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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

413 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 413
Reviews: 258
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
Slovak Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

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Ratings: 413 | Reviews: 258
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3.71/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DenisKolkin
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml green bottle purchased from LCBO for about $2.60 CDN. Served cold into a st Pauli girl pint glass.

Appearance - clear, bright golden color. A finger or so of head rests on top. Some bubbles rise to the surface and the head leaves a thin trace of lacing and a wispy residue remains.

Smell - definitely a skunked aroma out of the bottle, however that is less prevalent once poured. A mildly grainy aroma with a some fresh flowers thrown in for good measure. Pretty appetizing.

Taste - grainy, mild bitterness, and lacks the cracker aspect that,any other pils have. Maybe just slightly metallic which melds with the bitterness, and there's the faintest hint of honey in the beer too. Pretty tasty stuff.

Mouthfeel - super smooth with just enough of a prickly sensation on the tongue to indicate the active carbonation.

Overall - a solid pils that is enjoyable, accessible and is a bit smoother than others in the style. A recommended buy for pils lovers.

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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4/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of BeerZack
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: standard 500mL green embossed bottle, chincey macro label.

Appearance: golden yellow in colour with plenty of carbonation. A foamy head puffs up and drops almost immediately to a half-finger head with good retention.

Aroma: a very clean, crisp, hop-orientated nose. Citric and grass hops hover over a sweet bread malt backing.

Taste: a typically reasonable and pleasant Czech pilsener. The hop flavours from the nose come through. Very easy to put down, this beer. Not brilliant, but refreshing.

Aftertaste: not much aftertaste at all which is fine as that is standard for the style. Just need to drink more.

Mouth feel: light in feel with a decent amount of carbonation. Could use a bit more.

Overall: not a bad pilsener at all, but with an equivalent of AU$60 for a case of 24 x 330mL, is it worth it? I don't think so. Just get a different, cheaper equivalent Czeck or German pilsener, which are just as good. this simply doesn't have the 'cut above' factor that would make the extra cost worth while.

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Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
77 out of 100 based on 413 ratings.