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Krušovice Imperial - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 184
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The beer I reviewed had a production date about a year old so this is far from a fresh batch by which to compare. Had I seen the date, I would have skipped over it, but alas no. The beer pours a very nice white, frothy head for a pilsner, with plenty of retention and soap like bubbles. The beer is plenty carbonated.

The aroma is very typical of the Czech pilsners, in that you have a very grainy, extra hop sharpness, almost grassy aroma. I would imagine that a fresher batch would have had more estery hop aromas and more bready malts. I can only imagine.

The taste is the typical Czech sharp hop from the Saaz variety, fairly dry malty graininess, with some bittering dry herbal tastes in the finish. There is a slight metallic and mustiness to the beer, especially on the back end; my guess is that the former is characteristic, the latter is due to the lack of freshness. Overall, I will try this beer again, albeit with a fresher label date, and see if my conclusions are borne out.

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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.

Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
79 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.