Staropramen Lager | Pivovary Staropramen

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Brewed by:
Pivovary Staropramen
Czech Republic
pivovary-staropramen.cz

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
850
Reviews:
345
Avg:
3.36
pDev:
16.37%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
171
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Ratings: 850 |  Reviews: 345
Photo of jhart96
3.9/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of monkist
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
3.51/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Serving: Can
Best before: Dec-20-2017


A:
Pours crystal clear, rich gold with a perfect puffy glop of white head that sticks like glue before eventually dissipating. Great retention; sheets of lace. (4.25)

S:
Balance between grains and light hop spice with some wet cereal sweetness. (3.25)

T:
Cereals, lightly grassy, Some peppery and herbal hop in the finish as it warms it gets pretty sweet for me. (3.5)

M:
Zesty yet creamy body with medium carbonation and a slight bite in finish. (3.75)

O:
Pretty good Czech pils.
There is just about enough of everything, it is fairly well-balanced and there is a nice carbonic/hop bite. My main gripe is that it was a little sticky towards the end and ventured into flavors that some pale lagers do but which I personally don't really love, but aside from that a tasty beer. Not too much of any one thing.
I would probably have it again, but I would have to say I prefer other pilsners.
(3.5)

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Photo of Mandrilo
2.62/5  rDev -22%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Robertas
3.08/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ant777uk
3.18/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Was really impressed by Budwar which I had a few days ago...

Good appearance and head level for a lager

Strong hoppy aroma, very impressive, a bit flowery like Budwar though with a bit more of a fruity and citrus kick.

For a lager, flavour is pretty good, though not as good as Budwar I don't think. Refreshing and flowery hops with sweet malt. Needs a bit more strength and hops to be great, though would consider buying again.

Feel is a bit thin and watery, prefer a bit more body or creaminess

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Photo of johnaitchison
4.99/5  rDev +48.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is what a Bohemian Pilsner is supposed to taste like. It pours a light-medium gold with a mousy white head that clings. The aroma has the classic spicy Saaz hops and crackery malt one would expect. Malt dominates the flavor. It's amazing how complex pale Pilsner malt can be when mashed correctly. Melanoidins jump all over your tounge. And the hops do both give a bite and provide a spicy flavor. Medium bodied; the malt won't let it dry out too much. Yet no heat. Long, long malty finish. If you're a malt head and love Pilsner malt--Strapromen is for you.

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Photo of PorterPro125
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 500 mL Can

L- Pours a deep golden colour topped by a 1/2 finger white head. Poor retention. No lacing.

S- Mainly getting straw and the classic noble hop aroma. Classic Czech Pils. A little bit of sweet malt mixed in as well.

T- Same as the aroma. Not complicated, just good.

F- As to be expected from a classically brewed Czech Pils, the body is on the lighter side of medium with low-moderate carbonation. I think the beer definitely could have benefited from a little more carbonation but it's fine the way it is.

O- Not the best Czech Pilsener I've had, but Staropramen is a good one. Solid flavour, well balanced, and easy drinking.

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Photo of aleigator
3.44/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Yields a bright, golden color with a huge, fluffy white head.

Smells of a pleasantly funky, noble hoppiness, together with a good amount of straw and toffee malts. Has an unexpected orange-lime peak, which puts the focus even more on the hops.

Drinks fairly easy with a higher, soft carbonation and a nice, dry bite.

Tastes of straw, sweet and crisp with lots of cakey malts and a herbal note. The herbal hops develop a taste defining dryness onwards from the mid palate, which goes hand in hand with the malts, showcasing a great balance.

Light and refreshing with enough going on to entertain the palate.

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Photo of Alupin
3.84/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

From notes taken 12/16/16:

Happened to find a glass for this. Fairly dark and dull for a pilsner, a light amber, a red gold, but exquisite clarity. Fine, delicate but dense, off-white head of lower retention, though filmy. Very honey-like aroma, little else. At the very least, I know it will be refreshing. Not skunky at all, in spite of green bottle. Honey still strong to taste, but balanced well with other grain qualities as well as floral hops in the background. Crisp finish. Medium-light body, with a powerful spritziness that soon develops into prickly cream and helps to cut any harsh or sweet graininess and just kicks the refreshment factor up a few notches. Far from my favorite style, but a decent example of it, especially the mouthfeel. If I was in the mood for something that wouldn’t wreck my palate, something just to drink to cool off, this would be acceptable.

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Photo of yaron73
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.67/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright dark straw color with dense pearly activity. Slightly frothy and foamy white 3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with goods amount of lacing. Light buttery smell. Flavors of sweet grains, honey, caramel, lemon, slight metal, flowers and herbal spices. A little sugary, with a sharp lemony feel. Slick full body with smooth crispy carbonation. Light finish of lingering soft leafy noble spices, pleasant grass, and faint skunk. Good freshness. Very easy and accessible, but no adjunct feel and well developed. The soft syrup feel is very nice as is the flowery feel. This is a very good quality pilsener, superbly well balanced, almost feels like a pale ale.

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Photo of beerinabottle
4.32/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brp94
3.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of F_riedrich
3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
2.79/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.77/5  rDev +42%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fscottkey
3.84/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: [3.50] The bottle lists the ABV (5.0%) and there is a best by date (03/17/2017). Super transparent apple juice color. The beer has a small 1/4 finger of head that is gone instantly.

S: [3.75] Corn, cereal, mild grape skins, crackers and dry bread.

T: [4.00] There is a fruity note up front that is not in the nose, golden raisin is the closest I can approximate. I am also getting a lot of the character of the nose. Corn, cereal, and crackers. Maybe a hint of apple on the finish.

M: [3.75] Cool crisp and refreshing. Elevated carbonation, but well within style.

O: [3.75] This is a well made lager. Really crisp and refreshing. The taste has some variety that makes it stand out above other lagers.

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Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.49/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dcmchew
2.81/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
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