1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Krušovice Imperial - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

Krušovice ImperialKrušovice Imperial

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

242 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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)
View: Beers (11) |  Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 242 | Reviews: 170 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Flounder57:
Photo of Flounder57


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
More User Reviews:
Photo of Rumlibeers


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

04-12-2014 13:35:41 | More by Rumlibeers
Photo of joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-23-2014 06:48:26 | More by joemcgrath27
Photo of RusImpStoLuv


4/5  rDev +14.9%

02-25-2014 02:04:43 | More by RusImpStoLuv
Photo of RonaldTheriot


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!


Serving type: bottle

02-19-2014 00:41:01 | More by RonaldTheriot
Photo of DerekP


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

02-05-2014 03:51:28 | More by DerekP
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr


3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

01-22-2014 02:50:38 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
Photo of largadeer


3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

01-22-2014 02:39:35 | More by largadeer
Photo of jzlyo


3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-26-2013 01:15:05 | More by jzlyo
Photo of beergoot


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
Photo of Ciocanelu


3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-19-2013 18:33:43 | More by Ciocanelu


3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

12-12-2013 20:34:51 | More by BLACKENEDPLAGUE
Photo of PhillyStyle


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
Photo of 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
Photo of pipinmalikonj

Croatia (Hrvatska)

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

11-21-2013 11:55:07 | More by pipinmalikonj
Photo of jiffymon

New York

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

11-08-2013 16:46:16 | More by jiffymon
Photo of bierbum718

New York

1.5/5  rDev -56.9%

11-05-2013 20:16:03 | More by bierbum718
Photo of dcmchew


4/5  rDev +14.9%

11-05-2013 17:00:05 | More by dcmchew
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -13.8%

11-04-2013 02:59:51 | More by tbeckett
Photo of EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

11-01-2013 18:37:21 | More by EmperorBevis
Photo of todd101

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-21-2013 01:56:13 | More by todd101
Photo of yevyalon1

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-07-2013 20:10:30 | More by yevyalon1
Photo of TheBrk


3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

10-05-2013 16:28:26 | More by TheBrk
Photo of KeyWestGator


3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

09-28-2013 03:53:14 | More by KeyWestGator
Photo of ronin926


3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

09-04-2013 16:20:40 | More by ronin926
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
79 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.