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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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385 Ratings

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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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 Shatter
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Shatter, Feb 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Salt-n-Beer, Friday at 02:36 AM
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

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%

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
Photo of Schmoog
3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

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

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

SoPeL, Aug 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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

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

herrburgess, May 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

djrn2, Nov 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

rcjennings, Dec 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

jak, Apr 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

JoyHelfrich, May 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

KAF, Jul 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Chucker17, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of BedetheVenerable
2.98/5  rDev -11.3%

Presentation: 16.9oz pop top foiled green bottle...has what may or may not be a freshness date

Appearance: Medium-dark golden beer, nice clarity, a decent pour produces a stark white head which soon fades to a thick sticky film

Smell: Lacks the skunk aromas I was fearing...light grainy malt and grassy hop notes...simple, but dead on for the style

Taste: Surprisingly sweet malty flavors, almost sugary...I wasn't prepared for this and I'm not sure I like it...some mildly bitter hay-like hops on the finish...not a lot goin on here...the sweetness is actually a little off-putting

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, approaching medium

Drinkablity: Medium

Conclusion: Not a terrible beer, but not my favorite example of the style for sure

BedetheVenerable, Aug 21, 2009
Photo of Sammy
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%

Another unimpressive LCBO import. Lighty saaz hopped. Malty sweet, dry and sour finish, creamy. Fizzy carbonation. Floral perfumy. Typical Ontario fare. Very Foamy head on yellow that dissipitates too slowly, not bad drinkable for a pilsner. Mild 4.4%

Sammy, Sep 09, 2004
Photo of beerphilosopher
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%

Poured into a tall pilsner from a 12oz bottle. Cool bottle.

A - Golden straw color with a bright white head.
S - Pale malt and slight hoppy nose. Subdued.
T - Crisp, with malt dominance. Hop flavors follow, albeit slight. A little metallic-tasting.
M - typical pils. Some malty thickness, but well balanced by the hop undertones.
D - This is a better pils than a skunky Heineken all the way around. Pilsners are not my favorite style, but once in a while I'll enjoy one. I'd drink this again in a pinch.

beerphilosopher, Nov 03, 2005
Photo of KarlHungus
2.95/5  rDev -12.2%

This beer pours a golden straw color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes slowly but eventually vanishes. The aroma is of faint noble hops, and a little skunk. The taste has some nice bready malt with a hint of hops. Unlike the aroma there is no skunkiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation, and a smooth texture. Overall, this is a decent beer, but I doubt I'll drink it again.

KarlHungus, Oct 21, 2010
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2.93/5  rDev -12.8%

Appearance: Zlaty Bazants Golden Pheasant pours a light, light yellow colour along with barely no crown at all, small carbonation is visible.

Smell: Burnt malt and some nutty aromas are traceable, but nothing comes out as striking really...

Taste: Acidic sensations meets the tounge at first, no bitterness is noticeable. Although, relatively sweet through out the tasting experience which brings this Pilsner a stabile character.

Mouthfeel: VERY round, mild - and thus adequate - in carbonation which "makes itself heard" now and then.

Drinkability: Easy to down, sure, and it does so without becoming to bland but on the other hand, never really strikes me as something one would truly long for either.

Asgeirr, Oct 24, 2008
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2.93/5  rDev -12.8%

16.9 oz green botle. Nice kind of a 1950's label.

Beer pours a goldish yellow with huge initial head. Some head stays for the duration and I got some decent lacing.

Smell is unfortunately not as good as the apperance. The skunkyness is clearly smell-able from 2 feet away. You also get some malt. This reminds me of a Heineken on steroids.

Taste is just average. You don't get much besides some malt sweetness and a little hops in the after taste. The skunk aroma is not that present in the taste (thankfully).

Mouthfeel is thin, but the beer is well carbonated. Not one I would choose to drink all night. There are worse Euro lagers out there, but you can also find a ton of better ones.

Redrover, Aug 10, 2003
Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
77 out of 100 based on 385 ratings.