Staropramen Lager (Ležák) - Pivovary Staropramen

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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 19.31%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: stoutman on 03-04-2004)
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2/5  rDev -42.4%

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Pilsner glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Golden straw color. White, close & creamy froth leaves nice lacing rings. Floral, mildy malty, slightly sulphury aromas.Gentle & clean bitterness. Light body, light carbonation. Smooth palate. Dry bitter finish. Very easy drinkability. A real Bohemian Pils!

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

Photo of skypup
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased with rest of Stropramen line-up in Prague.

.5L Bottle served in Pilsner glass.

A- Clear, Deep Gold with one finger head; Medium retention and light lacing on the glass.

S- Toasted malts, Cereal grains and a touch of floral waifs.

T- Caramelized cereal malts. Much more pronounced flavor of grains. Slightly sweet, mellows to a balanced bitterness.

M- Medium bodied, mild carbonation, nearly crisp finish.

D- This is a pretty good beer. Stands out a little above the rest, and certainly worth a try.

Photo of Zimbo
3.7/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A random purchase, my expectations were not great. Green bottle. Was decent enough looking when it went in the glass, golden with an attractive rocky head. Slight hop smell and no skunking.Slightly malty in the mouth with some element of bitterness when you swallow.

After a moment or so the ending is surprisingly dry with just enough assertive lingering bitterness which builds after every sip.

A rather pleasant surprise. Requires a bit of effort but if you wait and have your wits about you it rewards with a rather delicious subtlety.

Photo of david18
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was my review when I had it on draft in Czech Republic:

Not as good as pilsner urquell but a good czech pilsner none the less. None of the czechs in my opinion are as good as the gremans but this is like most. Good carbonation, good flavor, good color and an afternoon refresher. Would recommend if you can find it.

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I had this again in London as it was served in a trade show booth in bottles. About the same as my review above. Certianly a nice break from the heavy malt of the English beers.

Photo of FreshHawk
2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear dark golden color with with a slightly below average sized, foamy white head. Decent retention but very little lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S - Typical Czech pilsener type of smell with some pale malt and a faint whisper of bready aroma along with a strong grainy aspect. Also faint grassy and floral hops. It's a little too faint however.

T - Similar to the aroma, but a bit stronger. The grain (especially corn) comes out strong and is strong throughout the sip. Some bread and pale malt taste also comes out. The grassy hops come in and out every now and then, but they are a little too faint.

M - Light body with a bit above average carbonation. Crisp and bubbly, like many other beers of this and similar styles.

D - Again, like others within this style and similar styles, it is quite drinkable, especially on a warm sunny day.

Notes: Not a bad summer beer (or as others call them lawn mower beers). Was nice and refreshing after walking around Praha, and went well with the klobása (sausage) I had outside. It is what it is, a decent Czech Pilsener. I won't ever crave it, but if I'm in the Czech Republic and thirsty, I wouldn't turn this down, especially if it is warm out.

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at House of 1000 Beers (formerly 6 & Save) in New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip, a clear light gold with a few slow, big bubbles & a finger of creamy head. Plenty of gauze lacing. Bright orange highlights.

Smells of clean cereal malt, very mild biscuity sweetness, & very slight lemony crispness (presumably hop-borne). Some mustiness.

Taste of Shredded Wheat-like malt, just a touch of honey, then turns sharply dry & pleasantly bitter. Ends flinty but smooth, without the "snap" I'd expect.

Light-medium-bodied, fuller I'd expected, actually: starts watery & builds fast, active but not prickly.

Drinkability's not bad, but for a beer on the small side it makes enough of an impact on the palate. Nothing to write home about: standard Czech pils.

Photo of Buebie
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a green 120z bottle. Presentation is nice. A 1'' sudzy white head forms ontop of a deep golden transparent brew. Color is a bit darker then anticipated, very nice. Head is slow to recede, leaving a pillow of fluffy head and very thick sticky lace all around.

Aroma of corn adjuncts, sweet grains and mild hay like hops.

Taste is light with not much from aroma transfering over. But bitterness is detected with grains and hops presenting a pleasant flavor. Its simple yes, but great on the eyes and super drinkable.

Mouthfeel is thin as air with a light crisp carbonation.

Good sessionable table beer.

Photo of IPhantom
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've never met a Czech beer I didn't like. That said, this one falls behind its countrymen in a few regards.

It's golden, fluffy, and appetizing, par for the course. Nose is a bit underwhelming, lacking in the floral hops that usually make Czech beers stand out. Plenty of malt, though, almost corny like a Canadian beer. The taste follows this hint, pleasantly sweet, almost buttery, with a nice dry finish. Mouthfeel is crisp and light. However, it's one of those beers that keeps getting better as you drink it. A great odd pick to have around for a game or something. Plenty good on its own merit, but it might fall short if you're used to drining Czechvar and Urquell.

Photo of benclimbs
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours fizzy yellow gold with a thick white head and a lot of lacing - looks good for a lager.

smell is a bit of the typical skunk and a bit musty, also some sweet malts and a little yeast is smellable.

taste is nuts, bread, clean light malts and a cake like aftertaste...a little sweet - good actually.

i think this is a pretty solid czech pils - a good lager choice if i had to make one at the average british pub.

Photo of colts9016
3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pick up this bottle in Utah. Poured into a pilsner glass at 41 degrees.

Appearance: A slight tarnish golden yellow color in the body of the beer. The head is white quarter inch ring and foamy. There is some effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is brilliant. There is some lacing clinging to the side of the glass.

Nose: A nice floral bouquet with a nice malt that backs it up. There is a hint of sweetness and some spiciness.

Taste: A nice floral bouquet with spiciness there is some malt that is accentuates the beer.

Overall: The mouth feel is carbonated. The body of the beer is medium and the finish is a mild spicy floral. This beer is not a great pilsner, nonetheless this is a tasty kinda spicy medium body beer that is easy to drink.

Photo of Strand
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Staropramen is a Czech pilsner. This is a pretty typical European pilsner. It's very similar to Pilsner Urquell (also a Czech pilsner). Other similar beers are Beck's, Spaten, Peroni, St. Pauli Girl (kind of), Heinenken (kind of). It has that typical bite that these beers have - dissimilar to American lagers.

Staropramen is quite good. It's not as mass marketed as Pilsner Urquell, but it's very similar. If you like any of the beers I've listed above, you'll like Staropramen.

Photo of wheatyweiss
2.35/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint.

Pours a medium straw with a rocky two finger head that recedes quickly, leaving ample lace.

This one smells like skunky hops and grain. Tastes is right on par, skunky hops, grain and a thin character.

These Czech beers are not impressing me at all. I would pass.

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Staropramen Lager (Ležák) from Pivovary Staropramen
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