Staropramen Lager (Ležák) | 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 stoutman on 03-04-2004

BEER STATS
Ratings:
41
Reviews:
25
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
18.52%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -43%

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2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of wheatyweiss
2.36/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a pint.

Pours a medium straw with a rocky two finger head that recedes quickly, leaving ample lace.

This one smells like skunky hops and grain. Tastes is right on par, skunky hops, grain and a thin character.

These Czech beers are not impressing me at all. I would pass.

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Photo of olradetbalder
2.56/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Bread and some bitterness, quite plane and died pretty fast.

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Photo of ThinkAgain
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of FreshHawk
2.96/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear dark golden color with with a slightly below average sized, foamy white head. Decent retention but very little lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S - Typical Czech pilsener type of smell with some pale malt and a faint whisper of bready aroma along with a strong grainy aspect. Also faint grassy and floral hops. It's a little too faint however.

T - Similar to the aroma, but a bit stronger. The grain (especially corn) comes out strong and is strong throughout the sip. Some bread and pale malt taste also comes out. The grassy hops come in and out every now and then, but they are a little too faint.

M - Light body with a bit above average carbonation. Crisp and bubbly, like many other beers of this and similar styles.

D - Again, like others within this style and similar styles, it is quite drinkable, especially on a warm sunny day.

Notes: Not a bad summer beer (or as others call them lawn mower beers). Was nice and refreshing after walking around Praha, and went well with the klobása (sausage) I had outside. It is what it is, a decent Czech Pilsener. I won't ever crave it, but if I'm in the Czech Republic and thirsty, I wouldn't turn this down, especially if it is warm out.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.08/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

330ml bottle. Pilsner glass. Enjoyed on jun´12. Golden straw color. White, close & creamy froth leaves nice lacing rings. Floral, mildy malty, slightly sulphury aromas.Gentle & clean bitterness. Light body, light carbonation. Smooth palate. Dry bitter finish. Very easy drinkability. A real Bohemian Pils!

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Photo of fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of herrburgess
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jpagewatts
3.32/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A – Poured with little head for a Czech pilsner in Prague, which died quickly. Hay colored with good clarity.

S – Sharp. Malt hits the nose first masking a good hop aroma.

T – The taste starts the same as the smell. A sharp taste hits the palate first, followed by a rounded maltiness. The hops come in at the end bring with them citrus accents and leaving a bitter aftertaste.

M – Man, you’d think CO¬2 was going out of style.

D – For a Czech pilsner brewed in Prague, it’s about as average as possible. You can spend a night at 20 bars and only drink this beer at every one. ‘nuff said.

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Photo of david18
3.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was my review when I had it on draft in Czech Republic:

Not as good as pilsner urquell but a good czech pilsner none the less. None of the czechs in my opinion are as good as the gremans but this is like most. Good carbonation, good flavor, good color and an afternoon refresher. Would recommend if you can find it.

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I had this again in London as it was served in a trade show booth in bottles. About the same as my review above. Certianly a nice break from the heavy malt of the English beers.

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Photo of grga
3.36/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gobias
3.38/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A nice, but not exceptionally wonderful, beer. It has a clean taste, with a nice golden color.
Not bad for a lager, but by no means as good as a Czech beer should be. I recommend it for a good night drinking, not beer tasting. This is coming from a real Czech pilsner fan.

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Photo of smcolw
3.39/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A phenomenal looking beer with a hilltop head that plateaus over the glass. Long lasting and leaves ample amount of lace. Clear and golden. Served ice cold (colder than any other pilsner I've had in Prague).

The aroma grainy and antiseptic. Only a faded mild hop smell saves this one.

The graininess continues in the taste with a small amount of malt sweetness. Decent hop finish. Thin body and very high level of carbonation brings this closer to a soda like experience.

I might call this the best lawn mower beer I've ever had, which is like meeting the world's tallest midget.

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Photo of magictrokini
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear gold with a bubbly white head. Grass, honey, and perfume in the aroma. Clean hop sweetness up front, but bleeds into corn, straw, and grain. Nice sweet saax interludes here and there. Malty biscuit finish. Not bad, but there are better Czech pils out there

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Photo of gnoff
3.42/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle at "Tyrolen" at the amusement park "Liseberg" in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Golden color, white head.
Malty and hoppy scent.
Medium bitterness, sweet and hoppy taste.

A cold bottle in Sweden just is not the same as a correct temperature Staropramen from the tap in Prague.
I'll go down again in 2 weeks, I'll drink plenty of Staropramen and I'll like it well better than this bottle I had...

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.43/5  rDev -2.3%
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 XsoldoutX
3.45/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of tziggy
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of skypup
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased with rest of Stropramen line-up in Prague.

.5L Bottle served in Pilsner glass.

A- Clear, Deep Gold with one finger head; Medium retention and light lacing on the glass.

S- Toasted malts, Cereal grains and a touch of floral waifs.

T- Caramelized cereal malts. Much more pronounced flavor of grains. Slightly sweet, mellows to a balanced bitterness.

M- Medium bodied, mild carbonation, nearly crisp finish.

D- This is a pretty good beer. Stands out a little above the rest, and certainly worth a try.

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