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


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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.48/5   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
sm89walt (1976) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - NOV 25, 2012
500ml bottle. Poured a lively orange colour with a loose, bubbly & fading white head. Grain, citric hop, corn, caramel all with a metallic edge. Medium carbonation, light body, short grassy, pithy bitterness - moderate length finish for the style.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cuso (7828) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 11, 2012
Golden color with small white head. malty aroma with touch of green apples. Malty taste with hints of bitter hops in finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Clear gold with a fluffy head. Run of the mill Czech lager - grassy hops and bready yeast with a dry finish. Decent lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ManVsBeer (8778) - 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 (6394) - 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 (4037) - 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 (810) - 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 (4555) - 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 (2847) - 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.

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