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


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RATINGS: 274   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - DEC 9, 2013
500 ml bottle courtesy of Cuso. Thanks. Pours a translucent copper color with a small off-white head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with barley, corn and toffee. The taste is caramel malts forward with some mixed nuts and breads to fill in the sides and back. The palate is just a bit thinner than I would prefer and the carbonation is soft. Finishes short and semi-sweet. Overall: Decent beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gorgosh (298) - - NOV 11, 2013
En sällsynt lyckad lager från Tjeckiens motsvarighet till Pripps blå. Men det ska också till häxkonster som sprinklingsprocesser och specialmalt för att få till nåt annat det vanliga mediokra blasket som skulle kunna kommit från i stort sett vilket bryggeri som helst.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
djoeye (2237) - Tromsø, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
0.33L 4,8% green bottle from Systembolaget Luleå Sweden. Off white head that soon diminishes on the bronze coloured body. Scents of hops, dough, yeast. Taste; dark malts, rye bread, some chocolate notes. Ends with roasted malts, a twist of bitter, faint hints of cough medicine. Overall decent polotmavy, as colour it is a brighter polotmavy than many others.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamTheBarrel (585) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2013
330ml bottle, pours clear amber with a medium sized beige head with fine bubbles that slowly reduced. Aroma and taste of bread, maple syrup, butterscotch, and a hint of spices and dried fruits. Some bitterness with a slight sweetness. Medium carbonation, slick texture and medium-light carbonation. I enjoyed this beer and will seek out to try more in the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (1088) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2014 Sweet malty nose, hint of burnt caramel, bread, raisin, roasty, clove, clear amber to copper, frothy, small white head, disappears quickly, reasonable lacing, medium sweet taste with caramel, hint of fruits, light bitterness, medium body, in the finish stout-like toasted malts backed up by fresh hoppy bitterness

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2013
Dubbed my mothers friends favorite beer, simply reminds me of pilsner urquel or skunky green bottle pils equivalent. Smooth drinkable and unexciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Staffan47 (888) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2013
Den här så kallade unfilteredvarianten imponerar ite det minsta på mig. Hade hoppats på att det skulle vara lite mer stiltypiska drag men det kan man ju inte direkt påstå att det är. Känns som tjeckiens motsvarighet till Falcon Raw, vilket inte är ett bra betyg. Dom gillar väl att tjärna pengar gissar jag och unfiltered är ju ett trendigt och säljande ord just nu. Den här ser bara skitig ut och i övrigt ganska vattnig och smaklös. Jag är besviken.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Martinus (3570) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2013 Light amber colour, white head. Sweet malty aroma, caramel, red fruits. Malty flavour, light metallic, sweet, caramel. Sweet malty finish, red fruits, berries, caramel. Personally I was mostly enjoying it because it was my last ’missing’ style within the present ordering on ratebeer.
(From 0.5cL bottle shared @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Bottle taken by a friend from the Czech republic. Thanks Gijs!)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (2770) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2014 Served in special Granat glass (resembles pilsner glass) at brewery in Prague in 2011 (from notes). A lovely, clear reddish-amber with golden highlights topped by a fluffy off-white head. Head has good duration and leaves lots of coating on the glass. Aroma: medium and light malts with some (Zatek?) hops. T - a rich version of a standard czech lager, with traces of the dark malt flavor of Czech tmavy (dunkel). A particularly nice finish featuring both toasted malt and hops M - medium body; good medium carbonation; slight dryness in finish. O - a fine medium—dark lager well worth seeking out

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tderoeck (5849) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2013
10/VIII/13 - 50cl bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: 25/IX/13 (2013-744) Thanks to Tinus for sharing the bottle!

Clear dark orange beer, irregular off-white head, little stable, no nadhesive. Aroma: toast: bit malty, grains, stable, some hay. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: some citrus, otast, grains, sour touch, cow fodder. Aftertaste: grains, cow fodder, toast, little bitter. Not my thing. They make way better stuff in Czech Rep.!

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