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Krušovice Imperial - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 181
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s. visit their website
Czech Republic

Style | ABV
Czech Pilsener |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Globetrotter on 09-03-2003

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

I bought a four pack at Old Colony Liquors in Quincy, Mass. on Oct. 4, 2008. It's a rare treat to sample a Czech pilsner other than Pilsner Urquell I thought. This beer proudly states that it is brewed from the "Brewery of Kaiser Rudolf II, since 1581." Oh? I thought the Czechs hated the German Habsburgs. Hmmm...

When I bought Krusovice I figured I was buying a typical pilsner but that is not the case. This beer is more of a straightforward lager with an amber color that pours with a small head. The aroma and initial taste are of an average but decent lager. The aftertaste however has a pleasant hoppy bite that adds some nice flavor. This beer goes down easily.

Overall this is a decent lager from the Czech Republic. Not bad at all but nothing special either. A decent novelty beer (The Czech Republic? Like, where's that???) to enjoy at cookouts perhaps.

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3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a clear gold color with a huge off white, very frothy head. Head falls slow. Nice sticky lace.

Aroma is clean, mild malt and a bit tinny Pleasant taste. Somewhat fuller than I would have guessed.

Bit of yeasty bread flavor and a mild hop finish.

Light to medium bodied in the mouth with rather low carbonation feel.

Refreshing enough but nothing mind blowing.

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3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

In rather weak lighting the color seems to be an orangish light brown with a red hue. Head comes thick and full but rapidly disappates leaving a film on the surface of the beer. Extremely light film left on the glass as the beer receeds.

Flavor and Aroma are much weaker than one would expect from such an attractive beer. Both are sweet but not sugary and offer a nice mellow malt finish.

Drinkability is where this brew shines. Its perfect for a long session thanks largely to its numerous weaker flavor characterisitcs, no flavors are overtly dominant. Body is moderated, yet satisfying.

For 22 Krone a half liter it can not be beat while in Czech.

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3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
79 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.