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


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RATINGS: 1392   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   IBU: 27   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Pale gold in colour with delicately flowery aromas and a taste in which hop crispness and malty softness combines to highly drinkable effect.

Barva, pěna, vůně a chuť vytváří unikátní senzorický profil tohoto spodně kvašeného ležáku uvařeného z 2 druhů sladů a 5 druhů chmele, včetně žateckého, který je srdcem tohoto piva. Znalec ocení typickou pivní vůni a chuť, které ve vzájemné harmonii dávají tomuto středně až silně prokvašenému ležáku příjemnou pitelnost, ležákovou plnost s osvěžujícím řízem a obsahem alkoholu 5%. 12 EBC.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hair-old (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 Was imported by Becks,now Inbev. bottles are now.33Cl.Still in the rotten green bottles.I hate to admit it but flavour has improved after InBev takeover. My cousins flavourite beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (10309) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - APR 24, 2005
Bottle: Golden colour, thin white head; malty and hoppy (hay,straw) nose; quite well rounded, fizzy; the malty taste ends in a dry, crisp, short bitterness. Not bad, but where are the noble, world famous aromatic hops of Saaz (Zatec)..........?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2213) - Brescia, ITALY - APR 23, 2005
Draught. Compact and creamy foam, optimal persistence. Limpid yellow color, much clear and bubbly. Medium grass and malt scent, simple and agreeable. Fresh and enough prickly taste. Fizzy and equilibrium bitter. Much adaptable and refreshing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - APR 19, 2005
The bottle poured a light golden sparkling liquid with a small white rocky head that didn’t last very long. The lacing on the glass was minimal. The aroma was primarily of sweet malt with notes of bread and a hint of floral hops. The initial mouthfeel is sharp, dry and crisp. The initial flavor is of malt sweetness balanced nicely with hop bitterness. As the flavor matures on the palate, the bitterness becomes more pronounced and the finish is a bit harsh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (25736) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 15, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour, small white foamy head. Malty sweet breadish flavour with hoppy hints. Sweetishbitter flavour, mainly breadish. Sweet malty aftertaste, but also hints of bitterness. Sticky mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mdulcey (4) - Dorchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2005 does not count
I had this on tap in Bratislava, where it is served at most of the upscale restaurants. (It appears to be a class thing; fancy places serve Czech beer, and more modest ones serve Slovak beer.) A good example of the Pilsner style. A nice moderate hop bite with just a touch of sweetness. A light mouthfeel; refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sayravai (4707) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 23, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2006 (Bottled) Golden color with a small head. Quite buttery-hoppy aroma with some fruitiness. Strong and bitter initial hop flavor, that blends into sweeter and softer towards the malty, honey-flowery finish. Medium-bodied, quite carbonated but balanced palate. A pleasant and well-balanced, easily drinkable (and forgettable) Czech pilsener without any surprises whatsoever.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2005
Bottled. The colour is yellow; the foam is at first big, bit it sinks down to a thin white lid quite fast.

The smell is rather strong with some bread-like malt and lots of sweet hops (Saaz?). Fresh - just like you would expect from a Czech Pilsner.

The carbonation is quite strong, a good thing.

The taste got notes of white bread from the malt and a balanced dry hoppy note. The bitterness grows into a fine, very pleasing aftertaste.

I found this Pilsner OK, it does it job but not much more. Can I have some more bitter hops, please?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dwyerpg (5839) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Looks like the rest of the Staro-Czech beerts. This has the best flavor though; it doesn’t have the dry finish - had on tap in Prague, Czech Rep.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (12479) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Pours a clear pale gold with a small white head and has some thin lacing. Aroma is sweet yeast and malt followed by a flowery hoppiness. Buttery smooth malt initial flavor transcends into a crisp hop finish. Light and refreshing palate with a fizzy finish.

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