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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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BA SCORE
77
okay

607 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 607
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.47%
Wants: 7
Gots: 28 | 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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ElGuapo

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours golden yellow with a white head that dies down to a stickly lace pretty quickly. the aroma is all of sweet malts with a bitter note to it.

the beer is extremely smooth with an almost unnoticeable carbonation. the malts dominate the flavor with a little bit of hops in the finish. it has a medium-light body and it is very easy to drink. i would not say it is a remarkable beer, but it is certainly better than average.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2003 09:37:39 | More by ElGuapo
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

10-26-2012 00:04:22 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3/5  rDev -10.2%

02-07-2014 03:18:53 | More by OgreSanchez
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

This is my second visit to this beer, one of the better choices you can find here in Bulgaria on a consistent basis... This time in can form...

Appearance: Pure gold color with a good amount of pure white head that sticks all over the glass after going down.

Smell: Somewhat bready with a hint of citrusyness to it. Smells very fresh and refreshing. Hint of metallic twang from the can I'm guessing.

Taste: Bready up front and smooth all the way through with a light sweetness. Finishes with a bit of bitterness that is cleansing rather than displeasing.

This is a solid choice almost every time. Well balanced and extremely drinkable. A good session, especially here in BG.

Serving type: can

02-03-2010 14:43:28 | More by BucBasil
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billybob

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a darker gold color than your average pilsener with a short bubbly white head and thin sheets of lace. fresh malt and hop aromas. nice balance of malt and hops taste is slightly bitter and spiced. smooth on the palate and nicely carbonated. very easy drinking beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2008 15:06:08 | More by billybob
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adamant1912

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-31-2013 22:25:18 | More by adamant1912
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Dithyramb

Maryland

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

Served in a pint glass at Henry Street Ale House for $5.
Appearance – Light yellow in color with a short lived, fluffy white head.
Had light citrusy hops on the nose.
The light citrus hops came back in the flavor, but there was a smooth and creamy malt backbone.

Mouthfeel – Just the right amount of carbonation. This was light-bodied, with a creamy and fluffy mouthfeel.

Very drinkable. After reading the other reviews, I'll keep away from the scary green bottle, though.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2004 14:55:29 | More by Dithyramb
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -10.2%

03-06-2012 04:20:15 | More by tripledbrew
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zenithberwyn

California

4/5  rDev +19.8%

08-25-2012 08:59:14 | More by zenithberwyn
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mralphabet

Virginia

2.33/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A: Poured a dark copper color with a good fingers worth of head that settles to a thin layer with no lacing to speak of.

S: Little skunk here... very grassy with a little lemon zest mixed in.

T: Little flat on flavor.. There is skunk here... pretty grassy here with touches of graininess but not much else here.

M: Pretty crisp and well carbonated but pretty flat over all

O: Not very pilsner like to me... A little more Euro lager for my taste. Not bad if you a thirsty.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2012 02:16:22 | More by mralphabet
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bschinelli

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.2%

12-08-2013 21:18:52 | More by bschinelli
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -40.1%

08-21-2012 04:03:51 | More by tmars13
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matty

Pennsylvania

2.93/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Gold colored beer with a rapidly fading head.Aroma is grainy with a hint of skunkiness.Taste is grainy and sweet with a tad of butter.Overall pretty bland and boring not horrible but not great either.I don't think you'll be missing much if you never try this.This is my last one for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 04:59:07 | More by matty
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

02-22-2014 15:59:39 | More by dpgoblejr
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BJSmit

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -10.2%

05-29-2014 19:17:12 | More by BJSmit
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EasyReader

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

01-01-2012 12:51:32 | More by EasyReader
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stoutman

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +33.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I agree with the Pilsner Urquell comparison with this one.. This one competes with the world class pils. Staropramen is a clear golden beer with a very small and fast disappearing head. The aroma is very inviting with sweet and hoppy tones. And the flavor is just like a czech pilsener should be very easily drinkable with a faint sweetness to start with but then dominated by the very nice hoppy bitterness. 5% ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

05-28-2003 17:35:15 | More by stoutman
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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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homebrewhawk

Kansas

3.7/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz green bottle served in a pilsner glass. Poured a brilliant, pale gold with a couple of fingers of fine white bubbled head. Noble hop aroma with a slight metallic hint. Light bodied, very easy drinking. Clean flavor, some malt there, but not as much as I remember from drinking it before. Decent hop bite. Solid pilsner, good summertime drinking.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2008 14:32:47 | More by homebrewhawk
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biggmike

Mississippi

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(7/12/2009)Had to come back and re-rate this one. First time I had it, it must have been bad. Nice malty flavor with touch of hops. A bit of a yeasty taste. Nice clear golden color. Good mouthfeel. Drinkability is very high.

(8/7/2007)Wasnt too impressed with this one. Metallic taste, very pedestrian. No aroma to speak of,except maybe for a bit of skunk, mouthfeel was ok but nothing special, kind of watery. I would neither seek this out nor recommend. I cant believe this is rated as high as it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2007 13:48:21 | More by biggmike
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benloho

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

02-08-2014 06:37:12 | More by benloho
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mooseisloose

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Some Christmas presents to uncork, so let's give it a whirl. Upon popping the cap there is a distinctly European lager smell, extremely sweet and dry. Pours into a pint with a nice 1-1/2 finger macro-bubble head topping a very bubbly bright orangish yellow brew. Taste is most definitely characteristic of a European pilsener. Almost a straight barley and corn-like taste comes through the beer which a has good body and slight bitterness. Then all of a sudden the the whole taste disappears, leaving a dry and clean aftertaste. This is a great beer to sit in the warm SoFla winter sun and knock back. However since it's nightfall and a little chilly this beer is a little too light for the bonfire.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2009 00:48:35 | More by mooseisloose
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boszormeny

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-11-2014 22:05:55 | More by boszormeny
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

3/5  rDev -10.2%

07-13-2013 08:37:57 | More by hansavijaticar
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happygnome

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

a: pours a golden orange color with about a half inch of head that disappears quickly leaving a ring of lace around the edge of the glass and a faint cloud on top of the beer. There is a little carbonation continuing to rise to the top

s: sweet malt and grassy aroma, little hop bitterness

t: sweet malt flavor, little hop bitterness

m: light bodied beer with good carbonation

overall, this is a decent beer but i will not be buying it again

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 01:07:58 | More by happygnome
Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
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