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Staropramen Lager - Pivovary Staropramen

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BA SCORE
77
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627 Ratings
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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 16.17%
Wants: 7
Gots: 36 | 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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BJSmit

Netherlands

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

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

Michigan

4.47/5  rDev +33.8%

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.

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

Texas

2.7/5  rDev -19.2%

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.

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

Kansas

3.7/5  rDev +10.8%

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.

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

Mississippi

3.6/5  rDev +7.8%

(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.

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

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-05-2014 20:37:05 | More by dcbeers
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-10-2013 21:36:55 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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TubaDan

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -10.2%

01-17-2014 04:49:50 | More by TubaDan
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happygnome

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -10.2%

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

01-13-2011 01:07:58 | More by happygnome
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mjurney

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +30.2%

Appearance:
Deep gold color, clear. Tons of fine bubbles rising up to the top. Frothy head, leaves a nice lacing behind.

Aroma:
Sweet grass, pale malts, crisp.

Taste:
Malt forward. Bready, pale malts, grassy. Light-medium bitterness, mostly herbal, a little lemony. Finish off dry bitter. Body is light, creamy texture, a little dry aftertaste, soft carbonation.

11-17-2012 01:10:14 | More by mjurney
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supercolter

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev +2.7%

A pretty decent Czech pilsner. Appearance and smell are pretty bland. That is to be expected given the style however. Clean yellow color, a bit fizzy but no real head or lacing. Smell is pretty weak, a bit of sour and sweet malt. Taste is similar to the smell, but more pronounced.
Mouthfeel is a bit light for my preferance. Drinkability is very easy to swallow.

03-24-2008 17:34:07 | More by supercolter
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steveh

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +17.7%

Man -- lots of different Staropramen labels to choose from.

Grabbed a sixer of this at a local grocer where it was on closeout. Best before August 25, 2012... but green bottles.

A -- Pours a clear, deep gold color with a dense, very sticky & long-lasting head that leaves great lacing.

S -- Skunky up front, but it dissipates with some time given. Typical Pils bready malt and Saaz hop nose.

T -- Has that grainy to bready malt character up front balanced out with spicy Saaz hops at the finish and hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Very reminiscent of Budvar. There's also a light, vague fruitiness in the aftertaste that reminds me of Urquell too.

M -- Mouthfeel is soft to crisp and has a light creaminess in-between. Body is light to light-medium.

O -- Everything you could want in a Czech Pils, aside from the green bottle curse.

02-06-2012 22:01:33 | More by steveh
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

09-29-2013 03:15:50 | More by cam477
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giblet

Ohio

3.48/5  rDev +4.2%

poured nice golden into the glass. about one half inch of head. slow steady carbonation. smells of hops and hints of malts. taste is pretty decent with a flavor of both hops and maltyness. pretty good beer a fuller body than i expected. finishes with a subtle hop dryness.

suckem up and movem out.

giblet

04-14-2009 09:53:15 | More by giblet
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

1.48/5  rDev -55.7%

More euro trash beer. Staropramen is a light cold colour. Pours with a nice head, but the foam quickly recedes to film. Not much lace to speak of. Just a few whiffs sporatically placed around the glass. Makes the glass look broken, actually. Wet cardboard smell. Reminds me when I once helped a friend move in the rain. Bit skunky as well. Green bottle/lightstruck, or purpusely done? You decide. It's not an overwhelming skunk, so I'm leaning towards the latter. Starts out bland, like soggy cereal. Not much of anything expected in a beer, like hops, malt, or even adjuncts. Aftertaste is a bit skunky sour. I'm not sure what it is, but I hate the mouthfeel. It's dry, oily and leaves an unpleasant sensation on the side of the tongues. Not something I would drink again. I could state that if offered for free, I might take it. But that only means it wasn't truly horrible. I'd take Bud Light if offered for free, I might even take Colt 45 if offered for free. Don't get this beer.

07-17-2004 04:57:16 | More by slitherySOB
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Magpie14

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -0.3%

Apperance: rich gold color with massive rocky head, lush and foamy. Big chunky, sticky lacing. The walls of my glass were left with a spider web of lacing.

Smell: smell of grains and a traditional pilsner "skunk" nose. Touch of sweet caramel and honey.

Taste: smooth taste with slight sweetness. Predominantly grains and corn and a sutle amount of hops, sort of floral taste. Very crisp finish and a great smooth body. Aftertaste holds a bit watery as it goes down.

I must say that I enjoyed this beer. A great traditional "middle of the road" Czech pilsner.

03-04-2007 19:32:26 | More by Magpie14
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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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tbeer40

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

01-12-2012 23:47:47 | More by tbeer40
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clarknova

Germany

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

05-29-2013 14:45:27 | More by clarknova
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ShepardCommander

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

03-11-2014 01:57:24 | More by ShepardCommander
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.3/5  rDev -1.2%

This came recommended by the Purvis Wine Cellars , usually an excellent source for beers.Perhaps my expectations were a little too high based on this recommendation.
However it is an enjoyable beer that is inoffensive not at all distinctive but does have some endearing qualities.
The clear lager is mid gold with and orange hue and has a white frothy head that sits atop a very fine and persistant bead.
The smell is all European malty lager and so really smells like hundreds of other beers.
The taste is initially as expected from the smell , sweetish biscuity sort ofd thing but it very smoothly moves into the dry sharp finish which makes this beer just that little more enjoyable.
It has sharpness in the mouth which would make it a reasonable session beer.
Just a ppleasant but un exciting Lager

07-27-2006 22:24:43 | More by jarmby1711
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.83/5  rDev +14.7%

Appearance: Poured into a stange. The color is gold or bronze. Four fingers of fluffy, white head dissipated quickly to leave trails of foam on the glass, a billowy cap, and, eventually, a spotted lacing and ring around the edge.

Smell: It has that enticing Czech skunkiness right out of the bottle. The aroma is clean and crisp with tons of barnyard hay and grassy Saaz hops. There is also lemon zest, apple tartness, and spice.

Taste: Delicious and refreshing. Lots of light malts, Saaziness (grass and bitterness), lemon zest, green apple tartness, and a little metallic bitterness.

Drinkability: It is not going to blow one away with its complexity, but it is a very tasty pilsner that, as far as my experience goes, exemplifies the style.

11-04-2011 04:05:38 | More by TheQuietMan22
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magpieken

Australia

3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

04-11-2013 18:19:07 | More by magpieken
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danielharper

Michigan

3.1/5  rDev -7.2%

Purchased from Target on University, Huntsville, AL.

Pours a dark orangey color with a thick white head. Head dissipates to a thin film over the beer after a while. Nice presentation.

Aroma of some skunkiness, as expected for the style, with a bit of malty sweetness beneath. No hops present.

Flavor much the same, but with a dry malty aftertaste. Reasonably pleasant and refreshing.

Mouthfeel moderate, but good for a Czech Pilsener. Nice job.

Overall, I won't buy this again, but as a Czech Pilsener this is quite a good one. Fans of the style might like it.

02-09-2006 22:53:02 | More by danielharper
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