Staropramen Granat Beer - Pivovary Staropramen
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Ratings: 40 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
3.65/5 rDev +3.7%
From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):
LOOK: Clear and amber, beautiful lacing
SMELL: Fresh, grass, cooked hops, caramel, faint cooked veggies, herbal, grainy
TASTE: Moderate body, smooth, slight creaminess, very bready, bit of caramel, hay, slightly bitter, herbal, relatively clean, vegtal, peppery, semi-dry finish
A very well put together lager, proof that imported green bottle can contain good beer. Perfect balance gives this beer such a high level of drinkability. A great beer to switch things up. A reminder that not all lagers are thin, yellow, fizzy empty shells.
STYLE: Czech Red Lager
06-26-2014 17:39:39 | More by BeerAdvocate
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3.58/5 rDev +1.7%
400ml glass on-tap in Potrefená Husa, Prague (49Czk):
Reddish amber, a 2cm, creamy, white head that holds very well & leaves some nice lacing too.
Grassy hops & caramel notes come through at the start of this one, alongside some sweetness & a few earthy notes. Some toffee too and a light bitterness & toasted notes that linger.
Faint, almost spicy hops & caramel start things off here, sugars feature too & there is some further sweetness from some faint vanilla & some butter with sweet malts too.
Clean with a fairly crisp and light-medium body that is well-carbonated & sharp finish. Sweet one and struck a good balance whilst going down quite easily.
Like a pale lager initially but with more sweetness but from the middle on the beer improves on this with a lot of sweet malts & caramel. Not a classic but it is a nice one and certainly one worth trying, particularly if you can find it on-tap anywhere.
04-29-2014 08:01:42 | More by flyingpig
3.08/5 rDev -12.5%
Bought this while in Prague, reviewing it in Israel, what fun.Most of the beers I had in Prague were great, but those were draft and I picked them specifically. Now it's time to see about the bottles.
An aggressive pour yields a smaller but decent fizzy fluffy almost 1 finger head tat fades at a med pace, some fluffy lacing, crystal clear tan almost auburn colored.
NOse isn't too bad, nice straw and toasty pilsner malts, little husky grain, but a little corn husk like aroma too, a little syrupy corn syrup like when I nose deep, and very faint skunked lager aroma, not much for lager though, but it does give me that sense of some of the Euro Dark Lagers that come to U.S. like too large production and not enough care spent in making it.
Taste sweet syrupy flavors right off, a bit of a molasses like, with more cola syrup and a little bit of that earthy root like taste. The candy syrup overpowers the very light toasty pilsner malts, but not the husky grainy flavor. It also somehow brings a little fusel alcohol flavor despite only being 4.8%. Some bitterness in there, bit of grassy hop but not a lot. FInish is more of that fermented cola syrup flavor, syrupy sticky, hint of skunked lager again, light husk, and bit more grassy bitterness.
Mouth is med bodied, syrupy, nice carb though.
Overall not nearly as good as most of the beers I had while in Prague. THis tasted more macro like, not a lot of care in the lagering, syrup adjuncts added which brought fake syrup tastes, fusel alcohol flavors despite the low abv, and the green bottle added a hint of skunk. I hope the other bottles aren't as poor as this or I'll be very disappointed.
07-27-2013 13:17:45 | More by jlindros
4.22/5 rDev +19.9%
One bottle purchased in Prague.
.5L bottle served in Pilsner glass.
A- Clear, Deep amber with a one finger head; Little retention and virtually no lacing.
S- Hints of sweet malts, dried fruits. Touch of hops.
T- Toated/Caramelized malts, Subtle apple, fig and plum. Mild but short bitter aftertaste.
M- light bodied with mild carbonation. Crisp finish.
D- This is a pretty good beer, and my favorite to date of the Staropramen lineup.
10-15-2011 11:45:00 | More by skypup
3.93/5 rDev +11.6%
Served in special Staropramen Granát glass (resembles pilsner glass) at brewery in Prague.
A - 4.5. A lovely, clear reddish-amber with golden highlights topped by a fluffy off-white head. Head has good duration and leaves lots of coating on the glass.
Aroma: medium and light malts with some (Zatek?) hops.
T - a rich version of a standard czech lageer, with traces of the dark malt flavor of Czech tmavy (dunkel). A particularly nice finish featuring both toasted malt and hops
M - medium body; good medium carbonation; slight dryness in finish.
O - a fine medium—dark lager worth seeking out
07-20-2011 02:05:06 | More by chinchill
3.78/5 rDev +7.4%
500 ml bottle in Prague
Pours dark amber, aroma is light caramel malt, a bit sourish.
Taste is malty with tangy bitterness and hints of dried fruit, it seems slightly astringent. Mouthfeel is smooth with moderate carbonation.
Drinkable and pleasant poltmavy beer (as an European I am slightly irritated that there is very detailed classification of American beers on BA.com, but clearly distinct Czech brews are simply assigned very broad "European" styles). As much as I have some reservations against Staropramen brewery, I can not deny it is a well made beer.
06-11-2011 17:42:27 | More by atis
3.03/5 rDev -13.9%
Staropramen...on tap at Bohemian Beer Garden in Astoria, NY
Appearance-dark gold amber color, large white head in the pint glass, stays around
Smell-grain and spice, some honey and fruit as well, aromatic
Taste/Mouthfeel-again an interesting mix of grain and fruit, spice mixed too, the flavors are all interesting I'm just not sure they work entirely, still a lot is going on. Medium mouthfeel.
Overall-a unique beer, but it doesn't entirely come together for me, worth a try though.
08-24-2010 23:41:14 | More by TheDeuce
3.43/5 rDev -2.6%
A clear deep amber beer, an off-white head that leaves lacing.
The smell i mostly from the malt, sweet and fruity, prunes and oranges.
The taste is also sweetish, dried dates, plums and apricots. Some bitter orange, and more bitter notes like apricot seeds.
Rather low carbonation, soft and smooth, but with a long dry feeling.
A rather good dark lager, interesting fruit associations.
07-05-2010 20:10:48 | More by rarbring
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