Golden Pheasant | Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

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78
okay
480 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
Slovak Republic
zlatybazant.sk

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
480
Reviews:
275
Avg:
3.38
pDev:
15.98%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Burnerdale
3.34/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sweffin
3.06/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of VitorDamasceno
3.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of chrisinroch
4.5/5  rDev +33.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a chilled bottle:

Good head. Lots of light foam and good retention for the style. Nose is tangy. In the mouth, surprising sweetness that balances the tang. I would say that it is very typical of some local czech beers in that regard and very different from the typical bottles that make it across to the states. Very fresh tasting. Nice beer.

If you want to try a Czech Pilsener that's different yet still true to the style, I'd recommend you find a well-traveled bottle.

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Photo of jooler
3.77/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pretty good and crisp lager.

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Photo of desint
3.7/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timby007
2.74/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of KevinRut
3.1/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was pretty good. And no headache.

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Photo of jakemn91
4/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in Bratislava. Very crisp, spicy hops, smooth and drinkable. A great pilsner when fresh.

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Photo of Kiro
3.17/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MattMorin
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Germanstylefan7896
2.65/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

This one is not too impressive, thought it would be more similar to a nice Czech style beer. It is a slightly more entertaining Heineken. Pretty basic overall, not bad just not a standout. If you are looking for a slight bump above Heineken it may work.

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Photo of DrMullet
3.38/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a moderate yellow with a medium head.
Skunky aroma but that fades fairly quickly.
Crisp and slightly bitter, this is a non descript pilsner.

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Photo of nathanmiller
2.68/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of grahuba
3.59/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CRObighit2
3.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cramshawbar
3.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An acquaintance brought this over. He didn't know any better. This is part of the large weasel piss collection beer is known for to the masses. Have it and forget about it.

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Photo of AwesomeFresh
3.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bryanweppner-123
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AnalogReigns
4.69/5  rDev +38.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A- Deep golden crystal, with a big frothy head.
S- Sweet malty aromas, with Saaz hops clearly present. Earthy smell.
T- The quintessential Czech (though Slovak) pilsner! Soft inviting taste, sweeter and more comfortable than a typical German pils. Very sophisticated delicate taste, of which IPAs seem like barbarians compared to.... Super-balanced hops to malt--very characteristic of the style.
M- Not watery, not heavy, just right.
D- An excellent, very drinkable, but sophisticated beer! Highly recommended!

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Photo of Bunman3
3.15/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is a very typical Pilsener. Bright in the glass, easy on the palate, with a bit of corn sweetness and Saaz hops at the end of the tongue. An enjoyable alternative to Pilsener Urquell.

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Photo of wrecknut
3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ciocanelu
2.5/5  rDev -26%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Stale smell of old grains and below average in taste. Not my style of beer. Maybe the bottle was old or spoiled somehow but I won't try it again for sure.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.87/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500 ml bottle

bright golden color, white frothy head from hard pour, it fades. clean, earthy aroma. taste is crisp, just a touch of sweetness and some grassy hops. thin body, but slick mouthfeel. easy to drink. pretty good overall.

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Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
3.38 out of 5 based on 480 ratings.
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