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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

350 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%


Brewed by:
Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
Slovak Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002)
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-01-2012 01:46:18 | More by Schmuckles
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jak

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.7%

04-15-2014 16:52:12 | More by jak
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -40.5%

03-30-2014 00:48:41 | More by Fettpopps
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-23-2014 13:11:17 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

03-21-2014 21:49:22 | More by GoHabsGo
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RandomExile

Maryland

3.16/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: orangy straw like apple juice, paler yellow in the light; initial large foamy head, settles to thick surface film; scattered patches of lacing
S: pleasantly and distinctly malty, and something a bit like corn
T: surprisingly sweet; malt and corn
M: medium-bodied, oily, mild carbonation
O: too sweet for my tastes, and combined with the fuller presence, it doesn't feel balanced for its style.

12oz / Pint Glass

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 02:44:07 | More by RandomExile
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

03-02-2014 03:50:32 | More by dcbeers
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

02-26-2014 22:07:14 | More by JIMTRK16
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MarkoNm

Slovenia

3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a clear, golden color and is topped with a generous white head with medium retention.
The aroma is dominated by malts, there are also some grains present.
The taste is pleasantly bitter and hoppy, clean and not watery. Finishes with a decent bitterness.
A nice example of what a nice pilsener tastes like.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 18:32:16 | More by MarkoNm
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-19-2014 13:17:05 | More by Schmoog
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TwiggyCZ

Czech Republic

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

02-17-2014 23:49:29 | More by TwiggyCZ
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

02-10-2014 21:45:59 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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threedaggers

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

02-06-2014 03:55:35 | More by threedaggers
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DerekP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

02-05-2014 03:49:15 | More by DerekP
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 500 ml green bottle (fortunately I failed to detect any skunk). This pilsener is a honey gold hue with an impressive rich white head, around five inches or so ... Stands out from many other pilseners in this latter regard. Aroma is rich pilsener malt and a subdued noble hops spice. The smell was middling or just below this but fortunately the taste compensated. Not a super dry or bitter pils but with a rich malt character and assertive hopping for a European macro-brew. Admittedly much better than I expected. Cracker and sweet bread malts predominate but there are also very nice noble hop spice and fragrant hay flavors, particularly in the semi-dry finish, along with sweet honey and vanilla notes, almost evokes raisins for a moment (!). I don't get much of the characteristic Saaz floral/herbal character. There is some diacetyl which actually works well, contributing to a somewhat buttery mouthfeel that fits many descriptions of the Czech style, which is supposed to be a bit chewier than a German pils. I also detect a mild fruitiness. Honestly a rather impressive Czech pils straight from the source (well, Slovakia). I dig the complexity and softer, sweeter, rounded-off corners. Your mileage may vary of course. Style purists might consider some of the traits I enjoyed here to be faults.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 22:09:18 | More by CalgaryFMC
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

01-02-2014 17:35:25 | More by peensteen
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-15-2013 22:12:20 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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rcjennings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-09-2013 00:16:05 | More by rcjennings
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BrewClint

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-07-2013 20:04:19 | More by BrewClint
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DbbC

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

11-28-2013 22:35:50 | More by DbbC
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a good beer and Has alot going for it.
A desent yellow orange color that had brilliant clarity. Big sreaming bubbles floating to a frothy whitehead.
The aroma smelled of pilsner malts. There was some spicy noble hops present that gave some kick.
The taste was big and bold. Nice malty taste with a crisp or spicy hop presence.
The only delta I could see was that it tended to drink a bit flat and not crisp like I was expecting. But, really this is a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2013 13:39:13 | More by micromaniac129
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apasternak

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

11-05-2013 01:17:32 | More by apasternak
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

11-01-2013 01:07:19 | More by brandonld23
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Daniil

Russian Federation

3.89/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would say I must agree with most of the people who talk about this beer. Had this at 1. Slovak Pub in Bratislava, a great environment. The beer is served in what is called tankovar in Slovakia (and in Cech Republic too) which means it is brought in unpasteurized in tanks. This gives the beer a distinct earthy taste that is not found in the bottled version. In Slovakia of course, this beer is far cheaper than in North America, so it may not be worth buying if you live in Americas. Instead, perhaps try another more widely available Cech pilsner such as Staropramen or Pilsner Urquell.

Serving type: on-tap

10-25-2013 22:55:10 | More by Daniil
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Hopscat

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

10-22-2013 19:49:40 | More by Hopscat
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Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
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