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Brewed by Staropramen Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Polotmavý
Prague, Czech Republic

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Staropramen Garnet is a unique lager that fully honours the tradition of our brewery. In the brewing process, which is based on the original recipe from 1884, we mix pale and specialty malts in the so-called "sprinkling" process. This gives the lager its typical garnet colour, gently bitter taste and full-bodied hopsy aroma


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
chmurarz (518) - Legnica POLAND, POLAND - DEC 8, 2008
nice hop, aroma nad tase, very bitter as for a vienna, balanced taste and palate, fappearance is flat though,

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ghawener (1520) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - NOV 27, 2008
Bottle @ BA: Pours nice heavy head but quickly fades, first sips are flavorful but dissipate fast. Aftertaste is dry and flat.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2008
Szép vöröses színű igencsak "élő",bőséges kemény és kitartó habbal rendelkező ital.Illata akárcsak egy jó pilsé.Íze is igen komlós és kesernyés,de van egy kis karamellás beütés is benne.Utóíze kesernyés,száraz és szépen kitart.Bár ilyenek lennének a nálunk kapható átlag sörök!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2008
Amber color with a decent white head. Light aroma of apple and citrus. Smooth malty flavor wit a light hop-bitterness. Quite pleasant.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - OCT 1, 2008
Pours like a cider in color from the tap with mild carbonation and a pillowy white head that leaves substantial lacing. Smells and tastes of skunky yeasy and unripe apples. Not the greatest beer, but certainly a thirst quencher.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing white head. Aroma is mild hoppy to light citrus fruity. Mild malty flavour with a light bitterness showing through. Dry and malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
heavy (2270) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 9, 2008
07/08 0.5 l bottle from a gas station near Ostrava. Had clear red body. Aroma is weak, but very nice, some slight sourness from lemony and apple hops with caramel malt. Flavor is nice, some sourness from apple and lemon hops with bitterness from roasted sugar and cofee, while sweet part is maybe the most intense, so the whole flavor is dominated by caramel. Pleasant and quite full bodied. Short cofeeish finish. Interesting and complex, but still don’t like it so much as some ordinary czech pilseners. But good one anyway!

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
dEM1972 (53) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2008
It has that deep, Garnet colour, with a somewhat hoppy aroma; Bitter, somewhat acidic taste with hoppy elements somewhere in there, overly gassy; light watery aftertaste with a residual butterness that seems to leave this strange linger acidity on the tongue

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 20, 2008
No 331
Rated:05.03.2008
Bottle green, 500 ml
Appearance: Pours deep, essential, clear, very transparent, strong tea of good quality like body colour, very interesting and nice with visually lively carbonation and initially medium head, very slowly decreasing to small, but not to minimal, frothy, off - white with decent and very nice lacing, the body actually is very deep and focused, essential amber in colour reminding clean and good quality English Bitter/ESB, really - nice firm head, some orange hue is prasent.
Aroma: Very mild, milky, covered with frothy and dense head that is small in size, but in fact very firm, slightly aromatic flowery hops being Zatec like, when it comes to malts it is very interesting and unusual experience for me as I’ve had only 1 or 2 Vienna Lagers before and really I have no great experience in assessing that unusual for me type of malt used in the beer. It’s very mild and something like being in between Pilzen malt and Munich malt, neither too Pilzen like nor to Munich like, so all in all not that pronounced, hiding somewhere at the background. A bit juicy with young cherry accent.
Flavour: Very nice and strong essential, refreshing citrusy bitterness attacking your tongue and binding it and hoppy aroma lifting your nose trills, flowery and floral hops are playing the great role here while the malty base is hidden at the background being kind of burned cherry seeds like. Some saltyness on palate from very well adjusted effervescence. Wonderfull and really unexpected flavour.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is dry (like in IPA or Bitter), carbonation on palate is very lively in deed and finish feel is essentially bitter, citrusy, grapefruity, unforgetable, fresh and clean. Great job of Staropramen Breweries once again.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chilangoglobal (105) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 19, 2008
Nice appearance, I saw a big glass with red-brown liquid and exquisite head. Taste is toasted barely and bit hoppy.


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