antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Bright gold with a coarse, fluffy, nearly white head. Sweet flowery aromas with, of course, skunk. Very light malt flavors with some tasty Czech hop flavors and minimal bitterness. Thin bodied and fairly dry. Kind of a Urquell lite. I’m sure I could drink this easily, but it’s not worth the price when Urquell is better.
hayduke (4281) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 29, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft in a number of locations in Prague. I had been told Czech beer was supposed to be among the best in the world. This brew was everywhere, and seemed to be the MGD of the Czech Republic. Golden yellow with small white head with good lacing. Strong citrus nose with mild hops. Smooth drinking. Generally a mild pilsener with nothing remarknble at all. I sure expected more.
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2007 Seriously disappointing. I was expecting a full flavored, pils, or, perhaps, a toned-down pils for the American market. What I got was little more than an under-hopped lager. Indeed, my reaction to the mouth, the nose, the appearance, was uniformly "just a well made lager." // Just a lager ... maybe not even well made.
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Pours a pale amber color with lacy white head.
The aroma is lightly citrus.
Light body with medium carbonation.
The taste has some nutty, spicy notes with a piney finish. Tasty, but seems a bit light on the malt and hops for a Bomemian Pils.
markas101 (2166) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 23, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet smelling, fairly sweet on the palate, some hops with a bitter finish. Decent with spicy food.
beerlady (556) - lucerne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 12, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
rather big white head diminushed rather quickly, but lets a white film on the beer
smells malty-sweetish, hoppy,some citrus
tasts bitter-sweetish,malty, hoppy,some hidden citrus
aftertaste bitter-malty,some bread,some alcohol,at the end the bitterness lasts
better than other lagers,but lacks a bit of
interesting smells and tasts
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
When I mention to people here in Sweden that I drink beer, they always mention Czech beer, especially Staropramen as if it were some sort of holy grail. Let me assure you, it is not. I struggle to find flavours other than a stuffy stale maltiness and a cloying sweetness that makes me want to go drink something else.
slcbrewer (44) - USA - JUN 9, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A moderately pleasant Czech pilsner. Not as good as Urquell, but drinkable in a pinch.
A hint of Saaz aroma, and a reasonably dry finish.
ps71 (19) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2006 Staropramen Premium Beer. 330 ml green long-neck bottle. Deep amber colour. Clear. Medium-sized white head that fades away quickly, but leaves »laces«. Aroma of white bread and alcolhols, with some citrus. Watery mouthfeel. Taste of citrus and white bread. A nice balance between sweetness and the hoppy bitterness in the aftertaste. A little dissapointing, however - I find that it lacks comlexity and character.
Suttree (5766) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark yellow, very smal head. Slightly skunky aroma, and hints of Cheerios and maybe cherry. Surprisingly bitter at first, then a peppery flavor as well. Also kind of unpolished, and the roughness makes it more interesting.