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Staropramen Nefiltrovaný

Rating: 4.0

This one is another new Czech beer and on that I was able to try on-tap in a ‘tank pub’ that specialises in unpasteurised beers although this particular offering did not fall under that category, a review of a ‘tank beer’ from the same Prague pub will follow shortly after this one though. This Nefiltrovaný beer from Staropramen is on that is also available in bottles and is labeled as an unfiltered pale wheat lager that uses coriander and apple extracts in the brew. To be honest I couldn’t really detect any of the apple flavours but the beer definitely reminded me of a wheat beer and was quite an enjoyable offering.

Staropramen Nefiltrovaný

Appearance (5/5): A cloudy looking, golden yellow colour and topped with a one centimetre tall, foamy white head that holds well and steady. There is some nice lacing on the sides as well and the beer almost looks creamy, in particular the texture of the head does anyway.
Aroma (7/10): This one is quite spicy with some strong banana and yeast notes coming through alongside a little clove and coriander. I could detect some citrus notes, mainly lemon but with a few hints of orange as well. The beer seemed like a hefeweizen at times on the nose, albeit a much weaker version of the style but it wasn’t a bad one at all.
Taste (7/10): Much like the aroma with some yeast and banana coming through alongside some wheat but again these weren’t as strong as you’d normally find with a standard wheat beer. There was some coriander and again some clove in there plus plenty of citrus and fruits flavours that gave the beer quite a sweet taste. I couldn’t really detect any of the apple mentioned in the brewers notes but again the taste wasn’t a bad one.
Palate (4/5): Smooth and fruity with lively carbonation and some sweetness. The beer was quite refreshing, particularly under the Czech sun and had a good, wet finish to it with a slight citrus tang.

Overall (16/20): This one was quite a nice beer and one that certainly seemed like a wheat beer when I was drinking it, although it was definitely a weakened version of the hefeweizen style with the banana and wheat flavours not as pronounced as I would have expected. Regardless of what style you class the beer as, it was a pleasant offering from Staropramen and one I’d pick up again as a session beer if I could find it in the UK, and it was reasonably priced of course.

Brewed In: Prague, Czech Republic
Brewery: Pivovar Staropramen
Full Name: Staropramen Nefiltrovaný Ležák 12°
First Brewed: 1871
Type: Spice/Herb Beer (Wheat Beer)
Abv: 5.0%
Serving: Draught (500ml)
Purchased: V Cípu, Prague, Czech Republic
Price: 33Czk (£0.98 approx.)

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