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


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RATINGS: 325   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9/5   IBU: 26   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Staropramen Garnet is a unique lager that fully honours the tradition of our brewery. In the brewing process, which is based on the original recipe from 1884, we mix pale and specialty malts in the so-called "sprinkling" process. This gives the lager its typical garnet colour, gently bitter taste and full-bodied hoppy aroma.

Již na první pohled zaujme tento originálně vybroušený polotmavý Ležák granátovou barvou s širokým spektrem jiskrných barev. Kombinace unikátních sladů zvýrazňuje starší chuťové tóny a mezi sladovou sladkostí a hořkostí vynikne díky trojnásobnému chmelení hořkost chmelová. V plném zaokrouhleném tělu typickém pro polotmavé ležáky je překvapivě lehká až vábivá pitelnost s pivním dozníváním v chuti a obsahem alkoholu 4,8%.26 EBC

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nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2008
Pours like a cider in color from the tap with mild carbonation and a pillowy white head that leaves substantial lacing. Smells and tastes of skunky yeasy and unripe apples. Not the greatest beer, but certainly a thirst quencher.

yespr (44807) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a lacing white head. Aroma is mild hoppy to light citrus fruity. Mild malty flavour with a light bitterness showing through. Dry and malty finish.

heavy (2817) - Split, CROATIA - AUG 9, 2008
07/08 0.5 l bottle from a gas station near Ostrava. Had clear red body. Aroma is weak, but very nice, some slight sourness from lemony and apple hops with caramel malt. Flavor is nice, some sourness from apple and lemon hops with bitterness from roasted sugar and cofee, while sweet part is maybe the most intense, so the whole flavor is dominated by caramel. Pleasant and quite full bodied. Short cofeeish finish. Interesting and complex, but still don’t like it so much as some ordinary czech pilseners. But good one anyway!

dEM1972 (53) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2008
It has that deep, Garnet colour, with a somewhat hoppy aroma; Bitter, somewhat acidic taste with hoppy elements somewhere in there, overly gassy; light watery aftertaste with a residual butterness that seems to leave this strange linger acidity on the tongue

sirPino (883) - Zawiercie/Sosnowiec, POLAND - JUL 20, 2008
No 331
Bottle green, 500 ml
Appearance: Pours deep, essential, clear, very transparent, strong tea of good quality like body colour, very interesting and nice with visually lively carbonation and initially medium head, very slowly decreasing to small, but not to minimal, frothy, off - white with decent and very nice lacing, the body actually is very deep and focused, essential amber in colour reminding clean and good quality English Bitter/ESB, really - nice firm head, some orange hue is prasent.
Aroma: Very mild, milky, covered with frothy and dense head that is small in size, but in fact very firm, slightly aromatic flowery hops being Zatec like, when it comes to malts it is very interesting and unusual experience for me as I’ve had only 1 or 2 Vienna Lagers before and really I have no great experience in assessing that unusual for me type of malt used in the beer. It’s very mild and something like being in between Pilzen malt and Munich malt, neither too Pilzen like nor to Munich like, so all in all not that pronounced, hiding somewhere at the background. A bit juicy with young cherry accent.
Flavour: Very nice and strong essential, refreshing citrusy bitterness attacking your tongue and binding it and hoppy aroma lifting your nose trills, flowery and floral hops are playing the great role here while the malty base is hidden at the background being kind of burned cherry seeds like. Some saltyness on palate from very well adjusted effervescence. Wonderfull and really unexpected flavour.
Palate: Body is medium, texture is dry (like in IPA or Bitter), carbonation on palate is very lively in deed and finish feel is essentially bitter, citrusy, grapefruity, unforgetable, fresh and clean. Great job of Staropramen Breweries once again.

chilangoglobal (105) - Mexico City, MEXICO - JUL 19, 2008
Nice appearance, I saw a big glass with red-brown liquid and exquisite head. Taste is toasted barely and bit hoppy.

armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 31, 2008
Amber color with a nice lacing head. Minimal aroma of malt, light taste of some caramel malt, little grassy hop. I expected more

SilkTork (5728) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2008
Cheap bottle from Prague Tesco. Pleasant reddish-amber colour. Quite dry with a sweetish malty awareness and a smudgy hop bitterness in the finish. Unremarkable but quite drinkable.

DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2008
Tap, opposite Ferdinand brewpub. Chilled pine nose with some fart, sulphur and metal. Dark gold (’semi-dark’) and lagery. Clean, crisp Saazy lemon notes and a smear of butter. Freshbread malty and hoppier as it warms.

Maria (10212) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2008
Red-golden with a weak head. The aroma is hoppy and the flavour is rather full considering the style. It has notes of flower, honey and a nice sweetness and an Ok bitterness. Quite OK.

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