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Staropramen Lager (Ležák) - Pivovary Staropramen

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Staropramen Lager (Ležák)Staropramen Lager (Ležák)

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37 Ratings
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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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: stoutman on 03-04-2004)
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Photo of Robloc303
2/5  rDev -42.4%

Robloc303, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of phishbone23
2/5  rDev -42.4%

phishbone23, Jan 23, 2013
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.

wheatyweiss, Feb 28, 2009
Photo of ThinkAgain
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

ThinkAgain, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of matjack85
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
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.

FreshHawk, May 04, 2010
Photo of PhillyStyle
3/5  rDev -13.5%

PhillyStyle, Feb 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

LoveStout, Nov 14, 2014
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!

GONZALOYANNA, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

fionn13, Jun 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

acurtis, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of herrburgess
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
Photo of jpagewatts
3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A – Poured with little head for a Czech pilsner in Prague, which died quickly. Hay colored with good clarity.

S – Sharp. Malt hits the nose first masking a good hop aroma.

T – The taste starts the same as the smell. A sharp taste hits the palate first, followed by a rounded maltiness. The hops come in at the end bring with them citrus accents and leaving a bitter aftertaste.

M – Man, you’d think CO¬2 was going out of style.

D – For a Czech pilsner brewed in Prague, it’s about as average as possible. You can spend a night at 20 bars and only drink this beer at every one. ‘nuff said.

jpagewatts, Nov 12, 2006
Photo of gobias
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A nice, but not exceptionally wonderful, beer. It has a clean taste, with a nice golden color.
Not bad for a lager, but by no means as good as a Czech beer should be. I recommend it for a good night drinking, not beer tasting. This is coming from a real Czech pilsner fan.

gobias, Feb 24, 2008
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.

david18, Sep 16, 2010
Photo of smcolw
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A phenomenal looking beer with a hilltop head that plateaus over the glass. Long lasting and leaves ample amount of lace. Clear and golden. Served ice cold (colder than any other pilsner I've had in Prague).

The aroma grainy and antiseptic. Only a faded mild hop smell saves this one.

The graininess continues in the taste with a small amount of malt sweetness. Decent hop finish. Thin body and very high level of carbonation brings this closer to a soda like experience.

I might call this the best lawn mower beer I've ever had, which is like meeting the world's tallest midget.

smcolw, Nov 29, 2008
Photo of magictrokini
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear gold with a bubbly white head. Grass, honey, and perfume in the aroma. Clean hop sweetness up front, but bleeds into corn, straw, and grain. Nice sweet saax interludes here and there. Malty biscuit finish. Not bad, but there are better Czech pils out there

magictrokini, Dec 16, 2008
Photo of gnoff
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at "Tyrolen" at the amusement park "Liseberg" in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Golden color, white head.
Malty and hoppy scent.
Medium bitterness, sweet and hoppy taste.

A cold bottle in Sweden just is not the same as a correct temperature Staropramen from the tap in Prague.
I'll go down again in 2 weeks, I'll drink plenty of Staropramen and I'll like it well better than this bottle I had...

gnoff, May 05, 2006
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.

Buebie, Jan 08, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

tziggy, Oct 30, 2012
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.

skypup, Oct 10, 2011
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.

Strand, Mar 11, 2009
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.

benclimbs, Oct 21, 2009
Photo of stoutman
3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a medium head of small to large white bubbles that mostly diminished and left a fair lacing. The body was a transparent light golden color. It had a mild hop aroma. It was initially bitter with a mild hop flavor. The inital bite smoothed out in the finish and left a slightly tingly lingering mouthfeel.

stoutman, Mar 04, 2004
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Staropramen Lager (Ležák) from Pivovary Staropramen
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