punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Pilsener was a nice follow-up to Samuel Smith’s Pure Lager, as it proved to be more tasty. A bit more complex as you can taste the hops and malt in a swirling unity. It smells a bit like hay, with a twinge of skunkiness, and the taste is delightful. Light, yet filling, with a nice, cool feel. Highly recommended.
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - SEP 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma = slightly skunky, like unto perhaps St. Pauli Girl, although it is a better beer. Other similar beers include Heineken and Pilsener Urquell, but I personally somehow liked this one beer I think. It is overpriced but that’s probably because it’s an import from the Czech Republic. Its taste is lightly malty, maybe a bit smokey, and a little bit bitter. The finish lingers a bit. This is a pretty straight-forward lager but one good at what it does. I was pleasantly surprised, as it proved effective relief from recent, painful malt liquors...yuck.
DarkElf (3033) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2004 (12 oz bottle) "The Star of Prague" is not all that good a beer, and thus grossly overpriced at well over $8 a six-pack; It's lightly malty and smoky, mildly bitter, but fairly sweet, and not in a good way; The sweetness just has this "cheap, poor quality" character to it, and results in a somewhat cloying palate in the finish; It's mildly bitter, but not very hoppy at all; The floral finish just comes out of the blue and seems out of place; Sweet, lightly smoky and malty nose; Light golden color; White head is somewhat small on the pour and soon fades to a very thin layer; Not one of the better Bohemian pilseners, and not something I'd buy again, but unfortunately, since BevMo has this stupid no single bottles rule, I still have five more Staropramens to drink. Sigh...
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden color with plenty of fine CO2 and a fluffy white head and sticky lace. Decent head retention. Aroma is skunky and hoppy. Flavor is smooth and lightly sweet with a slightly biting finish. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent with a lingering hop finish.
A decent beer for this style.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2005 Pleasant surprise. Nice looking light golden pilsener with a fair, fresh aroma. Good pilsener taste that receded into quite a bitter aftertaste. Not bad, just unexpected. Overall, a really good pilsener that is better than most of the popular ones out there - wonderful on a hot day.
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber beer, aroma is hoppy and metallic. Flavour is moderately hoppy with biscuit malt. Decent Pilsner. Bottle.
Hoppenheimer (5) - Schaumburg, USA - AUG 19, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pale gold crystal clear eensy weensy bubbles, decent head. Hops and malt balance nicely with a slightly hoppy aftertaste. Almost perfect for a Helles Boehmishes Bier
skortila (4505) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 16, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(On tap) Hoppy, slightly floral aroma. Clear, golden coloured with a thin white head. Floral, hoppy and bitter taste. Quite full bodied for a pilsener. Fresh brew.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(on tap) A nice golden brew witch can be provoked to a head if worked proberly.A<round, mild, mostly malty mouthfeal. Soft, low-bitter ending, tastes like a barleyfield, witch is pretty good for a macro lager.
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2005 I thought this was a fantastic beer, I enjoyed it more than Pilsner Urkel. A little light on the head, although light and flavorful at the same time (must be the flowery aromas?).