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Krušovice Imperial - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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BA SCORE
79
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277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.7%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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:
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(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 09-03-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

endless1408, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -13.5%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
Photo of keithmurray
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

keithmurray, May 25, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.19/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 12/11/13.

Pours a clear golden orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of intense skunk that eventually dissipates somewhat, malt, grain, and grass aromas. Taste is much the same with grain and grass flavors on the finish. There is a very mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable, but the initial skunk aroma coming from the bottle is quite potent and never quite goes away.

UCLABrewN84, May 24, 2014
Photo of McStagger
2.96/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Random buy from Bevmo. Poured into a pilsner glass.

A: Aggressive pour leads to two fingers bleached head. Beer is a fairly rich golden. Good amount of carbonation, racing to the surface. Moderate to good head retention. Moderate lacing. Looks good so far.

S: Crackery malts. Slightly salty. Very grassy and slightly floral. Noble hops, but not overly powerful. Nice balance.

T: Muted a bit in the flavor. Green grape on the end. Has a strange astringent streak that runs through in the end. Synthetic, plastic flavor. Very, very dry. Displeasingly dry, almost. Malt just falls out and the strange synthetic flavor dominates from the mid point on. Splashes of diacetyl and a strange, overbearing bitterness on the aftertaste.

M: Very dry. Vigorously carbonated, but not overly so. Enjoyable.

O: Very good in every category except the one that truly counts; taste! Looks great, smells great, feels great, tastes...I don't know how to describe it. It's like an astringent plastic. Bad bottle, maybe? Everything else was so good.

McStagger, May 23, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

davidwhatshisnam, May 13, 2014
Photo of celoleite
4/5  rDev +15.3%

celoleite, May 13, 2014
Photo of dar482
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a dark amber color with a fluffy white head.

The aroma has lager yeast, a spicy hop quality, a grainy quality.

The flavor is very spicy in the front of pepper and herbal qualities. Green grass throughout with drying qualities on the back. There’s a bit of sweetness in the middle along with a touch of a bready malt.

The back carries much drying and hints of herbal and grassy bitterness.

A decent representation of the style, but I imagine that this bottle being 6 months old has caused it to lose some of hop qualities.

dar482, May 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

jwps214, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

snakeayes11, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Rumlibeers
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Rumlibeers, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

joemcgrath27, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +15.3%

RusImpStoLuv, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4/5  rDev +15.3%
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

RonaldTheriot, Feb 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

DerekP, Feb 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

largadeer, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -13.5%

jzlyo, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of beergoot
3.34/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

beergoot, Dec 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.5%

Ciocanelu, Dec 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

BLACKENEDPLAGUE, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.24/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

PhillyStyle, Dec 11, 2013
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2.83/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

TheManiacalOne, Dec 08, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

pipinmalikonj, Nov 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28%

jiffymon, Nov 08, 2013
Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
79 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.