Staropramen Lager | Pivovary Staropramen

Staropramen LagerStaropramen Lager
BA SCORE
23.1%
Liked This Beer
3.35 w/ 853 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:
#42,171
Reviews:
346
Ratings:
853
Liked:
197
Avg:
3.35/5
pDev:
16.12%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
175
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 853 |  Reviews: 346
Photo of PorterPro125
3.7/5  rDev +10.4%
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 +2.7%
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 +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Libeertarian
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
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 +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
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 +29%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of brp94
3.62/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Boo-urns
4.15/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of F_riedrich
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Phoodcritic
2.79/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Rand_Schoeb
4.77/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of fscottkey
3.84/5  rDev +14.6%
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 -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of dcmchew
2.81/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Exeter
3.47/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jodio
3/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of LifeByTheDrop
3.3/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of chebode2
3.63/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerm
3.24/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Wiscosrw
2.51/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
Beer rating: 23.1% out of 100 with 853 ratings
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