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Staropramen Granat Beer | Pivovary Staropramen

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Pivovary Staropramen
Czech Republic | website

Style: Euro Dark Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Globetrotter on 11-12-2003

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.67/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

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
ABV: 4.8%

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Photo of jlindros
3.09/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of vinivini
3.51/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.91/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of slacker79
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Sammy
3.11/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A red beer, with lace. Bit of malt and cheese in aroma. Decent Vienna. Appropriate carbonation, medium mouthfeel. Slight bitterness and mdoerate sweetness.In the sip there is a touch of fruit, barley,toast,hop. All around balanced. I can drink one, though only the one.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of Lion088
4.04/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of aztraz
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of Bierschenker
4.25/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice pale amber colour with a lot of small bubbles running trough. The head is creamy and snow white and doesn’t disappear.
The odour is quite strong: lot of hops and malt/grains.
Taste is very refreshing. Lower alcohol, but very rich and creamy taste. Soft hop bitterness with malty dry ending.
Aftertaste is still dry with on top hops. Feels like nuts.

I believe this is a good beer. Not complex, but honestly refreshing and simple.

Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!

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Photo of wilfonzo
3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of JamFuel
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of BuddhaBrowett
3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of parintele
3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mihael199
4.41/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Globetrotter
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes in a tall thin 33cl long neck green bottle with a red label featuring nothing but writing, mostly in English. Ingredients comply with the purity law. Best before 4/3/04, I opened it on 11/12/03.

Poured a clear orangish red under a thin short-lived tan head that left no collar and no lace. The nose is very mild, with just a touch of metallic hops. The mouth is well carbonated and medium-bodied, with just a touch of sweetness. The taste opens with a heavy malt taste, almost like syrup. The mild but metallic hops come out in the finish, particularly after you've had a few sips. The aftertaste gets stronger, with a mainly bitter impression. The taste grows on you.

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Photo of TheDeuce
3.07/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Drinkability-certainly interesting

Overall-a unique beer, but it doesn't entirely come together for me, worth a try though.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Draught at the brewery beer hall. Served too cold, in the appropriate stylish glass. The beer has a beautiful amber colour, served with a moderate head. Fruity aroma with hints of caramel. Some caramel in the flavour too, but not really sweet. Nutty. Tolerably well hopped.

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Photo of rarbring
3.41/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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Photo of grga
3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Antnyd82
2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of ernie
4.03/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Real read beer. In Czech Republic it belongs to 'half-dark' type, embracing very different brews.

This is broadly a Vienna Lager - red, with modest head and medium level of carbonation.

Aroma is malty. Start malty too, with strong candy notes but not sweet in any way. Body firm, on the drier side. Finish hoppy, acidic and a bit tart. Aftertaste bitter with a strong malty note.

Interesting beer, not only worth a try but sincerely recommended.

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