Golden Pheasant | Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.

Golden PheasantGolden Pheasant
BA SCORE
3.35/5
483 Ratings
Golden PheasantGolden Pheasant
BEER INFO

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

Style: Czech Pilsener

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-11-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,463
Reviews:
275
Ratings:
483
pDev:
16.12%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
39
Trade:
0
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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.54/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500 ml green bottle purchased from LCBO for about $2.60 CDN. Served cold into a st Pauli girl pint glass.

Appearance - clear, bright golden color. A finger or so of head rests on top. Some bubbles rise to the surface and the head leaves a thin trace of lacing and a wispy residue remains.

Smell - definitely a skunked aroma out of the bottle, however that is less prevalent once poured. A mildly grainy aroma with a some fresh flowers thrown in for good measure. Pretty appetizing.

Taste - grainy, mild bitterness, and lacks the cracker aspect that,any other pils have. Maybe just slightly metallic which melds with the bitterness, and there's the faintest hint of honey in the beer too. Pretty tasty stuff.

Mouthfeel - super smooth with just enough of a prickly sensation on the tongue to indicate the active carbonation.

Overall - a solid pils that is enjoyable, accessible and is a bit smoother than others in the style. A recommended buy for pils lovers.

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Photo of pathman
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of KStark
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DaPan
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of sdm9465
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of herrburgess
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of kvnstfrd
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of JoyHelfrich
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of cadaugherty
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of BeerZack
3.78/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smells of Pils malt sweetness and spicy Saaz-like hops with some obvious skunking (green bottles!!). Still not bad though. The flavor is right there also, first the malts make themselves known, but then the minerally hop bitterness comes in and gives the beer a drying impression. Overall, not that much different that some other green bottle Pils', but maybe not so one-dimensional as Urquell and a bit smoother on the palate. Probably would get consistenly higher ratings if they switched from the green bottles.

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Photo of tbryan5
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Lare453
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of TheLevi4000
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Chugs13
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of innominat
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of bsopko
2.75/5  rDev -17.9%

Photo of JasonSiedman
3.25/5  rDev -3%

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

Bottle: standard 500mL green embossed bottle, chincey macro label.

Appearance: golden yellow in colour with plenty of carbonation. A foamy head puffs up and drops almost immediately to a half-finger head with good retention.

Aroma: a very clean, crisp, hop-orientated nose. Citric and grass hops hover over a sweet bread malt backing.

Taste: a typically reasonable and pleasant Czech pilsener. The hop flavours from the nose come through. Very easy to put down, this beer. Not brilliant, but refreshing.

Aftertaste: not much aftertaste at all which is fine as that is standard for the style. Just need to drink more.

Mouth feel: light in feel with a decent amount of carbonation. Could use a bit more.

Overall: not a bad pilsener at all, but with an equivalent of AU$60 for a case of 24 x 330mL, is it worth it? I don't think so. Just get a different, cheaper equivalent Czeck or German pilsener, which are just as good. this simply doesn't have the 'cut above' factor that would make the extra cost worth while.

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Photo of Shatter
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of matjack85
2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of Braseltonage
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of noblittjared
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BierStein711
3.57/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I like this a lot more than Pilsner Urquell, I'll tell you why.

Bottle

Head was two fingers in the long neck. I did not see a freshness date, but it looked fresh.

Smells of lemon and grapefruit, and not like skunks.

Taste: Cereal, wet grain, a hint of metal.

Mouthfeel: thin

Overall, this is a decent representation of this style which is generally hit or miss for me. I'd have to say this was better than I expected!

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Golden Pheasant from Pivovar Zlaty Bazant a.s.
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 483 ratings
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