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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 rcjennings
3/5  rDev -10.7%

rcjennings, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of ThaCreep
3.55/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

The touch of malt in the nose, which inevitably reminds the Czech lager, is pleasant. The body is fairly light, but complex flavors, but it offers a touch of malt sweetness to bring the drink and making it very pleasant to drink. The finish is not powerful, just a slight grassy bitterness (probably due to the Saaz hops) where the side joins the malt side more invigorating hops.

ThaCreep, Jun 28, 2010
Photo of taylor714914
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

taylor714914, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of GoHabsGo
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

GoHabsGo, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled last night on 7/22/14.Comes in a pretty 11.2 ounce (330ml) bottle. Af irst I thought it was another selection from Pilsner Urquell. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a 'Dinkel Acker' small glass boot.

Pours a pretty gold in color with a thick foamy white head that lasted a while. Decent amount of lacing was seen also when sipped. Lots of streaming bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. Since most of brews that come in a green bottle is on the 'skunky' side for some reason, this was NOT the case with this one at all! The aroma is of malts and hops for the most part. More going on with the taste as there is a slight nutty flavor in there also because the malts and hops. A very light hoppy finsih that doesn't last. Great taste and easy to drink!

BeerWithMike, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of marcobrau
3.68/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Well, judging from some of the other reviews, I must have got lucky and grabbed a fresh bottle of this beer. Poured from a half-liter bottle, this Golden Pheasant had a nice fluffy head with a fairly neutral nose. Crisp and fresh, with a fairly assertive hoppiness backed by a firm maltiness. A dry and just slightly bitter finish aroused my appetite prior to dinner. I would fit this beer somewhere between Pilsner Urquell and Czech(Bud)var. It's not the best, but I found this Pheasant to be worth the hunt, at least when found fresh.

marcobrau, Nov 18, 2003
Photo of rale
4/5  rDev +19%

rale, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of wahhmaster
4.18/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a small stemmed Pilsner glass at a cafe in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Appearance: Golden and translucent...Left a nice head which dissapated quickly and left little lacing...Nothing too special.

Smell: Hoppy and grainy...The smell is strong; you can pick it up from the instant the bottle is opened.

Taste: Hoppy and a little bitter. Definitely one of the better pilsners I have tried.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with a little noticeable carbonation.

Drinkability: Pretty solid beer. A good representation of the pilsner style. Highly recommended.

wahhmaster, Feb 07, 2009
Photo of Schmoog
3/5  rDev -10.7%

Schmoog, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of funkengruven
3.98/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a standard pilsner look, a yellow-orange look with some slight lacing. Smell is actually really good for coming from a green bottle, not a single bit of skunk in the nose. Taste is pretty good, fresh grain with strong bitter hoppy undertones that fade quickly. This is not overly carbonated which makes it a pretty positive drinking experience, and goes down pretty easy. I'd have another if offered, would go well with spicy food.

funkengruven, Feb 20, 2006
Photo of ThirstyBird
4.13/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appears a crystal clear light golden yellow with a threefinger bone white head. Lumpy head falls to skim.
Smells of sweet toasted malt and light hops. Smells like a great pilsner.
Taste is crisp light toasted malt sweetness followed by a nice bitter hop finish.
Light in body with a nice mellow and fine carbonation.
A very good pilsner. Crisp and fresh. I think I must have opened a very fresh bottle as it is better than other bottles that I've had in the past.

ThirstyBird, Jan 02, 2010
Photo of diablo14
3.58/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up this beer at a Euro delicatessen, and proved to be a quite reasonable representation of the pilsener style.

Pretty much what you'd expect in a run of the mill Czech pilsener, lovely golden color, plenty of fizz, big foamy white head, and aromas of cut grass with a hint of sweetness behind it.

Quite tasty, not too grassy or skunky, a tad sweeter than the usual pilsener, with a balanced hop finish that is a little restrained, but good nevertheless.

Golden Pheasant isn't anything too exciting, but it's a pleasant drinker, particularly on hot days, that comes at a good price and will not leave you wishing you'd bought something else.

diablo14, Jan 01, 2008
Photo of tugdriver7
3.93/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

From the ..of the month selection. Didn't think much of it at first, though the label and cap band is a nice touch. Poured yellow gold in the glass with a bubbly clear look and a head that seemed to dissipate quickly. Grassy malt and a hint of hops in the nose, but the taste was surprisngly balanced and refreshing. Nice rounded (even a touch sweet) malt flavor with a fruity hops presence that is both refreshing and yet subtle enough to render the whole beverage extremely drinkable. Perhaps a bit too drinkable. Very nice rendition of the style. Very impressed. Worth trying. Not your usual bland Czech.

tugdriver7, Oct 07, 2008
Photo of BeerZack
3.78/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

BeerZack, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of JIMTRK16
2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

JIMTRK16, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of WJVII
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass this brew is a bright wheat color with a 1/2 clean white head. The head settles very quickly into a thin cap leaving no lacing. The aroma is of dry hops, clean malt, with a wonderful balance and a crisp aftertaste. The carbonation is moderate, but tingles in the throat. This is a solid Czech Pilsener...coming from a place where beer is simply beer.

WJVII, Dec 19, 2008
Photo of gfreed
4.18/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought this because I liked the label; very glad I did. Nice and bright golden color, with plenty of rather large bubbles streaming from the bottom-center of my glass. A typically loose and fizzy white head with a brief but happy life releases a nice aroma of flowers, lemons and honey. Clean taste and light body make this very enjoyable; again, lots of flowers and honey with citrus in the taste and a lightly spiced, hoppy sting at the end. The bubbles left little pinpricks in my mouth. Nice! Very much worth your while.

gfreed, Oct 31, 2009
Photo of vinicole
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

vinicole, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of rousee
3.23/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Good marketing on this one in the beer publications. Thats why I bought it. Unfortunately, it strikes me as average or below for the style.

A-clear, gold, no head, very little lace, some carbonation that continues for a while.
S-typical pilsener smell, some strong metallic elements and malty herby grassiness is there.
T-frothy salty malt--metallic. A bit too metallic although the frothiness is pleasant.
MF-dry and slightly salty but foamy.
D-just average or worse. There are many examples of this style that are better not just in drinkability but smell and more importantly taste.

rousee, Jan 07, 2005
Photo of fisherman34
3.45/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Light copper in colour and well carbonated. Saaz hop type aromas are dominant, with some light honey-like malt playing a minor role. The body is somewhat thin and watery, but the flavors are alright, with notes of grassy hops, minerals, and light malt. Not quite bitter enough for my taste, and a little on the simple side, but not too bad at all. It compared favorably to the Urquell I had afterwards.

fisherman34, Aug 09, 2005
Photo of sebaastionb
3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

sebaastionb, May 27, 2014
Photo of cyrenaica
3.28/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this beer on July 25, 2007 after purchasing it from my local LCBO store. My particular bottle is 5.0% ABV.

The beer poured a translucent gold colour, darker than most North American lagers. The head was quite large and quite dense but disappeared quickly leaving a little lacing on the side. The aroma is hoppy with some yeasty tinges. The mouthfeel is slightly thick with ample carbonation and medium-bodied. The taste is very much pilsener like, but not as good as some of the common Czech Pilseners in my opinion.

cyrenaica, Jul 25, 2007
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 cjac
3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

cjac, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of TheDM
3.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This brew poured a medium head of fine and medium sized white bubbles. It has a transparent dark yellow orange body. I sensed a nice smooth hoppy flavor that finished dryly. It was smooth and very nice for its style. But just an average beer none-the-less.

TheDM, Jul 12, 2003
Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
77 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.