Staropramen Lager | Pivovary Staropramen

Staropramen LagerStaropramen Lager
BA SCORE
3.35/5
855 Ratings
Staropramen LagerStaropramen Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,647
Reviews:
346
Ratings:
855
pDev:
16.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
176
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 855 |  Reviews: 346
Photo of uminocha
4.63/5  rDev +38.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

spicy aroma with a hint of biscuit. gold color. flavor of biscuit and light toast. malt well balanced with hops that linger slightly. white head dissapates quickly with good lacing

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Photo of ernie
4.62/5  rDev +37.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

It's not easy to add something new to existing reviews. I love Staropramen Lezak - aromatic, earthy, tasty, smooth and drinkable. To those who were somehow disappointed by this Czech classic, here are some observations:
1. The best Staropramen is on-tap, properly kept & served.
2. 500 cl bottles contain very good beer, too.
3. Staropramen from 330 cl bottles should not be different from the above, but it is! More acidity, less complexity.
4. Beer from 500 cl alu cans is the worst. They say it's licensed-brewed in Slovakia. Haven't checked it yet, but even in this form Staropramen has a score above many European lagers.
Recommended!

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Photo of billybob
4.6/5  rDev +37.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

pours a darker gold color than your average pilsener with a short bubbly white head and thin sheets of lace. fresh malt and hop aromas. nice balance of malt and hops taste is slightly bitter and spiced. smooth on the palate and nicely carbonated. very easy drinking beer.

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Photo of javlin624
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of PDrinks
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Delicious Prague-water

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Photo of maplacek
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of BrewCaveDweller
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of Geiseman
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of Diaper-Daniels
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Just a great pilsner. Malty and ripe.

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Photo of micky67
4.5/5  rDev +34.3%

Photo of stoutman
4.47/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I agree with the Pilsner Urquell comparison with this one.. This one competes with the world class pils. Staropramen is a clear golden beer with a very small and fast disappearing head. The aroma is very inviting with sweet and hoppy tones. And the flavor is just like a czech pilsener should be very easily drinkable with a faint sweetness to start with but then dominated by the very nice hoppy bitterness. 5% ABV.

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Photo of Foyle
4.46/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: pours a frothy eggshell head which recedes slowly with significant lacing. Color is a clear deep gold with moderate streaming carbonation.
Aroma: pleasant aroma of floral hops, yeasty bread, and some lightly roasted malt sweetness Mouthfeel: fairly light and crisp with a pleasingly dry finish.
Flavor: near perfect combination of bready malt, some nice sweetness to balance the floral and bittering hops.
Overall: an absolutely delicious beer. Smells and taste great. A pleasure to drink. Will definitely be trying this one again.

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Photo of SilentSabre
4.44/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light, golden/yellow colour like many, many other beers. Has a thin, snow white head that is rather quick to dissipate. The smell is actually, as strange as it may sound, quite close to fresh cut green apples. The taste, too, reminds me faintly of apples. Leaves a very light lacing on ones glass with each drink. The mouth feel is nice and light-weight with light to moderate carbonation....leaning more towards light. This is a surprisingly easy to drink beer. I will most certainly spend money on this Czech again.

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Photo of Hydrophobic
4.42/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured in a pint from draft at Mark's on the Channel.

Appearance is crystal clear golden sunshine with cloudy white head and amazing tight intense fast-swirling carbonation from a good draft pour. Lacing is excellent, thick foam clings to the glass all the way to the bottom.

On the nose is a field of fresh jasmine and an abundant amount of grass. Also a hint of Belgian ester. Best smelling beer ever.

Taste was as expected: floral hops, grainy goodness and a hint of yeast.

In the mouth the beverage is luscious and well carbonated, bright and sunny. Goes down easy without a hint of hard skunkiness.

Overall, it appears as if I may have hit the jackpot with a relatively fresh batch, also on draft. I feel that this is a world class pils of a quality that would be hard to match

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Photo of Crimkj
4.4/5  rDev +31.3%

Photo of educorgan
4.4/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjurney
4.33/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Deep gold color, clear. Tons of fine bubbles rising up to the top. Frothy head, leaves a nice lacing behind.

Aroma:
Sweet grass, pale malts, crisp.

Taste:
Malt forward. Bready, pale malts, grassy. Light-medium bitterness, mostly herbal, a little lemony. Finish off dry bitter. Body is light, creamy texture, a little dry aftertaste, soft carbonation.

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Photo of beerinabottle
4.32/5  rDev +29%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BobQ
4.3/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I first enjoyed this beer in Prague in 1992. I purchase it only occasionally in bottles because it seems invariably skunky when not on tap. Therefore, obviously, this beer is best enjoyed on tap. That being said, I understand the disappointment voiced by other reviewers whose only unfortunate experience with this wonderful beer has been from the bottle.

This is a good, solid, easy drinking beer. The flavors of hops and malt are in good balance. A slightly darker golden color than one expects from a pils. Pours with a finger or two of head and leaves a farily delicate lace. The mouthfeel is smooth and very drinkable. Staropramen is a great choice for beer that can be enjoyed by those who appreciate quality beer and those who are happy with whatever is cold.

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Photo of tbeer40
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of ronin926
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of mwar
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of AnimalLecter
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev +26.9%

Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 855 ratings
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