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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: 4 | 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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Keitherduder

Ohio

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

As i'm still drinking my first Krusovice I'm thuroughly enjoying it. Poured into a tall glass it developed a beautiful sparkling goldness with that ever so desired creamy white head. The smell is nice but could have been more prevelant. The first sip sent me into a heavenly pilsner land on this warm humid ohio afternoon. And as i'm still sipping on it while it slowly warms up in the glass it's taking me deeper down into the streets of gold! haha, that's kind of weird... but... basicly what i mean is that the taste is very crisp and clean and perfect for a hot summer day. It lingers nicely as well.

I'll be having another soon i'm sure!

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2007 01:16:09 | More by Keitherduder
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xav33

Michigan

3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Krušovice Imperial
1/2 liter bottle
Moderate pour in a weizen glass.
Born on 12/06, absorbed 06/07.

Poured a clear gold with an average mostly diminishing white fizzy head.

Smelt of moderate light grain, cooked corn and light grassy hops.

Flavor was upfront moderate bitter grassy hops and sweet light bread followed by a strong bitter sharp grassy hops and sweet cooked corn and bread on a moderate finish.

Palate was light bodied, slightly oily, lightly astringent and lively carbonated.

Overall, it's a classic bohemian pilsner. A little bit sharper than the average. Definitely a good example of a czech pilsner.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2007 05:57:54 | More by xav33
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BoucheGulp

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into pint glass: Rich golden color with a fairly dense, foamy white head. Mildly sweet malt aromas balanced by a mildly flowery hop presence. Clean, pale malt palette with bread flavors and a slightly grassy finish. Begins with a soft, hoppy aroma which returns and mellows at the finish. Pleasantly watery mouthfeel - fuller, like tap water, rather than overly crisp filtered water. Very drinkable, though I only have one. For an inexpensive imported pilsener, this one is richer in flavor and aroma than Urquell, well-balanced, but without the crispness and subtle hop bite.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2007 23:56:02 | More by BoucheGulp
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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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pmcadamis

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - Big bottle with gold foil around the bottle cap....always a classy touch. Pours a crystal clear gold with a huge fluffy white ice-cream head. Lots of honeycomb lace is left on the side of the glass.

S - Soft saltine cracker and salt aroma. Hard crusty baguettes and pizza dough.

T - Again, mild but crisp salty cracker and crust flavors. Saltier than most German pilseners that I've tried, and slightly less twangy too. Good firm cracker-like malts with crisp hops to balance it out. Very slightly metallic. Nicely done.

M - Medium bodied and slightly acidic. The low level of carbonation coupled with the salty but smooth flavor makes this "supple" to steal a word from the oenophiles.

D - Excellent, if a bit boring. I could drink a few more of these this spring. I'm not the biggest pils fan, but this is excellent.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2007 20:03:07 | More by pmcadamis
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale golden yellow with a decent white head and slight lacing.

Smell is sweet and grainy with very slight hops.

Taste is mild bready malt with a crisp, grassy dry finish.

Mouthfeel is light but acceptable.

Drinkable, but not outstanding. Finish has more bitterness than the nose lead me to believe and really helps the flavor profile. Worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2007 19:41:21 | More by Blakaeris
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle

Pours slightly hazed golden with a decent head that all too soon becomes a patch. The lasting ring does leave trailing lace.

The smell is of some "Euro-skunk" that soon settles revealing some sweet graininess (though not the "grassiness" that I expected for style) and some traces of mettalic notes (overboiled hops?)

The taste is of sweet malt balanced by subtle, rather sharp - almost metallic - hops. If it were not for a remote grassy/subtle Saaz (or Saaz-like) hops, I would have this confused with a standard EPL. Euro-lager matliness rule over the hops. Not bad tasting - but, nothing special - and hardly anything about the flavor to stand out over a long line of boring Euro-lagers. There is a bit of fading dryness in the finish.

The feel is thin, though not a total wreck. Enough to be mediocre and give the impression of having a beer rather than water.

Well, it's refreshing so could fit with the "hot-day" category...but there are so many of those...This fits in with the boring, though not bad, Euro lager category.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2007 01:21:54 | More by jwc215
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stephendr

California

2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2007 06:24:27 | More by stephendr
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Effervescent and golden, a shade darker than most czech pilsners. The smell is typically czech in profile- crisp, with floral hops and subdued malt. The taste is crisp and rounded and very balanced. Soft rounded malt in the background. The mouthfeel is very soft, but with a nice level of carbonation. Very nice, if not world shaking.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2006 04:40:57 | More by Georgiabeer
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a big, foamy, off-white head leaves a few thick strands of lace. Transparent golden colored beer holds a few streams of briskly rising bubbles. Pungent herbal and floral hops in the aroma with a touch of pale malt. Light pale malt based flavor with an overriding hop tea flavor throughout. Mouthfeel is light, and finishes almost airy. A decent Pils. One sip it's tastes ok and the next it's pretty good. I would say go for it.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2006 19:18:12 | More by HappyHourHero
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid Czech pilsener, although not "imperial" in the American sense of the word.

Orangey-gold colour with a thick, pure white head. Pale malts with a strong Saaz hop smell. Good mix of malt and Saaz hops. Leans more on the hop side, but certainly not overpowering. Slight bitterness.

Nice mouthfeel, very good carbonation. Refreshing when served cold. Worth repeating, much better than some of the other pilseners from the regions.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2006 04:37:11 | More by BDTyre
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JohnW

United Kingdom (England)

3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in Tanks Tap Room Tampa Florida, one of his regular imports. Served in chunky dedicated Krusovice Glass tankard, is medium dark, maybe a little darker than the usual Pilsner, though had little head. Aroma is what would be expected of a typical pilsner, clean, maybe a little more malty than some, some floral and yeasty hints. Taste is good, fair body, and good texture for this style of beer, smooth and malty to start, but good balance of bitterness and hops in the finish, very tasty and refreshing. Easy to drink and very enjoyable, with plenty of character, more so than some other more popular pilsners. Strangely, I have never seen this beer in any form in England, yet we get Staropranen, Czech Bud, and most of the other well known Czech Pilsners, which is a great shame, as I would be more than happy to buy it, if it tastes the same from bottle as it does on tap from the samples I have had.

JohnW written while in Tampa FL Nov 2006
B"ham UK

Serving type: on-tap

11-02-2006 17:11:25 | More by JohnW
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MmmIPA

Pennsylvania

3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1pt. 9oz. poured into a pilsner glass.


A-Golden color body with a Thick white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass.Bubbles coming up from the bottem.

S-Smells like corn just like any other pilsner.

T-Taste like any other pilsner and some malts.

M-It taste kind of thin but its refreshing and enjoyable.

D-I liked it but I wouldnt go out and buy it again.It taste just like any other pilsner but it refreshes.I reccomend.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2006 00:46:00 | More by MmmIPA
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.05/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a deep golden body with a sizeable, foamy white head.

Smell: Grassy, lemony aroma that's flawed by a terribly strong soapy perfuminess.

Taste: Faintly sweet, bready malts with a showing of flowery hop bitterness. Quite crisp.

Mouthfeel: Thin, watery body with a mild carbonation.

Drinkability: Let's never, ever speak of this again.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2006 18:02:34 | More by ChainGangGuy
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AndoBrew

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

*did not mind would not buy*

app: looks like a hazy baseball game beer.. chill haze?? not sure, it did come out of a beer cooler.. white big sturdy STRONG looking head

smell: pepper, butter yeast floral perfume hops..

taste: refreshing.. bland.. very weak flavors. I really dont have much to say. flowery after taste, light very unoffensive beer.

mf: refreshing

drinkable? HA HA OH BOY YEAH!!! ITS REFRESHING!

OA: nothing intresting at all.. if you want a very unoffensive watery beer, go for this one.... did I say refreshing??

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2006 23:48:54 | More by AndoBrew
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Cresant

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured this 16.9 oz. brown bottle, "Born By Date" May 4, 2006, into s pilsner glass. Rich golden clear body with one finger of white head. Foam quickly faded to a film.

Smell was floral hops. Earthy, slightly ashy.

Taste was lemony tart. Grainy. Malty sweetness yet typical pilsner crispness. Nicely done.

Mouthfeel was impressively raspy in texture. Medium carbonation present. Medium body. Pleasant all around.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2006 02:32:55 | More by Cresant
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Probably a less than average beer per style. Partly due to the dangerously-near skunk aroma that eminates from the bottle and into the glass. Even with a typical pale straw color and abundance of carbonation, the beer lacks promise early and often. Flavors turn out sweet but quickly follow up with a grainy bite, lemony astringency, and a watery body. Hop flavor does, however, subsite into a grassy, earthy character, but never improves the beer to good levels. Not necessarily a bad beer, but does not deliver for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2006 04:23:43 | More by BEERchitect
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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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vancurly

Australia

3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Attractive dark gold / pale amber. Nice inch thick head, which maintains a presence. Some bubbling.

Aromas of grain, nutty/biscuity malt. Some vanilla milk notes.

Flavours again of malt & grain. Not much hop up front, but comes back later with a grassy note. The aftertaste is of both malt & hop, nicely balanced. Medium bitterness.

Well balanced drop. I think my bottle is nearing its best-by; I would like to try it nearer the source.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2006 06:37:08 | More by vancurly
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TastyTaste

Minnesota

2.48/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2006 04:01:02 | More by TastyTaste
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sauron681

Wisconsin

3.23/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9 oz bottle, blank born by date on back.

Pours a deep, rich gold with decent head. Diminishes fairly fast, with minimal lacing. Low carbonation as well, bubbles were gone very quick.
Initial aroma of lemons, and sweetness. Followed by a sweet, tart taste, but after its down, leaves an earthy, biscuity, very dry hop taste. The overall taste was also somewhat on the flat side due to the low carbonation. Not a horrible czech beer, but I'm sure there are better

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2006 02:20:58 | More by sauron681
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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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mynie

Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Welcome to the middle of Iowa, home the obscure Eastern European pilsener.

Dark, dark gold with a respectable white head that fades to a tiny cap.

Smells fresh. Deep pilsener grain, hay, wildflower hop, and honey. Nice.

Tastes superb! Big flowers hit you up front and give way to a dry, earthen grain, like wildflowers growing on the edge of a gravel parking lot. This falls into a sweet honey-ish flavor and ends with a noble, dry hop.

I like Czech pilseners more than most do, so I have no problem with rating such a beer so highly. For its style, this is world class.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2006 02:54:01 | More by mynie
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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
Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
79 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.