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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

378 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 247
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 15.73%
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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Socialiste

Quebec (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

06-25-2014 21:08:59 | More by Socialiste
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-02-2014 13:04:41 | More by taylor714914
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GoHabsGo

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-21-2014 21:49:22 | More by GoHabsGo
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tugdriver7

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +16.6%

From the ..of the month selection. Didn't think much of it at first, though the label and cap band is a nice touch. Poured yellow gold in the glass with a bubbly clear look and a head that seemed to dissipate quickly. Grassy malt and a hint of hops in the nose, but the taste was surprisngly balanced and refreshing. Nice rounded (even a touch sweet) malt flavor with a fruity hops presence that is both refreshing and yet subtle enough to render the whole beverage extremely drinkable. Perhaps a bit too drinkable. Very nice rendition of the style. Very impressed. Worth trying. Not your usual bland Czech.

10-07-2008 01:56:54 | More by tugdriver7
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BeerZack

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +12.2%

Smells of Pils malt sweetness and spicy Saaz-like hops with some obvious skunking (green bottles!!). Still not bad though. The flavor is right there also, first the malts make themselves known, but then the minerally hop bitterness comes in and gives the beer a drying impression. Overall, not that much different that some other green bottle Pils', but maybe not so one-dimensional as Urquell and a bit smoother on the palate. Probably would get consistenly higher ratings if they switched from the green bottles.

04-01-2013 00:30:15 | More by BeerZack
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WJVII

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

Poured into a pint glass this brew is a bright wheat color with a 1/2 clean white head. The head settles very quickly into a thin cap leaving no lacing. The aroma is of dry hops, clean malt, with a wonderful balance and a crisp aftertaste. The carbonation is moderate, but tingles in the throat. This is a solid Czech Pilsener...coming from a place where beer is simply beer.

12-19-2008 00:44:29 | More by WJVII
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Schmoog

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3/5  rDev -11%

02-19-2014 13:17:05 | More by Schmoog
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gfreed

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +24%

Bought this because I liked the label; very glad I did. Nice and bright golden color, with plenty of rather large bubbles streaming from the bottom-center of my glass. A typically loose and fizzy white head with a brief but happy life releases a nice aroma of flowers, lemons and honey. Clean taste and light body make this very enjoyable; again, lots of flowers and honey with citrus in the taste and a lightly spiced, hoppy sting at the end. The bubbles left little pinpricks in my mouth. Nice! Very much worth your while.

10-31-2009 00:39:32 | More by gfreed
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rale

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev +18.7%

04-26-2014 00:44:44 | More by rale
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rousee

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -4.2%

Good marketing on this one in the beer publications. Thats why I bought it. Unfortunately, it strikes me as average or below for the style.

A-clear, gold, no head, very little lace, some carbonation that continues for a while.
S-typical pilsener smell, some strong metallic elements and malty herby grassiness is there.
T-frothy salty malt--metallic. A bit too metallic although the frothiness is pleasant.
MF-dry and slightly salty but foamy.
D-just average or worse. There are many examples of this style that are better not just in drinkability but smell and more importantly taste.

01-07-2005 00:24:10 | More by rousee
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fisherman34

Manitoba (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev +2.4%

Light copper in colour and well carbonated. Saaz hop type aromas are dominant, with some light honey-like malt playing a minor role. The body is somewhat thin and watery, but the flavors are alright, with notes of grassy hops, minerals, and light malt. Not quite bitter enough for my taste, and a little on the simple side, but not too bad at all. It compared favorably to the Urquell I had afterwards.

08-09-2005 16:47:34 | More by fisherman34
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JIMTRK16

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

02-26-2014 22:07:14 | More by JIMTRK16
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3.28/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

07-25-2007 18:56:20 | More by cyrenaica
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stephendr

California

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

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

02-18-2007 02:12:07 | More by stephendr
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BeerWithMike

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +18.7%

Sampled last night on 7/22/14.Comes in a pretty 11.2 ounce (330ml) bottle. Af irst I thought it was another selection from Pilsner Urquell. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 'Dinkel Acker' small glass boot.

Pours a pretty gold in color with a thick foamy white head that lasted a while. Decent amount of lacing was seen also when sipped. Lots of streaming bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Since most of brews that come in a green bottle is on the 'skunky' side for some reason, this was NOT the case with this one at all! The aroma is of malts and hops for the most part. More going on with the taste as there is a slight nutty flavor in there also because the malts and hops. A very light hoppy finsih that doesn't last. Great taste and easy to drink!

07-23-2014 14:34:46 | More by BeerWithMike
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TheDM

Indiana

3.33/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

10-06-2012 23:32:01 | More by cjac
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ChrisCage

Alberta (Canada)

4.13/5  rDev +22.6%

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!

09-15-2010 02:38:57 | More by ChrisCage
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RomaniIteDomum

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

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.

09-17-2009 04:28:45 | More by RomaniIteDomum
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

07-12-2013 21:19:59 | More by chasmandocharles
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jsnoek

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -11%

12-17-2011 05:22:44 | More by jsnoek
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vinicole

United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

04-29-2014 19:34:48 | More by vinicole
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GodOfBeer

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

07-20-2008 02:55:25 | More by GodOfBeer
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CrazyMike

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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.

11-06-2010 20:35:40 | More by CrazyMike
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bewareOFpenguin

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -11%

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.

12-23-2003 14:50:52 | More by bewareOFpenguin
Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
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