Krušovice Imperial - Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.

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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 189
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 13 | 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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Photo of ARoman
2.93/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap, poured into a stein. The aroma is sweet lemon, muffin dough, a hint of spice, a mild light honey, and a touch of barnyard. The beer is a clear, brilliant gold with a white, light foam head that has okay retention and light lace. The taste is a medium bitter and light sweet. It's oily and waxy with a fizzy carbonation and a light body. Flavors of cornbread, minerals, and dough are noted with a finish that's crisp and clean with a light spice. The aftertaste is cloying with waxy bitter stone fruit and minerals.

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

Poured from a 500 ml.bottle,golden yellow with foamy white head that turns to a decent collar and mild sticky lacing.Very fresh aroma with hops and grass coming through,a little peppery in there too.Taste is refreshing and clean with fresh grains and grass coming at you and a peppery bite to it and solid bitterness finishing it off,dry aftertaste at the very end and the pepper there too once again.Medium to full body with good amount of carbs in there,those bubbles seem endless,well worth a try,good brew,quite enjoyable to me.

Photo of livingregret
3.37/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 1pt .9fl oz bottle

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange w/ no head but some visible carbonation. No lacing

Smell: Fresh grain and a touch of spice. Very subtle on the nose

Taste/mouthfeel: Starts w/ a big malty crisp flavour that gives way to a slight sweetness at the end of the beer. Malty bread and a touch of hops is what I get out of this beer...sometimes I get a slight smoke flavour. Rather interesting. Very clean tasting and cleanses the palate easily

Drinkability: Enjoyable enough Pilsner that I would have again

Photo of bowersdm
2.98/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 3.5

12 oz portion of a 16.9 oz bottle poured into a czech pilsner.

A - piss like BMC lager color, no head to speak of save for a thin off-white halo on the meniscus of the beer.

S - grass, corn, other grains, and a slight, (slight!) fruitiness (at least I think so)

T - corn, straw, grass, metal. It seems like a less shitty BMC taste. Not great, but very drinkable.

M - awful

D - if I wanted to get drunk, this would be something to drink. it goes down easy, it's not filling, and it doesn't taste awful like other macro lagers.

Photo of BeerBeing
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

Photo of bigkahunas4
3.04/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Photo of madjr80
3.92/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very nice and subtle Czech lager.

Appearance- golden yellow with little bubbles. Not too heady.

Smell- very mild hop character. Sweet grain

Taste- very easy going down with a little hop flavor aftertaste.

Mouthfeel- easy on the palate and even easier going down

Drinkability- could drink quite a few of these in a sitting. Great in a bottle, but better on draft. I have only seen it on draft in the Czech Republic, but maybe some pub carries it here in the states.

Photo of StevenBilodeau
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.

Photo of deg
3.2/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

Photo of sauron681
3.27/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16.9 oz bottle, blank born by date on back.

Pours a deep, rich gold with decent head. Diminishes fairly fast, with minimal lacing. Low carbonation as well, bubbles were gone very quick.
Initial aroma of lemons, and sweetness. Followed by a sweet, tart taste, but after its down, leaves an earthy, biscuity, very dry hop taste. The overall taste was also somewhat on the flat side due to the low carbonation. Not a horrible czech beer, but I'm sure there are better

Photo of micahgoldfus
2.39/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Looked fantastic after the pour: a golden yellow-orange color with a big, white, fluffy head that bubbled down very slowly to a lace across the whole top of the beer. The smell was decent, a bit of grassy hops and a lot of bready malts. I was not much of a fan of the taste: up front is was the bready malts again, plus some other grainy tastes, which to me was kind of bland. There was some hoppiness at the end, but it was more of a small fizzle of taste rather than a compliment. It was somewhat sweet, but in a way that left the beer feeling a little too heavy and syrupy for me, despite the thin and well carbonated mouthfeel. All in all, I think there are a lot better Czech pilseners out there.

Photo of Grunewald
3.09/5  rDev -11%
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.

Photo of choyhosoi
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Glassware-Pilsner glass
Appearance-Poured into the glass and got a golden colored beer that had a nice white frothy head that said "drink me up".
Smell-The smell had an inviting flavor of hops and a sweeter scent that lingered.
Taste-The taste of this beer wasn't what I was expecting consideing the appearance. it was average at best nothing to memorable here.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability- This beer is easy to drink no surprises here. If I am ever in that area of the world I don't know if I would try this particular beer but never say never.

Photo of JCBears
3.98/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

appearance: dusky amber gold with a pleasant head

smell: rich almost woody nuts, slightly citrus around the edges

taste: Nice sweet and with just enough back bone to be hearty, not bad at all

mouthfeel: although a bit watery in the end I like it a lot. Not something I can honestly describe accurately its new and good. You really should try

overall: I like it and its honestly something you have to try, it was a surprise, all I can say its pils with a surprisee

Photo of Knuckles
2.88/5  rDev -17%
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.

Photo of PaulietheBrit
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

pours clear and golden, finger of tight off white head falling quickly with no lacing
smells a little buttery, earthy hops
taste is subtle, quiet, grassy hops and smooth malt, somewhat dry, moderately bitter finish

nice pilsner.

Photo of kjc51478
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Photo of demuzik
4.66/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Brilliant gold-copper in color, a tad darker than you may expect from a pils.
Smell is certainly saaz; noble and clean.
Taste is perfectly balanced, yet a touch of bitter over the top to let you know this is pilsner without question.
Mouthfeel is above average, and this is by far my favorite session Pils from Europe.
No bad aftertaste, this is one that continues to blow you away after the glass is half empty, on glass #2, or whatever the case may be.
It may have helped trying this one on tap in Germany, but the bottle serving version is not far behind, as I tried a case worth of that serving type also.

Photo of DoktorEd
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Bottled on Feb 10 2014, this pilsener poured a nice, radiant amber color with lots of carbonation that continued to rise to the top. The head of the beer came out as slightly thick, but dissipated rapidly.

Very light to drink, not a bad initial impression, somewhat sweet and hoppy but finishes with notes of bitterness. Overall not bad, especially at 16.9 ounces, but not something I'd personally go running back to.

Photo of linnet
3.35/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear golden colour, medium white head, some lacing, pretty average. Aroma is malty with some hops in the nose, grass, straw. Flavour is malty, but more hoppy than the aroma indicated, grass and straw and also some funky metallic notes that spoils it a bit. Mouthfeel is crisp with medium bubbles and the liquid isn't particularly sticky. All in all a decent pils that for its price is good value for money.

Photo of mhuber
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Clear, golden color. Crisp, refreshing with just a slight hint of maltiness. Kind of your run-of-the-mill pilsner. A good beer for a hot summer day.

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

I wasn't a fan of this brewery's schwarzbier, and from what I've heard, their light lager is not to be bothered with. Thier "Imperial" turns out to be quite decent. For starters, the bottle I got was not stale, which is a frequent problem with European imports. Secondly, I'm sure it helps that I've just arrived home from cycling back from work on a warm summer day. Anyway, after having caught my breath, I can smell the grainy aroma with some spicy-herbal-grassy hops and a hint of corniness. About how I'd expect a Czech Pils to smell. The flavor is clean and malty with a brisk hoppy bite in the finish and a mildly tart yogurt-like tangy aftertaste. All in all, I've had better Czech Pilseners, but this one is drinkable, especially if you've gotten yourself all hot and thirsty first.

Photo of moosiz
4.18/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pilsner glass. This brew is a golden/straw yellow with a slight tinge of orange. Nice moderate to high carbonation producing a 1" head with decent retention. Frothy lacing displaying a patch work slippery pattern.

Grassy yeast/malt with a sweet light caramel aroma. The grassy hop is right up front followed by faint sweetness with a touch of yeastiness.

Tastes just like it smells, nice mild hop quality. Soft caramel malts dancing in an open field.

Mouthfeel is right on for the style in my opinion. Not thin but robust for how light it is. Nice drying finish.

Very drinkable.

Photo of elginirishpunk
4.17/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

I run a bar and I brought this beer in before ever having it. This was defintily one of the best czech pils I have ever had. Very crisp and clean with nice carbonation. If you want to taste a great beer definitly pick this one up. Was able to buy this bottle individualy for $1.25 a bottle and its worth every penny and more.

Photo of brobeerbot
2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A- Pours a two finger head after rigorous pour. Light golden color that leaves moderate lace.

S- Almost like that of a bud light but with a little wheat added to it.

T- Not bad but not great. A light taste of wheat and bread.

M- Fairly watery with fair carbonation. Feel like basic american macro fair.

D- Kinda high as it is more or less water.

Not bad for a $2 bottle of beer but not up to par with what I enjoy.

Krušovice Imperial from Královský Pivovar Krušovice a.s.
79 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.