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Krušovice Imperial - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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Reviews: 184
Hads: 336
Avg: 3.46
pDev: 20.23%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | 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

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Beer added by: Globetrotter on 09-03-2003

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Reviews: 184 | Hads: 336
Photo of magictrokini
3/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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Photo of sitarist
3/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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Photo of FlannelAvenger
3/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

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Photo of xxxxxxxxxxxxx
3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I purchased a bottle of Krušovice Imperial for $2.79 USD in Los Angeles, CA/USA.
Look: Krušovice Imperial has light foam.
Smell: Krušovice Imperial has the aroma of both metal and wheat.
Taste: Krušovice Imperial has an ironic mix of flavours consisting of both metal and wheat.
Feel: Krušovice Imperial had the feeling of well carbonated drinking water.
Overall: People who seek a beverage that tastes of both metal and wheat will enjoy Krušovice Imperial.

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Photo of Blakaeris
3.01/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours pale golden yellow with a decent white head and slight lacing.

Smell is sweet and grainy with very slight hops.

Taste is mild bready malt with a crisp, grassy dry finish.

Mouthfeel is light but acceptable.

Drinkable, but not outstanding. Finish has more bitterness than the nose lead me to believe and really helps the flavor profile. Worth a try.

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Photo of elricorico
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep gold in colour with a finger of white head. Head falls to a thin cap, but leaves some lacing.

Fresh grain smell, quite light in the aroma department. A spiciness that I can't pin down is in there as well.

A little weak in the malt, kinda cracker like. Hops seem a bit soapy, and leave a strong shampoo like aftertaste. Not my thing. Gets better as it goes, taste evens out, malt starts to balance things.

Average pilsners mouthfeel. A little too sharp in carbonation, and the body is quite light. Not watery, but not satisfying.

Wouldn't buy it again, but wouldn't really avoid drinking it.

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Photo of Shadman
3.03/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

New beer club @ trackside liquor store, this is one of july's offerings.

Nice, rich golden amber, perfectly clear with a rich, foamy head.

Slightly spicy, floral hoppiness with a prominent grainy maltiness.

Sharp hop bite with aforememtioned grainy malt. Not quite in balance, but decent for a Czech Pil.

Medium bodied and quite smooth after the initial hop bite.

Decent pilners, will probably quaff a few of these while in stock this July.

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Photo of bigkahunas4
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from a 16.9 oz bottle into an SA Lager glass.

Pours an unattractive dirty brass, with a nice white finger head. Head hangs around for a while before remaining as a nice floating film. Nose is grainy - pretty faint.

Taste is a bit metallic, but a nice lager flavor lies underneath. Fairly biting carbonation, with some stickiness afterwards.

This is a nice session beer - but other than that it doesn't really offer anything. It's actually quite filling.

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Photo of McStagger
3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
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.

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Photo of stcules
3.07/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden yellow. Few bubbles. Decent white foam.
Quite good smell, fresh, of hop. Malt present, though. Overall, a pleasant smell.
Pleasant and fresh in the taste, too, and here the hop prevails. Good bitterness. Malt still present. Quite balanced. But in a pils, I'd prefer more hop.
In the aftertaste, again, after a good grassy hop, there is a comebacking of some maltiness.

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Photo of Grunewald
3.09/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured from a 500ml bottle into glass. The beer is amber in color and the head dissipates very quickly.

S - very metallic with light citrus notes

T - first sip is nice, tastes grainy, however becomes increasingly metallic thereafter

M - nice carbonation, smooth

D - okay

It's a decent beer. Has strong metallic element similar to what I remember a Heineken tasting like, but much better. Would recommend trying out.

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3.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle. Pokal glass. Enjoyed several times since 2005. Deep golden color. White, small size bubbled froth. Close & lasting crown. Lacing rings on sides. Sweet mildy malt aroma, sulphur hints. Gentle bitter upfront. Malty palate. Slightly peppery in the middle, subtle astringency. Dry hoppy finish.Light body, soft carbonation.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clean straw yellow color with a white head. Aromas os sweet malt and somewhat fruity, like green apples. In the taste, small fruitiness (green apples) that goes from sweet to dry. A smooth mouthfeel and a dry fruity aftertaste. Light on the palate and refreshing.

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Photo of jwc215
3.13/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle

Pours slightly hazed golden with a decent head that all too soon becomes a patch. The lasting ring does leave trailing lace.

The smell is of some "Euro-skunk" that soon settles revealing some sweet graininess (though not the "grassiness" that I expected for style) and some traces of mettalic notes (overboiled hops?)

The taste is of sweet malt balanced by subtle, rather sharp - almost metallic - hops. If it were not for a remote grassy/subtle Saaz (or Saaz-like) hops, I would have this confused with a standard EPL. Euro-lager matliness rule over the hops. Not bad tasting - but, nothing special - and hardly anything about the flavor to stand out over a long line of boring Euro-lagers. There is a bit of fading dryness in the finish.

The feel is thin, though not a total wreck. Enough to be mediocre and give the impression of having a beer rather than water.

Well, it's refreshing so could fit with the "hot-day" category...but there are so many of those...This fits in with the boring, though not bad, Euro lager category.

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Photo of mdagnew
3.14/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from The Vineyard, Belfast...

Poured a medium gold / orange colour... White head disappeared almost instantly...

Aroma - Pretty non-existent. Can just about make out some hops and some saltiness. Also some metallic notes...

Taste – Some hop bitterness, some nuttiness, salty, very light malts...

Feel - Quite sharp. Medium bodied. Pretty drinkable...

Overall - A very average beer... worth a try maybe once....

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.17/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This pours a clear golden yellow color with a fizzy white head. The scent is sweet and malty with little hints of citrus added. The taste is sweet and grainy. The texture is smooth and light but could use some improvement. It finishes a little chewy and chalky. This is an overall average Czech Pilsner.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours clear golden with a large white fluffy head that dissipates after some time, leaving a little lace.

S: Bready malt, lots of citric notes - floral hops. Faint sweetness.

T: Bready malt, some faint citric notes. A bit to light in taste for my taste...

M: Body is medium and the carbonation is rich. Rather short-lived aftertaste - a bit sweet and bitter.

D: A descent Czech Pilsener, it goes down smoothly, but there are better ones out there.

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Photo of gmfessen
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, beer is a perfectly clear, golden-yellow color with a one-finger, white soapy head. Looks just like a Pils should. The smell is a mix of gentle Saaz and slightly sweet, grainy malt. The flavor is similar with the sweet, grainy malt flavor coming to the forefront with a slightly bitter Saaz backbone. The mouthfeel is light in body with adequate yet not agressive carbonation. The finish is smooth but very slightly bitter. Overall a drinkable beer, better than your average BMC but nothing special.

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Photo of drpimento
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Decent beer. Poured with a medium sized white head that soon disappears and a tiny bit of lace. Color is a bright, very clear, yellow gold. Aromatics of hops, malt, a little spice and beer. Flavor's the same more bittersweet. Fully carbonated. Clean and refreshing. Ok body. Finish is good with a typical Czech pale lager. Definitely a session beer. Got this bottle at Sam's in Chi.

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Photo of Bookseeb
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Appearance pours a nice golden amber with a thick lasting head leaving a fair lace. Smell and taste of earthy grains, light honey and saaz hops. Mouthfeel has good body and carbonation. I've had better pilseners, but its not bad, just a little tinny for me.

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Photo of MmmIPA
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1pt. 9oz. poured into a pilsner glass.

A-Golden color body with a Thick white head that dissipates to a ring around the glass.Bubbles coming up from the bottem.

S-Smells like corn just like any other pilsner.

T-Taste like any other pilsner and some malts.

M-It taste kind of thin but its refreshing and enjoyable.

D-I liked it but I wouldnt go out and buy it again.It taste just like any other pilsner but it refreshes.I reccomend.

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Photo of deg
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is a golden color with a white head. The head faded pretty quickly for me. I could smell a light grassy/hoppy aroma. I couldn't pick up much of a malt flavor when I tasted it. The hops came out in the aftertaste, with a strong (but good) hoppy, grassy flavor. I felt like there was a bit of a creamy texture to the beer, which I didn't expect but found pleasing.

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Photo of wl0307
3.2/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

BB 04/05/09, served chilled in a pint-size weizen glass.

A: pours a dark orangey golden hue, coming with a lively carbonated body and a decent, thick white frothy head that settles slowly to a thin cap and leaves dirty lacing all over.
S: syrupy honey-ish and creamy malts abound, laced with random hints of sweet lemon, grassy hops, faint sweetness almost like melted caramel on sweet peanuts. Not demanding, good body, slightly too sweet for the balance but manageable on the nose.
T: quite light actually... the moderately-flavoured malty theme lands rather light from almost the rear of the palate to accompany a hollow middle sprinkled with boiled veggie and random hints of grassy taste of Saaz. Light and slightly sour/metallic/plastic in the aftertaste (due to pasteurisation I guess?), without enough bitterness that a really good pilsner tends to show in the most balanced manner. That said, in the long end a semi-aromatic chewy palate almost like semi-fermented tea (e.g. Taiwanese ooh-long) creeps up, adding belated yet always welcomed extra pleasure to the overall performance.
M&D: easy to drink as the fizziness comes quite ideal, neither artificially fizzy nor too harsh, but it is actually too light-bodied and lightly-flavoured for a 5%abv. Svetle Lezak. Very different from the draught version I tried in Southern Bohemia four years ago.

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Photo of Dentist666
3.24/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear deep golden with excellent white head, nice retention. Aroma of grains and dough, simple, but fresh. Taste is bland and malty with some definite bitter finish, Heineken killed Krusovice, GTFO. Neither character, no individuality.

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Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
79 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.