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


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RATINGS: 76   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 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2010
Bottled. Everything you’d expect from a Czech pils. Sweet aromatic malt and floral hoppiness, with some candy flavour aswell. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste and a good tang to finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2009
Bottle 500ml. @ Chriso’s pre GBBF Shindig ’09.
Clear medium golden yellow orange color with a average, fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, grain, cabbage water, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is light medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. [20090801]

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ogivlado (6815) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 19, 2009
Bottled 500ml. -Courtesy of and shared with Doggythedog (thanks!)
Clear golden coloured, small white head, grainy n/a like nose. Sweet malty, herbal hoppy some vegetables and that’s it. Short bitterish finish. Had many better Czech beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Marko (4542) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 14, 2009
Bottle purchased at some potraviny in Telč, shared with ogivlado. Might be 4.0%. Poured a full golden body with a medium sized thick white head. Dry grainy nose, a bit salty. The same thing in the taste, only with a touch of herbal hopiness. Far from interesting or good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (16053) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 15, 2009 At Chriso’s pre GBBF tasting 09. Yes, my palate was tired, yes it was late, but this was still not a very good lager. 1.5/5 Re-rate as Co op Czech Lager. I like it. Decent pils, not wonderful but does me on the train ride home from Folkestone to Ashford. Refreshing and has sufficient bite on the finish. Fine

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Christian (12193) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2009
Golden with a lasting hite head. Aroma of malt, with cardboard. Sweet cardboard flavour ith a grassy touch

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2009
A Mes rate: bottle at the ever brilliant Chris O’s Pre GBBF Extravaganza.
Dark gold with a thin white head. Spice, cardboard, corn, bland. Done.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (23917) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 1, 2009
Bottled. Orangeish golden colour, small biege head. Aroma is hops, grass, some caramel. Flavour is quite much the samme. pleasant stuff, though a bit sweet,m and probably atleast a year after bbe.. not sure though

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mithe (1281) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 30, 2009
(Bottle 0,5l) Clear golden color. Minimal white head. Spicy and hops aroma. Medium bitterness, badly balanced. Fizzy carbonation. Bitter finish.

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