Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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405 Ratings

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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | 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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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a golden yellow beer with a nice white bubbly head with average retention. Aroma is quite weak but some malt can be detected. Taste is quite crisp with some malt that can be detected and some bitterness at the end. Overall, I would classified this as a better then average pilsner without any watery taste and no skunk taste from the bottle which are two major accomplishments for this type of beer.

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.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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.

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.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Dougology
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
77 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.