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Vratislav - Pivovary Staropramen

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BA SCORE
78
okay

11 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 11
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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: wl0307 on 05-01-2005)
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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.63/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is available at the Tesco supermarket at just 99p a bottle! At first I was suspicious about the whole thing: genuine Czech beer brewed and bottled FOR Tesco (as stated on the beer label)? After checking some facts on the internet, the beer is indeed brewed by Pražské Pivovary but not specified as such on the bottle. I think the supermarket should have been more responsible and provide at least the details of the brewery, like its name, address, etc. Nevertheless, I am satisfied enough to have bumped into such a quality brew at a decent (read "bargain") price over here in London~~

A: served chilled in a jug, it pours a clear, golden hue, with a big, foamy white beerhead dissipating slowly; moderate carbonation.
S: grassy hop aroma with a soft, juicy fruity touch (like orange+strawberry), semi-sweet honeyish maltiness with a hint of bread, followed by lightly vanilla-like, fruity note of hoppyness...
T: slightly sweet grainy and fruity on palate, but semi-dry and "root-vegetable" kind of hoppy taste does not go unnoticed; the aftertaste is smooth and not too demanding, while moderate bitterness gradually gathers force and lingers deep down the tongue...
M&D: the overall mouthfeel is refreshing, but the body is quite thin and the flavour apparently much less hoppy and less fruity than quite a few Czech Pilsners. If only it was a bit more aromatic hoppy I could drink two pints of it without second thoughts~~

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2005 14:24:09 | More by wl0307
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dryndantheman

Ireland

2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

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Ireland

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06-09-2013 17:02:35 | More by innominat
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fionn13

Ireland

2.5/5  rDev -21.4%

06-04-2012 15:40:03 | More by fionn13
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

2.65/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Golden amber with white, bubbly head & good rention.

Hoppy, lots of adjuncts like corn and grain with some bread. Very skunky

Bread & corn, slightly sweet but contains too much grain. There is a mild bitter finish but like the smell it is a skunky one.

Smooth with good drinkability. It is light bodied and a crisp, dry finish.

Slightly below average pale lager with not much going for it other than the price.

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Serving type: bottle

08-12-2011 10:44:11 | More by flyingpig
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.43/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

50cl Brown bottle, best before Aug 2008, drank Sept 2007.

Good looking lager, typical Czech pilsner colour.

No aroma, just like most golden pilsner/lager beers.

Fine flavours of a good quality pilsner.

Nothing special about this beer except the keen price and the front label which tells me it is selected for Tesco.

Good value summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2007 12:29:00 | More by BlackHaddock
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Daredevil

Switzerland

3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

when it comes to lager, I definitely go Czech ... there is no match for the full body and appetising bitterness in the lager world (with the notable exception of Jever Premium and some East Asian brews) ... I would not consider this brew as a particularly great Czech lager, rather seems to be a budget line offspring from the famous Staropramen brewery .... and that's what it is really, a budget line Czech beer ... still way above your average lager, but lacking the smooth and elegant finish of the great Czech brews ....

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2007 11:23:58 | More by Daredevil
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Returned to me from Prague, Czech Republic. Much appreciated!
Pours a typical pils, light golden body, clear, with light Saaz aroma. Body makeup is slightly grainy, medium malt presence with high carbonation and warm malt aftertaste. This one really had little flavour or aroma at all to grasp. I really struggled to find anything to say about it. Very bland. If sampled fresh, perhaps in the Czech Republic, I could see this being far more refreshing. But from my experience, I'm sorry to say, this was just another pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2006 20:16:27 | More by biegaman
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ernie

Russian Federation

3.48/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 cl dark bottle, nicely labeled. Pale golden color with bright sparks. Carbonation medium, head modest, dissipates rather quickly.

Aroma hoppy and herbal, with a pleasant fruity note.

Start a bit spritzy, overall mouthfeel smooth and delightful. Taste not too complex but well balanced - pale toasted malt and dry hops. Body a bit thinner than may be desired. Aftertaste hoppy, long.

A decent Lager, worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2006 16:46:39 | More by ernie
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

3.78/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle

Pours with a light yellow body, head forms with fairly good retention

Smell, aromas are quite faint, slight hint of floral hops

Taste, dry and fairly crisp. Some sweetness on the finish, little bit of biting hops

A half decent pils, good if you're lookin for a cheap tasty summer beer. Good drinkability and enough flavour

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2005 23:17:21 | More by cypressbob
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