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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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362 Ratings

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Ratings: 362
Reviews: 243
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 15.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

05-04-2014 20:23:44 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

06-02-2014 13:04:41 | More by taylor714914
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +19%

04-26-2014 00:44:44 | More by rale
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Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this beer on July 25, 2007 after purchasing it from my local LCBO store. My particular bottle is 5.0% ABV.

The beer poured a translucent gold colour, darker than most North American lagers. The head was quite large and quite dense but disappeared quickly leaving a little lacing on the side. The aroma is hoppy with some yeasty tinges. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with ample carbonation and medium-bodied. The taste is very much pilsener like, but not as good as some of the common Czech Pilseners in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2007 18:56:20 | More by cyrenaica
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

16.9 oz. bottle- color of clear bright yellow , with a white medium head - nose of hay , slight hopps , banana , sweet corn , and malt – taste of hay , skunk , hopps , and sweet - body well carbonated , and medium acidity – aftertaste of sweet corn , resin bitter , and gummy

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2007 02:12:07 | More by stephendr
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United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-19-2014 13:17:05 | More by Schmoog
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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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Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A- Impressive thick white foamy head covers the brew well, finally settling down to a layer about a quarter inch thick. Just as the name implies, the coloring of the beer is golden and is crystal clear. Loads of lazy carbonation rise to the top of the liquid, trapped by all those bubbles on top. The lacing is thick, creating a thin layer all around the glass. I'm very happy with the look of this beer!

S- This definitely smells of Pilsener! The hops are present immediately, followed by a clean, crisp herbal quality...very leafy and fresh! The malt sweetness is noticeable more in the backround and helps to balance the dominant spicy aromas.

T- Dry grassy flavors, followed by leafy bittering hops dominate the palate here. It is floral yet sweet at the same time. It is a little richer than the aroma lets on, and I agree, there is a slight citrus flavor about it....lemon zest to be more precise. Overall, the flavoring is a little softer than I expected.

M- Again, this feels richer than it should IMO, as it is more medium to full bodied and the carbonation is actually quite soft and fine. It lingers on the palate for quite some time before the next drink.

D- This is flavorful, yet different, but has the overall profile of a Czech Pils. It's fuller, but refreshing and I wish this was available on tap at any of the local pubs....it would be a great choice. I would have no problems having an evening full of this brew....I like it and recommend it!

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2010 02:38:57 | More by ChrisCage
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2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

02-26-2014 22:07:14 | More by JIMTRK16
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

10-06-2012 23:32:01 | More by cjac
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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.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2009 04:28:45 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

07-12-2013 21:19:59 | More by chasmandocharles
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Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-17-2011 05:22:44 | More by jsnoek
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Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

06-25-2014 21:08:59 | More by Socialiste
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Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear golden colour with a small head that quickly fades into a thin lacing.

Smells very malty, sweet with some hops, maybe a bit of fruit and some alcohol detected.

A tasty beer, but maybe a bit too sweet, needs more hops for sure.

Bland watery mouthfeel, but overall a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2008 02:55:25 | More by GodOfBeer
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Alberta (Canada)

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

Golden yellow appearance with moderate head. Smell is grassy, large amount of hops are apparent.

The taste is rich and grassy. This has a moderate body and goes down smooth. Carbonation is light. The after taste is bitter and spicy that lingers for awhile after drinking.

Overall, this is a simple and refreshing beer. Although expensive, it is worth drinking all night.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2010 20:35:40 | More by CrazyMike
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3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A Belgium friend of mine gave me a can of this claiming it was 12% ABV because there was a 12% on the side of the can. There was also a 5% on the side, so I have no idea what the 12% meant. It poured extra foamy, and when it settled it was a mild yellow color. The taste at first was non-existant, but after a few sips, the pilsner style was reckognizable. Quite subtle, slightly citric, this was a beer meant for hot weather or just as a quick refreshener.

Serving type: can

12-23-2003 14:50:52 | More by bewareOFpenguin
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Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

03-21-2014 21:49:22 | More by GoHabsGo
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-25-2012 23:37:24 | More by JALIEN
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2.55/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Light gold in color with a fizzy short-lived head. The aroma is pungent and gross skunk! Yuck! I was hoping I might get a fresh bottle. Aroma is telling me obviously not, and you're an idiot for buying an import that's in a green bottle again. The skunk isn't anywhere near as strong in the flavor as in the aroma. It's still drinkable. The pilsener crispness is there with just enough hops for a slightly fun finish. I imagine this beer would taste pretty good and refreshing while fresh. But I doubt most of these green bottles sitting on shelves for months at a time are fresh.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2004 06:42:51 | More by AudioGilz
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3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz green bottle with a twist off cap. Bottle says Lager, but I think it's more of a Pilsner.

A: Pours a light golden color with almost no head. Leaves a small amount of lacing. Carbonation is medium.

S: Sweet with a weird funky aroma.

T/M: Sweet and smooth with a crisp lingering aftertaste. Malts are grainy and the hops are spicy. A nice balance, I think.

D: A nice normal, nothing special Pilsner. Tastes good and is refreshing. Although I think the six pack I have might not be as fresh as possible. So this brew could be even better.


Serving type: bottle

03-19-2010 23:07:53 | More by mnrider
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

04-29-2014 19:34:48 | More by vinicole
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

08-25-2012 04:41:35 | More by KrisDLSmith
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

12-07-2013 20:04:19 | More by BrewClint
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3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up this beer at a Euro delicatessen, and proved to be a quite reasonable representation of the pilsener style.

Pretty much what you'd expect in a run of the mill Czech pilsener, lovely golden color, plenty of fizz, big foamy white head, and aromas of cut grass with a hint of sweetness behind it.

Quite tasty, not too grassy or skunky, a tad sweeter than the usual pilsener, with a balanced hop finish that is a little restrained, but good nevertheless.

Golden Pheasant isn't anything too exciting, but it's a pleasant drinker, particularly on hot days, that comes at a good price and will not leave you wishing you'd bought something else.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2008 05:52:17 | More by diablo14
Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
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