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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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,385
Reviews:
347
Ratings:
863
pDev:
16.42%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
181
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 863 |  Reviews: 347
Photo of DaveMiller
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of JKV96
2/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of granger10
3.27/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance of an average lager in color and head. Skunky aroma which I kind of like in my pilsners, I don't know why but I do. Taste did not have as much skunkiness but still had a little. Very light in body. Not much malt here, mostly hops. Slightly bitter, but no overpowering flavor. Finishes crisp and clean. Good for a cheap import.

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Photo of Wer34truh
2.44/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Fairly average Euro Pale Lager. Great feel, and I could easily consume this on a overly warm day. However, if not served very cold it has a vaguely metallic feel - while being subtly bitter in a problematic manner.

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Photo of Cresant
3.18/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured this 11.2 oz. bottle into a pilsner glass. Dated best by: 12/8/06. Label does not match the picture above.

Body was darker than most pilsners, a tan/golden clear body. Three fingers of head formed.

Smelled clean, grassy, mildly earthy. Pleasant.

Tasted nice with a zesty, mildly bitter hop zing. Refreshing.

Raspy, mouth-filling texture. Good representation.

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Photo of virinow
3.43/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DbbC
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of allergictomacros
3.76/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear dark gold with a chunky, lacing foam.

S - Some euroskunk and grain. Grassy,

T - A touch of spiciness and butteryness, and a strong hop bitterness. A big of an astringent anise-like aftertaste.

M - Mild carbonation. Crisp and clean.

D - Overall, quite good. Not my favorite style, but one of the better pilseners I've had.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of RickS95
2.91/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a pale straw golden color with some darker orange hues that help it not look like piss. Very clear, think American macro only slightly darker. The head is the only reason it scored as well as it did because it's a brilliant with, a couple fingers thick with a lot of different sized bubbles. Really nice retention, with a medium sticky lace when all is said and done.

I'm not a fan of the look, the smell or the style. It's classic American macro with an earthy, dirty Czech hop scent. Again, not a fan of this at all. However, if you really let your nose dig deep, there is a lingering citric note hiding in the depths that makes this tolerable.

Not sure how Czech beer ever became popular, but this matches the style. It's not something I care for, but it is what it is. Being an old school lager, it's almost devoid of taste. If anything, there's a crackery taste.

It's dry and has an earthy, flowery bitterness to it. Complete lack of sweetness, though as it warms it tries. Somewhat smooth.

It's not the worst thing I've ever had, but it's certainly nowhere near the best, even for a Czech beer. Fairly easy to drink if you can get past the smell and lack of flavor.

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Photo of chossboss
3.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of codynevels
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of drmeto
2.63/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

L:
-pours a clear golden with a small,white head
-high carbonation visible
S:
-spicy,floral,corn sweetness,skunk
T:
-spicy,floral,corn,diacetyl,fairly hoppy
F:
medium-high carbonation,medium body
O:
Probably a decent Pilsner without the skunk and diacetyl

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of brauseboof
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Dave1999
3.52/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aracauna
2.94/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was a bit surprised by the nice light gold glow of this one, but maybe just because my last two lagers were Miller Lite and Coors Light. The head is nice and white and slightly soupy, but no bigger than middling. The aroma is mildly hoppy, maybe a little skunked. The flavor is more malt than hops. It has that bone-dry straw malt flavor that a pilsner is supposed to have, but there's something slightly unpleasant going on. Fairly drinkable but there's something I don't like about it. It does have that nice slightly creamy mouthfeel that Bitburger and a few other quality pils have.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of MisledTitan
3.25/5  rDev -3%

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 T-34-85
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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