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Staropramen Černý - Pivovary Staropramen

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BA SCORE
83
good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

SFC21, Aug 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Jason, Aug 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

ChulaVistaBarista, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of petluo
3/5  rDev -17.6%

petluo, May 08, 2012
Photo of phaedrusovchaos
4/5  rDev +9.9%

phaedrusovchaos, Mar 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

cdwil, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Fenrisulven, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of bigred89
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

jonb5, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of NilsFrisk
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer is black with brown highlights, and with a tight white head. The smell of this beer is excelent, smells like coffe flavored chocolate and caramel, but the taste is quite dissapointing, the carbonation hides most of it, i only got a little bit of caramel there. The mouthfeel has that crispy and dry lager feeling, but yet it is creamy, and maybe a littlebit buttery from the fullness of the body. Even though I miss a littlebit more flavor, it's still a drinkable beer.

NilsFrisk, Jun 22, 2011
Photo of jerryjeff
4.43/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma
Caramel/toffee in nose, very nice roasted scent with a bit of butteriness

Mouthfeel
Lower carbonation and light amount of bitteriness on front and sides of mouth

Appearance
Mahoghany/reddish in 1/2 liter stein. Poured initially with 3/4" head which dissipated with much lacing

Taste
Caramel light with some roasted taste and a little residual bitterness

Drinkability
High, love to give this a go for an evening

Overall
Much better than anticipated from what I'd seen of prior reviews. One of my favorite beers I had in Prague.

Review from notes taken during tasting at Starapromen brewery restaurant in Prague

jerryjeff, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of Fermented42
4.33/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Surprised to find this on the shelf but then Bratislava isn't that far away!

The Staropramen Private Brewery has rebranded their tasty beverages with a less-heady look. Still the good stuff in the new packaging though.

Dark tawny red color with an off-white to tan head and good retention. Good nose of dried prune & plum. Similar flavours throughout the palet with a mild chocolate note in the long finish. Not particularly creamy or heavy as is common with this style of Pilsner.

Good drinking , sessionable beer for the Porter crowd who don't want to over do it...4.4% alcohol with more than a "nut brown," less that, "chocolate," flavours/structure.

Fermented42, Apr 20, 2011
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3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at White Trash Fast Food in Berlin

A: Very dark amber in color. Even head with excellent rentention.

S: Dark fruit, amber. Sweet but beautiful smell.

T: Flavor isnt as lcean and defined like the smell. Still amber yet the flavor is obscured by the astringentcy.

M: Low carbonation, astringent.

D: Fine. It's too bad it's more superficial characteristcs outshine the tasting experience.

sfprint, Oct 05, 2010
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2/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Staropramen prager bier (dark) draft. 

A Beautiful amber color, clear, nice head. 4.5 

S Similar to a dunkel, no hops. 2.5 

T Nasty and old tasting. Maybe cellaring issues? Flat taste, no character. Astringent, but not from hops. 1.5 

M Thin, but had good carbonation. 2 

D Not very good. 2 

boss302, Oct 05, 2010
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4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Evil_Pidde, May 15, 2010
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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

BucBasil, Apr 27, 2010
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3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Rvdoorn contributed this beer to our second beertasting evening. Holiday buy.

A: A beautiful dark brown/ruby color with a cream colored head that goes into some wild bubbly lacing.

S: Hops, roasted malts, liquorice, woody and a something metallic in the background.

T: Dissapointing after the rich smell.Slight hops, roasted malts and faint liquorice.

M: Medium carbonation, very light body.

D: Will not drink this again, unless rvdoorn imports another bottle.

PapaEugene, Sep 11, 2009
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4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
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!

rvdoorn, Aug 24, 2009
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3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

atis, Dec 09, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smell: sweet, slightly burnt malt, dark bread, some raisins, butter, some hops.

Taste: smooth, sweet and light taste of dark bread, raisins, some notes of coffee and chocolate, butter, syrup; some bitterness and flowery hops. Easy to drink, quite refreshing.

Im not a big fan of czech lager beers, but they know how to make dark lagers. This one is good stuff. Not exceptional in any way, but solid.

simonjohansson, Sep 28, 2008
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3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

jdhilt, Jul 24, 2008
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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this 0.5L bottle in Prague while visiting and drank it back at home in Ireland. Pours a rich dark amber with a 1.5 finger head that had a bit of yellowish to it but was basically white and it disappeared slowly into a decent lace that stuck around throughout the drink. The smell was great malty hints and some light floral & fruity hints. The taste is exactly what you would expect from the smell and was very smooth going down with more and more light fruity sugary notes coming through as it warmed up. Not a strong or harsh beer that went down great and something I could drink all day long-wish it was more available.

jspruit, Dec 03, 2007
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4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
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.

Mebuzzard, Aug 22, 2006
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4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown liquid with occasional red spark, elegant cappuccino head, low carbonation.

Smell complex, mixture of roasted malt, dry fruit, nuts and a hint of herbs.

Start malty, with a note of bitter chocolate, body firm and dry, taste perfectly balanced, finish bisquity-hoppy, pleasant bitter aftertaste.

One of the best Darks from the Czech Republic. Recommended!

ernie, Jun 17, 2006
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3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

bark, Jun 09, 2006
Staropramen Černý from Pivovary Staropramen
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