Staropramen Granat Beer
Pivovary Staropramen

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Pivovary Staropramen
Czech Amber Lager
Ranked #12
Ranked #26,937
3.48 | pDev: 12.64%
Oct 17, 2023
Nov 12, 2003
Staropramen Granat is a unique lager which proudly embodies our brewing traditions. This beer is made based on the original recipe from 1884. The special sprinkling process, mixing pale and specialty malts is what gives the beer its unique granat (ruby red) color.
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Rated: 4.43 by JoshuaPerraton from Ireland

Oct 17, 2023
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A Czech Amber Lager, huh? Never had one before. I love Czech lagers but I must admit that I am not a huge fan of anything else… love my lezaks nice, crisp and easy to drink and this kind of goes against that in a way (obviously.) I was hoping for something lighter by the 4.8% ABV but it was quite intensive. Was not bad though just different from what I expected and what I was used to from the Czech Republic.
Jul 17, 2023
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Reviewed by flagmantho from Washington

3.77/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 500mL can into a tall kitchen glass. Best by 5/19/23.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a clear body and a finger of frothy ivory foam atop. Pretty!

Smell: quite sweet and rather toasty; there’s some caramel and even a little biscuit here. It’s nice.

Taste: caramelly for sure, with a nice bitterness toward the end. Perhaps on the sweet side for my taste, but still, a good beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: I’m certainly no expert on Czech amber lagers, but aside from being a bit sweet, this is a solid beer.
Oct 01, 2022
Rated: 3.49 by Robertas from Lithuania

Nov 22, 2021
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Reviewed by jonmikel from Spain

3.8/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bought at a supermarket in Olomouc (Moravia, Czech Republic). Half liter can poured into a pint glass.

-2 mm foam head that leaves small traces. Reddish transparent look.
-Cheddar cheese smell and also herbal.
-Bitter and hoppy. Mildly spicy.
-Not a lot of aftertaste.

Good but nothing too special.
Apr 20, 2021
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pale amber with thin white head that doesn’t last; caramel, dough + maybe butterscotch on the nose, plus soap + flowers; faint toast + caramel, some graham cracker and spicy hops; clean, super dry finish.

3.75 3.75 3.5 4 3.75

Drinking this against BJCP Czech Amber guidelines. Head doesn’t hang around, nose skews sweet, and no real depth to the specialty malts. Where it is distinctive is the assertive, cutting hop end - very much a pils. It is not “ approaching an English bitter but significantly richer with more of a deep caramel character” but it is true to say “ large brewery versions are generally similar to Czech Premium Pale Lager with slightly darker malt flavors and less hop.” So, an on target but weak example of the style.

Not unpleasant.
Jan 13, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by misteil from Ireland

Oct 29, 2019
Rated: 3.3 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania

Jul 02, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by paulish from New York

Feb 12, 2018
Rated: 3.09 by qrazvan from Romania

Sep 06, 2017
Rated: 2.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Jul 29, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by mishi_d from Romania

Mar 20, 2017
Rated: 3.54 by BlueSpader from Washington

Sep 24, 2016
Rated: 3.46 by randomNBGD from Serbia

Sep 15, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by Skaterdude97 from Canada (ON)

Jul 03, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jun 19, 2016
Rated: 3.18 by Ivixor from Greece

May 27, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by parpalapelix from Romania

May 23, 2016
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.78/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
1 litre plastic screw-top bottle purchased at a Fantastico supermarket in Sofia, Bulgaria.

A: Long lasting white cap over a vibrant gold body.

T: Grassy Saaz bitterness is a bit too pungent, upsetting the balance. Pilsner malts provide the malt backbone. Some spice.

Mf: Smooth, oddly dry, light-bodied, unrefreshing, crisp.

O: Maybe it's just the PET bottle serving type or improper storage, but this is far worse than I expected given Staropramen is behind it. I'll seek it out on-draught, but based on this bottle it's subpar fare.


Rating from a bottle enjoyed in Bratislava in Summer 2014:

May 22, 2016
Staropramen Granat Beer from Pivovary Staropramen
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 76 ratings