TexasTwisted (2) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2016 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I used to drink Pilsner Urquell years ago when I wanted a Czech Pils. Since Miller took them over and rebuilt the brewery with mostly stainless steel they basically killed the house character of that once great brew. I have tried Czechvar and a few others and they aren’t much better. I find Staropramen is the only one that still has that great Czech lager taste. It’s not as pronounced as P Urquell was back in the day but it still exists to a lesser exent. So as far as I know about classic Czech lagers I find Staropramen the only one that stands out amongst the class of International pasteurized Czech lagers. The palate I am looking for is a long lingering I call it "barley berry" or "fruit of the grain" taste that is balanced by a crisp hop finish that brings the mouth back to neutral. Something I can reach for a drink as many as I want daily and not have a blah taste left in my mouth. Code date is on the back bottom and is 1 year from the brewing date and 2-4 months old is acceptable. Being pasteurized its best in the summer, late spring, early fall when you don’t have to worry about it being shipped too cold from Europe and getting warm again distributed around the USA and getting a damp paper or skunky flavor. the green bottles in the 6 pack carriers keep it from any worries about being light struck, IMO.
VsXsV (3892) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear deep golden liquid with small to medium white head. Aroma of grain, light corn, bread, floral hops, earth and light toast. Taste is very light sweet and light bitter with notes of bread, light earth, floral hops and grain. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Pretty decent for a eurolager; taste is nicely clean and the carbonation isn’t as high as it can be in this style. Crushable.
majkelr (361) - Lębork, POLAND - JAN 5, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
In aroma malts, bit of hops. In taste malts, bit of hops. Medium bitterness.
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can split with my dad. Clear golden pour with a huge frothy head. Notes of dough, grainy, sweet syrupy, hay and some herbal notes.
Cunningham (6901) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color with a fine white head. Malty and herbal aroma with an ok intensity. Medium body and an ok carbonation. Ok balance between sweetness and bitterness.. Mellow malty, some grain and herbal flavor. Nice easy drinkable pilsner.
[Can at Feskćrlaget. Surely from Systembolaget in Sweden]
Fafnoscie (109) - POLAND - DEC 26, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Piwo z ładną pianą która utrzymuje się do końca. W zapachu i smaku lekko alkoholowe, finisz nieznacznie goryczkowy.
rayaron (1344) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle 0.5l. Clear light golden with medium white head. Sweetish aroma, floral with notes of corn sugar. Bittersweet flavor with notes of flowers and corn sugar, quite bitter finish, semi-dry. Light to medium-bodied.
Demens (219) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 20, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
0,5l can. The label says it’s made in Hungary by licence, unfortunately. Pale yellow colour, patchy white head. Aroma: Sweet, fruity aroma but I smell something artifical also. Taste: Unbalanced. Bitter and sour at the same time and I feel...I don’t know, but it’s bad. Well carbonated with medium bitter finish. I’m sure that the original would be better but this version is below average.
popiela (525) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 18, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2015 Obfita, ale ?redniop?cherzykowa piana, szybko opad?a. Z?oto. Piwo nie pachnie. No, mo?e w tle jaka? zagubiona s?odowa nuta, ale naprawd? bardzo subtelna. W smaku ekstremalnie puste, chyba bardziej ni? woda. Goryczka niska, delikatny s?odowy posmak. Nie wiem czy to tylko moja butelka, ale niesamowite jest to, jak bezsmakowe okaza?o si? by? to piwo.
Hippoman (646) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Keg at Van Mildert College Bar, Durham, Ł2/pint.
Honey colour with a very thin, white head. The nose is sugary sweet. There’s some crisp, noble hop type bitterness to the taste but it’s largely dominated by sickly, buttery character. Not enjoyed.