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Krušovice Imperial - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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274 Ratings
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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

bierbum718, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of RoyalT
2.05/5  rDev -40.9%

Appearance - This came out a muddled yellow in color and not very attractive but did sport a nice, white head.

Smell - The rough grain is the only thing I can find in this nose.

Taste - The grain was just as bad at the taste. It was putrid and left a lingering, almost rotten kind of aftertaste. I found some light sugar in there towards the end but it wasn't very inviting.

Mouthfeel - This is light-bodied with little carbonation.

Sinkability - This was a notch below blah.

RoyalT, May 14, 2010
Photo of youradhere
2.1/5  rDev -39.5%

Had this while on tour in Atlanta, bought on base in a 20(?) ounce bottle. Poured it assuming I'd experience an imperial flavor, but was met with nothing more than ale style flavor and mouthfeel. A let down, and couldn't even finish the bottle it tasted so bad; switched to Stella after 1/4 of the bottle, and dumped it down the drain. Will never buy this again, but then again maybe some more refined palates find something redeemable in this swill.

youradhere, Mar 06, 2008
Photo of Heminoolo
2.25/5  rDev -35.2%

Heminoolo, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of micahgoldfus
2.33/5  rDev -32.9%

Looked fantastic after the pour: a golden yellow-orange color with a big, white, fluffy head that bubbled down very slowly to a lace across the whole top of the beer. The smell was decent, a bit of grassy hops and a lot of bready malts. I was not much of a fan of the taste: up front is was the bready malts again, plus some other grainy tastes, which to me was kind of bland. There was some hoppiness at the end, but it was more of a small fizzle of taste rather than a compliment. It was somewhat sweet, but in a way that left the beer feeling a little too heavy and syrupy for me, despite the thin and well carbonated mouthfeel. All in all, I think there are a lot better Czech pilseners out there.

micahgoldfus, Jul 01, 2008
Photo of womencantsail
2.38/5  rDev -31.4%

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.

womencantsail, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of MisterClean
2.4/5  rDev -30.8%

22 oz from total wine I think.

A - Pours light amber in color with no head.

S - Honey, buttery, with malts.

T - Honey and bittering hops.

M - Too much bite from the saaz hops. A little too astringent for my palate.

D - Might want to rethink the recipe.

MisterClean, Sep 14, 2008
Photo of TastyTaste
2.48/5  rDev -28.5%

Standard clear gold and a nice head. Smell is grassy-grain, metallic, with a vegetable-skunkiness to it. Taste is grainy, but fairly bland from what you would expect from the style. Below average in this crowded and poorly represented style. I think these beers need to be sampled fresh, closer to the brewery. Getting shipped across the Atlantic doesn't do much to improve this style, IMO.

TastyTaste, Sep 20, 2006
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

kuishinbo_tantei, Jul 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

jiffymon, Nov 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

PaF, Mar 30, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

davidwhatshisnam, May 13, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of meatmallet
2.53/5  rDev -27.1%

Golden color with a head that didnt last long and left no lacing. Smells of grain and bread with a very faint carmel smell. Taste starts smooth and has a very bitter and heavily carbonated end with some pine and citrus flavors. Over all it has a sour taste that I didnt enjoy.

meatmallet, Apr 19, 2008
Photo of brobeerbot
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%

A- Pours a two finger head after rigorous pour. Light golden color that leaves moderate lace.

S- Almost like that of a bud light but with a little wheat added to it.

T- Not bad but not great. A light taste of wheat and bread.

M- Fairly watery with fair carbonation. Feel like basic american macro fair.

D- Kinda high as it is more or less water.

Not bad for a $2 bottle of beer but not up to par with what I enjoy.

brobeerbot, Feb 13, 2010
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2.63/5  rDev -24.2%

16.9 oz. bottle- color of clear pale golde, with a light head – nose of straw , hay , and sweet – taste of yeasty , skunk , hay or dry straw and some mild hops - body medium , medium carbonation , and slighty acidic – aftertaste of straw , and mild hopps a generic beer

stephendr, Feb 01, 2007
Photo of BierStein711
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%

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.

BierStein711, May 25, 2012
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2.68/5  rDev -22.8%

Situation: Add-in on a Shop-Rite Liquors trip--tough to pass up stand-alones that are under two bucks!
Glassware: 23 oz. pilsener...
Appearance: thin golden body, light effervescence, with a thin iced tea head that shifts in unison with its body--odd...
Aroma: subdued, light ping of Saaz; not as pungent as Czech or Polish varieties often are...some fruity notes too...
Palate: thin, watery body that projects a bit gassy, but overall quite a basic, predictable mouthfeel...
Taste: plain, pleasant compliment to food--like these nachos--but rather nondescript...not corny, but lacking the malts necessary to bring a fuller profile...
Overall: finishes as it starts, rather predicatbly but not awfully, while avoiding the butt some pilsners in green bottles will peddle...

dacrza1, Jul 19, 2009
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

innominat, Jun 16, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Voonder
2.78/5  rDev -19.9%

Pours nice amber colour with no/little head.
Not very strong smell, mostly grassy and hoppy.
Taste pretty much same as nose, grassy with a little bitterness. I didn't really like the finish though, it's like almoust too bitter.
Kinda drinkable beer with medium carbonation.

Overall, it's not bad, i would have it again on ocasion, but I'm a bit dissapointed with it, because this brewery has much better choices.

Voonder, Aug 07, 2008
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2.83/5  rDev -18.4%

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.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 08, 2013
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2.83/5  rDev -18.4%

Krusovice Imperial....on tap at Karczma in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Appearance-pale gold with a large white head, served in a large European style mug, striking gold with a mixture of darker colors.

Smell-light aroma, hints of grain, mild hop, alcohol fumes, adjuncts.

Taste/Mouthfeel-grainy taste, heightened alcohol fumes, somewhat muddled, slightly heavier flavor than most of this style.

Drinkability-no major issues but not great. Somewhat muddled.

Overall-not a great beer, inoffensive at best. Once the novelty wears off there isn't much left.

TheDeuce, Aug 01, 2010
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2.85/5  rDev -17.9%

Yellow with foamy bubbly white head. A bit beery aroma. Average drinkability, the mouthfeel is a tad grainy, dry and rough but one can get through it.I think those who expect this to be an imperial pilsner as opposed to a pilsner maybe a tad disapointed.

Sammy, Jul 03, 2008
Photo of AndyAvalanche
2.88/5  rDev -17%

Had it on tap on a hot day at a local Restaurant in Salem MA. At best I can say it was pretty average. It certainly wasn't the worst beer in the world I've ever had, but it wasn't that good either. It was a lot more Pale than I expected especially to use the term Imperial. It did not have a strong aroma, you could smell some hop notes to it. I was very disappointed with the overall flavor, again because they use the term Imperial. I found it very bland. Like I said it was a hot day and it was a cold beer so it was was refreshing enough for me to consider the mouth feel and drinkablility to be average.

AndyAvalanche, Jul 01, 2009
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Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
79 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.