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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

401 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 401
Reviews: 251
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
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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Photo of Gusler
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The color on the pour is a limpid deep gold with a generous bright white head that is frothy in texture and the residual lace a quite thin sheet to cover the glass. Nose is citrus crisp, fresh and clean, sweet with the start also sweet and fairly well malted, top is middling in feel. Finish is brisk in its carbonation and the hops mild but pleasant in their spicy bite, quite dry aftertaste, drinkable at any rate.

Gusler, Dec 16, 2003
Photo of Jose9e
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Jose9e, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of rowyn
3/5  rDev -10.7%

rowyn, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of nmoeschler
3/5  rDev -10.7%

nmoeschler, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -10.7%

cfalovo97, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of brywhite
3/5  rDev -10.7%

brywhite, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of BrewClint
3/5  rDev -10.7%

BrewClint, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Guess it's ok stuck in the Czech Pilsner sytle...I would have said Euro Pilsner because of the earthy character with a noticable, but mild skunk aroma. Disguised neatly as herbal and must-ey hops, the beer comes across characterful but dirty. A common light yellow and neatly clear hue with adequate carbonation and a lacking head retention. Moderate malt sweetness with a grain quality (expected). Hoppy for sure, but more earthy flavors than balancing bitterness. Feels typically grain-ey, carbonated, and clean, but just slight of refreshing and crisp...just a little to muddy with the hops. Never really got over the pungent aroma and flavor.

BEERchitect, Aug 04, 2006
Photo of oldp0rt
3/5  rDev -10.7%

oldp0rt, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of Shatter
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Shatter, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of Salt-n-Beer
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Salt-n-Beer, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of sdm9465
3/5  rDev -10.7%

sdm9465, Jun 10, 2013
Photo of Xithyl
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Xithyl, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of bark
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is pale gold; the large white head sinks to a thin white lid leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is sour-sweet malty with some chemical yet clean bitter flavours. Hints of vegetables and alcohol.

The taste is sweet with some Central European hops, vegetables, some fruit drops, a light bitterness and a touch of boiled meat. I cannot find much of the Czech buttery flavours. The light aftertaste is dry with notes of French loaf and a touch of alcohol.

The carbonation is medium strong, the bubbles are medium-sized and the liquid semi-smooth.

Well... Not better or worse than any of the Swedish macro lagers. An unnecessary import.

bark, Jul 08, 2009
Photo of putnam
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Promising looking dimpled mattress of foam on top of the yellow liquid.

The aromas are perfumy and dull but seem to come from grain, as opposed to processed, refined, purified ADM sugar. I guess that's what separates cheap European beer from its American counterpart. The Slovaks don't have the technological sophistication to completely strip the ingredients of the flavor of the earth. Or they don't see the point. And neither do I.

No hop presence to speak of. Nothing special. Worth drinking I guess.

putnam, Jul 16, 2003
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

spycow, Nov 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Schmoog, Feb 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Arch578, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Thullin187
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Thullin187, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of Dougology
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Purchased in Bratislava from a store. Typical pilsner/lager. It's not Budweiser.

Dougology, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of SoPeL
3/5  rDev -10.7%

SoPeL, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Exeter
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3/5  rDev -10.7%

MattSweatshirt, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of maviola
3/5  rDev -10.7%

maviola, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of herrburgess
3/5  rDev -10.7%

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
77 out of 100 based on 401 ratings.