Staropramen Lager (Ležák) | Pivovary Staropramen

Staropramen Lager (Ležák)Staropramen Lager (Ležák)
BA SCORE
17.1%
Liked This Beer
3.44 w/ 41 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by stoutman on 03-04-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,087
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
41
Liked:
7
Avg:
3.44/5
pDev:
18.9%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 41 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of benclimbs
3.58/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours fizzy yellow gold with a thick white head and a lot of lacing - looks good for a lager.

smell is a bit of the typical skunk and a bit musty, also some sweet malts and a little yeast is smellable.

taste is nuts, bread, clean light malts and a cake like aftertaste...a little sweet - good actually.

i think this is a pretty solid czech pils - a good lager choice if i had to make one at the average british pub.

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Photo of colts9016
3.82/5  rDev +11%
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 Strand
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Staropramen is a Czech pilsner. This is a pretty typical European pilsner. It's very similar to Pilsner Urquell (also a Czech pilsner). Other similar beers are Beck's, Spaten, Peroni, St. Pauli Girl (kind of), Heinenken (kind of). It has that typical bite that these beers have - dissimilar to American lagers.

Staropramen is quite good. It's not as mass marketed as Pilsner Urquell, but it's very similar. If you like any of the beers I've listed above, you'll like Staropramen.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
2.36/5  rDev -31.4%
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 magictrokini
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
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 smcolw
3.39/5  rDev -1.5%
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 Offa
4.67/5  rDev +35.8%
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 gobias
3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
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 irish
4.06/5  rDev +18%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Has a darker appearance than expected. This sort of sets you up to expect a hefty aroma of malt, and you are not disappointed. Before you even sip, you are reminded why Czech beers are so damn good.

The first sip reveals the heft and maltiness you'd expect, and the little man in your mind goes "ah, yes, this is what these Eastern European pilsners are all about." Finish is smooth (as is the mouth-feel), and it makes you ponder for a second, look at the glass, and think of your next sip.

After a couple of sips, you get some of the "longer" finish of the hops. This reinforces the urge for further sips, which you are glad to oblige. Next thing you know, the glass is empty and you would like to continue the tasting with another bottle. All in the interest of the quality of the review, of course.

A fine pilsner, one that you'd be glad to spend the evening with.

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Photo of Overlord
3.68/5  rDev +7%
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 Bierman9
3.73/5  rDev +8.4%
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 jpagewatts
3.32/5  rDev -3.5%
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 Mebuzzard
3.75/5  rDev +9%
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 Bierschenker
4.89/5  rDev +42.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

While I was pouring out the beer, I became surrounded by a large cloud of fresh hops. Great!
The beer gave a thin white head. The hop odour endures, super!
In my opinion the colour is nothing special. Always the some fresh golden colour. There’s some reasonable carbonation floating towards the top.
As I said, the scent is hop throughout.
Taste is dry, but fresh (and refreshing). Loads of hop and malt make this beer. This is so simple and honest. As the beer warms in the mouth, the hop lingers in the mouth empowered by malt and very slight yeast tones.

I could drink this beer forever! Nice!

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Photo of gnoff
3.42/5  rDev -0.6%
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 stoutman
3.62/5  rDev +5.2%
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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Staropramen Lager (Ležák) from Pivovary Staropramen
Beer rating: 17.1% out of 100 with 41 ratings
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