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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

362 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

08-08-2012 20:24:48 | More by JohnK17
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karst

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I bought my first Volvo in 1975, and the mechanic I used was Nick Papp, a Hungarian who loved Pheasant hunting. Nick had a dog that he brought to USA from E. Europe, it was the smartest bird dog that I have ever encountered. Nick's dog, a Hungarian Visla Bitch, was the most well treated hunting dog I ever saw or heard tell of http://www.portraits4pets.com/dogs_by_type/hungarian_visla/
After a long day in the fields of Iowa we returned back to Galesburg, Ill for a nice imported Pilsner and Nick's Visla got her own bottle.

Now the question is, is Pivovar Zlaty Bazant good enough for a fine gun dog?

Very nice appearance with strong head that puts on an excellent show ( a characteristic that is lost on a Hungarian Visla). Saaz aroma, sweet pilsner malts and grass and hay wafts. (My Lab loves the grass and hay aromas)

Lapping (tasting) starts sweet and is predominate malt, top feels middling with slight citris and the finish is brisk in its carbonation and mild hops with quite dry aftertaste.

But would the Visla lap it? We will never know but this light golden Pheasant is pleasing, refreshing although a little sweet for my taste.

To those days when we were young and the birds were thick in the cornfields of Iowa . . . Carpe Pheasant - seize the bird.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2005 20:11:59 | More by karst
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-08-2013 02:02:34 | More by cadaugherty
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sebaastionb

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-27-2014 13:05:03 | More by sebaastionb
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endless1408

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-31-2014 20:59:05 | More by endless1408
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canadianbarman

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

--Poured a golden straw like in color. Had a nice head that, in my opinion, stayed quite nicely. It was fairly frothy and left good tracing.
--Smell was average lager smell, maybe slightly 'skunky European'.
This was one of the better Lager, Pale that I have tasted. It was nothing spectacular but not bad as well. This was my first taste of a Slovak beer and I would consider drinking it again but I might not seek it out.
Thx

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2003 23:10:07 | More by canadianbarman
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

07-12-2013 21:00:22 | More by DenisKolkin
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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-25-2014 21:08:59 | More by Socialiste
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WJVII

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass this brew is a bright wheat color with a 1/2 clean white head. The head settles very quickly into a thin cap leaving no lacing. The aroma is of dry hops, clean malt, with a wonderful balance and a crisp aftertaste. The carbonation is moderate, but tingles in the throat. This is a solid Czech Pilsener...coming from a place where beer is simply beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2008 00:44:29 | More by WJVII
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abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

11-22-2012 01:52:02 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

09-10-2013 20:05:33 | More by harpus
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freed

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Simple but interesting labeling, golden foil over the cap. Pours an ultra-clear pale yellow with a gentle white wisp of foam. Aroma is primarily of skunked hop or skunk something, but it's so expected that it's no surprise.

The taste is dominated by the herbish green noble hops and complimented by a simple pilsner malt flavor. Nothing fancy, but more generous in flavor than a typical American Pils.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2005 01:58:59 | More by freed
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-25-2014 00:39:31 | More by Latarnik
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Horbar

Rhode Island

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

10-18-2012 21:28:54 | More by Horbar
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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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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Vaguely remember having this one a while back. Best take another sample for the data pool.

Poured into a lager glass. Bright golden, no visible carbonation. Head is thick at first, disappears into little islands of foam. Some sticky lacing.

The smell is fairly typical. Hoppy, bready, wheaty, and a bit of spice in the back.

The taste is just fine. Hoppiness up front, with a bit of malts and spiciness near the back. Very smooth. Uninteresting, but definitely drinkable.

Mouthfeel is a bit watery and thin. Could have used a bit more carbonation.

Not a bad little pilsner. Quite drinkable. For the price, it ain't bad. There's others I prefer, but every once in a while I'll give this Slovak option its due.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2009 19:33:12 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Beermazter310

Nevada

3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500 Ml bottle....pale yellow with foamy white head. Skunky smell fills the air as soon as I pop the top. Taste is light and watery with a little bit of hop bitterness that hangs around after swallowing. the mouthfeel is smooth with medium carbonation. Overall this is a slightly above average beer, no off tastes, very easy to drink. Im glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2012 03:23:36 | More by Beermazter310
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CampusCrew

Florida

3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I loved in Czech for 6 months and this was the most served Slovak beer. Great example of a fine Pilsner. Like may beers in the area it is smooth, very drinkable and has little aftertaste. The translation for the beer is Zlaty Basant. Even though I liked it, there are betetr choices.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2008 18:34:53 | More by CampusCrew
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SaunaKing

Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I dont know why i bought this, just the name of the beer seemed really lame. The green bottle didnt fill me with confidence either but this is a pretty decent beer. The appearence is a nice pale amber color with minimal head and good carbonation. Smell was better than expected and the beer went down nicely and tasted just fine. A slightly above average brew thats great for summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2004 16:32:55 | More by SaunaKing
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shiny golden amber topped by a substantive head of off-white foam. The surface is gently divoted and falls in sections, leaving arching strands of sudsy lace behind. Not a bad look.

The nose is decent and is helped by the fact that there's no trace of skunkiness or nastiness of any kind. Thanks to the brown bottle for the former and thanks to some degree of brewing skill for the latter. It's soft, floral, citrusy (lemon peel) and is really rather nice.

The flavor follows the aroma in that it's friendly, soft and approachable. I don't like it quite as well though since it's a little too laid back. The word 'insipid' comes to mind, but that's not quite fair. Golden Pheasant is grain-like, slightly sweet and slightly bitter. Nothing really stands out.

The finish is short and relatively clean, the body is light-medium and the carbonation is on the subdued side. Like the flavor profile, it's all very middle of the road. This beer needs a 'peg' (as they say in the news business). Rather than something to hang a story on, it needs something to hang a personality on, something to give it purpose, a reason for being.

Golden Pheasant is pleasant enough. If you're looking for an easy drinking, balanced, 'don't want to think too much about it' kind of pilsener brewed in the Slovak Republic (and who isn't?), this just might be your beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2005 17:18:24 | More by BuckeyeNation
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rousee

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Good marketing on this one in the beer publications. Thats why I bought it. Unfortunately, it strikes me as average or below for the style.

A-clear, gold, no head, very little lace, some carbonation that continues for a while.
S-typical pilsener smell, some strong metallic elements and malty herby grassiness is there.
T-frothy salty malt--metallic. A bit too metallic although the frothiness is pleasant.
MF-dry and slightly salty but foamy.
D-just average or worse. There are many examples of this style that are better not just in drinkability but smell and more importantly taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2005 00:24:10 | More by rousee
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tgbljb

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured a crystal clear golden color with moderate white puffy head that lasted throughout the glass. Smell is a citrus and hoppy. Taste is crisp and refreshing with a slight hop bitterness. Finished more bitter that malty with a touch of citrus. A simple yet refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2005 02:18:30 | More by tgbljb
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TechMyst

Illinois

3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Haven't had a lager in months! A pils in even longer. Minimal head and lace, even with the most vigorus pour. Clear faint yellow. "Skunk" aroma, but plesant. Classic Saaz hop pils, but VERY refreshing. Some bitterness/metallic as palate goes along. Enjoyable lager, as lagers go (with me anyways.)

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2007 07:55:17 | More by TechMyst
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very minor foggy tone to a straw color. Crème head. Minor cereal nose with a stronger metallic tone. Flavor is tart in a way I don't consider positive. Metallic edge is there, but not the biggest character of the ride. Feel is typical. Overall this is average stuff. There is nothing interesting about it and the metallic and dirty edge just kind of kills it from ever being interesting.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 04:20:42 | More by RblWthACoz
Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
77 out of 100 based on 362 ratings.