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 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fonefan (40504) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (23682) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (21892) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2005
Bottled, labelled Vratislav Premium. Golden colour, rich airy head. Some saaz hop character. medium bodied with clean mouthfeel and some oily butterscotch. Medium bitterness. A standard Czech lager of fairly good quality.

   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 12/20
harrisoni (15794) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MiP (14562) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2009
Bottle, 4.9%. Vinous aroma, not so pleasant. Clear golden colour. Big stable white head. The flavour is also a bit vinous. Like bitter white wine. Medium bitterness, slightly rough, but OK.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Christian (11983) - 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 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
imdownthepub (11962) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9986) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2005
Really pale. Good head in pour. Good carbonation. Some fruitiness to get it down.Drying aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel. NondeScript decent and refreshing. This one called Bratislav.

   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.

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