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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dj (547) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2014 2nd rating, May 2014. Scores: 5/3/6/3/15 Bottle, 500ml, 5% ABV. A golden pour with a small head. Aroma of sweet Czech hops, a little spice. Flavour of fresh hops, spice, some underlying citrus. High carbonation. Not bad at all. 1st rating, April 2006. Scores: 2/2/4/3/14 Bottle, 500ml. A small but lasting head. An aroma of malt after the initial pour (perhaps some fruit with a little imagination), but after a minute it’s gone. Light golden appearance. A nice hoppy, slightly bitter finish. Moderate carbonation. Not the best lager in the world, but certainly not the worst either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stouby (4152) - Holbćk, DENMARK - APR 17, 2006
Bottle, at home. Golden with a large white head. Aroma moderate malty and hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium body, soft carbonated.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fin (8701) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2006
Bottled from Tesco at Ł1 for 500ml you cannot really complain at that price as it’s certainly on a par with similar standard lagers of this type. light golden coloured, not much aroma, easy drinking, nothing special ok lager.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
iammadeofjelly (194) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2005
Light golden colour, thin head, well chilled by me. It’s kinda thin on the flavour aswell, a lil sweet. There isn’t anything complicated going on here. The smeel is faint and fairly grassy. Its artificially carbonated, it says on the bottle, thats understandable its making me burp. To be honest it’s not that bad, a bit stella artoisy. has a bit of a tingly aftertaste. Not bad, awesome price Ł1 a big bottle. quaffable beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
Golden colour with not much of a head. My bottle had quite vigorous carbonation. Taste was not very bitter with more malt than most beers of this type. Easy drinking, but not a lot to remember.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2005
Bottled. A copper coloured lager which looks a little lifeless in the glass. The aroma is fairly sweet and malty and there is a hint of butter as well. The taste is on the sweet and malty side and is fairly smooth and doesn’t have that lagerish grassy bite common in others of this style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (9106) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2005
Bottle from Tesco. Golden with a small bubbly white head. Aromas are sweet grain with some butter. Flavours are sweet grain, again and buttery (again) with dry, bitter hops to finish. Very bloating and very simple.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (11960) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2005
Bottled, pasteurised, Vratislav Tesco Premium Czech Lager, 500 ml. Light gold with a head if you poured from a great height. Surprisingly low in carbonation compared to similar lagers, but rather sweet and a little too smooth. Low flavour impact. Not the worst lager I have had, but not great quality either.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dortmunder (961) - Herdecke, GERMANY - APR 3, 2005
Bottled. Vratislav Premium label Weak, hoppy aroma. Rather bland with notes of sweetness, and a little hoppiness. Not very dry nor bitter in the finish. One of the worse Czech pilsners I had.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2005
Golden colour with a fairly big white head. Aroma is mostly hoppy. Flavor is malty with a bitter dry finish.

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