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Krušovice Imperial - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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257 Ratings
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Ratings: 257
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Globetrotter on 09-03-2003)
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Buggies

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Crystal clear pale straw in color. Nice fluffy head.

S: Smells of straw and corn with a little hop aroma as well. Has sort of a sweet smell as well.

T: Kinda thin to me. I was hoping for a little more. Taste is mostly malt and a little earthy graniness. A slight bitterness. The finish is quite dry and balanced. I would have liked a little more bitterness.

Not a bad tasting pilsener... it just wasn't very interesting.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2009 02:10:40 | More by Buggies
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horshack7

Massachusetts

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Out of 1 pint .9 ounce bottle pours a golden pilsner with about two fingers worth of head on top.

Aroma: Nice floral hops towards the front with a bit of dryness in the nose. Grainy malts in the middle along with a little bit butteryness. At the back is a little bit of citrus.

Taste: Crisp mouthfeel with a buttery texture. Floral hops all around this beer. Hints of grain top it off rather well. In the end is a good but sublte dry finish.

Notes: This one is very good and well rounded a good one to pick up. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2011 22:40:46 | More by horshack7
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Drew966

Florida

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Krusovice Imperial pours a dark golden yellow with a white head that laces nicely from a brown half liter bottle. The aroma is grassy. The flavor is grassy hops with a touch of hoppy spiciness in the forefront, a mild malt flavor toward the end provides a solid backbone. Not bad, I'm pleasantly surprised, I wasn't expecting much when I bought it, I thought it was going to be a Euro strong lager type of beer based on the imperial designation, but it's a decent Czech pils.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2007 23:59:59 | More by Drew966
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kjc51478

Germany

3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep golden color, almost copper, with large, thick head. Aroma is pretty weak but mostly sweet malts with a little hay and grassy hoppiness evident. Taste is sweet up front, almost candy-like, followed up by a strong grassy hop flavor with a light but pleasant bitter finish. The palate is a strong point of this beer - light to medium bodied with a slighty oily texture, there is also a fine carbonation giving it a soft mouthfeel. A very good representative of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2011 16:30:49 | More by kjc51478
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Brenden

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a clear, deep golden color with just the slightest lean toward amber. A soft, foamy white head fades fairly quickly while maintaining a foam and leaves some lacing here and there.
A crisp, dry hops aroma balances on the nose with a sweet malt with some grains. Nothing off-putting here, though it's extremely light.
The taste follows suit. This isn't a big beer, and I'd certainly refer to it as a pilsener rather than an imperial pilsener, but it's what I expect. While it doesn't stand out and it isn't going with the "palate destroyer" trend, this seems to be par for the course, so to speak.
The body is light without being watery, and this beer has a crisp, clean feel and a dry, herbal finish. It's definitely as refreshing as one expects from a pils.
If this was what the typical BMC was, we'd be better off for it.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2010 12:56:48 | More by Brenden
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Beer served in an Kusovice stein (part of my glassware photography project). Beer is yellow and has a slight haze to it, forms a moderate white head that falls away leaving some lacing on the glass. Beer is moderately carbonated, large bubbles, does not prop the head up though, head falls back to become really thin and diffuse.

Beer has a good crisp pilsner smell. There is some mild sweetness in there as well as some grain-like flavors. This smells like a good lager.

Beer is thin and at first seems flavorless. There isn't much body to it at all. Its like drinking water, drinkability high. Second taste, I'll savor it more this time. Nothing up front, no bitterness at all, there is a mild aftertaste, some cereal. I missed the flavor again. I'm going to keep at this one and if something develops I'll let you know.

Not really, putting this one to bed.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2009 22:13:41 | More by drabmuh
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DoctorDog

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: Thanks to beveritt for yet another brew. 1 pint .9 oz bottle into a pilsner glass.

A- Light copper / golden and clear. Pours with ~2 fingers of white head, which fades slowly to a nice cap. Ample lacing noted.

S- Extremely subdued grainy notes. Very light malt sweetness.

T- Mild buttery, malty sweetness. Very light hop bittering.

M- Moderate carbonation. Fairly crisp and light.

D- Good. Not extraordinarily flavorful or complex, but pleasant tasting and extremely easy drinking.

Future outlook: Don't know where this brew came from....nothing spectacular, but a pleasant, simple, easy drinking brew that would do well on a sweltering day. No matter, glad to have tried, but not compelling enough for seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 04:38:02 | More by DoctorDog
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Flounder57

Massachusetts

3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
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
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rugbyfan13

Georgia

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

Poured from a bottle into a Pilsner Glass.

Appearance - Nice little head that sat atop the beer, seemingly lighter than air. Head transformed into a thin cover after the first few sips. Nice, golden colour that seemed to complement the late-August mid-Afternoon sun here in wonderful Atlanta. Thin streaks of green perhaps, or do my eyes deceive me? No lacing to speak of.

Smell: Light, but not faint. Czech hops dominated the aroma with hints of honey. Quite nice really.

Taste: Light, but not faint (hey wait a second!). Czech hops dominated the taste with hints of honey (Wait just one bloody second!). Main difference between the smell and taste was that the honey was stronger and more apparent sooner than in the smell. After my Ommegangs, this was an amazing change of pace.

Mouthfeel: Light, but not faint (have you any other descriptions?). Certainly not watery, but it was not particularly strong--in a good way.

Drinkability: Due to the fact the beer was...light, but not faint...I could easily consume several of these. A good summer beer, or any season beer for that matter. There was heaps going on with this beer, but it didn't smack you upside your head. Instead, it invited you to find its characteristics. Wonderful.

The beer is quite nice. The best way to describe it is...wonderfully subdued. If your looking for a Pliny or Storm King, look elsewhere. If you just want a quality beer you can enjoy and like drinking, this is it.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2007 20:29:55 | More by rugbyfan13
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BierFan

Michigan

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

Poured from a half liter bottle into a pint glass. Born on date of June 17th, 2009.

Appearance: Sizable off-white head. Clear yellow body. Real good head retention, spots of lacing.

Smell: Little malt sweetness, light grassy hops.

Taste: Biscuit. Lemony and grassy hops leave you with an appropriate level of bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2009 00:00:44 | More by BierFan
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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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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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EPICAC

Massachusetts

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

Tap at Klimat in NYC.

Pours a lightly hazed golden. Topped by a fluffy, one-inch, white head with good retention and lacing. The aroma is fairly mild: grassy and citric notes.

Lightly sweet malts upfront, predominantly bready with some grainy hints. The finish is lightly grassy with a mild bitterness. Light-bodied, crisp and moderately carbonated.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2009 20:36:09 | More by EPICAC
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orangemoustache

Illinois

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

A-very nice looking bottle,pours gold(average pilsner look)a good fingers worth of soft fluffy white head with a little bit of lacing

S-grains,light malt aromas,and some earthy tones

T-salty bread,buttery buiscuits,with good malts up front and subtle hops on the finish

M-pretty average,not a lot of carbonation,very clean and smooth

D-great drinkability,this would go well with a meal(steak,pizza,ect.)simple brew with a lot of character

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2008 06:24:35 | More by orangemoustache
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StevenBilodeau

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer is very good!!! This beer really took me by surprise. It is light, as a good Pilsner. A real Staple in Pilsner beer, probably as good as Pilsner Urquell. I thought this beer was really good. It was very thin, but good. The taste was very good as well with hints of citrus and is semi bitter.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2010 00:47:16 | More by StevenBilodeau
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John_M

Oregon

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

On tap at Joe Squared the other afternoon.

The beer pours a solid gold color with OK head retention and minimal lacing. I don't get a lot on the nose, just some light honey and pepper. Flavors on the palate generally replicate the nose, with the beer having a light hoppy bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel was light to medium bodied, but there was nothing watery about the beer. Drinkability was pretty good, and this low alcohol pilsner/lager was exactly what I was in the mood for on a warm, muggy day in Baltimore.

Serving type: on-tap

08-17-2009 13:25:52 | More by John_M
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Vancer

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice looking golden lager, white head that died quickly. Sweet aroma of the euro skunk, slides into the quaff along with the crisp lager malts. On the sweet side, but a decent brew, that finishes crisply - good hop balance. This would drink well in the summer heat, but the import price will probably keep it out of the DBF.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2008 21:06:28 | More by Vancer
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BeerBeing

Pennsylvania

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

Presentation: 0.5 liter brown glass Euro-generic bottle, red on gold label, gold foiled neck

Appearance: golden color, large white head, good lacing

Smell: some malt, some hops

Taste: light body, crisp mouth feel, malt, hops, nicely mixed

Notes: This is not American Macro Lager, this is Czech Pilsener

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2005 23:29:49 | More by BeerBeing
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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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plaid75

New York

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a medium straw hue with a two finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a sweet cereal grain and a flowery hop.

The taste consisted of a solid grainy malt. Some floral hops as well.

The mouthfeel was average for the style.

Overall a good and tasty pils. Good drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

02-17-2008 23:38:13 | More by plaid75
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into pint glass jan6 2010

A clear golden liquid with some tiny particles and just a few slowly raising bubbles with a bigger head then one would expect from the amount of visible carbonation, foam retains well and leaves some unorganized lace

S grainy lemon with some noble hops

T not far from the smell, about what I expect from a Czech pil

M crisp fairly clean and more bubbles in the mouth then what I see in the glass

D pretty easy to drink, would be much better under a hot sun but my bottle was gone pretty quick

not bad for the price only 3$ here in Alberta worth a try for sure a decent representation of the style

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 06:41:46 | More by wordemupg
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a dark golden color with a hefty cap of foam. The aroma is doughy malt with a touch of grassy hops. On the palate the flavor is sweet while still managing some husky grain. A little bitterness at the end. Smoother than some other beers that I have had from eastern Europe.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 22:43:02 | More by BeardedBoffin
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jarmby1711

Australia

3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mid to light gold and slightly cloudy it has the smell and taste typical of European Lagers 9 which my bottle claimed to be).
However this does stand apart a little as it is rather clerevly balanced .The iitial maltiness blends to a clean and sharpish finishthat has a slight tartness to it.
The aftertaste leaves a tingling sensation on the tongue , which makes this an enjoyable Summer thirst quencher

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2006 07:27:42 | More by jarmby1711
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tempest

Pennsylvania

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

Had this shortly after sampling Golden Pheasant, but this is a notch hoppier. The herbal lemon is a stronger and and it also has a more pleasant balance of malt to hops. The barley bring a toasty caramel while there's a hint of herbal licorice. The hoppy finish has a lemon juice and pepper character that's dry but satisfying.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2011 23:33:27 | More by tempest
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Absumaster

Netherlands

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

A clear, dark golden beer with a settling thin head. Typical for a pilsner.

Smell is strong malty with a little sulfur and some decoction Maillard products.

Taste is strong malty which makes the beer quite big, but doesn't interfere with the drinkability. The malt is grainy, a bit caramellized and has a bready, crusty taste. A clean bitterness, which is just a little bit soapy.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2008 17:35:38 | More by Absumaster
Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
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