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Golden Pheasant - Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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BA SCORE
77
okay

394 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 394
Reviews: 250
rAvg: 3.36
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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 chrispoint
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

chrispoint, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of vencad
2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

vencad, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of allergictomacros
2.53/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Clear straw with a loose head. Retention is NotBad.

S - Faint metallic hops smell and not much else.

T - Sweet-ish. Light bitterness and some grain taste.

M - Light mouthfeel.

D - Easy enough to drink. Not particularly interesting or tasty, but not bad either. I wouldn't be able to spot this one out of a lineup of pale euros and pils'.

allergictomacros, May 31, 2006
Photo of AudioGilz
2.55/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Light gold in color with a fizzy short-lived head. The aroma is pungent and gross skunk! Yuck! I was hoping I might get a fresh bottle. Aroma is telling me obviously not, and you're an idiot for buying an import that's in a green bottle again. The skunk isn't anywhere near as strong in the flavor as in the aroma. It's still drinkable. The pilsener crispness is there with just enough hops for a slightly fun finish. I imagine this beer would taste pretty good and refreshing while fresh. But I doubt most of these green bottles sitting on shelves for months at a time are fresh.

AudioGilz, Feb 06, 2004
Photo of Shiloh
2.6/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Odd name for a beer isn't it or did I join the other team?.....Nah.
This product is very weak or maybe just disappointing. Light golden in colour with sparce crown which soon left leaving nothing.
The body is well carbonated but thin.
The taste has a grainy sweetness to it but not overpowering. There is some evidence of hops in the background but that is minor.
The nose does compliment the taste.

Shiloh, Jul 25, 2003
Photo of jdhilt
2.6/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a four finger white head that fades slowly and leaves some lace. Clear amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light-medium bodied. Grassy nose. Flavor is grassy, some hops with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Typical Euro pils. $2.15 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

jdhilt, May 20, 2008
Photo of TeamSeinfeld
2.6/5  rDev -22.6%

TeamSeinfeld, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of NODAK
2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The aroma is a very strong grassy and nutty smell. Pretty distinctive, actually.

Taste is much of the same, with some grassy notes, but a definite nutty character as well. It may very well be of grain or barley, but it comes across nutty. There is a pretty mild bitter touch on the finish that is light for style. More nuttiness and perhaps barley hang around after the swallow.

For style, I can't say this is one of the better ones I've had. The tastes are just a bit off for me. More crispness and hop character would have been welcomed, and the flavor profile is a little odd.

NODAK, Dec 30, 2010
Photo of Boto
2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a golden color. The head fizzes away quickly. There doesn't see to be much carbonation in my bottle. Mild aroma of hops and malts. Nothing distinguished stands out. Taste is Fairly mild, with a bit of malts and a slightly bitter finish. Seems to be kind of smooth.

Boto, Jun 24, 2003
Photo of TerryW
2.68/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty unremarkable stuff. Pours golden yellow with a decent head, some lace.

Everything about this is mild. Mild aroma of hops and malt, mild hops, mild bitterness to finish. Nothing fancy or memorable about this one at all, but nothing really offensive either.

As middle of the road as you want to get.

TerryW, Nov 06, 2003
Photo of Tone
2.7/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a clear, golden color. 1/2 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of metallic, yeast, sulfur, and euro pale malt. Fits the style of a Czech Pilsener. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp with an average carbonation level. Tastes of supfur, yeast, euro pale malt, and slight grain. Overall, an obvisously light-struck beer (at least I strongly hope so).

Tone, Nov 16, 2009
Photo of Vancer
2.7/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A decent pilsner, just not something to seek out. A clear golden straw pour, with a quickly dissipating white head. A hint of euro yeast skunk in the nose, which also lessened by bottles end (500ml). Somewhat of a dry, bitter taste – which finishes with a harsh tone, not real pleasant.

Overall, was OK for a sample, but I will not return for more.

Vancer, Aug 30, 2005
Photo of JIMTRK16
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

atlbravsrno1, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of stephendr
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

stephendr, Feb 18, 2007
Photo of TwiggyCZ
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

TwiggyCZ, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of bsopko
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

bsopko, Mar 01, 2013
Photo of Lare453
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Lare453, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of DbbC
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

DbbC, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of leroybrown10
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

leroybrown10, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of brandonld23
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

brandonld23, Nov 01, 2013
Photo of bcsbeer
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

bcsbeer, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Campodog
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Campodog, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of DaPan
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

DaPan, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
2.78/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The aroma was quite noticable just upon opening the bottle. It had a spicey hoppy note that wasn't nearly as evident after pouring. That was more flat malt, with hints of hops. Big full head, brilliant clear gold. Has some nice qualities of many European versions of similar style, but some unusual and less pleasant aspects, such as a real flatness of aroma upon taking a drink (like drinking water), and the finish has a spiciness that ventures into sourness, grassiness and chemical tastes leaving a less than pleasant aftertaste. Mouthfeel seems a little too flat. An average overall beer. Not undrinkable, just can easily do better.

garymuchow, Oct 26, 2002
Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
77 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.