Staropramen Premium Beer

Beer: Staropramen Premium Beer
Brewery: Pivovar Staropramen
Style: Czech Pilsner
ABV: 5.0%


 Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Tumbler (faux pas, I know)
Drinking Establishment: Chez Wood
Primary Consumer: Kerensa



Sight: Clear, light amber body with a two inch sticky white head.

Smell: Rich, sweet malt profile…it’s slightly metallic and quite doughy. There’s a faint waft of Saaz hops in the midst of the malt.

Flavor: Initial watery taste that transitions to a bready maltiness, then to a light hop bitterness, and ends with a grassy water flavor.

Feel: Thinnish body with average carbonation.

Concluding Remark: One of the most common beers in the Czech Republic, the Staropramen Pilsner is an authentic Czech Pilsner. However, authentic doesn’t always mean good. It’s heavy on the malt, with a weak hop profile and a cloying sweetness. But, head out to the Astoria Bohemian Beer Hall and give it a try for a little taste of Prague (although I swear it’s better there…) Or better yet, go find Czechvar (Budvar in Czech) instead. Clearly it’s not easy to find, as I have not stumbled upon it this month. But it’s worth keeping an eye out for it, as it’s the good version of Staropramen.

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  1. Svanur

    Czechvar can be found on tap at Korzo, in bottle at South, and for purchase at Eagle Provisions, all within the span of three blocks in South Slope, btw. 17th and 20th streets on 5th Avenue.

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