Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
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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
3.45/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
02-09-2013 06:03:44 | More by SmashPants
3.55/5 rDev +5.3%
I like this a lot more than Pilsner Urquell, I'll tell you why.
Head was two fingers in the long neck. I did not see a freshness date, but it looked fresh.
Smells of lemon and grapefruit, and not like skunks.
Taste: Cereal, wet grain, a hint of metal.
Overall, this is a decent representation of this style which is generally hit or miss for me. I'd have to say this was better than I expected!
01-21-2013 16:57:54 | More by BierStein711
Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
77 out of 100 based on 377 ratings.