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Krušovice Imperial - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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260 Ratings
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Ratings: 260
Reviews: 174
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 09-03-2003)
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TheSarge

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This Pilsner pours with massive amounts of carbonation, which in turn produces a massive amount of head build up, and sticks around quite a while. The body of this brew is more copper than the golden color of the German Pilsners I'm more used to. Of course the clarity of this brew is pure, as a Pilsner should be.

The aroma is actually quite full. There are both lemony and metallic hops present, and in good concentration.

The taste is pretty husky and herbal. In the middle there is a lemony presence, but all together it is pretty herbal.

This has a palate wetting quality and goes down smoothly. It's on par for the style, but I like my German Pils a bit better.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2009 16:58:26 | More by TheSarge
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Gehrig

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Impressive Pilsener, moderately dark golden color with a modest head. The taste exudes hops with a decent bitter taste and the mouthfeel has good carbonation. Overall, the beer is smooth and hoppy, strong and bold in taste with a good finish. Worth grabbing a second, yet also works well in dialogue with a good smooth porter or stout. One I'd recommend without reservation.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2007 02:10:05 | More by Gehrig
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ernie

Russian Federation

3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pale brother of noble Dark/Black is smartly packed (all this gold and medals on the label). Well, Royal Brewery, noblesse oblige, etc. The product itself is not a 'waanabee' by all existing standards - malty, with subtle yeasty-fruity aroma, a bit sweet for my liking but with well-expressed hops and even some tartness in the finish. Good Czech lager. Not the best, but by no means not the worst of them. Try it some day...

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2006 17:01:47 | More by ernie
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birchstick

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - crystal clear pale amber with a nice head
S - sweet malts, grains , spices, and a dash of hops
T - some malts and a faint kick of bitterness at the end.
MF - a bit thin, but very smooth
D - I enjoyed this. Very light and easy to drink. Nothing too big or overpowering.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2008 00:06:39 | More by birchstick
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adamette

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1 pint 9 oz. brown bottle that I purchased at Heinen's in Greater Cleveland for something like $1.49. Poured into my Rare Vos gold rimmed V shaped glass.

A Nice look really for the style. Nice 3 to 4 inch head did not stay around like that for long, dissipating to a one cm head after about 60 seconds. 3.5

S A nice barley based lager with a smell of some strength and interest. Certainly the smell does not suggest that it is going to be a basic Czech lager but possibly could have some depth, interest, complexity. 4.0

T Like liquid barley, this beer is very much like the taste of chewing on roasted barley, as I have done on a number of brewery tours, most recently De Halve Mann in Brugge, Belgium. The ingredients listed on the label are: Water, Barley and Hops. The hops are minimal, in the background.

M Moderate at least with the big barley taste.

D Pretty good. I only bought the one bottle but I could see drinking a few of these.

Notes: Pleasant surprise, glad that I took the relative chance and had this one.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 03:56:28 | More by adamette
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KTCamm

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Pours clear straw golden with light white foam. Transparent.

Very light citrus scent, but modest.

Clean crisp light balanced taste- not watery, but vey light. Small citrus hop notes - clean but flavorful. Well carbonated.

Very drinkable czech pils.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2010 14:18:08 | More by KTCamm
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Beejay

Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear.. nice pale straw color. Cery white head on top that dissipates quickly.

S: Sweet, slightly spiced, with a little hops..

T: Very light... Not a lot of malt of or hops profile. But not bad.. Absolutely no off flavors.. clean and crisp.

M: About right for the style.

D: Not my cup of tea, but not too bad for a pils. PS. thanks mom for this surprise grab bag beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2009 01:27:03 | More by Beejay
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bark

Sweden

3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
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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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.78/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pours pale golden with generous white head. Very appetizing appearance and fits the norm for a good Czech Pils.

Nose is somewhat faint & clean, but still has plenty of metallic hop aromas to keep you interested.

On the palate this beer is quite clean, moderately malty, crisp with the hops, and has a trace of imported bottle skunk that is more common with green bottled German pilseners.

Very drinkable, and much better than imported Pilsener Urquell.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2008 01:26:22 | More by yemenmocha
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GregaR


3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-17-2014 17:11:43 | More by GregaR
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emerge077

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a crystal clear golden hue, with a pillowy head. The foam falls slowly to a fizzy film, and streams of carbonation are visible throughout. Smells sweet and a little malty. Taste is of light pale malt upfront, barely sweet, which leads into a flash of mild Žatec hops that linger on the palate. Somewhat dry, but not as much as others in this style.

This is a utilitarian Czech Pils, solid and worth trying, however not much stands out overall.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2006 01:43:23 | More by emerge077
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

12-27-2012 05:24:52 | More by LJWalker
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largadeer

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-22-2014 02:39:35 | More by largadeer
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Globetrotter

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Standard brown half liter bottle with a silver and red, pretty plain label and foil around the neck. Purity law applies here. Best before date is 12/19/03, I opened it on 9/3/03.

Pours a slightly reddish clear gold under a white head that maintains some body for a little while before dissipating into a thin film across the top. A couple of spots of lace cling to the side. The nose is weak - there's some malt there, but really not much/enough. The mouth is nicely carbonated and even. The initial taste is malt, but the hops are there from the start, giving a nice flowery bite in the finish. The amazing thing, though, is the aftertaste, which kicks in a full 30 seconds after the liquid goes down. Smooth bitterness overwhelms the mouth from the throat up and forward. Wow! I could drink a lot of these!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2003 18:44:36 | More by Globetrotter
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rarbring

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear golden beer with a thick offwhite foam that leaves quite some lacing.

The smell is rather pure hops and malt.

The taste is more complex, some sweetness from the malt, an acid citric taste and a good bitterness.

It has a good refreshing carbonation.

A drinkable rather well balanced pilsner.

Serving type: can

01-18-2010 14:05:28 | More by rarbring
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ronin926

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

09-04-2013 16:20:40 | More by ronin926
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keithmurray

New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

bottled on 11.11.2013

Appearance - clear golden body with white head

Smell - grass, buttered biscuit, grain, slight amount of honey sweetness

Taste - grass, herbs, buttered biscuits, grains, that hint of honey sweetness

Mouthfeel - lighter end of the medium bodied spectrum, medium carbonation, crisp, clean, smooth finish, decent amount of hop bite on the tail end of the finish

Overall - very crisp and clean, unobtrusive beverage that I found to be refreshing. Perfect for when you need that post yard work re-hydration. Would love to try this fresh on tap.

Price Point - $2.50/16.9 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 20:33:01 | More by keithmurray
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

01-22-2014 02:50:38 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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sennin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

07-14-2014 05:17:27 | More by sennin
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

10-19-2012 02:23:22 | More by t0rin0
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hero27

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml gold foil-topped bottle.
Bottled on 12/12/06.

Clear gold color, pronounced head of white foam.
Soft, grainy malt flavor. Definitely some grassy hops in there as well..enough to give it a nice flavor without being over-the-top for a pils. Nice, crisp mouthfeel and very smooth going down make this a great thirstquencher.

I'm actually fairly impressed with this stuff. Not bad at all.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2007 02:38:57 | More by hero27
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HalfFull

California

3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 500 ml. bottle and poured into a pils glass. Shows a deep and clear straw with an inch of soapy white head. Retention and lacing are moderate to strong.

Clean and sweet lager nose with some light grainy malts and a bit of breadiness. Notable noble hop nose, clean and grassy. Fairly dry in flavor and with a light hop bitterness that balances well with a moderate malt backbone. Solid feel and drink, nice example of the style that doesn't overwhelm.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2009 05:50:11 | More by HalfFull
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VelvetMonkey

Florida

3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured plenty cold from a pint bottle into a Pilsner glass.

A--Really nice. Clear and perfectly golden. Abundant head that's the color and consistency of beaten egg whites. Head sticks around a nice long time and leaves, in addition to lots of lacing up the glass, a creamy beer moustache.

S--Admittedly, I'm in love with the clean lightly hoppy smell of this pilsner though I'm naturally drawn to the more complicated smelling stuff.

T--Intitially clear and cold leaving a slight hoppy bitterness upon the swallow.

M--Very good and crisp despite not being as carbonated as an American version.

D--Very good. I drank this after mowing my yard in the Florida heat and I'm very much craving one or two more. It's the perfect thing to quench your thirst on a hot day.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2006 21:14:51 | More by VelvetMonkey
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The Krusovice Imperial pours a deep golden body beneath a fairly long-lasting white head. It maintains a thin lid after dropping, mainly in part to its rising carbonation, and leaves short walls of spotty lace throughout the glass.

The nose is distinctly malty and hoppy with notes of grass and flowers.

In the mouth it's crisp with a fine-bubbled, median carbonation; and lightly viscous with a dextrinous medium body.

The flavor is as the nose suggest, with a rich grainy malt that's straw-like and grassy with a touch of biscuity character, and infused with grassy and floral hops. It's gently sweet, but off-set by the hop flavors; and backed by a solid bitterness. It finishes dry with a thin, lingering yarn of malt, and a handful of mild, grassy, floral, and lightly spicy hops.

It's well-balanced, well-brewed, and loaded with enough character to keep you from getting bored. Worth trying!

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2006 00:45:43 | More by NeroFiddled
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zoso1967

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely Golden straw color with a decent white head that has good retention. Lacing is somewhat poor, but the nice little bubbles trailing up my tall pilsener glass keep me entertained. It gives off the aroma of soft floral hops and bready malt. This is a very clean smelling brew. Taste is nicely balanced with soft herbal, sweetly grassy and flowery hop flavor mingling with white bread malt sweetness. Firm bitterness, but lacking some of the spice and zing of other Czech pils. The finish is dry and fairly clean with just enough sweetness. This is a light bodied and very quaffable beer. Not the best example of the style but quite tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 05:30:01 | More by zoso1967
Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
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