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Staropramen Černý - Pivovary Staropramen

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BA SCORE
83
good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.57%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovary Staropramen visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Euro Dark Lager |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rocko on 02-23-2003)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-12-2012 03:53:47 | More by Jason
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a one finger cream head that fades quickly, leaving some lace. Clear deep mahogany color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Coffee bean nose. Flavor is roasted coffee some sweetness. 330ml bottle €5.80 Schönes Fräulein Restaurant Helsinki, Finland. From my notes - 7/8/2008.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2008 11:05:29 | More by jdhilt
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

4.35/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good medium dark body (like a lighter Guinness) with an off-white, two-finger head.
Some citrus and biscuit in the nose, but mostly malt and some roast.
Taste was more of sweet malt, some coffee and hints of chocolate. A good change of pace from all the light pilsners in Prague.
This one was served cold, but others were cellar temp and a bit better in the flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2006 18:52:32 | More by Mebuzzard
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bark

Sweden

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The colour is dark wine-red with a tint of brown. The finger thick head is beige. Some lacing.

The smell is roasted with malt and nuts with some sweetness and bitter notes.

The taste is lightly roasted with notes of nuts, dried apricots. The aftertaste is dry and creamy with some dried fruits.

The carbonation is quite low with medium sized bubbles. It is creamy.

A quite nice dark lager.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2006 19:55:18 | More by bark
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tavernjef

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Super rich, dark amber with a huge, frothy, foamy head thats 2 inches and sticks around. Settles, leaving patchy, tight, webby lace. Smell is very deeply roasted malt with a bit of liquorish and some floral hop notes, somewhat soft. Taste is about the same as the smell, very soft, subtle, and smooth with good deeply flavored maltiness, slightly earthy. Theres some very subtle hints of liquorish, dry hops, and maybe even some rye. Its a bit on the light side in the flavor and feel though. All in all, this is a pretty decent dark lager. When drinking it, it took me back into what it must of been like drinking beer back in the good Ol' days of Czech, Poland, Hungary, Austria, before the turn of the century.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2003 15:42:18 | More by tavernjef
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Green long-necked 33 cl bottle. Beige label with a dark frame. A silhouette of a city skyline in the Middle ages.

A: Deep burgundy pour with a thick off-white creamy head that slowly dissipates into some nice lacings.

S: Dry roasted malt, dark dried fruits. Floral and bitter hops. Some red apples.

T: Rich sweetness from the roasted malt. Both floral and bitter hops. Chocolate and faint vanilla. Some dark dried fruits.

M: Body is medium as well as the carbonation. Aftertaste is sweet and dry and stays for some time.

A nice dark lager that has a little of lot of things.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2010 11:18:47 | More by Evil_Pidde
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drpimento

Wisconsin

3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer really reminds me of dark toffee candy. Loaded! Anyway, poured at a good temperature wiht nice, medium sized, light tan head that soon settled and no lace. Color is a clear, tho almost opaque, dark ruby red. Aroma is super mild, only suggestions of roast and toffee. Flavor’s like nose. carbonic tang is in front followed by some toffee sweet with a little regular malt, caramel, hint of roast; bit shallow. Body and carbonation are ok. Finish is like flavor, good length, and good enough for a couple.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 19:47:54 | More by drpimento
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had a 0.5l glass of this at Potrefena Husa in Plzen on 04OCT13. Cost was 39CZK, about $2.20.

The tall, slender flute held a clear, deep mahogany bier. Head was healthy, foamy and frothy, tan in color and long-lasting. Good lace was also on the ticket. The nose gave off some caramel, but was exceedingly mild on the whole. Body was underwhelming, too, though it was smooth.

Tasted of mild, light caramel, with a hint of sweetness at the start. Also found a bit of roasty malt in there, and the finish displayed subtle hopping but a bit too much bitterness. Nothing to write home about, I'm afraid...

3.38/5 rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Serving type: on-tap

10-10-2013 18:58:01 | More by Bierman9
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cdwil

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-30-2011 17:44:45 | More by cdwil
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Dark ruby color, clear, ample head

SMELL: Thick caramel, hop spice, herbal, sweet, cooked parsnips, dark bread

TASTE: Creamy medium body, deep smoothness, heavy dark bread, faint caramel, steely, modest hopping, herbal, very malty, dried hay, chicory, semi-sweet finish

Quite the delicious treat we have here, this dark little number does our palates well. A good brief departure from over hopped or over hyped beer. A beer like this centers us, a pleasure to try this and we will certainly be revisiting it.

STYLE: Czech Dark Lager
ABV: 4.4%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2014 17:38:00 | More by BeerAdvocate
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bigred89

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

12-04-2011 03:51:38 | More by bigred89
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Adamostella

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

09-05-2013 07:25:20 | More by Adamostella
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Globetrotter

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Comes in a 33cl green bottle with a dark label featuring only words. "Beer" appears in eight languages on the front label, none of which is Czech. The rest of the front is in English, while the back label has the basic info in most former Soviet languages. Ingredients conform to the purity law. Best before 11/26/03, I opened it on 10/22/03.

Pours a healthy clear reddish amber, much like a cola, but with almost no head whatsoever (also like a cola). The nose was mildly caramel (kind of like a cola...), while the mouth was prickly sweet, well, um, kind of like a cola. Doesn't taste like a cola, however. There's a touch of sour (too close to the best before date?) to go with the caramel sweetness. There's not much hop follow through at all, leaving a - ahem - cola-like sweet aftertaste. Nope, there are much better dark Czech lagers...

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2003 03:16:53 | More by Globetrotter
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

2.58/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

330ml bottle. Pokal glass. Dark brown color & brownish amber to the light. Yellowish froth, close & lasting crown, some rings are left. Noble hop aromas & slight chocolate hints on the back. Roasted & dried upfront. Light body. Moderate carbonation. Watery texture. Low floral bitterness in the middle lingers into a light spicy & bitter/sweet finish. Very easy drinkable beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2014 08:32:23 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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bruachan

District of Columbia

3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

purdy; porter-looking. big head that leaves lacing and sports the wee white circles on top. nose of dark munich malts with some toffee/caramel. not much hop presence, lager smooth with little lingering flavor (though some hop/grain bitterness does stick around)

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2005 19:32:20 | More by bruachan
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SFC21

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-18-2012 03:53:28 | More by SFC21
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VonZipper

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-12-2013 22:33:37 | More by VonZipper
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Soto

North Carolina

2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

10-19-2013 03:52:24 | More by Soto
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Sigmund

Norway

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(330 ml bottle). This beer has a beautiful ruby colour, and pours with a moderate head. Aroma is malty sweet with hints of oak. Flavour is mellow, just a tad too sweet in my book. Low bitterness. This is not a bad beer, but it lacks "bite".

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2003 13:28:00 | More by Sigmund
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Tschnab

New York

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

08-07-2013 08:32:13 | More by Tschnab
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cypressbob

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle

Pours with a dark body, some hint of brown coming through. Fluffy tan head, fairly good retention

Smell, chalky, some dark malt coming through

Taste, bready and full of roasted malty flavour, quite full bodied for a dark lager

A great example of the style, does exactly what its supposed to

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2005 17:38:31 | More by cypressbob
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atis

Finland

3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle from Budapest

Pours dark amber brown with yellowish head that dissipates to thin, but dense layer and produces patchy lacing. Quite rich aroma - light roasted malty, some caramel, raisins, apricots. Taste is similar - light roasted coffee, quite malty with slight fruity hops, nuts and roasted bittery aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is rather light with less than medium carbonation.

Overall, good dark beer, as it could be expected from Staropramen.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2008 13:50:50 | More by atis
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.05/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

After a mistake of ordering a pilsner-type beer, I continued my beer-tasting crusade in Slovakia with my fifth Euro Dark Lager beer this holiday. The beer pours a very dark-brown color, with a long lasting beige head.

Smell: Surprisingly strong for such a low alcohol beer. Sweet caramel, butter, maple- syrup and some malts.

Taste: even more surprising than the smell; and this for a 4.4% beer. Sweet strong coffee, toffee, hints of chocolate and caramel. Aftertaste is mainly sweet, but also a bit acidic with some hints of bitterness. Cool

Mouthfeel: Nothing special. A bit watery, medium-high carbonation and easy to drink.

Overall: My favorite Euro Dark Lager until now. Amazing how complex and full of taste such a 4.4% beer can be. Very easy to drink and highly recommendable for the style!

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 18:32:30 | More by rvdoorn
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

06-01-2014 18:06:36 | More by endless1408
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BucBasil

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from the tap into a tall mug. Reddish brown, flat cola appearance with a tan frothy head with OK retention.

S: Little smell coming from this one. A faint sweetness with a touch of spice. Some sort of creamy malt coming in as the beer warms.

TL Brown sugar, a bit of spice, some apple. Nice toasty malt, finishing smooth with a touch of fruit... reminded me a bit of a Newcastle. Very little bitterness evident - a touch at the end.

Overall: a very reasonable, sessionable beer with a nice taste and huge drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

04-27-2010 11:24:04 | More by BucBasil
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