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Krušovice Imperial - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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79
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282 Ratings
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Ratings: 282
Reviews: 180
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 14.37%
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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Photo of BEERchitect
2.9/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

BEERchitect, Oct 08, 2006
Photo of Knuckles
2.93/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

My friend Matt was on a journey 'round the world (England, Greece, Iceland, Germany, Czechoslovakia, etc.), and of all the beers he could bring me from those few great brewing countries, he brings me this sekačka pivo (which, according to my online translator, is Czech for "lawnmower beer"). That said, it was quite warm enough for me yesterday, and I had spent way too much time trying to tame my nephew's at the county fair. So it worked.

Appearance: Those crazy Czechs have got the pee-pee chic of American macro lagers nailed. Put that side by side with Bud, Coors, or the urine sample that someone had put in an apple juice bottle and stuck in the squadroom fridge on that episode of "Hill Street Blues", and you'd be hard pressed to say what was what.

Smell: It's there, but it's reluctant. That weird funky lager yeast smell that I find difficult to label in terms other than "gym sock", and a very faint grassiness from the hops.

Taste: Lager-y. Nothing to differentiate this from a Rainier (although, truth be known, I'd rather have the Rainier). Slight malt backbone that is overwritten by the gym sock yeast, and zero hop presence.

Mouthfeel: A bit thick, actually. Too thick for the style, and it didn't warm up well.

Drinkability: Drink it fast and furious on a summer day after an assload of yard work, and this would be perfect. That said, you can get a half-rack of Rainier for about $7, which is probably quite a bit cheaper than the plane ticket to Czechoslovakia. Although, if you're going to go there for this specific beer, then my admonitions about Rainier will fall on deaf ears.

Knuckles, Aug 25, 2005
Photo of McStagger
2.96/5  rDev -14.9%
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
Photo of BlackHaddock
2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown 500ml bottle, poured into a 'Veltins' branded stemmed 0.2 litre tulip shaped glass. My favourite lager/pilsner glass was filled three times by this beer and on each pour it looked and sounded lively.

Mid-range light golden pilsner colour, thin white which left a weak collar on each pour and very quickly too. The head let it down badly in my opinion.

Very little aroma to report on, hay, grass and not a lot of anything really, gets my regular 3 for a non-smelling lager/pilsner.

Tangy feel, but no body or flavours to rise it above plenty of other 'run of the mill' pilsners available anywhere and everywhere around the world.

Seemed better on tap in Prague. In my dining room it was just another beer for me to review and try as I did, no redeeming features came to its rescue, this is a bog standard pilsner!

BlackHaddock, Oct 28, 2009
Photo of CHickman
2.98/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold yellow with a 1 finger foamy white head; lacing was pretty lame.

Smells of grains, malt, grass and a bit metallic; very weak nose overall.

Tastes of malt, grains, faint hops, grass, yeast/bread, lemon and a metallic finish, which is very bitter. Very average taste, which I hate to label this way, but it seems to be lumped in with all the other basic Euro-macro lagers.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with high carbonation and a light watery feel to it.

High drinkability which flows down easy, but the flavor's so basic that it's almost too boring to drink all night. Not good, not bad, just a decent basic beer.

CHickman, May 22, 2010
Photo of magictrokini
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours clear gold with a puffy white head. Stale aroma of straw, grass, and hops. Bready, sweet taste with some hops and metal. Grassy finish. Decent, but nothing special. It came as mo surprise when I found this was owned by Heineken. Somewhat reminiscent of their hop profile.

magictrokini, Dec 10, 2008
Photo of Ciocanelu
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Ciocanelu, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3/5  rDev -13.8%

matjack85, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -13.8%

cfalovo97, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
3/5  rDev -13.8%

KevMo84, May 31, 2014
Photo of drewone
3/5  rDev -13.8%

drewone, Jul 25, 2013
Photo of AnotherBeerGeek
3/5  rDev -13.8%

AnotherBeerGeek, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of jk3
3/5  rDev -13.8%

jk3, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of sokol_1993
3/5  rDev -13.8%

sokol_1993, Aug 15, 2014
Photo of KillaB
3/5  rDev -13.8%

KillaB, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of sitarist
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours clear and golden with a slight orange hue. The head is huge but dies down quickly.

S- Grassy, with hints of pizza dough.

T- Raw dough, lemon grass, little hop bitterness.

M- A slight bite from the carbonation, medium body, biter sweet.

D- Nothing offensive. It taste like a macro beer. Meant to be swilled not enjoyed. Its easy to drink, just nothing special.

sitarist, Jan 11, 2010
Photo of Wilhelm
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Wilhelm, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of JKV96
3/5  rDev -13.8%

JKV96, Oct 09, 2014
Photo of FlannelAvenger
3/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brown 500 ml bottle, "born by date" 17/06/2009. For those not familiar with European dates, switch the first two numbers and it will all make sense. Poured into Samuel Smith half liter pint glass.

Poured with a 2 inch thick white head which vanished immediately, minimal thin lacing. Color is clear and golden.. Small columns of tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

Smell is grainy, sulfurous, corn, stewed vegetables.

Taste is malty sweetness with a pronounced sulfur and mineral note, a small bit of hoppy bitterness at the end cleans it up a bit.

Mouthfeel is smooth and thin, very much a quaff-able brew. Carbonation is a bit lively and tingly despite the apparent lack of head.

Overall, a decent brew, nothing spectacular, but it gets the job done. I'd recommend this as a step above Heineken or other Euro pale lagers. Would go very well in the cooler at your next summer barbecue. I'll be drinking this one again.

FlannelAvenger, Feb 06, 2010
Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev -13.8%

wrightst, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of mac1381
3/5  rDev -13.8%

mac1381, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of tbeckett
3/5  rDev -13.8%

tbeckett, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of beernads
3/5  rDev -13.8%

beernads, May 17, 2013
Photo of GinsuDave
3/5  rDev -13.8%

GinsuDave, May 22, 2013
Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -13.8%

djrn2, Feb 28, 2013
Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
79 out of 100 based on 282 ratings.