sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Minimal head, somewhat dry taste, evident hops.
Good Euro-pilsener, although this style seems to be less hoppy in recent years.
imdownthepub (9672) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, Pasteurised. Light golden yellow with chunky white head. Sweet malty pilsner with a lasting bitterness. Good fresh hop note with a pleasant aroma.
MaBeer1972 (1246) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very decent Pilsner. Pretty much in the same class as Pilsner Urquell and Czechvar.
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2003
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks like straw and tastes like grass, Staropramen is almost everything you’d expect from a Czech lager. A pleasant skunkiness ostentatiously wafts out of the glass, with complimentary scents of vinyl and autumn leaves. On the palate there is surprising sweetness, which upsets the hop balance one looks for in a world-class lager. There’s a nice, bitter middle, but almost nothing at the beginning and end. A pleasant summer sipper, nothing special.
Dalle (1145) - Skřrping, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small white head, golden colour. Hoppy aroma and taste. Long bitter-dry finish. Full body. Nice
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2003
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
O.K. - this might be a passable pils, but just try to find one around here that hasn't been skunked beyond belief. Otherwise, it's thin and sweet, a peppery metallic hop finish. Clear light gold body, medium white head.
alimcb (23) - ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pilsner. Probably overshadowed by Budvar, but Staropramen is easier to get on draught in the UK. Can be quite dry and musty when served in the average English town centre pub.
rlgk (9495) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2003 A very good beer. Colden color with a nice head. A very clean flavor that attractes me. Defintately a beer worth trying, over and over again...
Frank (2394) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bright golden with a great head and lace. Grainy aroma with a touch of hops. Beautifully hopped with saaz. Medium to light bodied. Slightly sweet. A good pils.
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 29, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew poured a medium head of small to large white bubbles that mostly diminished and left a fair lacing. The body was a transparent light golden color. It had a mild hop aroma. It was initially bitter with a mild hop flavor. The inital bite smoothened in in the finish and left a slightly tingly lingering mouthfeel.