Brewed by Staropramen Breweries (MolsonCoors)
Style: Czech Pilsner (Světlý)
Prague, Czech Republic


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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Supermarket Own Label beer that used to be brewed by Pivovary Vratislavice until they merged with Prague Breweries. The beer is now made at the Staropramen Brewery. Outlets involved in selling this beer under their own label include: Waitrose, Tesco, Somerfield, Gateway, Thresher, Co-op and United North West.
Since Vratislavice merged with Staropramen the supermaket "Czech Lager" own label brands, if showing 5% abv, may well be the regular Staropramen (which on RateBeer is termed "Staropramen Ležák (Premium Lager) 12")

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (6217) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2012
Alternative in Star breweries exceptional range of beers. Has a full taste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlackHaddock (5072) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
5%ABV: 50cl Brown bottle, best before Aug 2008, drank Sept 2007. Good looking lager, typical Czech pilsner colour. No aroma, just like most golden pilsner/lager beers. Fine flavours of a good quality pilsner. Nothing special about this beer except the keen price and the front label which tells me it is selected for Tesco. Good value summer beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Grzesiek79 (3545) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 21, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2012 caramel, barnyard, cooked vegetables, grass, golden, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, light body, creamy, lively, bitter,

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ruprecht_007 (700) - Cesky Tesin, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 18, 2012
Barva: tmavší zlatá, pěna bílá, velké bubliny. Vůně: lehce po jblkách. Chuť: středně hořké pivo s "kovovou" příchutí, sladový dozvuk.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2012
50cl green bottle from Tesco. 5% abv. Pours a golden colour with a fair white head. A typical pilsner aroma with grassy hops, caramel and bready yeast. Similar flavours of caramel and bready yeast again. Quite dry to finish with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth-feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zacgillbanks (3430) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
Bottle from Tesco in Newcastle. A pale golden lager with a malty, toffee and hoppy bitter flavour with a sweet fruity finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
stravale (2543) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - DEC 20, 2011
Bottle from Tesco
Golden lager...frothy white head..bit of lacing
Aroma of cereal, corn, cooked veg, slight skunk, poor aroma.
Taste of light malts, some bitter spicy hops, bit metallic.
Palate - soft carb, thin body. Finish - bitter, slight metallic
Overall - Slightly better than bog standard macro lager, but aroma is offputting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AshtonMcCobb (4131) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2011
50cl bottle of Coop Czech lager. Pours golden with steady bubbles and a decent head. The nose has lemon and pale malt. The taste has lemon, then maybe something herbacious followed by more pale malt. The palte is medium bodied ,with a good texture and a clean finish. Overall, this is a very nicely balanced pilsener.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
flying_pig (1194) - SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2011
Hoppy, lots of adjuncts like corn and grain with some bread. Very skunky
Golden amber with white, bubbly head & good rention.
Bread & corn, slightly sweet but contains too much grain. There is a mild bitter finish but like the smell it is a skunky one.
Smooth with good drinkability. It is light bodied and a crisp, dry finish.
Slightly below average pale lager with not much going for it other than the price.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2010
fake Vratislav from Staropramen brewery, not from Liberec, pale to golden colour, stable white head, neutrally aroma, light sweetness, lightly bitter, poor taste, medium body, sticky, average carbonation, really bad beer

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