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


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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Bottle: Filtered
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2009
50 cl bottle at Pivovarsky Klub on May 17, 2009
Labelled 4.0% ABV
Clear pale golden color, big white head. Malty sweet scent, some vegetables. Malty, grainy, dry taste. Thin mouthfeel, dry grainy bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
berkshirejohn (5396) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 50cl bottle from Tesco. Straw with a fast fading white head; fresh, grassy aroma; some grain and honey flavour but rather thin and watery; green hops to finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gary (1733) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2009
dAMN was fooled expecting a half ok Czech pils. Syrupy and corny.Some grain and h2o.What a crock of shit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle at Neils, since he’d bought it and id not tried it ...amber ... sweet grassy hop ... sweet juicy toffee malts ... little grapefruit ... little oily ... not bad actually

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2008
Bottle from Tesco. Typical Czech colouring with a frothy white head that resolves to a thin film. Slightly grassy hop aroma with malt predominating. Mostly malt in taste with hoppy overtones. Crisp finish. Perfectly acceptable beer, if nothing special. Retails at Tesco for 99 pence a bottle which is unbelievable value. One for the discerning cheapskate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
undercurrent25 (1699) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2012 Dry and crisp on the taste, saaz hops dominate the aroma and the palate, fairly decent czech lager

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 1, 2008
bottle from Co-op Honiton. Clear golden yellow colour, white head. Solid malty body, finishing with some rather mediocre hoppy flavours.
Earlier Rating: 6/16/2007 Total Score: 2.8
bottle. Golden yellow, medium-sized head. Malty nose, malty flavour, slightly hoppy, especially towards the finish and aftertaste. Standard and average Czech lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours golden with slight white head. Aroma of hops, crisp, generic pilsener flavour. Not much to critique, but not a bad beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 20, 2008
No 326
Rated: 27.02.2008
Bottle brown, 500 ml
Appearance: Pours pure and pale golden body with off - white, dense, slowly decreasing, even a bit rocky head. Carbonation of body is mild to mdium. Head gives some lacing being quite good as for Pale Lager. it reminds me typical Bohemian Pilsener style from its appearance not a Pale Lager as it’s categorized.
Aroma: Very gentle, first like mineral and graphite with some hints of chalkyness, slightly citrusy and lemon like, but very faint, alcohol is very well hidden, generally weak aroma, some maltyness and honey at the background.
Flavour: Fresh, refrashing, sweet and bitter on the tongue in a gentle manner, grainy, thin,weak, some strange hints of fish, but all in all not disturbing, bit thin but quite decent, juicy. Finish duration is medium.
Palate: Palate is interesting, fresh hoppy nose, bitterness on palate, grainy - malty sweetness, finish feel is grainy, very nice and interesting, like of good Pilsener not a Pale Lager.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2008
50 cm bottle, bought at Tesco, Salisbury. Golden color, white head. Aroma is nice malty. Flavor is malty with some bitterness, a bit fruit also.

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