SSSteve (4006) - - FEB 11, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2005 smells slightly skunky but not overpowering like some comments. golden in color. tastes mildly sweet and fruity. not as carbonated as urquell. goes down watery.
albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 9, 2005
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Gold in color, skunky in aroma, thin, tinny & watery while bitter not from hops but from something objectionable. Either a bad bottle or a very bad beer...Drain pour
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, a bit hoppier than most lagers. Pours a clear gold, small white head. Aroma had definite hoppiness overwhelming the malt, as does the flavor, but there is a definite malty sweetness underneath the hop. Overall, it’s a decent beer, but not the best Bohemian pils I’ve come across by a long shot.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good enough, but nothing special. Bitterness becomes too apparent when it warms, so drink this one cold.
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with small white head. Nice hoppy aroma and flavor, but unfortunately a little skunky. I would like to have this one minus the green bottle. Balance slightly more to the malt versus Urquell. Good example of this style.
Tessic (1045) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2005
2.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This lager pours a clear yellow with a short lived white head. First scent is VERY skunky. Damn green bottle. Trying to get through the skunk, it seemed to be like every other lager from this region. A little more richer than the others, this one tastes better. More caramel and a hoppy finish. Not what I expected.
kwik-lime (1715) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the tap in Kingston JDWs. Pours deep gold colour with decent head and lots of bubbles. Crisp hoppy taste, slightly sweet but well-balanced, an excellent pils.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6842) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2011 I had never had this one so curiosity got the better of me. Sampled from a 12 oz green bottle ( a sin in my book ) this beer poured a golden amber color with only a trace of a white head. The aroma was sour, malty and tangy. The flavor is sour, lightly malty and finishes even more sour - and not in a good way. The beer is also vaguely skunky. Wholly forgettable. ANY BREWER WHO CONSENTS TO PUTTING THE BEER IN A GREEN BOTTLE SHOULD BE BANNED FROM EVER BREWING AGAIN!!!!!!!
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2005
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at some street vendor in Prague. My bottle looked different, but im pretty sure its the same beer. Hoppy, medium-malty beer. Some hints of honey nuts, but mostly grains. Bitterness towards the end. Actually, for a hoppy-lager, pilsener, I enjoyed it. But that might have been because I was in Prague;)
cazort (559) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2006 This beer has a very complex taste: it begins with an almost fruity aroma followed by the bite of hops and ending with a rich grain taste. It acheives all this while remaining clean and refreshing. I tried this again under the name "Staropramen Premium Beer" and I can’t figure out if it’s the same brew or not; it was a while ago that I last drank it. This time around it’s an equally excellent brew, if anything it tastes a little bit less grassy, less fruity, and has a richer, fuller malt flavour.