Staropramen Lager (Ležák) | Pivovary Staropramen

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Staropramen Lager (Ležák)Staropramen Lager (Ležák)
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
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0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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 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 Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured in a small cafe in Prague. Big head, as is the case with anything poured in prague. Medium amber color with yellow tints.
Citrus and malt are dominate in the nose. A sweet taste at first then mellows out to more of a orange/lemon flavor and finishes with bicuit, but not too much. A lighter beer with a thicker aftertaste. Not good for hot summer days, but may be nice in the fall.

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Photo of LoveStout
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of cdwil
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Bierman9
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Quaffed a 0.5l glass (28KC, or about $1.50) at the Potrefena Husa pub in Plzen, on 30Sep07.

Presents itself in a clear, medium-golden hue. Steady carbo within contributes to a creamy, thick, white head, with great lacing. Nose is bready, floral as well grassy, though restrained. Fell is mostly smooth, though a smidge prickly. Body falls into the medium category here.

Tastes of a bit of bready malt, with grassy hops and a lot of hay character. Near the finish, the hops give a pleasing, spicy bite. And, this finish is bitterish and dry, though the flavor is decent, all in all. Good for 1 or 2 rounds, then time to move on.

Zum Wohl!

overall: 3.8
appearance: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | mouthfeel: 3.5 | drinkability: 3.5

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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 matjack85
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Overlord
3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this a heck of a lot more when I had it in the Czech Republic. Don't know if it was a storage/transportation issue, or the effect of drinking it after hiking through Prague in the sun for six hours.

Pours a golden color, nice white head. Taste was somewhat thin and bland. Some malt, maybe a hint of hops....not much going on here. Very drinkable, though. Just not the strong flavor I had remembered.

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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 Offa
4.67/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a wonderful Czech lager with a stronger, more toasty malt-grain character than many. It's full-bodied with nicely rounded character and flavours, yet very drinkable.

It is dark gold, slightly coppery, with a smallish but permanent white head that leaves very little lace.

The aroma is toasty grain and bread with grass, herbs, hints of pine, earth, flowers, and sulphur.

In taste, it is notably malty, toasty grain with honery, herbs, grass, and pine. It has a tartly dry bitterness to complement the sweetness.

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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 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 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 colts9016
3.82/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pick up this bottle in Utah. Poured into a pilsner glass at 41 degrees.

Appearance: A slight tarnish golden yellow color in the body of the beer. The head is white quarter inch ring and foamy. There is some effervescence in the beer. The clarity of the beer is brilliant. There is some lacing clinging to the side of the glass.

Nose: A nice floral bouquet with a nice malt that backs it up. There is a hint of sweetness and some spiciness.

Taste: A nice floral bouquet with spiciness there is some malt that is accentuates the beer.

Overall: The mouth feel is carbonated. The body of the beer is medium and the finish is a mild spicy floral. This beer is not a great pilsner, nonetheless this is a tasty kinda spicy medium body beer that is easy to drink.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of phishbone23
2/5  rDev -43%

Photo of ThinkAgain
2.75/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Buebie
3.53/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a green 120z bottle. Presentation is nice. A 1'' sudzy white head forms ontop of a deep golden transparent brew. Color is a bit darker then anticipated, very nice. Head is slow to recede, leaving a pillow of fluffy head and very thick sticky lace all around.

Aroma of corn adjuncts, sweet grains and mild hay like hops.

Taste is light with not much from aroma transfering over. But bitterness is detected with grains and hops presenting a pleasant flavor. Its simple yes, but great on the eyes and super drinkable.

Mouthfeel is thin as air with a light crisp carbonation.

Good sessionable table beer.

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Photo of herrburgess
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

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 fionn13
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of OneDropSoup
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at House of 1000 Beers (formerly 6 & Save) in New Kensington, PA.

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip, a clear light gold with a few slow, big bubbles & a finger of creamy head. Plenty of gauze lacing. Bright orange highlights.

Smells of clean cereal malt, very mild biscuity sweetness, & very slight lemony crispness (presumably hop-borne). Some mustiness.

Taste of Shredded Wheat-like malt, just a touch of honey, then turns sharply dry & pleasantly bitter. Ends flinty but smooth, without the "snap" I'd expect.

Light-medium-bodied, fuller I'd expected, actually: starts watery & builds fast, active but not prickly.

Drinkability's not bad, but for a beer on the small side it makes enough of an impact on the palate. Nothing to write home about: standard Czech pils.

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Photo of stoutman
3.62/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew poured a medium head of small to large white bubbles that mostly diminished and left a fair lacing. The body was a transparent light golden color. It had a mild hop aroma. It was initially bitter with a mild hop flavor. The inital bite smoothed out in the finish and left a slightly tingly lingering mouthfeel.

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