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Krušovice Imperial - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

Krušovice ImperialKrušovice Imperial

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242 Ratings
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Ratings: 242
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.94%


Brewed by:
Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 09-03-2003)
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Krušovice Imperial 12° has a medium, soapy, slightly off-white head, a mostly clear, amber appearance, bubble streams, and some splotchy lacing left on the sides of the glass. The aroma is of dank, somewhat turned, pungent barley malt, and hop oil. Taste is of sweet, bready malt, grassy hops, and a touch of hop extract, I think. Mouthfeel is medium and oily, and Krušovice Imperial 12° finishes semi-dry, easy drinking, a bit filling, and terrifically good. Overall, I love it!

RJT

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 00:41:01 | More by RonaldTheriot
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beergoot

Colorado

3.34/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Golden yellow body topped with a thick, chunky, creamy white head. Lightly toasted malt grain and somewhat grassy smell. Grainy flavor with a smooth hop bitterness at the finish. Light and smooth body; crisp, clean, dry finish.

Krušovice doesn't break any new ground for the style yet is certainly quite drinkable and solid representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2013 20:07:26 | More by beergoot
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

3.24/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle:

The beer poured clear, darker amber/golden color that produced a big, slightly off white head that faded quickly into thin cap. The beer gave off a nice lager aroma, sweet malt and yeast. The taste of the beer was malty sweet as well, but also had a syrup quality to it, which was very unexpected. This contributed to the lesser feel rating. With that said, the beer was still rather smooth. I really wanted to like this beer. Maybe it just didn't travel well or maybe it was old. I am willing to give this one another shot as I am really into the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 22:10:04 | More by PhillyStyle
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short foamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains lager yeast, light caramelized malts, a good amount of hops and some honey.

T: The taste starts out bready with flavors of lager yeast and a thin malt character. Then a mild but odd hops bitterness bite comes in. There is very little sweetness and not much balance. The after-taste is bready and slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is dry and slightly sticky.

O: Not very tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, mild kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely other beers in the style that I would pick first.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 21:55:09 | More by TheManiacalOne
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JCBears

Germany

3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

appearance: dusky amber gold with a pleasant head

smell: rich almost woody nuts, slightly citrus around the edges

taste: Nice sweet and with just enough back bone to be hearty, not bad at all

mouthfeel: although a bit watery in the end I like it a lot. Not something I can honestly describe accurately its new and good. You really should try

overall: I like it and its honestly something you have to try, it was a surprise, all I can say its pils with a surprisee

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2013 14:51:19 | More by JCBears
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Light amber; effervescent; big head with good lacing

Aroma: Malty; citrus; hints of honey

Taste: Juicy, creamy start with slight bitter notes; semi-sweet mid and finish, with slightly bitter, nutty aftertaste

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 15:20:55 | More by IchLiebeBier
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Daredevil

Switzerland

4.26/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

color: golden, firm head

nose: dominance of yeast and hops

palate: rye bread, gouda cheese, ginger, some harmoniously integrated sour notes

conclusion: full bodied brew with a 'earthy-crunchy' taste - lacks a bit of fruity notes (for my own taste)

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 19:28:50 | More by Daredevil
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a lemon gold, with a with a medium bubbled bodied frame. Head is nothing crazy maybe 1/4", white.

Smell: Hoppy and creamy, with light scents that fair well with the nostrils.

Taste: A real smooth beer that tasting it you realize what smooth is. Creamy like most marzens but it obviously it falls into it's own category. Light bitterness which has almost a milk feel to it.

Mouth: Medium feels a bit light at times but just enough to satisfy the pallets.

Overall: Honestly I am impressed, poruing it into my glass i was just thinking ehh "this is going to be okay" and to my surprise "YUM!". For around two bucks a bottle at your local beer spot, you got yourself a winner. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 08:39:35 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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jonb5

United Kingdom (England)

3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Golden colour, clear, decent sized head, retained some lacing. Aroma was red cabbage and vanilla, this is what I always detect from Czech beers brewed with the Saaz hop. Taste was fairly malt forward, not much bitterness, notes of paint, slightly grainy finish. Well carbonated, smooth but would have prefered a lighter body. Easily to identify as a Czech Pils, lacking something through.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2013 14:40:34 | More by jonb5
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Lemke10

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head. The scent is sweet and malty with little hints of citrus added. The taste is sweet and grainy. The texture is smooth and light but could use some improvement. It finishes a little chewy and chalky. This is an overall average Czech Pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2012 05:33:56 | More by Lemke10
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BierStein711

Illinois

2.63/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Bottle into pokal Two finger off white head

light amber

Grassy, malty, pilsner smell

Waited till the head settled

Taste: Dry and metallic! Second sip: malty and metallic

Mouthfeel: Way too watery!!!! :(

This is a pretty beer, but largely unremarkable! I was expected something refreshing! But, this is no Budweiser Budvar! Furthermore, I had heard this was better on tap! But, I won't be seeking this out.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 05:33:56 | More by BierStein711
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle served in a standard shaker pint.
bottled date: 04-15-10.

pours a clear, pale golden-yellow with a big (almost 3 fingers), puffy white head that demonstrates modest retention and lacing.

nose is mild, mostly consisting of a grainy/malty aroma with some faint hoppy notes loitering in the background. more of the same transitions to the flavor, with a decided but not overwhelming bitterness to it. crisp, light-bodied mouthfeel. could easily do a few of these. overall, nothing to go wild for, but a nice, unobtrusive pilsner - admittedly not one of my favorite styles. you could do worse.

original review on: 08-26-2010

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 21:43:25 | More by BostonHops
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GONZALOYANNA

Spain

3.1/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Pokal glass. Enjoyed several times since 2005. Deep golden color. White, small size bubbled froth. Close & lasting crown. Lacing rings on sides. Sweet mildy malt aroma, sulphur hints. Gentle bitter upfront. Malty palate. Slightly peppery in the middle, subtle astringency. Dry hoppy finish.Light body, soft carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2012 17:18:47 | More by GONZALOYANNA
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

3.4/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Light amber, foamy white head, some lacing and good clarity.

Sweet malt aroma & lager hops along with a bit of corn and grain. Other adjuncts also feature and there is a very slight skunky smell at the end.

Corn and grassy hops along with a semi-sweet taste and touches of citrus. It's not at all skunky tasting despite the aroma hinting at this and the finish is little bit bitter although very crisp.

Light medium bodied with a slightly rough feel to the drink and it had the normal lager bitterness with a slightly dry but crisp finish and medium carbonation.

This one was a average to slightly above average pilsener although miles ahead of most of the mass produced garbage you find in UK supermarkets these days.

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Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 16:52:28 | More by flyingpig
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into pint.

A - Clear straw yellow with a frothy white head. Not much retention.

S - Pale malt sweetness, grainy and grassy hops.

T - Light grassy hops mixed with a subtle malt sweetness. Good balance with a slightly bitter finish. Crisp and refreshing.

M - Smooth and crisp, light body, average carbonation.

O - Decent pilsner at a great price. Highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 05:21:04 | More by mooseo
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bluHatter

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear yellow gold with 2 fingers of foamy, bubbly head. Lots of bubbles.

S: Fruit, grass, spices

T: Light malty flavor. Clean and refreshing. Real smooth pils.

M: A good amount of nice carbonation. Great tingle.

O: Another refreshing pilsner. Better than some I've had (recently).

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2012 04:13:46 | More by bluHatter
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle was poured into a pilsner glass

Appearance: The beer poured a two finger head and is a golden/straw yellow, with a shade of orange. Plenty of carbonation coming up through the glass. I remember that the head of beer was part of the culture in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Some lacing has been left on the side of the glass from the head reducing to a thin layer.

Smell: It's weird, this beer smells like a blond ale or honey ale even though it a pilsner. Honey and bready notes come to mind first. Followed by sweet malts, grainy notes, and some nice spiciness.

Taste: Same as above, but pretty mild. Wish the flavor was toned up a bit more. Nothing exceptional, but still a well balanced beer.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, a little chewy, easy to drink, medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, and easy on the palate.

Overall: This beer brings back memories of Prague/Praha and my time spent in Banska Bystrica. Now wish I could go back this winter for some snowboarding and apres board. There were was much better across the pond and the scenery and the culture made it exceptionally better. Wish I could find this beer more often.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 06:10:33 | More by Flounder57
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bark

Sweden

3.78/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The colour is yellow with a tint of gold (6 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head is white and firm. It leaves lots of lacing when slowly sinking down.

The smell is smooth and very balanced. Sweet notes of honey, butter and fresh flowers. Clean bitter notes in the background, as is some cardboard.

The taste is smooth and very balanced, too. It is quit light. Some buttery notes, some flowers and grass. Mild bitter clean flavours, some sweet cookie-notes. The aftertaste got a slowly growing bitter flavour, more butter and a slight dry note. The finish is mild and balanced.

The carbonation is mild to medium, the small bubbles fresh. The liquid is semi-smooth.

A well balanced brew, perhaps a bit too smooth.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 19:53:33 | More by bark
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Nixon

Washington

4.83/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I bought one of these out of curiosity yesterday and was very impressed. This is a 'top-of-the-heap' example of what a lager should taste like.

It is very clear, the color of gold, has a nice dense white head that lasts and just the right amount of gassiness/effervescence.

The taste is right on the money too. You get the proper amount of malty sweetness balanced by a noticeable hop flavor with a just-right level of bitterness.

The classic label design leads you to believe that they know what they're doing and the bottle has gold foil covering the neck, the 'kiss your pinched fingers' final touch that lets you know that these guys have a lot of pride in their product. The labels says this brewery has been at it since the 1500's so they've had plenty of time to tweak their recipe and get it just right. And I believe they've done just that.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2011 18:05:05 | More by Nixon
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brought a can of Krusovice Imperial home from a recent trip to Europe. The beer was golden cleal with foamy white head to start, which then faded. There was some initial lacing but eventually that ceased as well. The smell was malt and maybe a hint of some czech hops. The taste begins with a smooth malt taste that just stays throughout the whole taste. Mouthfeel was good had nice carbonation and was medium bodied....smooth. Overall was a good beer and would recommend it.

Serving type: can

10-29-2011 13:28:52 | More by WoodBrew
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drank in Prague

A: Pours a light golden-amber body with three fingers of white fluffy head. Retention is good, as is lacing.

S: Light notes of hops, sweet fruit, some earthiness and spice.

T: Following the aroma, the flavour was full of nice hops and malts. Some fruit and spice followed behind, but it was very light. It still retained that clean pilsener taste.

M: Light bodied with medium-high carbonation. The texture was froathy, with a nice dry hop finish.

O: I really enjoyed this beer and probably had about 24 of these during my trip. Definitely a worth beer to try out.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 19:12:16 | More by Long813
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womencantsail

California

2.38/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer pours a pale golden straw color with a short lived white head.

S: Corn and skunk to start things off with a bit of sugar and candy. There's a light vegetal note as well as some garbage and sulfur. Somewhat grainy with a bit of grass and straw.

T: Quite sweet with some sulfur and corn. Grain husks and grass with a definite astringency. There's a light bitterness to it as well as some very mild hop notes. Only a mild skunkiness.

M: Light to medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: Sweet and grainy. Not really my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 18:29:29 | More by womencantsail
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horshack7

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Out of 1 pint .9 ounce bottle pours a golden pilsner with about two fingers worth of head on top.

Aroma: Nice floral hops towards the front with a bit of dryness in the nose. Grainy malts in the middle along with a little bit butteryness. At the back is a little bit of citrus.

Taste: Crisp mouthfeel with a buttery texture. Floral hops all around this beer. Hints of grain top it off rather well. In the end is a good but sublte dry finish.

Notes: This one is very good and well rounded a good one to pick up. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 22:40:46 | More by horshack7
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rvdoorn

Netherlands

4.13/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: the beer pours a clear golden-yellow color with a nice fluffy white head.
Smell: Malty, hints of vanilla, yeast and some light herbal hops
Taste: Sweet malts, clear grain and a soft bitter hop.
Mouthfeel: medium-high carbonation and a medium creamy body
Overall: Nice balanced pilsner, like the vanilla in the smell

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2011 21:23:00 | More by rvdoorn
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.63/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark golden color with a hefty cap of foam. The aroma is doughy malt with a touch of grassy hops. On the palate the flavor is sweet while still managing some husky grain. A little bitterness at the end. Smoother than some other beers that I have had from eastern Europe.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 22:43:02 | More by BeardedBoffin
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Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
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