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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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BA SCORE
75
okay

395 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of RandomExile
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

RandomExile, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of dcbeers
3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

dcbeers, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of JIMTRK16
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of MarkoNm
3.13/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours with a clear, golden color and is topped with a generous white head with medium retention.
The aroma is dominated by malts, there are also some grains present.
The taste is pleasantly bitter and hoppy, clean and not watery. Finishes with a decent bitterness.
A nice example of what a nice pilsener tastes like.

MarkoNm, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Schmoog, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

TwiggyCZ, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of leprechaunandfatman
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

leprechaunandfatman, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

threedaggers, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of DerekP
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

DerekP, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.6/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a 500 ml green bottle (fortunately I failed to detect any skunk). This pilsener is a honey gold hue with an impressive rich white head, around five inches or so ... Stands out from many other pilseners in this latter regard. Aroma is rich pilsener malt and a subdued noble hops spice. The smell was middling or just below this but fortunately the taste compensated. Not a super dry or bitter pils but with a rich malt character and assertive hopping for a European macro-brew. Admittedly much better than I expected. Cracker and sweet bread malts predominate but there are also very nice noble hop spice and fragrant hay flavors, particularly in the semi-dry finish, along with sweet honey and vanilla notes, almost evokes raisins for a moment (!). I don't get much of the characteristic Saaz floral/herbal character. There is some diacetyl which actually works well, contributing to a somewhat buttery mouthfeel that fits many descriptions of the Czech style, which is supposed to be a bit chewier than a German pils. I also detect a mild fruitiness. Honestly a rather impressive Czech pils straight from the source (well, Slovakia). I dig the complexity and softer, sweeter, rounded-off corners. Your mileage may vary of course. Style purists might consider some of the traits I enjoyed here to be faults.

CalgaryFMC, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of peensteen
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

peensteen, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Pog-Mo-Thoin
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Pog-Mo-Thoin, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of rcjennings
3/5  rDev -10.7%

rcjennings, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of BrewClint
3/5  rDev -10.7%

BrewClint, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of DbbC
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

DbbC, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of micromaniac129
3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a good beer and Has alot going for it.
A desent yellow orange color that had brilliant clarity. Big sreaming bubbles floating to a frothy whitehead.
The aroma smelled of pilsner malts. There was some spicy noble hops present that gave some kick.
The taste was big and bold. Nice malty taste with a crisp or spicy hop presence.
The only delta I could see was that it tended to drink a bit flat and not crisp like I was expecting. But, really this is a good beer.

micromaniac129, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of apasternak
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

apasternak, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of brandonld23
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of Daniil
3.89/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would say I must agree with most of the people who talk about this beer. Had this at 1. Slovak Pub in Bratislava, a great environment. The beer is served in what is called tankovar in Slovakia (and in Cech Republic too) which means it is brought in unpasteurized in tanks. This gives the beer a distinct earthy taste that is not found in the bottled version. In Slovakia of course, this beer is far cheaper than in North America, so it may not be worth buying if you live in Americas. Instead, perhaps try another more widely available Cech pilsner such as Staropramen or Pilsner Urquell.

Daniil, Oct 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Hopscat, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

yevyalon1, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of mmilyko
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

mmilyko, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of Noelito76
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

Noelito76, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of birdsellam
2/5  rDev -40.5%

birdsellam, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of Exeter
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Exeter, Sep 23, 2013
Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
75 out of 100 based on 395 ratings.