GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful golden color with a full froth. Head retention is lasting finally reducing to a full fluffy canopy. Strong aromas of sweet malts and flowery hops. Medium nectar with ample, cotton soft residual effers. This is a nice beer. Good malt backbone balanced by brisk velvety hops. The finish is delightful with a perfect hop bittering component. No offensive nuances at all. Highly recommended.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the instant I popped the cap off this one, I could smell the hops - in a nice way. Pouring a just-right, rich gold colour, this was paired with an attractive white head which did leav a bit o’lace on departure. Aroma was again, hoppish, but not offensively so. Taste was a wee bit sharp, and enjoyable. Mouthfeel and aftertaste were also highly acceptable.
crossovert (5692) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Green 11.2 oz bottle. Best by 23.09.2010.
Pop it open, no skunk, it is a pretty fresh bottle and has been kept out of the sun.
It pours a vibrant crystal clear gold with tons of bubbles and a giant white head that recedes leaving some lacing.
No skunk in the smell, but a nice dose of herbal hops and subdued but slightly sweet smelling malts. It smells like a Czech pilsener should, it is a prime example.
The taste is malty but with a nibble of hops, not like a German pils where there is perfect balance but this is good for a Czech. It is sweet but the hops level it out with some herbal bitterness.
It is a shame it is an AB product, but it is one of my favorite Czech pilseners.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-28-2010 02:58:50
TroepHero (15) - Rheden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is definitely a great pilsner, not as good as budweiser budvar in my opinion though, it also has a similar mix of bitter and sweet aftertaste, but it’s just a little less bitter and sweet, so the taste is somewhat weaker.
Still better than most pilsners for sure.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a archive, golden amber color. The white head stays for the drink. The lacing it leaves on the glass is superb! The aroma is light and just a little hoppy but fresh. The taste starts with a light bitterness giving way to a light maltiness and finishing with a refreshing bite. This beer is too enjoyable on a Texas Spring day!
opiate (199) - Sandy, Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2000
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was an excellent beer. Very tasty. Reminded me of Pilsner Urquell quite a bit, but was just missing a little something. This is a great beer. Light and crisp. Nice aroma, and nice flavor. I love watching the bubbles in these Czech beers. They seem alive for some weird reason. And more alive than other beers I have seen.
kingstratego (82) - Grävenwiesbach, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2001
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Light but very pleasant. My personal favorite Czech beer.
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Something about the way the Pisners smell and look really appeals to me and enhances their taste. This beer is no different, but it is also not Urquel.
cazort (478) - 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.
Lore (645) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2013 golden colour, medium, white head; perfectly ballanced sweetness of malt and bitterness of hop, nothing special, just pure pilsener taste and appearance - this is what you expect from a czech beer.