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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

405 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 253
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | 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 coldmeat23
3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Stange
TEMP: Served at approx 40 degrees, allowed to warm, while drinking

This has a slightly dark hue to it's golden yellow/orange color. Minimal head. No lacing.

This has a typical 'green-bottle beer' smell. Slightly skunky. Below that are some nice notes of grains and light hops.

The taste is much better than the nose, surprisingly. The skunk qualities are almost unnoticed. The graininess is very pleasant. The hops are earthy and well integrated. It has a nice, light, malty sweetness that lays across the top of it, quite nicely. The hops provide a nice bite of spiciness in the finish.

This one is medium-bodied and has a medium-to-almost-high level of carbonation. It is crisp, yet has a nice smoothness to it, as well.

This actually surprised me, I have to admit. From the packaging,style and smell, I did not expect to like this one. Oddly enough though, I find it quite drinkable and will look forward to having it again.

Photo of micromaniac129
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a good beer and Has alot going for it.
A desent yellow orange color that had brilliant clarity. Big sreaming bubbles floating to a frothy whitehead.
The aroma smelled of pilsner malts. There was some spicy noble hops present that gave some kick.
The taste was big and bold. Nice malty taste with a crisp or spicy hop presence.
The only delta I could see was that it tended to drink a bit flat and not crisp like I was expecting. But, really this is a good beer.

Photo of Olek4374
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It's hard to write a really long review for a big Euro lager because they are all so similar. This one is a cut above the rest, however.

Eastern and Central Europe make some fantastic big brews. Being from Eastern Europe myself, I say lots of North Americans must look past the stereotypes that the area is a shithole and just get some beer from there. They will be better than any Becks or Heineken you enjoy.

This beer pours a really medium yellow - not nearly as pale as coors light or that kind of stuff. The head is pretty generous at 3 fingers' worth and the smell is really hoppy, almost like a proper pilsner. The taste is fantastic for a Euro lager - it is much more hoppy than any of the big brands, with a smooth finish and a pleasant lingering bitterness on the tongue. If you enjoy a good pilsner, you'll take well to this. Definitely grabbing this again.

Photo of Swedes21
3.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml poured in a chilled pint glass...

Appearance - Beer pours with a good amount of head that has a slight tinge of brown to it. The head is very foamy with a lot of air pockets. The beer itself is a nice golden yellow with minimal carbonation. Some nice lacing is occurring as well.

Smell - I can smell a decent amount of hops and malt in the beer. A slight general based spiced smell as well.

Taste - Very good tasting beer, there is a slight taste of bitterness that does not ever take the taste. The beer has a strong presents to itself.

Mouthfeel - I may go as far as saying the beer appears to be flat in the mouth. The flavour remains the same as the taste, not much added here.

Drinkability - Nice tasting beer that i will stock again. Overall, impressed with character this beer brings to the table.

Photo of cjgator3
3.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz green bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a deep golden yellow color with a massive sticky white head. The aroma is malt with some spicy and grassy hops. the taste is malt accompanied by a nice dose of spicy hops and a nice dry finish. Overall, this is a highly enjoyable brew that I will surely revisit in the future. Recommended.

Photo of jackndan
3.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the Slovak Republic: half liter brown bottle. Golden Pheasant is a golden lager, with a nice, tall, firm head. Had a slightly malty taste. Crisp, not overwhelming taste. I’ll buy several more, as this is what an American Macro is supposed to taste like, good basic drinking brew.

Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of RomaniIteDomum
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer has a very nice golden color with a good head that quickly dissipates to a ring around the edges.

The smell is of cereal and sweet malts. There is a little hint of Corn Flakes and with hops. It has a nice, inviting, smell.

The taste is a bit more calm than the usual Czech pilsner. The typical crispness is a bit toned down, but the finish is very smooth. Cereal in the front and a little bitterness in the back.

The carbonation transfers the flavor nicely and the beer is fairly thick for a pilsner. Not watery in the least. It feels a little like a stout.

I really enjoy this beer. While it is not my favorite example of the style it definately makes my mouth happy. Very drinkable.

Photo of TheResidentialOP
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - clear straw golden, fluffy head held its own and left lots of random lacing
S - big grassy and herbal hop aromas, light toasty grains and light metallic
T - grassy and peppery, light toasty grains and a buttery finish
M - light and well carbonated, slightly watery, finishing crisp and dry
O - a classic czech pils in many respects, not best in class but a tasty and easy drinking brew well worth a try or two

Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Vandelayindustri
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of yevyalon1
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Schmuckles
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of magpieken
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of BucBasil
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Had this on my trip to Bratislava, Slovakia. This beer is everywhere, and I had one on tap at a bar there on a beautiful evening in the old town.

The beer has a surprising hop bite and good flavor. Nice and spicy with some floral hops and pretty well balanced too with some bready malt.

I had a few of these on my trip and it was never really disappointing.

Photo of GlendonTT
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Viaduck
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of djbulbasaur
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of SickBrew
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased from "By the Bottle" in Vancouver, Washington.

Poured into a standard pint class.

This is a nice and solid Pilsner. Great impression in the glass. Aroma is right there with the great pilsners and the taste is clean with no fruity esters. A good medium bodied mouthfeel sends this one straight back. Bottoms up!

Long live the Bohemians!!!

Photo of kvnstfrd
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of wcintula
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I like this beer. Poured from tap to a 0,5l Zwayt Bazant glass, by the time the beer got to me there was no head so I imagine it fell fast to the thin white film left before me. A clear golden body was shown with a good amount of activity. Smells faintly of malt and hops. There's a sweetness like honey in the beer very malty and a bit filling with slight hop taste as well. I really like the beer. Though slightly filling, I'd happily make a few of these my meal.

Photo of KrisDLSmith
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle,

A: Pours a clear golden colour, with a small white head, spotty lacing, average retention.

S: Lots of sweet sourdough bread with some spicy, grassy noble hopping.

T: Direct grassy hop character with a very bready center, the carbonation does play a bit of a role. A good flavour.

M: Crisp, biting carbonation, light-bodied, easy drinking.

D: A solid pilsner here, just be careful not to get it skunked. When it's at its peak it's a nice little beer.

Photo of Vyronian
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

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