You really have to dig deep here to detect anything.

T: musky oranges for flavor. there was some green plant stalk hints as well. The initial sip was a turn off but the flavor faired better after that. A touch of metallic nature was evident while the finish found some sharp, sour citric tones to it.

M: light, a little rough. Some sour oranges and a dry lacing on the tongue with a green plant stalk lingering taste.

D: Not impressed overall here, at times was a turnoff and at others though it had some good crispness to it but still I struggled to find a reason to finish this and have to give this a pass and don't bother.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2008 22:55:56 | More by beerthulhu
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bump8628

Oklahoma

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

Dark gold with a light copper glow lets me know there is more than pils malt in this one. Big whiff of skunk overwhelms all else. Grass clipping hoppiness peaks through but malt is thin and can't stand up to the green bottle curse. Even if this had been deskunked it wouldn't have been close to the Czech pilsener style. More in line with the average Euro pale lager. I would take semi-fresh Urquell over this, which isn't saying much.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 00:16:22 | More by bump8628
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mdfb79

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2012 18:43:39 | More by mdfb79
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

2.65/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had 500 ml bottle in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, poured in room temp 300 ml ale glass

A: beautiful head; clear golden yellow; lacing rather nice
S: stale, lagery odor
T: very mild, rather sweet beer; flavor nondescript lager; perfect on a hot day, but not if you want to taste your beer
M: decent but watery

A solid, nonjudgmental beer

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 19:50:25 | More by Arithmeticus
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drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 500ml tall can BB 27.03.08.

A- straw yellow in color. decent head settles down to a layer of foam, lace.

S- hops, a little malt sweetness, mint, also a little grainy.

T- skunky, malt sweetness, bitter hops, bread/bran muffins, traces of caramel.

M- nice body and moderate carbonation.

D- fairly good drinkability.

Overall not my favorite example of the style(way too skunky), but compliments grilled chicken with vegetable dishes quite nicely.

Serving type: can

05-08-2007 22:08:43 | More by drinkininthewood
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GeoffRizzo

Texas

2.7/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear, tawny copper, bordering on a crystal clear golden hue. Thin, dusty white head that is quick to dissolve. Sweet grains, husky malts, a near-Euro skunking aroma that does not detract from the quality. Crisp grassy hops, medium carbonation. Not much going on here. Turns a bit dry; light bodied. Musk like malts and a lingering dry hops felt towards the end. Simple. Too simple.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2007 02:30:08 | More by GeoffRizzo
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Suds

Pennsylvania

2.7/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I had this one on tap, during a recent trip to Italy. It was served during a a nice dinner. I was a little dissapointed. The brew is unremarkably ordinary. It's a light yellow color with a slight white head. Nice and soapy lace, but not much else. The aroma is faint, with a hint of grain and a touch of malt. It's a very fleeting and light smell. It's not a good characteristic to have to search for an aroma. The taste is a little sweeter than an American lager, but it's very subdued. The beer is light, lightly carbonated, and simple. The finish is a little watery. It's an everyday drinking beer...a worthy lawnmower beer, but nothing more.

Serving type: on-tap

06-16-2007 18:03:13 | More by Suds
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

2.73/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a clear golden-straw color. The head is one inch in height and recedes slowly into nice lacing. The aroma is of biscuits with a touch of spicy hops, but it is quite faint. The taste is even more faint than the aroma, with only a slight hint of bready malt. The mouthfeel is light bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this is nothing really bad about this beer, but there is nothing good about it either. I cannot see myself drinking this again.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2007 22:08:40 | More by KarlHungus
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HitokiriNate85

Pennsylvania

2.73/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A - A darker gold than I expected. An aggressive pour gives a rocky cap that's fading. Very little visible carbonation.

S - Some graininess and grassy hops, but they're very mild. There's an odd note in the background. It gives the impression that it's going to be sweet.

T - Unfortunately, it follows the nose pretty well. The grainy notes are very light; it seems like they skipped out on the pilsner malt. It leans toward the sweet side instead, which doesn't fit really well. There are some light herbal hops and some bitterness, but it just seems lacking in comparison with fresh examples from the US(this bottle well within date).

MF - Leaning towards the lighter side, but there just isn't enough carbonation to give it any life or to really make it refreshing. It just feels old and uninspired.

D - In a style that excels here, this definitely disappoints. It doesn't have the body or flavor that makes pilsners so good.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 03:45:47 | More by HitokiriNate85
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KI9A

Illinois

2.73/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle, golden, nice. Typical head, some lace.

Aroma: Big time "euro-skunk", not real appealing.

Taste: Not much skunk, surprising. Taste of corn, grass, and a bit of malt. Finishes a bit sour, but, fairly clean.

Not a bad lager, but, not near the best.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 01:52:19 | More by KI9A
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beakerboy

Kentucky

2.73/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

One of the May '06 selections from Liquor Barn's Ultimate Brew Crew- Style Lagers

A: Pale gold with lacing on the glass as it was consumed. Very little head.

S:Citrusy smell, some hops.

T: Hop flavors with little else. Thin flavor.

M: Little to no mouthfeel. Kind of watery

D: Better than American lagers, but nt much more to say

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2006 22:35:57 | More by beakerboy
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ToriBug13

California

2.73/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Staropramen Prague Lager

A- Pretty, clear, and surprisingly nice head. Thick lacing. Wheat in color, great carbonation bubbles.

S- A little sweet on the nose. Has that smell boring lagers have- like an old sponge. That sounds more negative than it should, particularly for this beer. It’s just an average “beer” smell.

T- Wheaty, light hops. Clean and soapy. Good carbonation, turned out to be a decent lager. Doesn’t blow me away, but it would be fine as a session beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 15:22:11 | More by ToriBug13
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fionn13

Ireland

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

06-03-2012 23:31:37 | More by fionn13
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acurtis

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

12-27-2013 23:01:26 | More by acurtis
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

12-08-2012 01:55:23 | More by Damian74Shensky
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kaidasz

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

02-16-2013 00:22:18 | More by kaidasz
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BuddhaBrowett

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

06-29-2013 08:59:29 | More by BuddhaBrowett
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WaterCzar

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

10-05-2013 22:14:21 | More by WaterCzar
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ThinkAgain

Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

02-20-2013 01:35:33 | More by ThinkAgain
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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

10-02-2013 09:49:48 | More by Noelito76
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warpedrevolution

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

08-15-2012 21:28:45 | More by warpedrevolution
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ToMakeEndsMeet

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -17.7%

07-22-2013 18:55:57 | More by ToMakeEndsMeet
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
77 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.