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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

377 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 377
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | 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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Arch578

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11%

08-01-2014 02:04:41 | More by Arch578
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Thullin187

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -11%

02-14-2012 06:57:25 | More by Thullin187
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SoPeL

Poland

3/5  rDev -11%

08-12-2013 19:43:45 | More by SoPeL
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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

09-23-2013 19:18:17 | More by Exeter
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

3/5  rDev -11%

10-08-2012 14:23:26 | More by MattSweatshirt
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maviola

New York

3/5  rDev -11%

06-10-2012 21:39:29 | More by maviola
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herrburgess

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -11%

05-27-2013 17:01:35 | More by herrburgess
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djrn2

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -11%

11-22-2012 22:08:04 | More by djrn2
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rcjennings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -11%

05-15-2013 05:17:37 | More by JoyHelfrich
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KAF

Iowa

3/5  rDev -11%

07-09-2014 03:30:04 | More by KAF
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -11%

11-28-2012 18:55:11 | More by Chucker17
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BedetheVenerable

Missouri

2.98/5  rDev -11.6%

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

08-21-2009 23:30:44 | More by BedetheVenerable
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

2.95/5  rDev -12.5%

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%

09-09-2004 02:41:43 | More by Sammy
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beerphilosopher

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

11-03-2005 19:24:36 | More by beerphilosopher
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

2.95/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

10-21-2010 02:47:02 | More by KarlHungus
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Asgeirr

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

2.93/5  rDev -13.1%

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.

10-24-2008 16:04:43 | More by Asgeirr
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Redrover

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -13.1%

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.

08-10-2003 01:38:10 | More by Redrover
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Gehrig

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -13.9%

I grabbed this at the excellent Neil St. Piccadilly. Despite the green bottle, I figured I'd give this a whirl, hoping against hope that the notoriously skunky green-bottle aroma wouldn't accompany it. Fat Chance. It was all over it, and didn't fade nearly enough for my liking.

Rich golden body supports a thick head of white foam. decent lacing on the DAB mug gives me a glimmer of hope that this won't be a disappointment. That fades fast when the nose wafts upward, full of skunky nastiness. Otherwise, bland, sweet corn malt protrudes, dominating the taste--reason number two for my disappointment. Basically, this is Czech Molson Golden, only in a bigger bottle. The mouthfeel suffers from a fairy flat texture that appears early. It's not a bad way to beat heat on a summer day. However, it's not my first choice among Czech beers, nor for a cold pilsener on a warm day.

So-so.

04-15-2008 20:24:23 | More by Gehrig
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ADR

Pennsylvania

2.88/5  rDev -14.5%

Darker yellow and transparent, huge-bubbled head that has no chance of lasting past a quick photo shoot -- and it doesn't. Laces in thin tendrils, sugary look to them. Grassy aroma, light bit of white pepper. Flavor is skewed in the malty direction, smooth and suggestive of light brown sugar with some slippery graininess that approaches wheat starch in flavor. Arid hops, dried autumn leaves and a little underwhelming in balancing the first impression. Not fizzy, superior to some mass-market Lagers in that sense -- but there's not much else to say other than it is drinkable as a simple brew with a narrow profile.

10-01-2004 14:18:57 | More by ADR
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

2.88/5  rDev -14.5%

This is one of those beers that I've always seen in the stores and wanted to give it a shot, so I picked one up last night. Poured from the bottle into a Pilsner Urquell stemmed glass. Bright yellow color, decent sized white head, lots of carbonation. A good amount of lacing also. Then you notice that skunky, lightstruck, green bottle smell. Never pleasant, but expected. Taste was pretty average for a pils, clean and nondescript. Mouthfeel was good, it went down fairly easily. Beer seemed to lose that skunky smell ever so slightly as it warmed up to room temp. It's a decent pilsner, but I bet it would be better on tap.

02-12-2010 17:43:05 | More by morebeergood
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paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -15.4%

This beer really tries to go for a champagne feel. from the gold tinwrap on the bottlecap this stuff pours out bubbly and champagne colored. a solid yellow fizzy. lots of bubbles coming up from bottom.
a white head is gone really fast.

aroma.
vinergar aroma. cidery apple smell. this settles with some aeration.
after that i get citrus hops. very light on the nose. faint aroma, weak. a little sweetness under that from malt. a faint honey.
smells average at best.
the carbonation goes and goes. more honey as the beer sits.

the beer is surprsingly bitter for its genre. eastern europe mass produce. bitterness is nice and lingers and cuts through the lemon pledge taste underneath.
going in for a second sip brings a reminder of the unappealling nose.

lots of carbonation. this beer makes a good digestive in that regard. healthy burps.i'm gonna give that a bump in the mouthfeel category.

overall not recommended. leaves a bit of dryness and bitterness but which i like but there is too much negative for me in the nose. and the style is not very ambitious or good.

04-05-2011 21:05:12 | More by paxkey
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civilizedpsycho

Michigan

2.85/5  rDev -15.4%

Poured bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden color that is very clear, although the slightest bit cloudy. Had no head.

Smell: Has a pretty standard European Lager smell of somewhat funky malts with a bit of hops.

Taste: The taste somewhat follows the smell in being somewhat funky, although it does have a very smooth finish.

Mouthfeel: It's pretty thin.

Drinkability: This isn't bad. On it's own, it might be a little rough for me, but it goes really well with food. I could get this again if I'm in the right mood.

11-22-2009 16:41:14 | More by civilizedpsycho
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Drew966

Florida

2.85/5  rDev -15.4%

Golden Pheasant pours a pale straw color with a white head froma a green 500 ml bottle with a foiled neck and cap. The smell is a little skunky at first, but that cleared up by breathing for a few minutes. A mild hop aroma dominated after the skunk cleared. The flavor is mild, not unpleasant, but not exciting either. Fairly well balanced, it's hard to pick out any flavors. Better than a lot of eastern European lagers I've had.

09-14-2006 15:11:03 | More by Drew966
Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
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