Staropramen Granat Beer
Pivovary Staropramen

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From:
Pivovary Staropramen
 
Czech Republic
Style:
Lager - European Dark
Ranked #70
ABV:
4.8%
Score:
80
Ranked #27,515
Avg:
3.47 | pDev: 12.39%
Ratings:
72
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 22, 2021
Added:
Nov 12, 2003
Wants:
  9
Gots:
  15
SCORE
80
Good
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3.49 by Robertas from Lithuania on Nov 22, 2021
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3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by jonmikel from Spain

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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3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by StJamesGate from New York

CAN
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
 
3.77 by misteil from Ireland on Oct 29, 2019
 
3.3 by Catalinmunteanu from Romania on Jul 02, 2019
 
3.5 by paulish from New York on Feb 12, 2018
 
3.09 by qrazvan from Romania on Sep 06, 2017
 
2.25 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Jul 29, 2017
 
3.5 by mishi_d from Romania on Mar 20, 2017
 
3.54 by BlueSpader from Washington on Sep 24, 2016
 
3.46 by randomNBGD from Serbia on Sep 15, 2016
 
3.74 by Skaterdude97 from Canada (ON) on Jul 03, 2016
 
3.66 by Jcarriglio from Florida on Jun 19, 2016
 
3.18 by Ivixor from Greece on May 27, 2016
 
3.5 by parpalapelix from Romania on May 23, 2016
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2.78/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

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.

C- (2.66) / BELOW AVERAGE

***
Rating from a bottle enjoyed in Bratislava in Summer 2014:

Low C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

May 22, 2016
 
3.25 by mytu420 from Romania on May 15, 2016
 
4.41 by mihael199 from Bulgaria on May 11, 2016
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3.77/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Redrover from Wisconsin

I had a .4l mug of this one in the brewery’s beautiful tasting room.

The beer is amber with a sticky beige head.

There is a bit of fresh grass and caramel on the nose.

The beer has a nice mix of caramel from the malts and some floral and spice notes from the hops. It is slightly grainy in a good way.

The mouth is smooth and bit silky.

I liked this one but maybe the setting helped push up the score a bit.

Jan 13, 2016
 
3 by downquark from Germany on Oct 10, 2015
 
3.5 by grga from Bosnia & Herzegovina on Jul 25, 2015
 
3.28 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden on Jul 19, 2015
 
3.51 by vinivini from Belarus on Jun 20, 2015
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3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Angie_bree

Just fine for casual drinking

Jun 16, 2015
 
3.46 by UniversitateaDeBere from Romania on May 28, 2015
 
2.92 by FZR23 from Romania on Dec 16, 2014
 
3.5 by AlexAfonin from Russian Federation on Nov 23, 2014
 
2.75 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 21, 2014
 
3.25 by Ciocanelu from Romania on Nov 02, 2014
 
3.25 by parintele from Romania on Sep 17, 2014
 
4.04 by Lion088 from Russian Federation on Sep 04, 2014
 
3.5 by dcmchew from Romania on Sep 02, 2014
 
3.25 by altmer from Russian Federation on Jul 29, 2014
 
3.25 by JamFuel from Sweden on Jul 03, 2014
 
3.75 by wilfonzo from Florida on Jun 28, 2014
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3.67/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
by BeerAdvocate from California

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #68 (Spetember 2012):

LOOK: Clear and amber, beautiful lacing

SMELL: Fresh, grass, cooked hops, caramel, faint cooked veggies, herbal, grainy

TASTE: Moderate body, smooth, slight creaminess, very bready, bit of caramel, hay, slightly bitter, herbal, relatively clean, vegtal, peppery, semi-dry finish

A very well put together lager, proof that imported green bottle can contain good beer. Perfect balance gives this beer such a high level of drinkability. A great beer to switch things up. A reminder that not all lagers are thin, yellow, fizzy empty shells.

STYLE: Czech Red Lager
ABV: 4.8%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

Jun 26, 2014
 
3.75 by rredshift from Germany on Jun 01, 2014
 
3.75 by endless1408 from England on May 31, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by flyingpig from Scotland

400ml glass on-tap in Potrefená Husa, Prague (49Czk):
Reddish amber, a 2cm, creamy, white head that holds very well & leaves some nice lacing too.

Grassy hops & caramel notes come through at the start of this one, alongside some sweetness & a few earthy notes. Some toffee too and a light bitterness & toasted notes that linger.

Faint, almost spicy hops & caramel start things off here, sugars feature too & there is some further sweetness from some faint vanilla & some butter with sweet malts too.

Clean with a fairly crisp and light-medium body that is well-carbonated & sharp finish. Sweet one and struck a good balance whilst going down quite easily.

Like a pale lager initially but with more sweetness but from the middle on the beer improves on this with a lot of sweet malts & caramel. Not a classic but it is a nice one and certainly one worth trying, particularly if you can find it on-tap anywhere.

Apr 29, 2014
 
2.75 by the_danish_swede from Sweden on Jan 09, 2014
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Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 72 ratings