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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

350 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 350
Reviews: 244
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%


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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Gusler

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2003 00:45:36 | More by Gusler
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marcobrau

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, judging from some of the other reviews, I must have got lucky and grabbed a fresh bottle of this beer. Poured from a half-liter bottle, this Golden Pheasant had a nice fluffy head with a fairly neutral nose. Crisp and fresh, with a fairly assertive hoppiness backed by a firm maltiness. A dry and just slightly bitter finish aroused my appetite prior to dinner. I would fit this beer somewhere between Pilsner Urquell and Czech(Bud)var. It's not the best, but I found this Pheasant to be worth the hunt, at least when found fresh.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2003 15:41:03 | More by marcobrau
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty unremarkable stuff. Pours golden yellow with a decent head, some lace.

Everything about this is mild. Mild aroma of hops and malt, mild hops, mild bitterness to finish. Nothing fancy or memorable about this one at all, but nothing really offensive either.

As middle of the road as you want to get.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2003 19:21:17 | More by TerryW
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz brown glass bottle, capped, with a "bottled on" code.

This beer poured a clear, amber color with white foam that settled relatively quickly. The smell was mild, biscuity malt and some floral hops. The taste was modest: biscuity malt and floral hops. The mouthfeel was smooth and dry with medium light body and moderate carbonation. The flavor lingered. The drinkability was good. A decent pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2003 07:25:52 | More by UncleJimbo
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Redrover

Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

2.6/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Odd name for a beer isn't it or did I join the other team?.....Nah.
This product is very weak or maybe just disappointing. Light golden in colour with sparce crown which soon left leaving nothing.
The body is well carbonated but thin.
The taste has a grainy sweetness to it but not overpowering. There is some evidence of hops in the background but that is minor.
The nose does compliment the taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2003 03:25:58 | More by Shiloh
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putnam

Michigan

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2003 00:38:26 | More by putnam
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TheDM

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This brew poured a medium head of fine and medium sized white bubbles. It has a transparent dark yellow orange body. I sensed a nice smooth hoppy flavor that finished dryly. It was smooth and very nice for its style. But just an average beer none-the-less.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2003 15:11:49 | More by TheDM
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canadianbarman

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

--Poured a golden straw like in color. Had a nice head that, in my opinion, stayed quite nicely. It was fairly frothy and left good tracing.
--Smell was average lager smell, maybe slightly 'skunky European'.
This was one of the better Lager, Pale that I have tasted. It was nothing spectacular but not bad as well. This was my first taste of a Slovak beer and I would consider drinking it again but I might not seek it out.
Thx

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2003 23:10:07 | More by canadianbarman
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Boto

Connecticut

2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden color. The head fizzes away quickly. There doesn't see to be much carbonation in my bottle. Mild aroma of hops and malts. Nothing distinguished stands out. Taste is Fairly mild, with a bit of malts and a slightly bitter finish. Seems to be kind of smooth.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2003 17:03:04 | More by Boto
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BeerResearcher

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This lager is brass colored with fizzy, foamy white head and some trailing lace. The aroma is mostly malty with some hops and a trace of alcohol fuminess. Medium herbal malt with an earthy quality. Medium lemony hops. Crisp and clean and only a slight dull aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2003 17:39:09 | More by BeerResearcher
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hotstuff

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This brew had a medium head to it and decent lacing. It had a pleasant malty aroma. It had a malty flavor as well. It was gold in color. It also had a sweet taste to it. It had a smooth, creamy taste. To me it had a slight aftertaste as well. Just a so-so beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2003 06:02:22 | More by hotstuff
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TheLongBeachBum

California

3.1/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Golden Pheasant, or Zlaty Bažant to give it its native name, comes in a green glass bottle (calm down Texans!) that has Pheasants embossed on the neck and holds 1 Pint and 0.9 fl.oz, that’s a Half Liter for the Metric orientated of us!

The label is white golden and red, with the picture of a…... you already guessed right? yep - a Golden Pheasant. It also has gold foil around the top 3” of the bottle. This gives it a very uncanny similarity in appearance to its neighbor, Pilsner Urquell, which I am sure, is no accident.

It pours a lovely deep golden color with a large frothy white head that clings to the glass sides and laces well. Has a light straw hint when held to the light. The head is short lived, but can be maintained when constantly topped up. Otherwise you will soon have a broken scummy white head.

The Nose has a hoppy crispness with some biscuit malt. Not lavish, just utilitarian.

Introduction is hoppy at first but soon makes way for a soft butterscotch middle. The finish also has a diacteyl, sweet, almost cloying end with some bitterness.

Refreshing when served chilled, a little sickly when it warms.

The Slovak Republic borders the Czech Republic, but Golden Pheasant it much further away from Pilsner Urquell that the distance suggests.

Just another average Pilsner Style Lager, I would not miss it if I never had another.

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2003 18:44:15 | More by TheLongBeachBum
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stoutman

Michigan

3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bright-gold color witha normal hop nose, but ordinary dry hop flavor, just a small amount of malt flavor. Finishes just like it starts with a medium to brief dry hop aftertaste. Good, but lacks the complexity found in outstanding Czech beer. Pretty decent with crusty rye bread and sharp cheese.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2003 13:39:32 | More by stoutman
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garymuchow

Minnesota

2.78/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The aroma was quite noticable just upon opening the bottle. It had a spicey hoppy note that wasn't nearly as evident after pouring. That was more flat malt, with hints of hops. Big full head, brilliant clear gold. Has some nice qualities of many European versions of similar style, but some unusual and less pleasant aspects, such as a real flatness of aroma upon taking a drink (like drinking water), and the finish has a spiciness that ventures into sourness, grassiness and chemical tastes leaving a less than pleasant aftertaste. Mouthfeel seems a little too flat. An average overall beer. Not undrinkable, just can easily do better.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2002 20:27:26 | More by garymuchow
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Bighuge

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Straw appearance. Foamy white head with good retention. Carbonation is evident. Aroma is a subtle mix of malt and hops with the malt winning the battle. If you're looking for a European Pilsner without the big bitter factor, this is it. It's a very pleasant tasting beer. Nice malt base. Very subtle hop nuances. A slight citric twang and maybe a little metallic. Thinnish body and fairly low carbonation. Very easy to kick this one back. Gotta love the name too.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2002 19:37:26 | More by Bighuge
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marc77

California

3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Brilliantly clear golden in hue, covered by a persistant, thick white head. Dense lace leaves a solid ring per sip. The aroma is mellow overall, being comprised of light straw - like pilsner malt and a soft lemony and spicy hop nose. The typical Saaz grassy spice is subdued and perhaps blended with with Tettanger. Residual sweetness and light bready base malt notes dominate the flavor profile as a result of the subpar hop bitterness. Although mild, hop flavor is a touch grassy. Moderately bodied. Finishes w/ fading sweetness and a hint of dimethyl sulfide. Golden Pheasant is a decent pils, but lacked sufficient hop backbone to support malt sweetness. The cooked veggie note in the finish hurt the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2002 19:10:23 | More by marc77
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Moderately lined crispness within a light to medium body, a smoothness come from this. Spicy hop is noticeable upfront, hay and grassy flavours from the grain and hops set in with a mild spicy flavour from the hops that cuts through some of the malt. Then comes a slight citric hop that drops a zesty flavour in the middle to finish. Malt is very grainy in a semi clean way and linger far and broad into the after taste.

A simple lager, tasty without any complexities. Pairs well with any kind of smoked sausage, I had mine with some smoked sausage and slaw.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2002 22:51:31 | More by Jason
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jackndan

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2002 19:12:47 | More by jackndan
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Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
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