Staropramen Lager | Pivovary Staropramen

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-20-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,746
Reviews:
347
Ratings:
863
pDev:
16.42%
Bros Score:
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Photo of yesyouam
2.41/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Staropramen Premium Lager is sparkling, clear and golden with a thin, creamy, blotchy white head that leaves outstanding lacing. It has a funky aroma, fruity and grassy. It's pretty light bodied and quite smooth with a little grit in the finish. There's not much flavor at all-- just a touch of funk and a lightly bitter finish. It has a lingering herbal bitterness. This doesn't taste that great, but it goes down smoothly. The lingering bitterness lets me know I'm drinking beer.

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Photo of Schlafly33
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of jp32
3.88/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden color, almost bronze. One of the darker pilseners that I've tried. Looks heavily carbonated. Little bubbles cling to the side of the glass and shoot to the top like a glass of Vernors or something.

It has a nice hop aroma partially masked by a skunky smelling odor.

The taste is not badly skunked at all. Very smooth, unexpectedly almost creamy. The hops stick out in the flavor as well.

Mouthfeel is nice. Not the tongue-searing extreme carbonation that the looks of it implied. Drinkability is fine as well. Really a solid import beer here, a lot better than other green bottle pilseners from overseas.

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Photo of brandonld23
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BrewAskew
3.67/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a creamy white head and moderate lace. Color is light golden. Aroma is a bit skunky at first but resolves to the right decocted grain character and spicy Czech hops. Flavor is just OK. Mouthfeel is nice. Solid citizen.

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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 T-34-85
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Nice, foamy head on top of a watery-clear, dark golden body. Decent retention and lacing.

S- Slightly skunked and harshly grained with wet, husky aroma. Some butter and a nice hop twang.

T- Not quite a Pilsener in my book, but definitely more hoppy than most Euro Pale Lagers. Light, floral, and spicy hops along with a white bread backbone.

M- Bubbles are gentle and the body is a bit heavy.

D- Drinks quite well with clean, pretty characteristics.

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Photo of hansavijaticar
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Gajo74
3.79/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light golden , big foamy head , creamy lace which exhibits good retention.
Initially, there is some grassiness in the nose , followed by overall, a sweet malt aroma.
Taste wise this is a mostly sweet beer, the toasted malts predominating along with some light fruitiness. There are mild hops which add some bitterness and are felt in the finish.
The feel is its best attribute; light, smooth and creamy. Low carbonation, but it doesn't bother me. Very drinkable and easy to put away quickly.
A pleasant and solid session pilsner.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -10.4%

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

Photo of MTNboy
2.64/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I believe I actually tried this in Czech a few years ago and I enjoyed it. Maybe this review does not do the beer justice but this is the impression I got when I recently tried in a can I got from the BeerStore in Kingston Ontario.

Appearance- This beer is almost an orange amber color. It has both a full head of foam that will form some nice foamy lace.

Smell- A very cheap and adjunct mass produced lager smell. A bit grassy

Taste- The first thing I tasted was metal then I tasted a bit of hops and even less but some malt. I would say the flavor was less than average.

Mouthfeel- It feels watery and there was not much for carbonation.

Drinkability- I thought it was very bland and cheaply made.

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Photo of abcdefghijkyle
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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

330ml bottle poured in a ordinary glass.

Another review in the train... :) Now, a classic Czech Pilsener. I'm a fan of Czech Pilseners: They are simple, "hoppy" and usually refreshing.

A: Nice transparent gold to orange color with a nice and white 2-3 fingers head. Nice retention.
S: Malt and fresh-floral hops. Bready.
T: Fresh hops, malt and yeasts. Nice bitterness (of course, little bit more bitter than the German version). Refreshing as expected.
M: Nice bitter end (I like it) and good carbonation. Yeasts can also be felt in the end.
D: Good drinkability. Classic Pilsener.

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Photo of katan
4.1/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz into a pint

A - Pours a clean and clear golden color. Very pils. Lots of carbonation with significant bubbling. head formation is strong, then laces down to a film. Light white in color.

S - Pilsner malts - very strong malty notes with the spicy funk of the pils. No hopping. A pils is distinct, and i would say this beer fits.

T - Starts off with a light malt sweetness, which immediately brings in the heavy bready notes of the pils malts. Mid-stream gets bitter, light floral hops. Finishes with a renewed pils malt zing and some yeast spice.

M - Good beer body - bolstered by good carbonation bite. Leaves behind a light sugar coating. Overall the carbonation is very potent, stinging.

D - Easy drinking. ABV is on target with easy sessioning. Flavors are well integrated. "Less Filling". Good overall.

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Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of kjyost
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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

A: Clear golden with a thick white head which lasts before leaving some traces behind

S: Floral hops and some grassy grains... soft and subtle but varied

T: Continental floral hops kick you in to start and citrus quickly follows before giving way to a standard malt base

M: Light body with a big carbonation profile this is refreshing and perhaps better on a warmer day

D: Not bad at all... but the carbonation kind of gets in the way of prolonged consumption

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Photo of Tschnab
3.47/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- pale yellow with a big white head that laces like crazy.

S- cereal grain and light corn, grass, lemon, saaz hops.

T- pretty much dead-on with the nose. It's very crisp and easy drinking, with a light spicy bite on the finish.

O- A classic that hits all the classic bohemian pils flavors, but overall there is nothing special. Still, an old reliable.

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Photo of Robertas
3.08/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wobbly
3.98/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Botulizard
3.38/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ShepardCommander
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Staropramen Lager from Pivovary Staropramen
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 863 ratings
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