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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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New York

3/5  rDev -10.7%

06-10-2012 21:39:29 | More by maviola
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4/5  rDev +19%

08-15-2012 22:27:10 | More by acknight
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4/5  rDev +19%

01-10-2013 18:28:27 | More by Ecxeeder616
Photo of nickynick


3.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden Pheasant poured a nice golden color, however it had only a small head that didn't last at all. Smell was full of strong hops, followed by a light malty sweetness. Taste was crisp malty sweet up front and followed by a slight hop finish. Mouthfeel seemed ok for a pils. Drinkability was very good. Overall this beer is exactly what it should be. A pils with some good flavors, that is very easy to drink. I enjoyed this beer and will buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2008 13:41:00 | More by nickynick
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

03-02-2012 12:48:31 | More by phaedrusovchaos
Photo of paxkey

Ontario (Canada)

2.85/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2011 21:05:12 | More by paxkey
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1.1/5  rDev -67.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

This is probably a bad bottle, but it smells like a disturbed skunk on a hot summer night and the flavor, while not skunky, is not winning me over either. I have tried other Czech pilsners and they were nothing like this beer. Oh the tragedy that I spent money on this beer. I hope my liver and palate forgive me.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2004 09:22:56 | More by RushLimbmalt
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Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

2.93/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2008 16:04:43 | More by Asgeirr
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3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Pours a hazy orange amber into a pint glass. Visible carbonation. 2 fingers of white head that quickly recede into a thin cap. Very small bubbles in this milky head. Body is a lot hazier than any other pilsner I've ever had.

S - Rather weak smell for a pilsner. Bready and malty, but not the aromatic hop smell I was looking for. Slight roasted smell. Rather good.

T - Wow. This is so unlike any other pilsner I've ever had. First of all, it isn't the light, crisp taste I'm used to from a pilsner, like Sierra Nevada or Lagunitas. This taste is slightly orange, a little grapey, and slightly roasted. Hops aren't very overpowering on this, good for a pilsner. Very fruity and tangy.

MF - Very heavy for a pilsner. Slightly syrupy.

D - I think the pint 0.9 ounce serving is perfect for this. Very strong flavor and big body, but still very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 01:50:18 | More by MikeBrandman
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3.63/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

.5L emptied into a Pilsener.

A: Pours straw gold with a 2-finger white head which receeds to a thin ring. Good lacing throughout.

S: Grassy Saaz hops with notes of sweet malt.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation.

T: Light toasted malts come to the fore, balanced nicely with Saaz hops through the midrange. Hoppy, astringent aftertaste, clean and crisp.

D: Another fine Czech Pilsener. Checks all the boxes and refreshes the drinker. No complaints here.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2010 13:12:51 | More by sunrisesolara
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3/5  rDev -10.7%

02-14-2012 06:57:25 | More by Thullin187
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

09-03-2013 02:14:59 | More by KellyScottMad
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4.1/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured the half liter bottle into a stella Artois glass. The beer poured a nice cloudy golden color with a small white lacing for a head. Plenty of nice hop bitterness on the tongue with a buttery finish. The mouthfeel is very mellow a goes down smoothly. A great sipping beer and even better for long sessions.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2011 01:00:07 | More by madjr80
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

05-28-2012 22:53:20 | More by TheResidentialOP
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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

12-27-2012 02:49:19 | More by drewfromboulder
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3.16/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: orangy straw like apple juice, paler yellow in the light; initial large foamy head, settles to thick surface film; scattered patches of lacing
S: pleasantly and distinctly malty, and something a bit like corn
T: surprisingly sweet; malt and corn
M: medium-bodied, oily, mild carbonation
O: too sweet for my tastes, and combined with the fuller presence, it doesn't feel balanced for its style.

12oz / Pint Glass

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2014 02:44:07 | More by RandomExile
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Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2013 23:21:35 | More by Olek4374
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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.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2003 23:10:07 | More by canadianbarman
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3.48/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A little pils-nut malt
with a touch of noble hops

the slightest hint
of green glass skunk
seems to have
mingled in

an average to good

with a little bite at the end

smell is average
pils type malt

taste is predominant
nut heavy

a soft carbonation

an easy libation

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2007 23:29:06 | More by meadhead
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2/5  rDev -40.5%

12-19-2012 09:57:30 | More by Julian4077
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

11-23-2011 06:07:57 | More by Vandelayindustri
Photo of HeroJH


4.53/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, a great example of a great Czech Pilsner, or any pilsner for that matter.

A - Rich Gold and a big frothy head
S - Light malt, european lager smell, but with some other spicy notes and character I can't quite place.
T - SO balanced, spicy sweet. Lasting rich aftertaste.
M - Clean and coating with flavor, but refreshing
D - Excellent! Flavorful and refreshing. Definitely have another!

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2009 00:41:55 | More by HeroJH
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Ontario (Canada)

3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I dont know why i bought this, just the name of the beer seemed really lame. The green bottle didnt fill me with confidence either but this is a pretty decent beer. The appearence is a nice pale amber color with minimal head and good carbonation. Smell was better than expected and the beer went down nicely and tasted just fine. A slightly above average brew thats great for summer.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2004 16:32:55 | More by SaunaKing
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South Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite Pilsner. It is very balanced and has great carbonation. It is pours a nice clear straw yellow. It definitely has a skunky smell to it, but that didn't interfere with the taste.

This has a nice dryness that is very but is also a bit sweet. I get a slight hint of citrus as well.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2010 21:07:56 | More by VWBuggirl
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4/5  rDev +19%

05-20-2012 16:54:58 | More by Hallce2
Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
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